Lama Zopa Rinpoche being shown the Inner Job Description app on a phone, with Ven. Roger Kunsang and Wendy Ridley, Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa, Italy, October 2017. Photo by Violette Pilot.

Would you like help in transforming your daily life into Dharma practice?  If so, the Inner Job Description App is for you.

Initially produced as a card for practitioners to write upon, the Inner Job Description (IJD) is now available as an app for mobile devices.

Like the ‘pen and paper’ version of the IJD, the app is tool for developing mindfulness of our thoughts, speech, and actions. By using the IJD daily, our increased awareness of self-defeating mental habits can allow us to change our minds in positive ways.

As Lama Zopa Rinpoche notes in “How to Be a Real Professional,” “You have all these external professions—how to do this, how to do that from school, college, and university—but without inner professionalism: how to live life, how to do everything mentally, how to do everything—business or professional activity, whatever you do—with pure attitude, positive mind, non-ignorance, non-anger, non-attachment, especially with the non-selfish mind.” By tracking your behavior over time, you will learn how to make every day a profound inner practice.

A screen shot of the Inner Job Description App landing page.

A screen shot of the Inner Job Description App landing page.

The Inner Job Description was designed to help us understand how we can develop as “inner professionals,” transforming our service into Dharma practice.

The app enables you to track your progress throughout the day, and then to review how you are developing as an inner professional. You can choose to receive regular reminders from the app in the form of inspiring quotes by Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Thubten Yeshe.

We invite you to use the IJD Mindfulness Practice App to become an inner professional. Download the Inner Job Description App for free on Google Play and the Apple App Store (search for Inner Job Description).

The app is due to the kindness of a generous sponsor, allowing the digital IJD to be offered free of charge. Currently the app is only available in English, but we are exploring the possibility of making the app available in other languages.

The Inner Job Description practice is an essential part of the FPMT Foundation Service Seminar, which we recommend to anyone already offering, or considering offering, service in the FPMT organization

Look out for an interview with Amy Cayton, FPMT Service Seminar Coordinator, about the IJD and the Foundation Service Seminar, in the January–June 2018 issue of Mandala magazine.

Learn more about the Inner Job Description online, where you can downlowd the IJD Card, watch a video on how to use the IJD, and find links to the app:

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