Limitless compassion for oneself and others seems unattainable, yet Ponlop Rinpoche shows how to cultivate it using lojong (mind-training) practices taught by Gampopa: the seven stages of cause and effect. Gampopa’s approach to lojong is different from that of Atisha’s seven points of mind training. Using gentle, easily remembered practices, a gradual transformation in outlook takes place. Rinpoche explains the process in detail in a penetrating, humorous and insightful manner. Extensive Q&A provides insight on applying the teachings to real-world, personal situations. Taught in English. Five talks. The Friday night public talk is available on DVD or CD.
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MP3CDs look like ordinary CDs, but contain compressed audio files. While a regular audio CD holds a maximum of only 80 minutes of recorded audio, an identical-looking MP3CD can easily hold the audio files from an entire weekend or even week-long teaching. MP3CDs can be played in a computer and/or the audio files can be downloaded into an iPod or similar device. MP3CDs may also be played on a portable MP3CD player. Most ordinary CD players, such as the CD player in most older cars (roughly 2005 and earlier), will not play MP3CDs. Many but not all cars 2006 or later do have MP3-capable CD players. Any car or home stereo CD player that is capable of playing an MP3CD will have “MP3” or “MP3-WMA” clearly marked on the front of it.
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