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Mind Training (Lojong) talk – Geshe Dhondup

Lojong is a mind training practice based on a set of aphorisms formulated in Tibet in the 12th century by Chekawa Yeshe Dorje. The practice involves refining and purifying one's motivations and attitudes.

The fifty-nine or so slogans that form the root text of the mind training practice are designed as a set of antidotes to undesired mental habits that cause suffering. They contain both methods to expand one's viewpoint towards absolute bodhicitta, such as "Find the consciousness you had before you were born" and "Treat everything you perceive as a dream", and methods for relating to the world in a more constructive way with relative bodhicitta, such as "Be grateful to everyone" and "When everything goes wrong, treat disaster as a way to wake up." 

Atiśa (982–1054 CE), a Bengali meditation master, is generally regarded as the originator of the practice. It is described in his book Lamp on the Path to Enlightenment (Bodhipathapradīpaṃ).

Cost: By donation

Geshe Lobsang Dhondup Bio

  • 2000:  Finished schooling from Drepung Loseling School, South India

  • 2005 to 2015: Undergone 7-Year Basic Buddhist Studies; Valid Cognition (Pramana); Wisdom of Perfection (Prajanaparamita;  Madyamika Philosophy;  Study of Ethics or Vinaya and Buddhist Epistemology

  • 2015: Awarded Geshe Degree by Academic Council of Drepung Monastery, South India

  • 2016 to 2017: Continued his education in Tantrayana 

Experience and Training

  • Taught Tibetan language; Dialectics and Philosophy

  • Moderated training Workshop on Compassion and Emotional Intelligence

  • Participated in Workshops on Environmental Awareness and Global Responsibility

  • Participated in Conference on Oneness of Humankind

  • Regular participants in Annual Science Education Classes conducted by Emory University, US

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