Category Archives: sketchbook

Sketchbook Project: Fear and Hope, Deportation

I am participating in the Sketchbook Project this year. This year is that they have assigned topics. You choose FEAR or HOPE. Being a creative type I picked one but am not following it. I am doing Fear AND Hope. … Continue reading

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Lojong Practice 27: Aspiration

Notes at the end for this ongoing study: This is the twenty-seventh weekly installment.  To start at the beginning go here. The fifth of the five strengths is aspiration. Trungpa speak of this as ending with the wish to save … Continue reading

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Lojong Practice 26: Reproach, Fear, Sanity

Notes at the end for this ongoing study: This is the twenty-sixth weekly installment.  To start at the beginning go here. The fourth of the five strengths is reproach. Trungpa Rinpoche discusses this as in “reproaching your ego.” Ego is … 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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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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