Bellingham Shambhala Center’s book study on Mind Training (via Zoom)

with Shastri Jason Ruvelson

May 11th—June 22nd

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  • $25.00 Program Price
Room: Main Shrineroom
Program Registration is Closed.

CC XCC XCC XWe will be studying and pithy slogans known as Lojong, or “mind training”. First brought to Tibet by the Indian teacher Atisha, these core teachings have been studied by Mahayana practitioners as a method to practice the foundational principles of Bodhicitta. Bodhicitta is the awakened mind that puts the benefit of others above all else. Having tamed our mind with the practice of Shamatha, these slogans are a method for transforming our mind by turning away from self-centeredness and cultivating the mental habits that generate this enlightened attitude.

Included in the study of Lojong is the practice of Tonglen, sending and taking, or exchanging oneself for others. Practice instructions will be included as part of our study.

Dates: Alternating Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 8pm beginning on May 11th May 11, 2021

May 25 June 8 June 22

Cost: $25

Please acquire these texts for the course:

Training the Mind and cultivating Loving-Kindness – by Chogyam Trungpa Start Where you Are – by Pema Chodron

Before the first class please read:

--The Editor’s Foreword, Introduction, and first 2 chapters in Training the Mind --The Preface and the first 2 chapters in Start Where you Are