to connect with others and ourselves,
to explore creativity in a meaningful way, and
to allow for inner growth for the benefit of all.
Live on ZOOM and/or recorded on audio and video so you can study at your own pace.
Transforming our hearts and minds to abide in more spacious wisdom and grounded compassion takes training. This 8-class course will offer us two months to explore a text and its associated practices in depth.
The 7-Point Lojong (Geshe Chekawa) outlines challenging yet potentially powerful techniques for developing our capacity to transform suffering into awakening. Perfect for those of us out in the world, the text comprises pithy and direct aphorisms that get directly to the point with practical advices.
Each class is 2 hours each and includes a talk from Cindy Lee, meditation or contemplation, and time for group discussion or breakout groups.
CLASS 1: Turning the Mind Toward Truth
Start where you are: Four foundational practices essential for Lojong
CLASS 2: Cultivate the Ultimate
Start with who you truly are: Open up to openness
CLASS 3: Child of Illusion
Open, spacious and relaxed
CLASS 4: Tong Len
Three objects, obstacles and origins
CLASS 5: Transform Adversity into Awakening
CLASS 6: Synthesis
Five Powers for life and death
CLASS 7: Success
Playing the long game
CLASS 8: Slogans
The placards the matter
Join us for a talk on ways to cultivate and maintain a happy mind in trying times. We will discuss powerful mental skills and practices to sustain mental peace in difficult times and throughout the rest of our life.
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David Leonard has practiced and taught meditation for over 50 years, after receiving teacher training in Sri Lanka where he was a monk for three and a half years in his early 20s. David has done over eight years of deep retreat, and maintains an extensive daily practice. His intuitive approach to practice is uniquely suited to western minds, and he has been influential in the training of some well-known western teachers.
More teachings from David are now available at his YouTube channel, Mind Moment. Here's a video from that channel: