Open Heart, Open Mind
Eight verses on Mind Training
with Geshema Dawa Dolma
The essential meaning of the teachings on mind transformation is that we recognize that our true enemy lies within ourselves, and not outside.
We feel hurt when someone insults us, disappointed when someone we love betrays us, outraged when provoked for no reason, pangs of jealousy when others are successful, all because of deep-seated self-cherishing.
At the moment we grasp at our “self” as being a real, independent entity that we need to defend from dangers, and nourish with what it wants to have. We not only grasp at this intrinsically real “self” as if it is our true being, but we also cherish the welfare of this true “me” at the expense of all others. It is this self-cherishing attitude that opens us to these painful and undesirable experiences.
Langri Thangpa’s Eight Verses on Mind Training challenges us to reverse this process. It teaches us how to change our basic attitude both toward our own self and toward our fellow sentient beings, as well as toward the events around us.
This course on the Eight Verses on Mind Training is taught by our resident resident Geshema Dawa Dolma, who is well known for her down to earth approach, and her understanding of the modern mind.
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