When: Sundays, 10 am – 11:30 am, with questions welcomed from 11:30 am – 12 pm EDT.
*** Please note we will have a lighter summer schedule. Our Sunday program with Geshe Sonam will be held on the following Sundays in the summer: July 2 (10 am – 11:30 am to allow people to attend the long life initiation with His Holiness Kyabgon Gongma Trichen Rinpoche (The Sakya Trichen in Toronto)), 16 and 30, August 27, and September 3. Our regular full program will resume on September 17th.
Attend in person or watch online. See below for details.
The Mind Training (Lojong) teachings are essential pith instructions enabling us to use the difficult life situations we face as opportunities to develop our minds. By applying these teachings in daily life, obstacles can become catalysts for spiritual growth and realization. In the text of The Seven Point Lojong, Geshe Chekawa composed fifty-nine beautifully challenging slogans that are transformative when put into practice.
The translation of The Seven Points of Mind Training that is used during the commentary can be found here.
The Commentary on the Seven Points of Mind Training by Gyalse Tokme Zangpo can be found here.
Read a translation of the Seven-Point Mind Training from Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive here.
Read the commentary of this mind training from Gyalse Tokme Zangpo.
In addition, on each Sunday Geshe Sonam will continue to introduce one or two verses from Lama Tsongkhapa’s Text In Praise of Dependent Arising, which explains the union of emptiness and dependent arising. A translation of this text can be found here: Dependent Arising A Praise of the Buddha – Lama Tsongkhapa (trans. Gavin Kilty).
Where: in-person at 1287 Coric Ave, Burlington, ON L7R 3S4
and on-line. Please register here to watch online. (this is a very simple and quick registration process by email),
or watch the sessions live-streamed on Facebook.
Our programs are given freely, and we also rely on your generosity – this is the traditional and pure way of the Buddha Dharma. Offering support for the Dharma can be a limitlessly powerful act. This is the highest, most long-term form of generosity, which is to share with others the path to full awakening. When we support the Dharma we create causes for us to encounter the Dharma frequently, and we create the merit to be able to easily integrate the teachings in our minds. Offering support deepens our connection to Dharma teachers and connects us as a community.