Mahayana Retreat Day: The Mind is Workable

with Shastri David Stone & Alice Dan

March 8th

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  • $50.00 Program Price
  • $40.00 Member Price
  • $75.00 Patron Price
Room: West Loop Shambhala Center, 37 N. Carpenter St.
The Root Text of the Seven Points of Training the Mind is a list of 59 slogans, which form a pithy summary instruction on the view and practical application of Mahayana Buddhism.  The study and practice of these slogans is a very practical and earthy way of reversing our ego-clinging and of cultivating tenderness and compassion.  They provide a method of training our minds through both formal meditation practice and using the events of everyday life as a means of awakening.  These teachings form the basis for getting along with ourselves and with others.
Everyone is most welcome to join us for this one-day retreat. We will introduce the practice of sending and taking, or tonglen in Tibetan, as well as “mind training” (Tib: lo-jong) in the form of slogan practice. Combined, these practices set the stage for meeting and transforming our personal suffering, our fears and resentments of others, and the pains of the world at large.