2019 CURRICULUM and READINGS

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SECTIONS I-IV OF THE LOJONG SLOGANS

September

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Point I: The Preliminaries - The Great Matter of Life and Death

Optional reading: Good Evening, Bodhisattvas

Point I: The Preliminaries: Karma, Suffering and WTF we Can Do to Suffer Less

October

Point II: Confronting Our Demons with Bodhichitta: Strong Emotions Meet Emptiness

Point II: Tonglen: Working with the Pain of Others

November

Point III: What it Means to Be Patient When the World is On Fire

Point III: Joining the Unexpected with Meditation (or Why Your Smartphone Won’t Make You Happy)

December

Point IV: Exerting Yourself in the Face of Family Karma a.k.a. How to Change the Habitual Cycle

Point IV: Determination in the Buddhist Path

Note: Readings will be released at the same time as the corresponding videos