THIS EVENT WAS RECORDED BY WISDOM ARCHIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE SHORTLY AS AN ONLINE COURSE
The Seven-Point Mind-Training stems from the teachings of the 11th-century Indian Buddhist scholar and contemplative Atisha and was first written down by the 12th-century Tibetan monk Chekawa. This training summarizes the Bodhisattva way of life by integrating theories and practices for the cultivation of ultimate and relative bodhichitta, or the mind of awakening. Beginning with a careful investigation of the nature of the mind and its relation to nature as a whole, resulting in a realization of emptiness and dependent origination, this training then leads one to the experience of profound compassion and the transformation of all experiences into means of furthering one’s spiritual growth. This training is widely taught in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism and provides a practical guide for transformation one’s whole life into spiritual practice. This retreat will consist of lectures, guided meditations, and times for discussion.