8 Verses of Training Mind

Mind training (lojong) is indispensable for those who wish to become bodhisattvas. This mind training text summarises the main points of training in bodhicitta (the mind of awakening). Like a manual, the text provides a step by step guide for practitioners to follow in order to develop bodhicitta gradually. The text is concise, short on words but deep in meaning. Each verse teaches a different practice through which we can endeavor to make our hearts and minds vaster and more encompassing. The profound practice of tong-len is one of the practices taught in this text.

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