Mind training – Lojong – at Kagyu Ling

Transforming our lives through loving kindness and compassion

Mind training at Kagyu Ling Lojong (mind training) sessions take place at Kagyu Ling each Thursday at 8pm. The sessions are shared online via zoom: Lojong Thursday zoom link

Please note that from Monday 15 July to Wednesday 24 July 2024 all normal activity – classes, groups and pujas – will be suspended at Kagyu Ling and across the North West, to enable attention to be focused on the visit of His Holiness Karmapa.  Classes and pujas etc. resume on Thursday 25 July.

“Lojong (mind training) is the life force of Dharma practice.” Karma Thinley Rinpoche

Lojong

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.

Jonathan Macaskill

Session leader: Jonathan Macaskill

Contact us

Email: manchester@dechen.org