Tuesdays, Aug 25- Sept 22

***This class will be offered via Zoom***

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Transform Your Problems into the Path to Enlightenment with Karuna Cayton

In this module of Discovering BUDDHISM, we will be learning about “Lo-Jong” – Thought Transformation – focusing on the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation (Tib. lo-jong-tsig-gyä-ma) by the 11th Century Tibetan lama Langri Tangpa, as featured on the Eight Verses Pilgrimage Trail at Land of Medicine Buddha.

In addition to learning the meaning of the Eight Verses, we will cover related topics including:

  • bringing the bodhisattva attitude into daily life
  • protecting one’s mind from destructive emotions
  • identifying and avoiding the trap of worldly concerns
  • ways to solve problems using Dharma techniques
  • tong-len: meditation on love and compassion
  • how to see the illusion-like quality of life’s problems
Bonus Practice Day (optional) for this module will be on Saturday, Sept. 26

See more about the whole Discovering Buddhism program at Land of Medicine Buddha; HERE

About the Instructor

Karuna Cayton is a psychotherapist (MFT31860), executive advisor and coach. He uses modern psychology and secular principles of Buddhist psychology in simple and everyday language. He has been a student of Buddhism for over forty years. Author of The Misleading Mind: How We Create Our Own Problems and How Buddhist Psychology Can Help Us Solve Them.


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Date(s): Tuesdays, Aug 25- Sept 22
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Instructor/Leader: Karuna Cayton
Type of event: Discovering Buddhism
Number of sessions: 5 classes plus optional practice day
Level: Open to all levels
Participation: Full attendance preferred
Location: Online Via Zoom
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Registration and Donations for Discovering Buddhism 11: Transforming Problems

Ticket Type Price Spaces
1. Friend of LMB Member (DB11)
Discovering Buddhism classes are free for "Friends" of LMB at Compassion level or higher. See info above to become a Friend and take this course for free!
10. Will Send in Donation (DB11)
No one turned away for lack of funds. Chose this option if you can not afford suggested donation or if you prefer to mail a check for your course donation mail to: Land of Medicine Buddha, 5800 Prescott Rd, Soquel, CA 95073. Please note "DB11" in memo of check.
2. Generous Donation for Entire Course (DB11) $108.00
3. Standard Donation for Entire Course (DB11) $75.00
4. Fixed Income donation for Entire Course (DB11)
No one turned away for lack of funds. If you are unable to afford this amount please select the "Will Send In Donation" and you may chose your donation amount (if any).
5. Ordained Sangha and LMB staff (DB11) $0.00
7. Generous Donation for this week class ONLY (DB 11) $25.00
8. Standard Donation for this week class ONLY (DB11) $15.00
9. Fixed Income Donation for this week class ONLY (DB11) $10.00