Interpreter: Venerable Steve Carlier
Land of Medicine Buddha is delighted to announce that Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa will continue teaching Kadampa Geshe Chekawa’s classic text The Seven Point Mind Training, a course that he began in 2016.
Update: In the July 7th session, we got part way through the Five Powers – “a practice to be applied your whole life” – Point #4.
Don’t worry if you missed some. Whatever you are able to hear about Mahayana mind training (lo-jong) will be applicable in your life.
This is an amazing opportunity to receive teachings on these practical steps, including the very useful slogans of mind training, from such an accomplished and venerated teacher such as Khensur Rinpoche!
Seven Point Mind Training
One of the most important and influential works of mind training composed in Tibet, this series of slogans was first composed by Chekawa Yeshe Dorje (1101–1175) according to the tradition of Atiśa Dīpaṃkara (982–1054). The seven points are:
1) Teaching the preliminaries on which this Dharma depends
2) Training the mind in bodhicitta, the foundation
3) Converting unfortunate circumstances into a path enlightenment
4) Teaching a practice to be applied your whole life
5) The criteria of having trained the mind
6) The commitments of the mind-training practice
7) Pieces of advice for the mind-training practice
About Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa
As one of the last generation of Tibetan Buddhist scholars to begin their educational careers in Tibet prior to the Chinese invasion, Gyumed [pronounced Gyoo-May] Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa has played an instrumental role in the reestablishment and preservation of Tibetan Buddhist traditions in exile, and in the spread of Tibetan Buddhism to the Western world. Highly regarded for his scholarship and depth of religious practice, Rinpoche teaches frequently in New York, Washington D.C., and at Do Ngak Kunphen Ling (DNKL), a Tibetan Buddhist center in Connecticut, where he hosted a visit from the Dalai Lama in 2012, and more recently in San Jose, CA. He is abbot emeritus of Gyumed Tantric College, head of Mey College’s Thewo regional house at Sera Monastery—one of the largest Tibetan monasteries in exile—and Spiritual Director of DNKL.
Other Teachings in the Area
Check out some of our nearby centers for more teachings by Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche this summer and fall:
|Date(s):||Saturday, August 4|
|Times:||3:30 pm - 5:30 pm|
|Instructor/Leader:||Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa, Venerable Steve Carlier|
|Type of event:||open talk|
|Number of sessions:||one session of a series|
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