‘Lojong… the Condensed Essence of all Dharma.’ Mind Training Teachings by Lama Pema Tsewang, March 22-24

lojongonlineblogThe Lojong or Mind Training teachings come from the Kadampa lineage of the great Jowo Je Atisha. These teachings were later structured into seven topics called the Seven Points of Mind Training by Chekawa Yeshe Dorje.

A special feature of these teachings is the use of pithy, elegant sayings for easy recollection. Since many of these sayings require further explanation, later Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye wrote a commentary to further elucidate their meaning. The Mind Training teachings have a unique way of explaining bodhichitta and the practice of a bodhisattva.

Lojong is also the condensed essence of all Dharma.  For that reason they have been preserved and widely disseminated by all the vajrayana lineages of Tibet. It is extremely important to study and practice these precious instructions.

Lama Pema Tsewang was born into a remarkable family of Nyingma ngakpas. At a young age he came to Thrangu Gonpa in Nepal where he became a monk with his lama, Kyabje Thrangu Rinpoche. Eagerly pursuing both practice and study, he completed a three year retreat and was appointed as a Dorje Loppon or vajra master and began guiding students.  He is now the principal lama of Thrangu Monastery in Vancouver, Canada.

Short slideshow with photos of Lama Pema Tsewang

— Lama Zopa

Lama Pema Tsewang, right, with Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche and Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche.
Lama Pema Tsewang, right, with Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche and Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche. All photos courtesy Lama Pema Tsewang’s Facebook page.
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