Announcing a New Live Course from Samye Institute: The Seven Points of Mind Training

Seven Points of Mind Training

Samye Institute is overjoyed to announce a new live course, focusing on the Bodhisattva vehicle of Phakchok Rinpoche’s Nine Yana pathway. This course is devoted to the seminal Seven Points of Mind Training. This pithy Mahayana lojong text is based upon the teaching of the great Atisha Dipamkara. Initially, these instructions spread orally only from master to disciple until they were committed to writing by the 12th century by the Tibetan master Chekawa Yeshe Dorje.

In The Seven Points of Mind Training, resident teacher at Samye Hermitage New York (formerly Gomde Cooperstown), Matthew Zalichin, will lead students through ten teaching sessions taught on Zoom. 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. 

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

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

We are offering live teachings twice a week, with the same content will be covered in both sessions. Recordings of previous teachings will be made available so that students can review these teachings to aid their contemplation. Students will have perpetual access to these teachings, they will not expire.

In the live sessions, Matthew will discuss how modern householders can incorporate these core Mahayana principles into their daily lives. We can learn how to improve our relationships with family, co-workers, friends and acquaintances as we adopt these practices.

Samye Hermitage New York’s 108 Pillars supporting members will receive complimentary access to this course. If you are already a 108 Pillars member, you should have already received a coupon code that you can enter at checkout to get free access. If you have not, please reach out to Samye Institute’s support team for assistance.

Samye Hermitage seeks to make good on a continuing goal: 108 donors contributing $108 a month through the 108 Pillars Program. If you are already donating to them monthly, please consider increasing your donation via your PayPal account. If you have yet to join us as a monthly donor, please consider doing so. We rejoice in your generosity!

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 for scholarships and financial assistance.

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Samye is a place where students from all corners of the globe explore how to work with their minds in order to lead meaningful lives. Drawing from authentic Buddhist wisdom traditions, our online platform offers live teachings, structured courses, interactive forums, and community for the digital Dharma sangha. Samye Institute aims to be to the digital world what Nalanda was to India and what Samye was to Tibet.