Lojong Practice Journal Index

Commentaries on the 59 Lojong Slogans through a social justice lens

The following is an index of my commentaries on the Lojong Slogans (also known as the Seven Points of Training the Mind) in the order they are listed, rather than the order in which I published them.

May they be of benefit.


Point One: The preliminaries and therefore basis of the practice

1/1: First, train in the preliminaries


Point Two: Practices for training in Bodhichitta

2/2: Regard all dharmas as dreams

2/3: Examine the nature of unborn awareness

2/4: Self-liberate even the antidote

2/5: Rest in the nature of alaya, the essence

2/6: In postmeditaion, be a child of illusion

2/7: Sending and taking should be practiced alternately. These two should ride the breath.

2/8: Three objects, three poisons, and three seeds of virtue

2/9: In all activities, train with slogans

2/10: Begin the sequence of sending and taking with yourself


Point Three: Transformative practice of integrating difficulties into our path of awakening

3/11: When the world is filled with evil, transform all mishaps into the path of bodhi

3/12: Drive all blames into one

3/13: Be grateful to everyone

3/14: Seeing confusion as the four kayas is unsurpassable shunyata protection

3/15: Four practices are the best of methods

3/16: Whatever you meet unexpectedly, join with meditation


Point Four: Application of the practice to life

4/17: Practice the five strengths, the condensed heart instructions And 4/18: The mahayana instruction for ejection of consciousness at death is the five strengths: How you conduct yourself is important


Point Five: Evalutation of training the mind

5/19: All dharma agrees at one point

5/20: Of the two witnesses, hold the principle one

5/21: Always maintain only a joyful mind

5/22: If you can practice even when distracted, you are well trained


Point Six: Points of discipline for training the mind

6/23: Always abide by the three basic principles

6/24: Change your attitude, but remain natural

6/25: Don’t talk about injured limbs

6/26: Don’t ponder others

6/27: Work with the greatest defilements first

6/28: Abandon any hope of fruition

6/29: Abandon poisonous foods

6/30: Don’t be so predictable

6/31: Don’t malign others

6/32: Don’t wait in ambush

6/33: Don’t bring things to a painful point

6/34: Don’t transfer the ox’s load to the cow

6/35: Don’t try to be the fastest

6/36: Don’t act with a twist

6/37: Don’t make gods into demons

6/38: Don’t seek others’ pain as the limbs of your own happiness


Point Seven: Guidance for training the mind

7/39: All activities should be done with one intention

7/40: Correct all wrongs with one intention

7/41: Two activities: one at the beginning, one at the end

7/42: Whichever of the two occurs, be patient

7/43: Observe these two, even at the risk of your life

7/44: Train in the three difficulties

7/45: Take on the three principal causes

7/46: Pay heed that the three never wane

7/47: Keep the three inseparable

7/48: Train without bias in all areas. It is crucial always to do this pervasively and wholeheartedly.

7/49: Always meditate on whatever provokes resentment

7/50: Don’t be swayed by external circumstances

7/51: This time, practice the main points

7/52: Don’t misinterpret

7/53: Don’t vacillate

7/54: Train wholeheartedly

7/55: Liberate yourself by examining and analysing

7/56: Don’t wallow in self-pity

7/57: Don’t be jealous

7/58: Don’t be frivolous

7/59: Don’t expect applause


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