Thursdays, May 7th - 28th

**This course will occur virtually via Zoom**

The Zoom link will be sent the day before class, and just before class for same-day registrants.

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Beginning on May 7, and continuing every Thursday morning at 10:30 via Zoom, Jon Landaw will resume the Training Our Minds, Changing Our Lives sessions he began in March. In each of these stand-alone classes the emphasis will be on exploring ways of putting the Mahayana Thought-Training (lo-jong) instructions on method and wisdom into practice in our daily lives.

Recent events have brought an unusual amount of stress and danger into all of our lives. While we have received many helpful recommendations as to what we can do to protect our body from harm, what we most especially need are ways to protect our mind. Protect it from what? From those destructive thought-patterns—such as selfishness, fear and ill-will—that are the deep causes of all harm, external as well as internal.

I am not offering these sessions because I am some sort of expert in applying these thought-training instructions. Quite the opposite! Although I have been studying them for more than half of my life, the recent crisis has shown me all too vividly how limited my attempts to apply these instructions to my life have been. At the same time, however, I have become even more convinced of their unparalleled value.

So please come join me as, together, we explore the ways in which we can apply Buddha’s teachings on compassionate method—the antidote to selfishness—and insightful wisdom—the antidote to ignorant grasping—to the difficulties all of us are facing.

About the Instructor

Jon Landaw, the author of Buddhism for Dummies, was born in New Jersey in 1944 and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1965. After spending three years in the Peace Corps in Iran, Jon worked as an English editor for the Translation Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India from 1972 to 1977, producing numerous texts under the guidance of Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey.

As a student of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche since 1973, Jon has edited numerous works for Wisdom Publications, including Wisdom
Energy and Introduction to Tantra. He is also the author of Prince Siddhartha, a biography of Buddha for children, and Images of Enlightenment: Tibetan Art in Practice, published by Snow Lion in 1993. As an instructor of Buddhist meditation, he has taught in numerous Dharma centers throughout the United States, Mexico, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere. He currently lives with his wife in Capitola, California.

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Date(s): Thursdays, May 7th - 28th
Times: 10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Instructor/Leader: Jon Landaw
Type of event: general class
Number of sessions: 4
Level: Open to Any and All
Participation: Drop-Ins Welcome
Location: Other Location
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