Combining my next art journaling practice with my Buddhist practice, but posting it on zenkatwrites.
I am using Weeping Buddha and the lojong sayings and commentary from Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness by Chogyam Trungpa as a study, together.
I’ve been practicing tonglen for almost three decades, and it is my main practice.
There is a difference in studying and reading, and a difference in taking on a teaching as your practice. I read two lojong books before I decided this was going to be my practice. It sang to me. I was a bodhisattva with my foot on the path but other than sit meditation, had not formal practice, and so, stood on the sidelines gleaming what I could. I took to zen to develop a basic sanity, now I wanted to cultivate compassion.
As I have always done when learning anything, I took notes. I can’t really learn any other way, but the words coming…
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