Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London, 2014. Photo: Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kadampa Center, Raleigh, USA

How the practice of the good heart brings happiness to oneself and others.

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 •
Portrait of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, 2010. Photo: Ven. Roger Kunsang.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Selangor, Malaysia

How to develop compassion and offer perfect service to others.

Chapters:
Subduing Anger Brings Peace •
How to Develop Compassion •
The Purpose of Our Life •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche visiting Chenrezig Institute with Osel, 1991. Photo by Thubten Yeshe.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Adelaide, Australia

A talk on how to transform problems into happiness by defeating the self-cherishing thought and cherishing others. Rinpoche also advises how Dharma practice in everyday life can help us at the time of death. 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1991. Photo: Thubten Yeshe
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Geneva, Switzerland

A public talk on the essential practice of mind training (lo-jong)

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Center, Nepal, 1990. Photo: Merry Colony.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Florence, Italy 1990

After a short discourse on emptiness, Rinpoche teaches tong-len, or taking and giving—the meditation practice of generating bodhicitta by taking on the suffering of others and giving them happiness

Chapters:
Actualizing the Wisdom Realizing Emptiness •
Taking the Suffering of Others •
Giving Your Body to Others •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1991. Photo: Thubten Yeshe.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Adelaide, Australia

A teaching on the purpose of our life and how to develop a positive attitude, as well as advice on searching for the I.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Sydney, Australia

A public talk on how to transform problems into happiness

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Washington, New Jersey

A teaching given prior to a ceremony for generating the mind of enlightenment (bodhicitta).

By Geshe Lama Konchog in Atisha Centre, Bendigo, Australia

An extensive commentary by Geshe Lama Konchog on the practice of mind training (lo-jong)

Chapters:
1. Putting Effort into Spiritual Practice •
2. The Preliminaries •
3. Equanimity •
4. Generating Bodhicitta •
5. Equalising and Exchanging the Self With Others; Taking and Giving •
6. Conventional and Ultimate Bodhicitta; Taking and Giving •
Portrait of Lama Yeshe on the roof at Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1974.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Teachings by Lama Yeshe on bodhicitta, adapted by T. Y. Alexander

Tags: bodhicitta
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Techniques for the practice of mind training

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Royal Holloway College, UK, 1975. Photo: Dennis Heslop.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Instructions on tong-len, the practice of “taking and giving"; the quickest way to generate bodhicitta and achieve enlightenment

Chapters:
Advice on Tong-len as a Preliminary Practice •
Tong-len: A Short Practice •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Madrid, Spain

A teaching on Chenrezig visualization, the benefits of compassion and laws of karma

Chapters:
Chenrezig Visualization •
Compassion is the Real Answer •
Compassion Creates the Cause for Success •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Waterlow Park, Highgate, London, 1983. Photo Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

If we have a good heart and cherish others, we will enjoy happiness and success, however, if we are selfish, more and more problems will arise.

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