Training the Mind & Cultivating Loving-kindness

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Shambhala, 1993 - Religion - 250 pages
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Warning: Using this book could be hazardous to your ego! The slogans it contains are designed to awaken the heart and cultivate love and kindness toward others. They are revolutionary in that practicing them fosters abandonment of personal territory in relating to others and in understanding the world as it is. The fifty-nine provocative slogans presented here-each with a commentary by the Tibetan meditation master ChÖgyam Trungpa-have been used by Tibetan Buddhists for eight centuries to help meditation students remember and focus on important principles and practices of mind training. They emphasize meeting the ordinary situations of life with intelligence and compassion under all circumstances. Slogans include, "Don't be swayed by external circumstances," "Be grateful to everyone," and "Always maintain only a joyful mind." This edition contains a new foreword by Pema ChÖdrÖn.

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User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

Trungpa is rad. It nice to read a book about Metta that mentions punk rock too. He understands the humans pretty well. His thoughts on forgiveness are interesting. Don't forgive if it means you are ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mark V. - Goodreads

Lojong (slogan training for the mind) is a very valuable tool for increasing awareness and focus for the committed Buddhist. And Trungpa, a great teacher, offers here a helpful commentary on the method. Read full review

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Master of meditation, social visionary, author, artist, poet—Chgyam Trungpa (1939–1987) founded Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, the first Buddhist university in North America; the Shambhala Training program; and Vajradhatu, an international association of meditation centers (now known under the name Shambhala International).

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