The Seven Point Mind Training text of Geshe Chekawa has been a beloved and widely utilized lojong (thought transformation) text for hundred of years. It speaks to the human tendencies to blame or feel disempowered and victimized by people and/or circumstances and offers rich and provocative methods for reframing even the deepest pain into fuel for transformation on the spiritual path. Ven. Yonten first taught this text to the KYC community more than ten years ago and it was one of the key ingredients to the beginning of a beautiful dharma friendship with the community.
The Zoom sessions will be available as a community event at Kunsang Yeshe or online at your location.
Why not join us in the gompa for the teachings and a cuppa?
Dates: Sundays 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th May
Time: 10.00-11.30am (AEST)
Location: via Zoom at 116 Bathurst Road, Katoomba OR at your remote location.
Venerable Lozang Yonten
Venerable Lozang Yönten got ordained in 2003. Buddhist since her teenage years, Ven. Yönten moved to Australia at 19 and studied extensively under Gyurmé Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Tashi Tsering (at Chenrezig Institute) from 2002-2009 before moving to India to study at Thosamling Institute from 2010-2011. In 2012, she became registered In-Depth teacher with the FPMT and was requested to become the resident teacher at Kunsang Yeshe Retreat Centre in New South Wales, Australia where she remained for three years and frequently visited up until the pandemic.
From 2015 onwards, Ven. Yönten was mainly based in New Zealand at Mahamudra Centre. During that period, she divided her time between leading retreats in New Zealand and teaching philosophy at Human Spirit: Buddhist Psychoanalytic Training Program in Israel, as well as offering classes and retreats in various parts of Europe. She then moved back to the USA in 2021 where she offered retreats and courses at Vajrapani Institute and Land of Medicine Buddha, both in California, before joining the Maitripa College faculty as a Lecturer in Buddhist Studies and their Chaplain. She also has experience in hospice work and palliative care, as well as a deep commitment to social justice and a love of animals.