Event Dates: August 2-4, 2019


Eight Verses for Training the Mind: A Retreat for Mitras and Order Members led by Dh. Dhammarati

“By thinking of all sentient beings
As more precious than a wish-fulfilling jewel
For accomplishing the highest aim,
I will always hold them dear.”

The Seven Point Mind Training verses recommend that we ‘train with slogans’. This is the approach of the Indo-Tibetan Lojong tradition: the short, pithy and profound verses give us a bridge that helps us take our deepest meditation experiences into the rest of our lives. On this weekend we’ll be looking at the ‘Eight Verses for Training the Mind’, one of the most accessible of these Lojong texts, and the inspiration for Geshe Chekwa’s (longer) Seven Point Mind Training. We’ll also explore the related Bodhicitta practice, the meditation which underpins the eight verses.
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Find more on the Training Verses here.
Led by: Dh. Dhammarati
Times: Friday, August 2, 7pm to Sunday, August 4, 2 pm
Venue: Aryaloka
Fee: Sliding Scale: $305/230/155
Level: Open to Mitras and Order Members Only
Directions: Directions Page

* At Aryaloka, we strive to make our programs available to everyone regardless of their financial circumstances. Our fee structure allows you to pay according to your means. The Sustaining price is for people comfortably paying their rent or mortgage, and who can afford the occasional meal out and movie. The Sustaining price level also helps Aryaloka offer lower prices to those who could otherwise not afford to attend. Any payment above this price is a tax-deductible donation. Mid-Level prices are for those who have a regular income and are paying their mortgage or rent. Prices at this level contribute to the range of Aryaloka’s operating costs. The Base-Level price is for those without an income or with an income low enough that making ends meet is a challenge. Those whose circumstances are not included above can call the office to arrange alternate pricing.

* Retreat participants are asked to work together to prepare and clean up after meals and to help with general cleanup at the end of the retreat.