Mind Training: the Great Collection
Death could come any minute so transform your life into Dharma.
Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche
The Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in intense suffering through hundreds of thousands of deaths across the globe and severe economic deprivation, and has put a huge strain on our social and financial support systems. 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.
GESHE ZOPA SUNDAYS ON YOUTUBE
Geshe Tenzin Zopa will be providing regular teachings throughout the COVID-19 pandemic that will be livestreamed on Sundays and will also be available afterwards on FPMT Australia’s YouTube channel.
The Lojong teachings will be held on Sundays at 5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time, 3pm in Perth, Malaysia and China, 10am in Israel, 7am in Spain, 10am in Russia (to name just a few). Click here for a World Time Calculator. Click this link to go to the FPMT Australia channel and find ‘Lojong Teachings with Geshe Zopa’ where you will see the next upcoming teaching. If you subscribe you can get reminders. Alternatively you can click on YouTube then enter FPMT Australia and press on the round icon.
The teachings are offered freely. We welcome your generosity in considering whether you are able to make a donation to your nearest FPMT centre, which will cover their offering made to the teacher as well as a facility fee to keep the centre running at this challenging time. Click here to find your nearest FPMT centre.
OFFERING TO THE TEACHER
There are absolutely no expectations, particularly at this difficult time, of donations. We rejoice that we can offer the teachings freely. If however, you wish to make an additional or alternative offering directly to Geshe Zopa you are welcome to use direct transfer, utilising the bank details below. It would be helpful if you inserted GTZ when asked for a Reference. Or you can use the Paypal button if you are outside of Australia.
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To purchase the text click here. The volume contains forty-four individual texts, including the most important works of the mind training cycle, such as Serlingpa’s well-known Leveling Out All Preconceptions, Atisha’s Bodhisattva’s Jewel Garland, Langri Thangpa’s Eight Verses on Training the Mind, and Chekawa’s Seven-Point Mind Training together with the earliest commentaries on these seminal texts. This important work was compiled by renowned scholar and translator Dr. Thupten Jinpa Langri.