Please join the Nalandabodhi Connecticut Sangha online for our Sunday morning meditation practice from 9:00 to 9:50 a.m. Our Sunday Meditation and Lojong Discussion is online only (Zoom) until it becomes safe to meet in our shrineroom. The Zoom information is made available in our weekly newsletter. In order to receive the newsletter, your email address must be on our Mail Chimp mailing list. You can add your name and email to our mailing list by clicking here.
This is silent, sitting practice, either on a cushion or in a chair. We begin with some chants which express our devotion to following a path of practice, our compassion and loving kindness for sentient beings, and our aspiration to work with and transform our suffering. If you would like meditation instruction prior to sitting, please e-mail Susan Busby (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Lojong: (Lo = Mind; Jong = Training): Mind training means transforming our attitude, our whole way of thinking and our outlook – entirely. The Seven Points of Mind Training includes fifty-nine pithy and powerful slogans or reminders to help us awaken our hearts in the midst of day-to-day life. These slogans teach us that we can use everything in our lives – pleasant or painful – to awaken genuine compassion.
After our meditation ends at 9:50 a.m., the Umdze (meditation leader) reads a Mind Training Slogan along with commentary on the slogan. Following a short break to allow participants to get drinks and maybe snacks, we then share our thoughts about how this slogan plays out in our lives and practice. The discussion ends about 10:25 a.m. to create a short break before the scheduled class or discussion that starts at 10:30 a.m.