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Consuming the World: Embodying the 7 Points of Mind-Training
Dates: Sep 15, 2020 - Sep 22, 2020
Days: Tue - Tue (7 Nights)

Instructor(s): Lama Rod Owens

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The world is on fire. Each day we are facing challenges that test our dharma practice leaving many of us confused, overwhelmed, and burnt out. Though we attempt to maintain our practice, we sometimes end up feeling uninspired and disconnected from our formal practice. What many of us long for is a way to bridge the richness of our practice with the reality of living in the world as it is. The Tibetan tradition of lojong (mind-training) and the 7 Points of Mind-training have been both a profound and accessible tradition of cultivating presence and awareness leading to liberation. The trainings offer a profound way for us to consume the world by meeting the chaos of the world and transforming it into wisdom and compassion. In this weeklong course open to all participants but centering the experiences of black, indigenous, queer, and people of color, we will explore the mind-training slogans through study, movement, breath, play, journaling, and dialogue. Through both individual and collective work, we will support each other in embodying these precious teachings and experiencing liberation together.

Applications for this course will go live on October 1st.

Learning Intentions:

To learn and implement lojong practices for individual and social liberation.

Noble Silence and Mindful Speech:

Noble silence will be observed from the beginning of the evening session until the beginning of the morning session.

Experience Level:

Suitable for both beginning and experienced practitioners

Applications close March 15th
  • Lama Rod Owens is an author, activist, and authorized Lama (Buddhist Teacher) in the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism. He is the co-founder of Bhumisparsha, a Buddhist tantric practice and study community; a guiding teacher for the Thomasville Buddhist Center; a visiting teacher with Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme); and a visiting teacher with Natural Dharma Fellowship and the Brooklyn Zen Center.