Eight Verses of Training the Mind

Here I have collected a couple of translations of Geshe Langri Tangpa‘s Eight Verses of Training the Mind, which is considered a succinct summary of Lojong teachings of Mahayana Buddhism. First, a little history of Lojong, courtesy of Wikipedia: Lojong mind training practice was developed over a 300-year period between 900 and 1200 CE, as part of the Mahāyāna school … Read more »

Don’t be Angry at the Imperfections of Others

The Bodhisattva learns that to be angry at the imperfections of others is, in the words of Shantideva, like resenting fire for its heat or resenting the sky for having clouds. S/he understands that the actions of other people are like forces of nature that arise from causes and conditions that are enormously complex. Rebecca … Read more »

The Staying Power of Minor Annoyances

Why in the world does something so small have such a large impact on us? Wondering where I’m going with this? Well, allow me to fill in the details. Lately I’ve found myself becoming increasingly annoyed by traffic issues. I’ll give you a few examples. There’s the time I’m turning onto a road, in a … Read more »