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Recent Books on Lojong/Mind Training

Making Friends with Yourself

Imagine having Pema Chödrön sitting in your living room, speaking directly to you. This course, beautifully set in the intimate environment of remote Gampo Abbey, presents Pema teaching how to step outside ourselves to see how our sense of self develops and leads us to negative patterns of thinking.

Taught by: Pema Chödrön

Living the Dharma

Tibetan Buddhist master Anyen Rinpoche and his teaching partner Allison Choying Zangmo share what it takes to achieve realization on the spiritual path with a practical and approachable means for bringing our practice alive and actualizing the wisdom of the Buddha in our hearts.

Taught by: Anyen Rinpoche & Allison Choying Zangmo

Discovering the Relaxed Mind

Learn a seven-step meditation practice, concisely and practically adapted from the meditation techniques of three major Buddhist traditions—Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana—which Tibetan Buddhism knits into a seamless whole.

Taught by: Dza Kilung Rinpoche


Tulku Thondup: A Guide For Readers

Some Nyingma Lineages: Dudjom Tersar | Longchen Nyingtig | Payul & Namchö Other Contemporary Nyingma Figures: Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche | Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse | Thinley Norbu | Phakchok R...

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Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche: A Guide for Readers


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A Reader’s Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva

The great nineteenth-century master Patrul Rinpoche, author of The Words of My Perfect Teacher  and  revered by all Tibetan Buddhists, was known for his wandering ascetic lifestyle, eschewing fam...

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Precious Human Birth

To Listen, Contemplate, and Meditate Is the Practice of a Bodhisattva Excerpt from A Guide to the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva...

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Ringu Tulku on Tonglen Practice to Deal with Fear

In this excerpt from Mind Training, Ringu Tulku teases out some of the issues that we face when doing Tonglen practice—metabolizing the suffering within and around us, and using it for spiritual practice. The Tibetan word tonglen means “giving and taking” and this simple and short exchange is essential...
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Rob Preece on the Practice of Tonglen

Before taking in other people’s pain, it’s sometimes wise to take in your own suffering. In the practice of tonglen—the sending of good thoughts and taking in of others’ suffering—it is often suggested that we should first become familiar with taking on and accepting our own suffering. This...
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Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche on Training the Mind

Lay the blame for everything on one. All suffering, all sickness, possession by spirits, loss of wealth, involvements with the law and so on, are without exception the result of clinging to the “I.” That is indeed where we should lay the blame for all our mishaps. All the suffering that comes to...
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Alan Wallace on The Seven-Point Mind Training

Here is an excerpt from The Seven-Point Mind Training. The Measure of Having Trained the Mind The fifth point concerns how we measure our progress in the Mind Training. What are the indications that the practice is working successfully? All Dharma is included in one purpose. Through hearing, reflection,...
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