Thursdays, October 29-Nov 19

**These classes will take place online on Zoom**

Your zoom link will be emailed to you with your registration confirmation. Please email with any questions


On four Thursdays, October 29 through November 19, 2020

at 10:30 am via Zoom,

Jon Landaw will offer the latest installment of the on-going series entitled

Training Your Mind, Changing Your Life

In each of these four connected (but also stand-alone) sessions, the emphasis will be on exploring effective ways to expand the role that loving-kindness, compassion, and other life-enhancing qualities can play in our everyday lives.

Just as athletes train themselves to push back current limits on their physical ability, spiritual practitioners train themselves in order to broaden the scope of their loving-kindness and compassion. A significant part of this training involves recognizing just what it is that currently prevents us from extending benevolent thoughts and wishes out to all beings equally. What is it that keeps us from reflecting such kind intentions in our outward behavior? Why is it, for example, that we find it so easy to direct loving thoughts to certain people in our life, but so difficult to extend similarly benevolent wishes to others?  How can we overcome such biased limitations, and why is it so important that we do so—not only for our own spiritual welfare, but for the benefit of the fragmented world in which we now find ourselves?

Everyone is welcome to join us as, together, we familiarize ourselves with the heart-opening practices found in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and echoed throughout the spiritual spectrum. As His Holiness the Dalai Lama often says, although the world’s many valid spiritual traditions may differ from one another in their underlying views and beliefs, they all come together on one point: the genuine purpose of all of them is to help us become better human beings.

And if you have any questions or comments about the course, you are encouraged to email them to Jon Landaw at .

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.

Benefits of Becoming a Friend of LMB

There are many benefits to becoming a Friend of LMB – discounts at our bookstore, special dedication prayers in our daily Medicine Buddha puja, and, at $50/month or more, FREE attendance in our Discovering Buddhism, Basic Program, and Guided Meditation courses. Consider becoming a Friend of LMB today!

Date(s): Thursdays, October 29-Nov 19
Times: 10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Instructor/Leader: Jon Landaw
Type of event: general class
Number of sessions: 4 classes
Level: Open to all levels- beginning students welcome
Participation: Ok to attend one, some, or all classes
Location: Online Via Zoom
iCal Link: iCal
Add to Google Calendar: 0

Click here for help with registering for classes and retreats offered by Land of Medicine Buddha (opens in new window). ♦ See Refund Policy (opens in new window). ♦ Scholar Membership (and higher) includes donations for regular classes. See definition of Member and Benefits of Membership (opens in new window). ♦ If you choose to pay with PayPal, you will still be able to pay with a credit card. You don't need to have a PayPal account. ♦ Also note: The 'Pay With' field toggles between 'PayPal / Credit Card' and 'Pay Offline' - use arrow.

Registration and Donations for Training Your Mind, and Changing Your Life

Ticket Type Price Spaces
1. Generous Donation for all 4 Classes $120 (JonL) $120.00
2. Standard Donation for all 4 Classes $80 (JonL) $80.00
2b. Fixed Income Donation for all 4 Classes $40 (JonL) $40.00
3. Generous Donation for ONE Class $30 (JonL) $30.00
4. Standard Donation for ONE Class $20 (JonL) $20.00
5. Fixed Income Donation for ONE Class $10 (JonL) $10.00
6. Ordained Sangha/LMB Staff (JonL) $0.00
7. Will Send in Donation (JonL)
Sliding scale suggested donation $10-$30 per class. No one turned away for lack of funds. Please mail to Land of Medicine Buddha 5800 Prescott Rd, Soquel CA 95073 with class name in memo if using check.
$0.00



Thursdays, October 29-Nov 19

**These classes will take place online on Zoom**

Your zoom link and passcode will be emailed to you with your registration confirmation. Please email with any questions


On four Thursdays,

October 29 through November 19,

at 10:30am via Zoom,

Jon Landaw

will offer the latest instalment

of his on-going series entitled
Training Your Mind, Changing Your Life.

In each of these four connected (but also stand-alone) sessions, the emphasis will be on exploring effective ways to expand the role that loving-kindness, compassion and other life-enhancing qualities can play in our everyday lives.

Just as athletes train themselves to push back current limits on their physical ability, spiritual practitioners train themselves in order to broaden the scope of their loving-kindness and compassion. A significant part of this training involves recognizing just what it is that currently prevents us from extending benevolent thoughts and wishes out to all beings equally. What is it that keeps us from reflecting such kind intentions in our outward behavior? Why is it, for example, that we find it so easy to direct loving thoughts to certain people in our life, but so difficult to extend similarly benevolent wishes to others?  How can we overcome such biased limitations, and why is it so important that we do so—not only for our own spiritual welfare, but for the benefit of the fragmented world in which we now find ourselves?

Everyone is welcome to join us as, together, we familiarize ourselves with the heart-opening practices found in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and echoed throughout the spiritual spectrum. As His Holiness the Dalai Lama often says, although the world’s many valid spiritual traditions may differ from one another in their underlying views and beliefs, they all come together on one point: the genuine purpose of all of them is to help us become better human beings.

More information about this series will be posted on the LMB website in the following weeks. And if you have any questions or comments, you are encouraged to email them to me at .

Thank you,

Jon

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.

Benefits of Becoming a Friend of LMB

There are many benefits to becoming a Friend of LMB – discounts at our bookstore, special dedication prayers in our daily Medicine Buddha puja, and, at $50/month or more, FREE attendance in our Discovering Buddhism, Basic Program, and Guided Meditation courses. Consider becoming a Friend of LMB today!

Date(s): Thursdays, October 29-Nov 19
Times: 10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Instructor/Leader: Jon Landaw
Type of event: general class
Number of sessions: 4 classes
Level: Open to all levels- beginning students welcome
Participation: Ok to attend one, some, or all classes
Location: Online Via Zoom
iCal Link: iCal
Add to Google Calendar: 0

Click here for help with registering for classes and retreats offered by Land of Medicine Buddha (opens in new window). ♦ See Refund Policy (opens in new window). ♦ Scholar Membership (and higher) includes donations for regular classes. See definition of Member and Benefits of Membership (opens in new window). ♦ If you choose to pay with PayPal, you will still be able to pay with a credit card. You don't need to have a PayPal account. ♦ Also note: The 'Pay With' field toggles between 'PayPal / Credit Card' and 'Pay Offline' - use arrow.

Registration and Donations for Training Your Mind, and Changing Your Life

Ticket Type Price Spaces
1. Generous Donation for all 4 Classes $120 (JonL) $120.00
2. Standard Donation for all 4 Classes $80 (JonL) $80.00
2b. Fixed Income Donation for all 4 Classes $40 (JonL) $40.00
3. Generous Donation for ONE Class $30 (JonL) $30.00
4. Standard Donation for ONE Class $20 (JonL) $20.00
5. Fixed Income Donation for ONE Class $10 (JonL) $10.00
6. Ordained Sangha/LMB Staff (JonL) $0.00
7. Will Send in Donation (JonL)
Sliding scale suggested donation $10-$30 per class. No one turned away for lack of funds. Please mail to Land of Medicine Buddha 5800 Prescott Rd, Soquel CA 95073 with class name in memo if using check.
$0.00