International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
Yashobodhi is our guide for this year’s Dharma immersion online and at Triratna Centres around the world as part of the 2018 International Practice Week.
We’ve come to the end of our week together looking at training the mind to greater happiness using new ways of engaging with our experience in the world. To gather the threads of the practice together Yashobodhi reflects on some key, pithy lojong reminders that capture the great efficacy and delight of this work - and which we can carry with us well beyond these days with confidence.
If you have any comments or questions about this point or the retreat itself, let us know in the comments here and we’ll try to respond.
With thanks to West London Buddhist Centre.
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The human body at peace with itself, is more precious than the rarest gem.
Cherish your body, it is yours this one time only.
The human form is won with difficulty – it is easy to lose.
All worldly things are brief, like lightening in the sky.
This life you must know as the tiny splash of a raindrop;
A thing of beauty that disappears even as it comes into being.
Set your goal - make use of every day and night to achieve it!
Je Tsongkhapa (1357–1419)
Principal Teachings of Buddhism