A commentary by Shamar Rinpoche on the Seven Points of Mind Training, the classic Lojong, or mind training text. The original Kadampa teachings influenced all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism - Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya, and especially Gelugpa. Here, the Kagyu master Shamar Rinpoche gives his comments and advice on this practical text. This work was originally wriiten as a curriculum for the Bodhi Path centres in America, Europe and Asia to encourage effective, transformative practice that does not depend on sectarian divisions.
"This mind training practice is easy to learn, handy, and it includes all the profound meditation instructions. For a young person who has decided to give up all worldly pursuits and takes the time to practice in retreat this will be extremely beneficial. In fact, just this is enough for enlightenment...if you really engage with these teachings and try to train your mind, this is like the best savings for the future...the teachings and practices contained in this book are my highest recommendation for you to meaningfully use the remainder of your precious human life...this practice will carry you through as many lifetimes as it takes as a successful bodhisattva, free from the suffering of samsara, and finally enable you to achieve enlightenment." Shamar Rinpoche.