Mind Training: the Practice of Lojong

with Jonathan Herson

July 21st—July 23rd (2017)

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  • $108 Program Price
  • $175 Patron price
Room: Main Shrine Room

What does it mean to be a bodhisattva in our day and age? How can one be a true dharma warrior, engaging fully in the rat-race world of complexity, and still be a force for wisdom and benefit to others?

The famous Buddhist slogans of Lojong (“mind training”) are a profound but extremely practical method for penetrating daily life situations with moments of wakefulness. In this program we will work with few of these pith instructions--those focusing on relative and absolute bodhicitta—as the most potent of methods.

This program is open to anyone who cares about a spiritual path that will benefit human society. It is of particular interest to those considering Bodhisattva vows, now or in the future. The only pre-requisite is that participants will have already received meditation instruction at a Shambhala Center.

The July 13th Thursday evening talk on the stages of the Shambhala Buddhist path and Mind Training (https://philadelphia.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=315702) is a good introduction to Lojong.

The July 21st Friday evening talk is the beginning of the weekend retreat, but it is also open to everyone.

Please plan to do both Saturday and Sunday if you're planning on coming to the program. It is not possible to just do one day.