Lojong: The Tibetan Practice of Mind Training with John Blackburn


Tuesdays, February 12th – March 12th, 6-7:30pm

Please note that drop-ins will not be accepted after the first class.

Please review our cancellation policy.

Donation Options

This is a donation based series, however there is a suggested donation of $70. This is a suggested donation and participants are free to give more or less, depending on their circumstances.

Seating Preference * 

Please indicate whether you prefer to sit on meditation cushions on the floor or in a chair for this class.


In Tibetan Buddhism the practices of Lojong comprise a profound yet practical method for cultivating wisdom and compassion, the hallmarks of the awakened mind. Lojong is a concise presentation of the entire path; it is said that when we practice this, we are practicing everything.

As a basic text we will use The Great Path of Awakening by Jamgon Kongtrul (Shambala 2005.)  Having a text is highly recommended but not a requirement for participating in the class. Text is available free of charge here. Students may use a translation and commentary of their own choosing.


About John: John Blackburn, PhD, has been practicing meditation for over forty-five years. He has studied intensively with teachers in the Zen, Vipassana (Insight), and Dzogchen traditions.  He serves on the Board of Directors for Southern Dharma Retreat Center in Spring Creek, NC, and he leads a local sitting group, the Knoxville Community of Mindfulness. He is available by email.



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