2020-12_Seven Points of Mind Training (Heart Cultivation I)

2020-12_Seven Points of Mind Training (Heart Cultivation I)

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Acharya Lama Gursam shares his insight into the teachings of the Seven Points of Mind Training, composed by Geshe Chekawa Yeshe Dorje, based on the root teachings of the Bengali master, Atisha.

Lama Gursam leads us through an exploration of how these seven points elucidate the essence of the Dharma path. He shows us to draw on the deep well of our own awakened essence of compassion and wisdom through such practices as exchanging self for other, Lojong, and other methods of developing the brilliant mind of awakening that can genuinely offer loving kindness and support for all beings. In addition, we consider how these important instructions can be applied on the spot to whatever situations of suffering or distress we may encounter.

Recommended Resources

Mahayana Heart Cultivation translated by Lama Willa Miller (PDF)
The Seven Points of Mind Training by Geshe Chekawa Yeshe Dorje (1101–1175)
The Great Path of Awakening by Jamgon Kongtrul, Shambala Classics, Boston, 2005
Enlightened Courage by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Snow Lion, Ithaca, New York, 2006

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