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The Eight Verses for Training the Mind—A Powerful Practice for Transforming Difficult Circumstances


7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | $10 – $25

This event will be live streamed.

Almost one thousand years ago the great Indian teacher Atisha came to Tibet and began giving personal instructions to his Tibetan students. These instructions formed the basis for the Tibetan Mahayana tradition of training the mind called lojong. In these turbulent times these teachings help us to remain peaceful by keeping us focused on compassion and altruism. For this special evening at Tibet House, Khen Rinpoche will share with us his insight into one of the most famous mind training texts, Langri Thangpa’s Eight Verses on Mind TrainingWhether you are a beginner or long-time student, listening to these teachings from Rinpoche will help you to take both your hardships and successes into the path and maintain a balanced and joyful state of mind.

 Text for the talk is available with commentary by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, here: http://www.dalailama.com/teachings/training-the-mind

Friday, March 17; 7-9PM 
To attend in-person: General: $25/Members:$22.50
To Join live stream: $10 (no member discount)


Tibet House US Gallery
22 West 15th Street
New York, NY 10011 United States

About the Presenters

Khen Rinpoche Geshe Lobzang Tsetan

Khen Rinpoche Geshe Lobzang Tsetan was appointed abbot of Tashi Lungpo monastery in Bylakuppe, India by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2005. Born in Ladakh, India, he left his village in 1953 at the age of fifteen and walked all the way to Shigatse, Tibet to join the Tashi Lungpo monastery. He returned to Ladakh in 1960 to escape the religious persecution in occupied Tibet. Khen Rinpoche is also the founding director of the Siddhartha School in his native village in Ladakh, India. Serving children preschool age through tenth class, including nomadic children and orphans of the remote Chang Tang area, the school has educated some of the most academically accomplished graduates in the Jammu and Kashmir state.

About Siddhartha School

About Siddhartha School: Founded in 1993 by the esteemed Buddhist abbot Khen Rinpoche Lobsang Tsetan, the school is a vital agent in moving an ancient, peaceful culture into the 21st century with care and consideration for the traditions of its people. For over 20 years Siddhartha School has provided a dynamic, sensitive program of academic excellence for all children, Nursery age through Class 10, regardless of economic means. It is an institution with a great track record. Since the first graduating class in 2008, 100% of our students have passed the government exam. What is more, in 2008 and 2009 a female student in each class set and then broke the highest exam records ever achieved in all of the Jammu and Kashmir region. Siddhartha School students continue to produce ‘district toppers,’ who score in the top 20 on this exam, setting a standard of academic excellence for an area once plagued with illiteracy. For more information, visit: siddharthaschool.org