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Lojong Slogan 48~Train without bias in all areas. It is crucial always to do this pervasively and wholeheartedly

This is part 48 of my series on Lojong, a Buddhist mind training practice. This slogan asks that we pay particular attention to our post-meditation practice. When we meditate in silence it is formless, it is more conceptual. When we take that which we…

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Lojong Slogan 46~Pay heed that the three never wane

This is part 46 of my series on Lojong, a Buddhist mind training technique. The three principles of the practice of Lojong are devotion, appreciation and discipline. This slogan gets to the point that our inspiration to practice loving kindness and compassion comes and…

Lojong Slogan 45 ~ Take on the three principal causes

This is part 45 of my series on Lojong, a Buddhist mind-training technique This is an interesting slogan. It asks that you look at the circumstances that led to your journey into your spiritual practice (specifically into the practice of Lojong, but I think…

Lojong Slogan 44 ~Train in the Three Difficulties

This is part 44 of my series on Lojong: A Buddhist mind training technique The Lojong slogans are all about getting to loving kindness in our thoughts and actions. All too often we come up against obstacles to finding that sort of calm and…

Lojong Slogan 43 ~ Observe these two, even at the risk of your life

This is part 43 of my series on Lojong, a Buddhist mind training technique. There are two vows that one takes on the Buddhist path: the refuge vow and the bodhisattva vow. At their root, these vows are to work on oneself and to…

Decide

“So do it, decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is it the best you can be? Could you be stronger? Kinder? More compassionate? Decide. Breath in, breath out, and decide” Meredith Gray I…

Lojong Slogan 42 ~ Whichever of the two occurs, be patient

This is part 42 of my series on Lojong ~ A Buddhist mind training technique.   This slogan addresses the tendency we have to become more and less involved in our practice depending on what’s going on in our lives. We can find numerous…

Lojong Slogan 41~Two Activities: One at the Beginning, One at the End

This is part 41 of my series on Lojong, a Buddhist mind training technique to bring us closer to enlightenment. This slogan asks that each morning upon waking we consider what we can do to practice lojong. When we set our intention to become…

Lojong 40 ~Correct All Wrongs With One Intention

This is part 40 of my series on Lojong– a Buddhist mind-training technique We encounter obstacles in our spiritual path all the time. Sometimes they’re external like being busy with work, family crisis, becoming ill or any number of things life throws our way….

Lojong Slogan 39 ~ All activities should be done with one intention

This is part 39 of my series on Lojong, Buddhist mindfulness training. How are your days filled? If you are like so many others, you’re busy running errands, answering e-mail, attending meetings, responding to requests for our time, meeting obligations, and on it goes….