Vinson Visual Lojong #7: Don’t try to be the fastest

Lojong is a Tibetan Buddhist mind training practice based on a set of 59 slogans first formulated in the 12th century. For most of my climbs, my Buddhist mentor (or “Buddhist Personal Trainer” as I like to call her) prepares a list of slogans in advance based on the itinerary. Each day I use the day’s slogan as a way to work with any challenges that arise in my mind or surroundings or both. For Vinson, I’ve decided to share the slogans in my blog so that you can follow along with the slogans and the climb. For further information on Lojong (and what the slogans actually mean since some of them may seem a bit strange, you can google “lojong” and do some reading. I particularly like Pema Chodren’s interpretation of the slogans.

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2 Responses to Vinson Visual Lojong #7: Don’t try to be the fastest

  1. Anonymous says:

    Just thought you’d like to know that during our biweekly meeting for the Faculty Learning Community on Contemplative Education, we decided to do our own meditative freewrite on the visual lojong you posted. Consider it our act of solidarity and support for the journey ahead!
    All the best!

    • TA Loeffler says:

      Thanks all! I knew you were along in spirit and I found the Lojong slogans to be particularly helpful and powerful on this climb. I look forward to sharing more at our next meeting. Happy holidays to all.

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