Introducing Samye Institute's Vajrayana Membership

The Seven Points of Mind Training

In this course, Matthew Zalichin, resident teacher at Samye Hermitage New York, will lead students through the seminal text, The Seven Points of Mind Training.

The lojong (or mind training) practice involves the contemplation and meditation on aphorisms to refine and purify our intentions and aspirations. These slogans act as powerful mechanisms to purify our mental obscurations and help us train in relative bodhicitta and ultimate bodhicitta. 

In this course, Matthew Zalichin, resident teacher at Samye Hermitage New York, will lead students through the seminal text, The Seven Points of Mind Training, brought to Tibet by the great Atisha Dipamkara and committed to writing by Chekawa Yeshe Dorje. This course will be taught over ten live teaching sessions, giving students the time to meditate and contemplate these profound instructions to transform their minds. 

Author of The Seven Points of Mind Training
Chekawa Yeshe Dorje (1101-1175), who codified the Seven Points of Mind Training

Each teaching session will include a meditation session. We encourage you to also download the recording of the meditation for your personal use. Phakchok Rinpoche regularly reminds students of the importance of daily practice. With this video, you can gradually familiarize yourself with the chants. We hope this serves as valuable support for your personal practice.

We are offering live teachings twice a week. The same content will be covered in both sessions, allowing you flexibility in attending the live sessions.

The first session of this course will be held on Thursday, October 27th, at 6PM EDT. The repeat class will be held on Friday, October 28th at 11:00AM EDT. Find your local time here.

Session One: Thursdays, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT (find your local time here)

Session Two: Fridays, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT (find your local time here)

Recordings of previous teachings will be made available so that students can review these teachings to aid their contemplation.

The cost of this course is $108, which helps support Samye Institute, Samye Hermitage New York, and our ongoing activities. We want to ensure that the Dharma is accessible to everyone so if you have financial difficulty, please contact us.

About Instructor

Matthew Zalichin

Matthew Zalichin began studying Buddhism as an undergraduate in 1971. His teachers include many of the past and current century’s most eminent Tibetan lamas of all main lineages, but principally the Kagyu and Nyingma through his two root gurus Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, whom he met in 1977. In July 2009 he accepted Phakchok Rinpoche’s appointment as meditation instructor and teacher in residence at Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Cooperstown.

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Course Includes

  • 13 Lessons