RECORDED INTERVIEW: Drupon Lama Dorje on Cultivating Compassion with Lojong Mind Training

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Lojong helps us to encounter the difficulties that we have in daily life and…transform them. 

Listen as Drupon Lama Dorje and Carolina Putnam talk about practicing lojong, the mind training slogans, which helps to unburden the mind of the 5 poisons so that we can enjoy the happiness of the pure mind, their upcoming program, Cultivating Compassion: A Lojong Mind-Training Retreat, as well as a a personal anecdote from Lama about being asked to go the middle of the city in Chile, having just come out of a 4-year retreat in the mountains of India.

Join Lama Dorje and Carolina this September at DMC!

About Drupon Lama Dorje

Drupon Lama Dorje’s vision is to awaken the happiness of all beings, unite all cultures in global peace, and regenerate our home, the Earth. He was born in a nomadic community high in the Himalayas and at the age of five asked to become a traditional Buddhist monk under the Drikung Kagyu lineage. Lama Dorje completed 4 years of solitary retreat practicing the 5-fold Mahamudra and 6 Yogas of Naropa. For the past 13 years, Lama Dorje has been traveling the world teaching Dharma and meditation while also advocating for topics such as environmental regeneration and intercultural unity. He has a high focus on teaching in Latin American countries, speaks fluent Spanish, and has now become the first resident Lama of Costa Rica where he is building Dewachen World Peace Sanctuary! His root Lamas are  H.E. Garchen Rinpoche, Drupön Jampa Rigzin Rinpoche, H.H. Drikung Kyabgön Chetsang.

About Carolina Putnam

Carolina has a degree in Cultural Anthropology and is the founder and director of Reviveolution nonprofit in Peru. For 10 years she has worked with indigenous cultures to expand ancestral knowledge and establish land-based sanctuaries. Drupon Lama Dorje deeply impacted Carolina’s life after meeting him at an intercultural gathering in Peru. She has since devoted her time and passion to learning and expanding the precious Dharma as she feels working with our mind is the true key to intercultural unity and ecological regeneration. She travels the world with Lama as his translator and personal assistant, serves as the co-director of Lama Dorje Foundation, and is happy to be in service to bring Lama’s aspirations into fruition.

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