Stages of the Heroic Mind, by Selingpa
Geshe Tenzin Zopa has kindly been providing weekly Lojong teachings throughout the COVID-19 pandemic that are also available afterwards on FPMT Australia’s YouTube channel. (See the bottom of this page.) These teachings are livestreamed 5pm Sundays Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time. (Check World Time Calculator for your local time).
Geshe Zopa commences his commentary on the next Mind Training text, Stages of the Heroic Mind, by Selingpa on 26th September. This text is from the the anthology of Lojong teachings, compiled in the fifteenth century, Mind Training: The Great Collection which is available online. It can also be purchased as an e-book.
The principal focus of these texts is the systematic cultivation of such altruistic thoughts and emotions as compassion, love, forbearance, and perseverance.
Lojong teachings by Geshe Zopa now online
FPMT Australia, on behalf of students everywhere, is warmly appreciative of the Sunday Lojong teachings that have been delivered by Geshe Tenzin Zopa on the FPMT Australia YouTube channel since May 2020. These teachings reach students in countries around the world are simultaneously translated into Chinese, Russian, Thai, Spanish and accessed by students everywhere.
So far, Geshela has completed the following texts in this series of commentaries:
Bodhisattva’s Jewel Garland, by Lama Atisha
Root Lines of Mahayana Mind Training, by Lama Atisha
Seven Point Mind Training, by Geshe Chekawa
A commentary on the Seven Point Mind Training, by Geshe Se Chilbu
Wheel of Sharp Weapons, by Dharmarakshita
The Peacock’s Neutralising of Poison, by Dharmarakshita
Melodies of an Adamantine Song: A Chanting Meditation on Mind Training, by Maitriyogi
Making an Offering to the Teacher
These teachings are happily and freely offered. However we have had many queries regarding how to make an offering to Geshela. For those students wishing to make an offering to Geshe Tenzin Zopa for his teachings please see how to below. Please add GTZ when asked for a reference by your financial institution. Your name as a sponsor will be passed on to Geshe-la.
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Find these teachings on our YouTube channel
All of Geshe Tenzin Zopa’s Lojong teachings from May 10th 2020 until the present can be accessed on the FPMT Australia YouTube channel. Here is a link to the first teaching in the playlist below – 10th May 2020.
Click on the video above where you can find the complete playlist of teachings for 2020/21 at the FPMT Australia YouTube channel.
‘When I first read the Lojong (Mind Training) teachings in The Great Path of Awakening by the nineteenth-century Tibetan teacher Jamgon Kongtrul the Great, I was struck by their unusual message that we can use our difficulties and problems to awaken our hearts. Rather than seeing the unwanted aspects of life as obstacles, Jamgon Kongtrul presented them as the raw material necessary for awakening genuine uncontrived compassion.’
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We welcome back Geshe Sherab who has returned to virtually teach in Australia.