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 »

The Enemy is the Necessary Condition for Practicing Patience

These words from His Holiness the Dalai Lama are quite powerful: “In fact, the enemy is the necessary condition for practicing patience. Without an enemy’s action, there is no possibility for patience or tolerance to arise. Our friends do not ordinarily test us and provide the opportunity to cultivate patience; only our enemies do this. … Read more »