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The Practice of Mind Training

Wednesday, August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The aim of Buddhist practice is to attain perfect enlightenment, Buddhahood.  The purpose of Mind Training (Lojong) is to develop Bodhicitta, the Mind intent on attaining Buddhahood for the benefit of others.  Without Bodhicitta, Buddhahood is not possible.  In this context, there is Ultimate Bodhicitta arising from the experience of Emptiness through Shamatha and Special Insight Meditation and Relative Bodhicitta which is Compassion developed through practicing Sending and Taking (Tonglen).

In this class we will use the Eight Verses of Mind Training of Kadam Geshé Langri Tangpa, which are a very approachable set of verses which contain all the essential principles of Mind Training. This will be a practice-oriented study of the Eight Verses and the practice of Tong-Len as central components of Mind Training Practice. There will be a brief introduction to Mind Training and the Eight Verses and we will discuss their meaning with emphasis on the practice of Tong-Len and Calm-Abiding/Insight Meditation as components of Lo-jong.  We will use a daily practice within which to provide personal continuity to this most essential practice.

Text:  The Eight Verses of Mind Training of  Kadam Geshé Langri Tangpa

Wednesdays, August 15 and 22

Time: 7-9pm

Location: Shrine Room

Suggested contribution:  $15 Sakya Monastery Members, $20 Non-Members

 

 

Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism

Contact:

Email: monastery@sakya.org

Region: Seattle, WA

Date: Wednesday, August 15
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Event Website:
http://www.sakya.org

Location:
Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism
108 NW 83rd St
Seattle, Washington 98117 United States

Phone: 206-789-2573

Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism
Teacher: Ken Hockett

Cost: $15 – $20