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Cherished Blogfest 2017

The first time I heard a lojong teaching, I took a few notes, scribbled in my journal alongside some architectural building schematic.  I was under twenty-five. In my late twenties I bought “Training the Mind” by Chogyam Trungpa at the … 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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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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