and Cultivating Loving Kindness
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Trungpa Rinpoche encouraged his students to include tonglen in their daily meditation practice and to memorize the slogans. He would have individual slogans beautifully calligraphed and posted at Vajradhatu seminaries. You never knew when you might come across one. For instance, you might find "Be grateful to everyone" posted in the kitchen, or "Drive all blames into one" hanging from a tree. The slogans are meant to be contemplated-one by one. For that reason the Vidyadhara encouraged students to use printed slogan cards as daily reminders and provocateurs. — from the editor's foreword, Training the Mind
For eight centuries, Tibetan Buddhists have used the fifty-nine provocative slogans presented here to help meditation students awaken their hearts and cultivate love and kindness toward others. Trungpa Rinpoche’s commentary on each slogan helps to clarify these instructions for meeting life with compassion and intelligence.