Eight Verses of Training the Mind

Gehse Langri Tangpa

10 Tuesday, starting June 4

In this course we study the Eight Verses of Training the Mind, written by the famous Kadampa master Geshe Langri Tangpa (1054 – 1123), a seminal work on the development of bodhichitta. The first seven verses deal with method — loving kindness, bodhichitta — and the eighth deals with wisdom.

Sogyal Rinpoche has  encouraged all his students to use the Eight Verses as the main method for transforming our minds through love and compassion, particularly in terms of integration in daily life.

Sogyal Rinpoche’s teachings that are used in this course were given to the closed retreatants of Three Year Retreat, and were later shared with the Home Intensive Retreat. Working with each of these verses provide a sense of how we are all simultaneously working with releasing our habitual self-grasping and self-cherishing and cultivating love, compassion, and bodhichitta.

In addition to studying the text, this course provides a framework and structure for a contemplation on the Eight Verses.


Dates: 10 Tuesdays, June 4 – Aug 13.
Times: 7pm – 9pm
Prerequisites: One year of courses, or equivalent
Fee: $150. Work-study available. “Friend of NYC Center” discount applies.

Please register online, click here.


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