appropriately, ‘ starting back at the beginning’ the first in a series of posts about her ‘lojong practice’ Zenkatwrite’s blog. Thanks Kate
I am using Weeping Buddha and the lojong sayings and commentary from Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness by Chogyam Trungpa as a study, together.
I’ve been practicing tonglen for over two decades, and it is my main practice.
This is the first installment. To read the entire summary of posts go here.
Starting back at the beginning.
There is a difference in studying and reading, and a difference in taking on a teaching as your practice. I read two lojong books before I decided this was going to be my practice. It sang to me. I was a bodhisattva with my foot on the path but other than sit meditation, had not formal practice, and so, stood on the sidelines gleaming what I could. I took to zen to develop a basic sanity, now I wanted to cultivate compassion.
As I have always done when learning…
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