Lo Jong

Lo means mind and Jong means training or transformation. This means that we exercise our mind. Whenever we are in a difficult situation we have a perfect opportunity to practice. Not only does this teach us to transform our mind and emotions into a better state, but it also encourages us to better understand the principles of our existence. The more we understand the nature of our interconnectedness and impermanence, the less we fight against them. This will reduce our suffering and the suffering we create for others.

In this way, we can come out of negative, habitual mental patterns. We learn to perceive situations with a freshness and clarity that reveal our opportunity for development. Every person and every problem becomes our teacher.