One of the best ways to bring meditation off the cushion and into everyday life, according to Tibetan Buddhists, is the practice of Lojong, or Mind Training. In this extensive CD audio programme, Pema Chodron presents her definitive teachings on Lojong. She offers an overview of the practice and goes on to provide inspiring commentary on each of the 59 pithy slogans of advise while paying special attention on how to apply them on the spot in our daily lives. In particular, she emphasizes the importance of practicing with the slogans during lifes' difficulties because, she says, " no matter what is happening in the moment, it is a vehicle for awakening compassion."
The CD set includes: Practical commentary to enhance our understanding of the Lojong slogans; six writing and reflection exercises to help us engage deeply with the slogans; sitting meditation instructions to help us relax, let go, and uncover our uncaught-up mind; on-the-spot methods to deepen bodhichitta, our compassion for all beings; question-and-answer sessions that address some of the most common issues that arise in Lojong practice, and three guided meditations on tonglen - a compassion practice based on the understanding that the very thing that triggers suffering can become the foundation of happiness.