New theme at Buddhism in the City – Seven Point Mind Training
Our Buddhism in the City class has a focus on applying Buddhist teachings and practices to everyday life in the contemporary urban environment. Over July and August, Yashobodhi will be exploring a traditional teaching that has very practical and immediate application to the here and now – the ‘Seven Point Mind Training’. Here she introduces the teaching and explains something of its personal significance.
– “So Yashobodhi, why is the Seven Point Mind Training such an important teaching for you?”
Yashobodhi: “Because it means you can use everything that happens to you to practise insight and compassion: everything, everythingthat happens is folded into the practice. Nothing is an obstacle – it’s a really different approach to life – very different from thinking, “This has to stop and then I can practise”. So it’s a deeply optimistic way of looking at Dharma practice…” Watch Yashobodhi introducing her Seven Point Mind Training series: