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Curriculum for Study

Compiled by the 14th Shamarpa


Buddhist Meditation

With meditation, we train our minds to rest in a calm and clear state. Based on this, we are able to realize mind's peaceful nature and innate wisdom. The primary guidebook for meditation at Bodhi Path centers is The Path to Awakening, a commentary on the Seven Points of Mind Training (Tibetan: Lojong), by the 14th Shamarpa, Mipham Chokyi Lodrö.

In Bodhi Path centers, the study of meditation emphasizes the following topics:


Preliminaries


Absolute and relative bodhicitta (the wisdom and compassion aspects of enlightened mind)


Additional Points of Mind Training