Sundays: November 8 & 15
Location: Cultural Hall
Text: The Eight Verses of Mind Training of Kadam Geshé Langri Tenpa
Suggested Contribution Per Class: $15 Public, $12 Members
The Eight Verses of Mind Training are a very approachable set of aphorisms in verse form which contain the essentials of Mind Training. 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. This will be a practice-oriented study of the Eight Verses and the central practice of Tong-Len as part of daily mind training practice. There will be a brief introduction to Mind Training and the Eight Verses and we will discuss their meaning with primary emphasis on the practice of Tong-Len. We will discuss a daily framework within which to provide personal continuity to this most essential practice.
Ken Hockett: Having studied Buddhist precepts for several years and convinced of the truth and relevance of the Buddha Dharma in my own life, I sought out an entrance to the path and took refuge with H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Rinpoche in 1977. While principally my study and practice has been within the Sakya and Nyingma traditions, I have received teachings and initiations from Lamas and teachers of the Four Schools.