(2 credits)  This course will examine a corpus of Buddhist teachings called lojong (mind training) from both traditional Tibetan Buddhist and Western approaches to applied spirituality in communities. Based on the essential Mahayana Buddhist teachings of impermanence, compassion, and the exchange of self and other, the lojong teachings are a source of guidance shared by masters of all Tibetan traditions. These teachings offer techniques and inspiration toward a deep altruism for others, which in turn trains the practitioner”s mind toward the embrace of tranquility and joy under any conditions. A combination of philosophical study, discussion, reflection, and meditation training will be utilized in the exploration of these topics.