Seven Key Points for Training the Mind
Lama Kunzang Drolma and Ani Marcia Hansen
March 17 - 19
The Buddhist teachings state that the ultimate obstacle to recognizing and achieving stability in the nature of the mind is our self-cherishing. The tradition of Lojong, or mind training, directly addresses this self absorption that lies at the root of our suffering. One of the most profound yet accessible expressions of this tradition is The Seven Points of Mind Training. Considered foundation to the path of Tibetan Buddhism, this teaching shows us how to directly identify our self-cherishing and apply antidotes through contemplative meditation and the cultivation of an altruistic, compassionate attitude towards others. The Seven Points of Mind Training offers us a progressive, integrative set of techniques that can be immediately applied in our daily lives.
This weekend will present an overview of this classic text and discussion on how each point can help with integrating meditation with our daily activities.
About the Teacher
Lama Kunzang received her monastic vows from Tai Situ Rinpoche in 1998, and in 2009 completed a traditional three-year retreat in the Shangpa Kagyü tradition under the guidance of Lama Lodru Rinpoche. Now a resident teacher at Gomde CA, Lama Kunzang is also a well-known meditation instructor in the Eureka/Arcata area. She recently retired from a… more »