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 »

How to tell whether something really is your Real Mind or not – The Buddha in the Shurangama Sutra

Essence of Buddhism writes: In the Shurangama Sutra, the Buddha starts off by saying that people who undertake spiritual cultivation but fail to realize ultimate enlightenment all fail because they don’t understand 2 fundamentals roots – the 2 different types of mind.  They only think that there is 1 type of mind – their thoughts … Read more »