Teachings

Lama Yeshe visiting a daffodil farm near Melbourne, Australia, 1976.
By Nicholas Ribush, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Welcome to the September issue of the LYWA E-letter!

Tenzin Ösel Hita
By Tenzin Ösel Hita in Copenhagen, Denmark

Ösel discusses how to break negative habits and recognize our inner qualities. 

Topics: Introductory
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

This multimedia collection presents chapters from Bodhisattva Attitude, a book that highlights the importance of motivation in our daily lives and activities.

Chapters:
Bodhisattva Attitude Multimedia: About the Series •
Everything Depends on Your Attitude •
Cutting the Concept of Permanence •
Give Up Stretching the Legs •
Four Wrong Concepts •
Bodhisattva Attitude •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Light of the Path retreat, North Carolina, USA, May 2014. Photo: Roy Harvey.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Advice on a simple method for practicing circumambulation with body, speech and mind

Topics: Holy Objects
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Institut Vajra Yogini, Lavaur, France

Advice on offering service at the Dharma center

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bodhgaya, India

A teaching on the power of holy objects and the benefits of building a very large Maitreya Buddha statue

Topics: Holy Objects
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

How to establish our motivation so each day is meaningful

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

In this excerpt from Kopan Course No. 27, Rinpoche explains that if our actions are done with renunciation, right view and bodhicitta, our lives become meaningful

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in meditation on Saka Dawa at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, May 25, 1975. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Adelaide, Australia

A Dharma talk explaining the mind, or cognition

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

This book highlights the importance of motivation in our daily lives and activities, in order to generate the mind of bodhicitta.

Chapters:
Bodhisattva Attitude •
Bodhisattva Attitude: Editor's Introduction •
The Verses •
The Teachings: Everything Depends on Your Attitude •
The Teachings: Cutting the Concept of Permanence •
The Teachings: Give Up Stretching the Legs •
The Teachings: Bodhisattva Attitude •
The Teachings: Four Wrong Concepts •
The Motivations: Everything Depends on Your Attitude •
The Motivations: Cutting the Concept of Permanence •
The Motivations: Give Up Stretching the Legs •
The Motivations: Bodhisattva Attitude •
The Motivations: Four Wrong Concepts •
Appendices and Bibliography •
Bodhisattva Attitude: Translations •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo, Australia, 1994.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

How every action with bodhicitta motivation collects infinite merit and creates the cause for enlightenment.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche with a young student, Maitripa College, USA, 2010. Photo: Marc Sakamoto.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Lavaur, France

A talk on the need for parents to make a long-term plan for raising children so that their lives are most beneficial

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Shakyamuni Center, Taiwan 2007

Teachings given before a Mitukpa initiation at Shakyamuni Center, Taichung, Taiwan in February 2007.

Chapters:
Mitukpa Initiation Part One: Introduction •
Mitukpa Initiation Part Two: What is Dharma •
Mitukpa Initiation Part Three: The Results of Negative Karma •
Mitukpa Initiation Part Four: Motivation and Initiation Preparation •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Malaysia 1996

An interview with Rinpoche on basic Buddhist topics

Topics: Introductory
By Geshe Jampa Tegchok

A Commentary on the Seven-Point Mind Training

Chapters:
The Kindness of Others •
The Kindness of Others: Editor's Introduction •
Chapter One: Motivation •
Chapter Two: The Seven-Point Mind Training •
Chapter Three: The First Point - The Preliminaries as a Basis for the Practice, Training in Bodhicitta •
Chapter Four: The Second Point - The Actual Practice,Training in Bodhicitta •
Chapter Five: The Third Point - Transforming Adverse Circumstances into the Path •
Chapter Six: The Fourth Point - The Integrated Practice of a Single Lifetime •
Chapter Seven: The Fifth Point - The Measure of Having Trained the Mind •
Chapter Eight: The Sixth Point - The Commitments of Mind Training •
Chapter Nine: The Seventh Point - The Precepts of Mind Training •
Chapter Ten: Conclusion •
Appendix: The Seven-Point Mind Training •
Bibliography and Recommended Reading •

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