Too often we try to protect ourselves from discomfort or pain—but by doing so we’re unconsciously training our mind away from awareness, kindness, and compassion.
Fortunately, there is another way. We can tap into our natural openness and love, and deliberately cultivate a kind and compassionate response to ourselves and others, even in difficult moments.
The simple yet powerful Buddhist practices of tonglen meditation and lojong slogan practice offer a practical method of training our minds through formal meditation and the skillful use of everyday situations to spontaneously awaken our hearts.
In the workshop Tonglen and Mind Training, Buddhist teacher Judy Lief introduces the classic Buddhist teachings on mind training through the 59 poignant lojong reminders, or slogans, and guides you step by step in compassion meditation.
As a companion to the workshop, you’ll also receive a beautiful set of all 59 lojong slogan cards to use as daily practice reminders in your home or office, complete with Pema Chödrön’s uniquely accessible insight into mind training practice and her commentary on each slogan.