The Tibetan lojong, or “mind training,” teachings were once kept secret and only practiced by few. Now, these powerful and sacred teachings are widely available—and they can be an immense support to our practice and our everyday lives.
A central aspect of the lojong teachings are the 59 mind training slogans of Atisha, the 10th century Buddhist master, which serve as the basis for a complete practice. These slogans are a set of pithy phrases intended to support the practitioner in overcoming egoic tendencies and cultivating awareness and compassion. They also support us in utilizing the difficulties and challenges we face in our day-to-day lives as an opportunity to awaken.
Join us on July 28 at 4-5 pm ET for an exploration and demonstration of lojong slogan practice with Acharya Judy Lief, a teacher in the Shambhala tradition of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Lief is the editor of Chögyam Trungpa’s Training the Mind, which contains Rinpoche’s commentaries on the lojong teachings. In this hour-long virtual event, Lief will offer an introduction to lojong practice, walk us through several of the 59 slogans, and take questions from the audience.
Judy Lief is a Buddhist teacher, author, and editor. She was a close disciple of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, who empowered her as a teacher in the Buddhist and Shambhala traditions. Judy has edited many of Trungpa Rinpoche’s books, including the three-volume Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, and she leads annual Profound Treasury retreats based on those teachings.
Judy is the author of Making Friends with Death: A Buddhist Guide to Encountering Mortality and has taught extensively in the field of death and dying. She is a founding member of the Contemplative Alliance, an affiliate of the Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW). Her weekly podcast, Dharma Glimpses, has subscribers around the world. Judy is known for offering insights and practices stemming from the Buddhist tradition as a support for ordinary people facing the difficulties and challenges of modern life.
- Date: July 28, 2023
- Time: 4-5 pm ET
- Format: Zoom webinar
- Price: Premium subscribers: Free // General admission: $10