The Seven Points of Mind Training

Term 1, 6 February to 10 April

Term 2, 1 May to 3 July

Tuesdays, 7 to 9pm.

 

‘The Seven Points of Mind Training’ belongs to the category of teachings known as lojong. The essential meaning of the term lojong is ‘training or transforming the mind’. The lojong teachings help us to deepen our practice of bodhichitta and also show us how to bring bodhichitta into everyday life in a very practical and direct way.

The lojong teachings were introduced into Tibet by the great Indian master of compassion, Atisha Dipamkara (982–1054).

Initially these teachings were very secret. They were passed down orally and with tremendous care, and those who received them practiced them with great dedication. It took over 100 years before the teachings were organized into Seven Points by Geshe Chekawa Yeshe Dorje (1102–1176) and became more widely known in the form of the 59 slogans that we have today.

These slogans are a very practical means for effecting self-transformation in the midst of ordinary life.  Sogyal Rinpoche said that they are just what students need to help them face and navigate the challenges of daily life, because they can serve as a strong personal reminder of the teachings at the moments when we most need them.

This course is part of the Rigpa Sangha program. This class will be self facilitated in 2018. The class has already completed studying the Lojong slogans up to slogan 10 and so will begin with slogan 11 in 2018.

Rigpa students who have already studied the 7 points of mind training or who attended this class in 2017 are able to join in 2018. If you will be new to the class please contact us to register your interest.

Payment is by class fee or subscription.

Term 1 Fees for non subscribers
Full Fee: $240
Concession: Pension, Student, Unemployed: $150

Rigpa’s policy is that financial difficulties should not be an obstacle to attending our courses. If this is an issue for you please contact us.