Category Archives: lojong

Compassion, Openness, Level Headedness

The last two weeks have been so filled with anger and even verbal abuse from friends (with like minds) that I have been depressed. Really depressed. Not-wanting-to-get-out-of-bed-feeling-hopeless-maple-cookies-old-movies-staying-in-jammies. The state of our world is enough to make anyone want to turn … Continue reading

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Lojong Practice 25: Basic Goodness

Notes at the end for this ongoing study: This is the twenty-fifth weekly installment.  To start at the beginning go here. The third of the five strengths is seed of virtue. I don’t relate well to the “seed of virtue”, … Continue reading

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Lojong Practice 24: Dog-Eared Study Books

Notes at the end for this ongoing study: This is the twenty-fourth weekly installment.  To start at the beginning go here.  The second of the five strengths is familiarization.  Trungpa says, “Your dharmic subconscious gossip has begun to be more … Continue reading

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Lojong Practice 23: Determination

Notes at the end for this ongoing study: This is the twenty-third weekly installment.  To start at the beginning go here. “17: Practice the five strengths, the condensed heart instructions.” The first of the five strengths, is strong determination.  Trungpa … Continue reading

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Waking in the Morning

A friend sent me this article from MindBodyGreen on 5 Life-Changing Ways to Start Your Day.   Not sure why, but I read it anyway.  I think the message to move away from plugging in too electronics too fast in … Continue reading

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Lojong Practice 22: The Paramita of Exertion

I am using Weeping Buddha and the lojong sayings and commentary from Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness by Chogyam Trungpa as a study, together. I’ve been practicing tonglen for almost three decades, and it is my main practice. This … Continue reading

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Lojong Practice 21: Bread and Butter

I am using Weeping Buddha and the lojong sayings and commentary from Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness by Chogyam Trungpa as a study, together. I’ve been practicing tonglen for almost three decades, and it is my main practice. This … Continue reading

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