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Advice from a Spiritual Friend
By: Rabten, Geshe
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Down to earth advice for cultivating happiness.
Like wise old friends, two Tibetan masters explain to us how we can fill our lives with loving-kindness, compassion, and wisdom. By learning to respond to everyday difficulties with patience and joy, gradually changing our attitudes about ourselves and others, we can enjoy peace of mind in every situation. Based on practical Buddhist verses of "thought transformation" composed centuries ago, this profound wisdom reaches out from every page to all types of people from all walks of life. No matter what your spiritual orientation, you will appreciate and benefit, as will those around you, from this sage advice on how to develop the inner skills that lead to contentment and happiness.
Always Maintain a Joyful Mind (Book and CD)
By: Pema Chodron
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For centuries Tibetan Buddhists have employed a collection of pithy, penetrating slogans to help them develop equanimity, intelligence, and compassion amid the turbulence of daily life. This book presents this transformative spiritual practice (called lojong in Tibetan) in a way that readers of any background can understand and put to use.
Becoming a Child of the Buddhas: A Simple Clarification of the Root Verses of Seven Point Mind Training
By: Gomo Tulku
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The real reason behind all our problem is that we have not been taking care of our own mind, declares Gomo Tulku in this book about Tibetan Buddhist mind training ( lo jong). He shows us how the three mental poisons of attachment, hatred, and ignorance dominate our thinking and behavior even in the most subtle of ways. Through his commentary on a famous ancient text, he shows us how to look inward for the causes and cures of daily hardship and adversity. Becoming a Child of the Buddhas contains a fresh translation of one of the best known and studied Buddhist texts, Seven Points of Mind Training. Gomo Tulku's commentary provides a detailed description of how to put these mind training techniques into practice by developing mental qualities that will bring peace of mind in any circumstances.
Buddhism with an Attitude: The Tibetan Seven-Point Mind-Training
By: Wallace
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All of us have attitudes. Some of them accord with reality and serve us well throughout the course of our lives. Others are out of  alignment with reality and  cause us problems. Tibetan Buddhist practice isn't just sitting in silent meditation, it is also developing fresh attitudes that align our minds with reality. Attitudes need adjusting, just like a spinal column that has been knocked out of alignment.
Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa, Vol. 2
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Volume Two examines meditation, mind, and mahayana, the great vehicle for the development of compassion and the means to help others. Chogyam Trungpa introduces a new psychological language and way of looking at the Buddhist teachings in the West. His teachings on human psychology and the human mind are included in this volume.
The Path Is the Goal
Training the Mind
Glimpses of Abhidharma
Glimpses of Shunyata
Glimpses of Mahayana
Selected Writings.
Eight Verses for Training the Mind
Eight Verses for Training the Mind
By: Sonam Rinchen, Geshe
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Eight Verses for Training the Mind
How do we free ourselves from the demon of self-concern? These instructions are found in "Eight Verses for Training the Mind," one of the most important texts from a genre of Tibetan spiritual writings known as lojong (literally "mind training"). The root text was written by the eleventh century meditator Langritangpa. His Holiness the Dalai Lama refers to this work as one of the main sources of his own inspiration and includes it in his daily meditations.
Enlightened Courage: An Expalanation of the Seven Point of Mind Training
By: Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
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The text he presents here is the Seven Point Mind Training, brought to Tibet by the Indian master Atisha. This teaching is the vey core of the entire practice of Tibetan Buddhism. It condenses the compassionate path to Buddhahood into practical instructions which make use of all the circumstances of everyday life.
Essense of Mind Training
Essense of Mind Training
By: Nyima Tsering, Acharya
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The text is the result of a teaching given by the author at Tibetan Buddhist Centre of Philadelphia from November, 1995 to March, 1996. It explains clearly the Lam Rim, Stages of the Path of mind training that a practitioner must practice in order to make oneself capable of understanding the true teaching of Buddha, its practice and finally attaining the Buddhahood.
Essential Mind Training
Essential Mind Training: Tibetan Wisdom for Daily Life
By: Thupten Jinpa
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Essential Mind Training is drawn from the earliest collection of Tibetan spiritual literature known as mind training or lojong in Tibetan. Tibetans revere the mind training tradition for its pragmatic and down-to-earth advice, especially the teachings on transforming adversity into opportunity. This volume contains eighteen individual works, including such renowned teachings as Atisas Bodhisattvas Jewel Garland, Langri Thangpas Eight Verses on Mind Training, and Chekawas Seven-Point Mind Training, together with the earliest commentaries on these seminal texts as well as other independent works. These teachings expound the cultivation of such altruistic attitudes as compassion, love, forbearance, and perseverance, and provide numerous techniques for uprooting our habitual self-centeredness and giving us the freedom to embrace the world.

Four Essential Buddhist Commentaries
Four Essential Buddhist Commentaries
By: Dalai Lama
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The Four Essential Buddhist Commentaries provided by His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama are on The Thirty Seven Bodhisattva Practices by Thogmed Zangpo; Three Principal Paths by Je Tsong-Khapa, The Eight Verses on the Training of the Mind by Geshe Langri Thangpa and The Song of Four Mindfulnesses by Seventh Dalai Lama.
Great Path of Awakening
By: Jamgon Kongtrul
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This theme is the focus of The Seven Points of Mind Training as taught by Chekawa Yeshe Dorje, a twelfth century master of the Kadampa lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. The Great Path of Awakening is a new translation of this basic teaching with the illuminating commentary of Jamgon Kongtrul, a great nineteenth-century scholar. Kongtrul provides clear and concise instructions for practicing the techniques of mind training, with an emphasis on meeting the ordinary situations of life, employing intelligence and compassion under all circumstances.
Heart of the Dharma: Mind Training for Beginners <br> By: Thrangu Rinpoche
Heart of the Dharma: Mind Training for Beginners
By: Thrangu Rinpoche
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In this book, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche explains clearly and simply how to use the practice of mind training and tonglen meditation to transform our habitual selfishness into the compassionate altruism necessary to bring happiness to ourselves and others. These oral instructions on mind training from the Mahayana that the glorious Lord Atisha passed down have been explained in many different ways, but the best of them all is the master Ja Chekawa's commentary in seven points.
Lighting the Way
Lighting the Way
By: Dalai Lama
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This concise and extremely accessible presentation of the path of Tibetan Buddhism by the world's best -known Buddhist teacher shows how to apply basic Buddhist principles in our lives. LIGHTING THE WAY contains three fundamental Buddhist teachings given by the Dalai Lama to Western students. "Principles of Buddhism" provides the framework for understanding Buddha Shakyamuni's first and fundamental teaching on the Four Noble Truths, upon which all of his other teachings are based.
Lojong Cards
Lojong Cards
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Mind Training
By: Ringu Tulku
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This small, accessible book contains the essence of the Seven-Point Mind training, expressed in the intimate, colloquial style that distinguishes Ringu Tulku's teachings. The Seven-Point Mind Training, a lojong practice, assumes no prior special training or preparation.  It does not require practioners to enter seclusion or change the way they live their lives. It asks that they examine their relationships with all those around them, and to make a strong determination to become enlightened for others' sake rather than for their own.
Mind Training Like the Rays of the Sun
By: Nam Kha Pel, tr. Beresford & Russel
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The mind training teachings are a great vehicle instruction, because they are mostly concerned with developing the awakening mind, the altruistic mind of enlightenment. They are directed primarily towards the practitioner of great capacity, and deal essentially with transforming our mental attitudes.
One special feature of the mind training teachings is the advice to transform adversity into advantage. So, not only do these instructions help us open out towards other beings, but they also help us transform whatever difficulties come our way into something valuable.
Mind Training: The Great Collection
Mind Training: The Great Collection
By: Atisha et al, Geshe Thupten Jinpa, Tr.
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Compiled in the fifteenth century, Mind Training: The Great Collection is the earliest anthology of a special genre of Tibetan literature known as "mind training," or lojong in Tibetan. The principal focus of these texts is the systematic cultivation of such altruistic thoughts and emotions as compassion, love, forbearance, and perseverance. The mind-training teachings are highly revered by the Tibetan people for their pragmatism and down-to-earth advice on coping with the various challenges and hardships that unavoidably characterize everyday human existence.
Mind, Brain and the Path to Happiness: A guide to Buddhist mind training and the neuroscience of meditation
By: Dusana Dorjee
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Mind, Brain and the Path to Happiness presents a contemporary account of traditional Buddhist mind training and the pursuit of well being and happiness in the context of the latest research in psychology and the neuroscience of meditation.
Parting from the Four Attachments
Parting from the Four Attachments: A Commentary on Jetsun Drakpa Gyaltsen's Song of Experience on Mind Training and the View
By: Chogye Trichen Rinpoche
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The teaching on Parting from the Four Attachments is universally regarded as one of the jewels of Tibetan Buddhism. In the present commentary, Chogye Trichen Rinpoche lays bare the signs of authentic Dharma practice, while pointing out the pitfalls practitioners inevitably stray into, showing how these faults may be rectified through the development of proper motivation. Great emphasis is placed on developing a depth of feeling toward the faults of samsara, as well the heartfelt love and compassion necessary to truly give rise to altruism.
Peacock in the Poison Grove: Two Buddhist Texts on Training the Mind
By: Geshe Lhundub Sopa
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This is one of the finest books ever published on the Kadam tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, whose basic program of "mind training" (lojong) was adopted or adapted by every other Tibetan order. The two long poems translated here, attributed to Atisa's guru, Dharmaraksita, are among the oldest and most dramatic of the mind training texts, woven as they are of startling imagery and a quintessentially Tibetan admixture of sutra and tantra practices, as well as conventional and ultimate perspectives on the world.
Practice of Lojong: Cultivating Compassion through Training the Mind
By: Traleg Rinpoche
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This book presents commentary, stories, and historical background on the lojong slogans of Tibetan Buddhism. Used by meditators through the ages to cultivate awareness and compassion and made popular by successful books by Pema Chodron and Chogyam Trungpa.  This contemplation practice offers guidance for remaining receptive and wakeful amid the ups and downs of daily life. These meditations have long been considered the quintessence of Buddhist teachings for cultivating an awakened heart and a compassionate mind.
Seven Points of Mind Training
By: Thrangu Rinpoche
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his text on mind training, called lo jong in Tibetan, was brought to Tibet by Atisha in the eleventh century. Atisha brought over 100 instructions to Tibet, this particular text being compiled by one of his students who condensed it into the present form of seven points. The present book contains seven chapters, which deal with The Preliminaries; The Main Practice; How to Carry Practice onto the Path' Practice of Mind Training in Daily Life; Evaluation of Mind Training, Commitment of Mind Training, and Guidelines of Mind Training. The book also contains The Root text of Seven Points of Mind Training;
Seven Points of Mind Training
By: Thrangu Rinpoche
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The essence of all the teachings taught by the Lord Buddha concern taming one's mind, the point being to return the mind to its natural state of freedom which is endowed with limitless qualities. The realization of this natural state gives rise to spontaneous compassion that is limitless and impartial. This is awakening mind or ultimate bodhichitta.
The Seven Points of Mind Training, compiled in pithy points and slogans, is one of the most well known, profound and traditional practices and texts to develop bodhichitta.
Here, Khabje Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, with great compassion, clarity and simplicity illuminates the profound meaning and methods of these teachings so they can become a part of our daily life and practice.

From the Foreword by Ven. Choje Lama
Seven-Point Mind Training
Seven-Point Mind Training
By: Alan Wallace
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In this society with its hurly-burly pace demanding of our time, it is ever so easy to let life slip by. The process of simply existing is not necessarily meaningful. And yet, there is an unlimited potential for meaning and value in this human existence. The Seven-Point Mind Training is to make the liberating passage from the constricting solitude of self-centeredness to the warm kinship with others which occurs with the cultivation of cherishing others even more than oneself.
This mind training technique is especially well-suited for an active life. It does not require that we withdraw into seclusion, but that we re-examine all of our relationships - to family, friends, enemies, and strangers - and gradually transform our responses to whatever life throws our way.
Start Where You Are
Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living
By: Pema Chodron
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This is an indispensable handbook for cultivating fearlessness and awakening a compassionate heart. With insight and humor, Pema Chodron, author of The Wisdom of No Escape, presents down-to-earth guidance on how to make friends with ourselves and develop genuine compassion toward others.
To Dispel the Misery of the World
To Dispel the Misery of the World: Whispered Teachings of the Bodhisattvas
By: Ga Rabjampa
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"Offered here is the pith advice on mind training according to the great vehicle. This is the path followed by all the buddhas and their children of the past, present, and future, the most profound instruction of the oral lineage, and the quintessence of the ocean of all the excellent teachings." --Ga Rabjampa

This short book contains a wealth of advice for those wanting to become more fully human. When we are disconnected from others we flounder; only by recognizing the profound interdependence of all beings do we flourish and grow. The famous Seven-Point Mind Training, in just a few pages of one-line instructions, provides direct and powerful advice for breaking through the chronic barriers that separate us from those around us. It is easy to see why it is one of the most cherished texts in all of Tibetan Buddhism.
Ga Rabjampa, an influential master of the fifteenth century, here uses the Seven-Point Mind Training as the basis for illuminating the essential teachings on Buddhism, giving special attention to the practices of giving and taking (tonglen) and of transforming adversity into opportunities for spiritual growth.
TRAINING IN COMPASSION: Zen Teachings on the Practice of LOJONG
Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of LOJONG
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Norman Fischer brings a fresh perspective to the profound Tibetan Buddhist manual of lojong, or mental training. With down-to-earth clarity, he applies its 59 pithy practices to the challenges of modern life. With repetition, these practices gradually change one from the inside out. His writing is direct, penetrating, and powerful. with the authenticity and impact that comes from a great teacher, as he shows readers how to develop resilience and compassion, strength with heart. (Comment by Rick Hanson, PhD)
Training the Mind
Training the Mind (pocket)
By: Chogyam Trungpa
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Using this book could be hazardous to your ego! The slogans it contains are designed to awaken the heart and cultivate love and kindness toward others. They are revolutionary in that practicing them fosters abandonment of personal territory in relating to others and in understanding the world as it is.
Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness
Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness
By: Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
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Using this book could be hazardous to your ego! The slogans it contains are designed to awaken the heart and cultivate love and kindness toward others. They are revolutionary in that practicing them fosters abandonment of personal territory in relating to others and in understanding the world as it is.
Training the Mind in the Great Way
Training the Mind in the Great Way
By: Dalai Lama 1st, Mullin
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The attitude of self-cherishing and the habit of egograsping are considered by Buddhist teachers as the two greatest enemies to happiness and peace of mind. By practicing the lojong methods for developing great compassion and the blissful wisdom of emptines presented in this famous teaching by the First Dalai Lama, these two syndromes can be transformed and eventually overcome.
"For rne, the lojong tradition starts as the heart of the Buddha's message of peace. It teaches us how to regard others with the dignity and care that they deserve, and also how to transcend the limitations of conventional egograsping. Kindness is a universal need, and it is something that we all appreciate being shown. "-The Dalai Lama



Transforming the Mind
Transforming the Mind: Teachings on Generating Compassion
By: Dalai Lama
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The "Eight Verses on Transforming the Mind" is one of the most important texts from a genre of Tibetan spiritual writings known as lojong, literally "transforming the mind". Written by the eleventh-century meditator Langi Thangpa, His Holiness the Dalai Lama refers to this work as one of the main sources of his own inspiration.
Wheel of Sharp Weapons
By: Dhargyey, Geshe Ngawang
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The Wheel of Sharp Weapons, one of the most important & influential texts in the Mahayana training of the mind, was composed by the great Indian Yogi Dharmaraksita. From among his numerous disciples, Dharmaraksita transmitted these teachings to Atisha (982-1054) who transmitted the same to his greatest disciple Upasaka Dromtonpa and together translated it into Tibetan from Sanskrit.