The Great Path of Awakening: A Commentary on the Mahayana Teraching of the Seven Points of Mind Training
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The Great Path of Awakening: A Commentary on the Mahayana Teraching of the Seven Points of Mind Training

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Written by the nineteenth-century Tibetan scholar Jamgon Kongtrul, this book provides clear and concise instructions for working with fifty-nine traditional Buddhist maxims or slogans. This practice—made popular in such books as Start Where You Are by Pema Chödrön and Training the Mind by Chögyam Trungpa—is designed to awaken the heart and cultivate love and kindness tow...more
Paperback, 90 pages
Published December 12th 1987 by Shambhala Publications Inc.,U.S.
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Lojong is a really wonderful and powerful practice that offers an accessible core of the mahayana. Lojong is a set of slogans; overall, their themes encourage us to take difficulties, crisis and pain and transform it into an opportunity to deepen mindfulness, compassion, and self-growth.

There are many excellent books on the lojong, including Pema Chödron's Start Where You Are and Trungpa Rinpoche's Training the Mind. I suggest reading them in order for the non-buddhist, starting with Pema's. Sh...more
The Great Path of Awakening' is useful in that it provides the Lojong mind training teachings in something close to their original context. But this classic text is far from the most accessible for the average Buddhist practitioner. I found Pema Chodron's series of lectures about the Lojong teachings (recorded at a retreat and presented in the audio recording 'Be Grateful to Everyone') to be a great learning tool. Her book 'Start Where You Are' also a good overview.
Mark Gelula
This is the root teaching of the Seven Point Mind Training. The translation is excellent: clear and modern language without missing the original intentions of the teaching. Excellent notes.
Shaun Goodfellow
There is no better commentary out there on Mind Training, period! Train in the slogans we must, yes?
Good commentary, but I find that I go back to Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness more often.
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Jamgön Kongtrül is a name of a prominent line of Tibetan Buddhist teachers (lama), primarily identified with the first Jamgon Kongtrul, but also the name shared by members of a lineage held by tradition to be his subsequent reincarnations (tulku), to date.

The first Jamgon Kongtrul, Jamgön Kongtrül Lodrö Thayé, was one of the preeminent scholars in 19th century Tibet. Tibetan Buddhists believe that...more
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