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Tag: loving

Lovingly Fierce

Since my mom passed away last December my sisters and I have been getting together with her best friend every couple of months for lunch. There is always laughter, sometimes sadness or excitement depending on what’s happening in everyone’s lives. Typically there are strong…

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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…

Lojong 47 ~ Keep the Three Inseparable

This is part 47 of my series on Lojong, Buddhist mind-training. When practicing lojong, it’s easy to think of it as simply a mental exercise. This slogan asks that we look at our thoughts, speech and body. I’m reminded of the Ralph Waldo Emerson…

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…

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Lojong Slogan 10: Begin the sequence of sending and taking with yourself

This is part 10 of my Lojong series, the Buddhist mind training teachings This slogan asks that we begin to look at our own suffering, to really get to know it, to feel it, to examine why it stays with us, what keeps it…

Lojong Slogan 9: In All Activities, Train with Slogans

This is part 9 of my series on Lojong- Tibetan Buddhist mind training practice. Once you are clear on the Lojong slogans, you can bring them into everything that you do. You may find that they pop into your mind in particular situations. To…