Practice of Lojong: cultivating compassion through training the mind
This book presents commentary, stories, and historical background on the lojong slogans of Tibetan Buddhism. Used by meditators through the ages to cultivate awareness and compassion—and made popular by successful books by Pema Chodron and Chogyam Trungpa—this contemplation practice offers guidance for remaining receptive and wakeful amid the ups and downs of daily life. These meditations have long been considered the quintessence of Buddhist teachings for cultivating an awakened heart and a compassionate mind.
Traleg Kyabgon, a revered contemporary Tibetan master, offers practical and thorough explanations of each of the fifty-nine lojong slogans, including:
Don't wait in ambush.
Always maintain a cheerful outlook.
Don't attack others' vulnerable points.
The Practice of Lojong will be of interest to all those who want to explore how Buddhist teachings can help us find clarity and balance in daily life.
Traleg Kyabgon, author of The Essence of Buddhism, is director of Kagyu E-Vam Buddhist Institute, which is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, with a major practice center in upstate New York and a practice community in New York City. Affiliated with the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, he has been teaching, leading retreats, and traveling to lecture for Buddhist groups and university courses in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia since 1980.