Workshops & Events

Introducing Lojong Practice

Dating back to the 12th century, Lojong - or mind training - is a Tibetan practice designed to refine our internal attitudes towards a more compassionate way of being. Comprised of 59 slogans, the Lojong aphorisms are offered to us as points of reflection and deep contemplation. With ongoing exploration of the various phrases, we can cultivate bodhicitta, the awakened mind.

In this workshop, we’ll explore the history and philosophical concepts of Lojong and explore deeply the first slogan: Train in the preliminaries. This workshop will include meditation, Yin Yoga postures as containers for contemplation, journaling, and discussion.

Recommended, but not required, reading: “Training in Compassion, Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong” by Norman Fischer.