To find out more about lojong and mind training in Buddhism explore the websites, articles, and books listed below. If there are any good sites or resources I’ve missed, please let me know in the comments below…
Always Train with the Slogans

“If you know how to work with your mind and understand it, then this mind can be the most wonderful thing. On the other hand, if you don’t know how to work with your mind, then this mind, with all its endless thinking, can become your worst enemy or nightmare. The purpose of lojong, therefore, is to work with and transform our mind. In fact, taming and transforming the mind is the essence of the entire teaching of Buddha.” – Sogyal Rinpoche

Useful Websites

Buddha Net – Teachings, articles, dharma talks, and more from all types of Buddhism

Lion’s Roar – Home of Lion’s Roar (ex-Shambhala Sun) and Buddhadharma magazines – loads of great articles

Lojong Mind Training – Lojong and Tonglen Community site – down at the moment (Aug-16)

Lotsawa House – A collection of translations of Tibetan Buddhist texts. Click here for the Mind training and lojong texts

Sogyal Rinpoche – Videos and teachings on Buddhism. Click here for Training the Mind in Compassion

Study Buddhism – Tibetan Buddhist teachings from the Alexander Berzin Archives

Thubten Chodron – Videos and teachings on Buddhism. Click here for videos on Thought Training (Lojong)

Tricycle – Home of Tricycle magazine – loads of great articles

Unfettered Mind – Online archive of Ken McLeod’s teachings and writings


Be Wholehearted Fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism – selection of articles from the Berzin Archives

Lojong: How to Awaken your Heart by Pema Chodron

Lojong Mind Training Practices – discussion between Judy Lief, Ken McLeod, and Alan Wallace (pdf)

Mahayana Mind Training – podcast transcripts on lojong by Ken McLeod in 9 parts (change the 1 at the end of the url to get the other parts.)

Mind Training in Seven Points – by Ken McLeod

Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong – video talk by Norman Fischer

Train your Mind: Lojong commentary on all 59 slogans by Judy Lief

The Why and How of Lojong by Judy Lief


Examine Nature of AwarenessPema ChodronAlways Maintain a Joyful Mind: and Other Lojong Teachings on Awakening Compassion and Fearlessness

Pema ChodronStart Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living

Chogyam TrungpaTraining the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness  (You can read this online here)

Dilgo Khyentse RinpocheEnlightened Courage: A Commentary on the Seven Point Mind Training

Norman FischerTraining in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong

Jamgon Kongtrul (trans. Ken Mcleod)The Great Path of Awakening: The Classic Guide to Lojong, a Tibetan Buddhist Practice for Cultivating the Heart of Compassion

Traleg Kyabgon – The Practice of Lojong: Cultivating Compassion through Training the Mind

B. Alan WallaceBuddhism with an Attitude: The Tibetan Seven-Point Mind Training

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