Tibetan educational system continues mind training

The Tibetan Children’s Villages have at their core the Tibetan Buddhist teachings.

Each child in the educational system is trained to recite these verses every day.

I provide the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation from the Tibetan logong, or mind training tradition.

Tibetan Buddhists believe that reciting these verses and mediating on their meaning will assist a person on the path to enlightenment.

They provide a tool for the transformation of selfishness to an attitude of altruism.

To have a good heart is the essence of the Buddhist teaching. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has recited these verses everyday for most of his life. The Dalai Lama states:

“I recite these verses every day and, when I meet with difficult circumstances, reflect on their meaning. It helps me…. If this helps your mind, practice it. If it does not help, there is no debate; just leave it.

The dharma, or doctrine, is not for the sake of debate. These teachings were spoken by the great master in order to help, not for people to quarrel with each other.”

Such words were written by the Ga-dam-ba Ge-shay Lang-ri-tang-ba (1054-1123). They are powerful if practiced.

I share them with you. They are from the heart of the Dalai Lama.