Ratnadharini gives us an inspiring, down-to-earth consideration of Verses 4-6 of the Eight Verses for Training the Mind by Langrithangpa. Uncompromising, brilliant, long considered a classic of the Lojong mind training school, Langrithangpa’s pithy text bears daily reflection and can fuel a lifetime of Dharma inquiry and practice.
Adverse situations of our day to day lives can provide us with opportunities to transform. Pradaya explores the Seven Point Mind Training teaching of turning adverse conditions into the path of enlightenment.
Society is complicated and we have all sorts of stories about that. Satyajyoti explores how our ideas and our stories create their own realities. Whatever our views are about the world influences how we experience the world.
When things go wrong in our life we can see them as an obstacle to an ideal spiritual life feel we should be leading. But there’s another way of looking at difficulties, and instead of trying to get rid of difficulties, we could be welcoming them as opportunities.
Vajratara draws on the Tibetan Mind Training tradition, as well as the Pali Suttas to examine how we can make adversity our teacher and the ground in which wisdom...
Mind Training can be likened to a form of spiritual alchemy: a magical transmutation of our ordinary lives into gold. These powerful talks from the Sheffield Buddhist Centre provide a series of practical slogans which turn the adverse situations of our day-to-day lives into ideal conditions for spiritual transformation of the mind and emotions. Going beyond concepts, mind training techniques are just as relevant in the crucible of everyday life as they were in 12th century Tibet.
By Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 16 Feb, 2018 - 19:11
As part of the 2018 International Council we’re studying the mind training verses. We’ll be adding more each day (as the rural internet allows!).
First up we have Dhammarati’s excellent overview of the text, followed by Saddhaloka’s look at the first two verses. We then have Ratnadharini’s inspiring, down-to-earth consideration at verses 4-6. Parami explores the final 2 verses for us in the light of Bodhicitta practice and tonglen. And the series is rounded off by Viveka looking at the final verse as a...