Mind Training, or Lojong, is a comprehensive practice, which embodies the entire path to awakening. The Buddha recognized that we suffer because of our negative actions. Conversely, when we act positively, everyone benefits. In order to act positively in any situation, we must train our mind. Mind Training nurtures and cultivates Buddha Nature, that pure seed of awakening at the heart of every sentient being. It has the power to transform egotistical actions into selfless generosity and compassion. Put into practice diligently, Lojong can lead to full awakening.Shamar Rinpoche’s book, The Path to Awakening, A Commentary on Ja Chekawa’s Seven Points of Mind Training, Edited and Translated by Lara Braitstein, PhD, is the basis of this teaching program. Chekawa’s text was based on the Mind Training teachings brought to Tibet by Atisha in the 11th century.
11:00 -11:15 Reading on Shine in Shamar Rinpoche's book
11:15 -12:00 Three 15 min sessions of Shine
12:05 - 12:15 Reading on the unborn nature of mind instructions
12:15 - 1:00 Three 15 min sessions on The unborn nature of mind
1:00 - 3:00 lunch
3:00 - 3:15 Reading from the book tonglen instructions
3:15 - 4:00 three 15 min sessions of tonglen
4:10 - 4:55 three 15 min sessions, you can choose what you want to practice during these sessions.