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

“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.

Lojong morning 23 September 2023

There will be a lojong practice morning on Saturday 23 September at Kagyu Ling.

You do not need to have received an initiation or reading transmission to take part in this session so it is open to all. The morning will be particularly useful to anyone thinking of coming along to Thursday evening sessions at Kagyu Ling.

Practice morning sessions are: 9am to 10am; 10.30am to 11.30am; 12noon to 1pm.

You can drop in for one session or stay all morning. Lunch is not provided.

You can also take part online via zoom: Lojong  zoom link

Jonathan Macaskill

Session leader: Jonathan Macaskill

Contact us

Email: manchester@dechen.org