What the Buddha Taught Study Group -- ONLINE / Every other Sunday

with Barbara Wolkowitz

April 5th

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    Room: West Loop Shambhala Center, 37 N. Carpenter St.
    Beginning on Sunday, March 22 (and continuing on alternate Sunday afternoons for the months of April and May) the study group will read, study, and contemplate the 52 slogans that are part of the mahayana teachings of Lojong, or Training the Mind. By training the mind, we mean that we reflect on our thoughts and behavior as a means of reversing our habitual tendencies toward self-centeredness. In addition to seeing our obstacles, slogan practice opens up a field of tenderness and strength so that our actions are based on appreciation rather than the ongoing cycle of hope and fear. 
    Study sessions, conducted through zoom videoconferencing, include a short period of meditation, reading excerpts of the material out loud, and contemplating and discussing the material. Participants may decide to use the time between sessions to contemplate the slogans discussed at the prior session. Additional reading is provided prior to each session for optional study.  Newcomers welcome. You may join at any time and are not required to participate in all sessions.
    Contact: Barbara Wolkowitz [email protected]