Working with Anger: Lojong Trainings

This Sunday, Joey played a wonderful talk by Norman Fischer. Norman discussed the Tibetan Buddhist practice of using “Lojong” slogans to bring mindfulness to daily life. Mostly the focus in the talk was using the slogans in relation to anger, but also how they are applicable to many other situations.

The talk is here:

Joey printed up a list of the four slogans that Norman used in his talk:


In the subsequent discussion we talked about how the first slogan doesn’t mean not to form opinions or develop a hypothesis about why someone exhibits a behavior, but to know such thoughts as a hypotheses and not to get hooked into believing that is who the person is, unchanging.