5-Week Class -- $80 Class Fee

Lojong: Tibetan Mind Training

The marriage of wisdom and compassion
In Tibetan Buddhism the practices of Lojong comprise a profound yet practical method for cultivating wisdom and compassion, the hallmarks of the awakened mind.  Lojong is a concise presentation of the entire path; it is said that when we practice this, we are practicing everything. Our text will be The Great Path of Awakening by Jamgon Kongtrul (McLeod, 2005). Having a text is highly recommended but not a requirement for participating in the class.  Students may use a translation and commentary of their own choosing. 

Lojong: Tibetan Mind Training meets once a week for five weeks.  Each meeting includes instruction, meditation practice, and time for Q & A. Classes are hybrid, i.e. they are simultaneously taught in-person and on Zoom. After the class ends, a weekly follow-up meeting will be offered at no cost to answer your questions.

You will receive a confirmation email within 2 business days.  Prior to the first class, you will receive class information and materials.     

John Blackburn, Ph.D., has practiced meditation for over fifty years, practicing intensively with teachers in the Vipassana, Zen, and Dzogchen traditions.  For many years he served as chair of the Board of Directors for Southern Dharma Retreat Center in Spring Creek, NC.