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Eight Verses for Training the Mind Dharma Altar Card

The Eight Verses for Training the Mind Dharma Altar Card is 7"x9" in size and is protected with thick optical-quality lamination (10ml) for long life and offers a profound lojong practice for mind training and meditation.

The Eight Verses are shown over an exquisite thangka painting of Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig), the Buddha of Compassion. The deeper wisdom contained in each of the Eight Verses is revealed by the illuminating commentaries on the back of the card.

Eight Verses for Training the Mind Dharma Teaching Altar Card was composed by the Buddhist Master Langri Tangpa (1054-1123), Eight Verses for Training the Mind is a highly-revered text from the Mahayana Lojong (mind training) Tradition. These instructions offer essential practices for cultivating the awakening mind of compassion, wisdom and love (bodhichitta). In just eight simple verses, this remarkable teaching enshrines the very heart of Buddha Dharma, revealing the true essence of the Mahayana path to liberation.

As we practice these lojong teachings, we train the mind to embrace reality in a completely wholesome, wise and compassionate way. These excellent practices help us purify negativity and awaken the heart by giving us a way to transform adversity and hardship into a direct opportunity for spiritual growth. In this way, rather than perceiving difficult people or adverse circumstances in our lives as an obstacle, tragedy, or punishment, we now meet these experiences with deep compassion, wisdom and skill, using them as the actual path to enlightenment.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama refers to this work as one of the main sources of his own inspiration and includes it in his daily meditations.

Your purchase greatly assists our Naljor Prison Dharma Service in bringing the "seeds of liberation" to those behind prison walls.

Each of the four Dharma Teaching Altar Cards is a radiant gem of wisdom, providing you with a profound, accurate, and complete dharma teaching transmission. Illuminating commentaries are on the backside of each card. Precious dharma teachings right at your fingertips! Teachings include: Eight Verses for Training the Mind, The Four Immeasurables, The Four Noble Truths and The Noble Eightfold Path, and the Loving-kindness Meditation.

Category: Altar Card, Meditation Tools

Type: Altar Card


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