Transforming our lives through loving kindness and compassion
Lojong (mind training) sessions take place at Kagyu Ling at each Thursday at 8pm. The sessions are shared online via zoom: Lojong zoom link
“Lojong (mind training) is the life force of Dharma practice.” Karma Thinley Rinpoche
Mind training – (Tibetan – lojong) is a system of meditation for developing bodhicitta, the thought of enlightenment. At its heart is the practice of exchanging oneself for others, in which one cultivates loving kindness and compassion towards other beings. By mentally exchanging one’s own happiness for the suffering of others we cut through the self-clinging that is at the root of one’s own suffering.
‘The Buddha gave many different teachings and instructions according to the abilities and propensities of his students. The methods vary in levels of difficulty and accomplishment, but among the countless dharma practices, lojong is the superlative discipline. It is as priceless as a perfect diamond. Its worth cannot be measured because it is the very key that opens the inner door to enlightenment.’ Shamar Rinpoche.
Mind Training Day: Saturday 20 November 2021
Kagyu Ling is holding a Lojong (mind training) retreat day with four sessions:
9am to 10.30am
11am to 12.30pm
2pm to 3.30pm
4pm to 5.30pm
There is no requirement to have had any teachings or initiations to attend but this practice does require some meditation experience. There is no need to book a place – just turn up for one or more sessions. Food will not be provided so bring your own packed lunch if you plan to stay all day.