Teachings

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 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 •
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Washington, New Jersey

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

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Tarzana, California, in 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
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 •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

How to meditate on the four immeasurable thoughts: immeasurable equanimity, immeasurable loving kindness, immeasurable compassion and immeasurable joy.

Chapters:
Editor's Introduction: The Preliminaries •
The Prayer and the Practice •
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 •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

This booklet highlights the importance of motivation in our daily lives and activities, and contains excerpts from the book Bodhisattva Attitude, published by LYWA in 2012.

Chapters:
Bodhisattva Attitude: Introduction •
Bodhisattva Attitude: The Verses •
Bodhisattva Attitude: The Commentary •
Bodhisattva Attitude: The Meditation •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1984

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains why we should cherish other sentient beings who harm us

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Mexico, January 2000. Photo by Brian Halterman.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bendigo, Australia

Edited teachings on the merely imputed I, the benefits of altruism and compassion, how to transform problems and the five powers.

Chapters:
How the I Exists (First Discourse) •
Developing Altruism (First Discourse, con't) •
The Benefits of Compassion (Second Discourse) •
The Benefits of Problems (Second Discourse, con't) •
The Five Powers (Second Discourse, con't) •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Deer Park, Madison, Wisconsin, 1999

How to use depression and other problems to develop the good heart

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in LYWA's back yard, Lincoln, Massachusetts, 2010.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

How to use depression and other problems to develop the good heart

Chapters:
The Importance of Bodhicitta •
How to Use Depression to Develop Compassion •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche with koala in Adelaide, Australia, 1983. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bendigo, Australia 1991

Teachings on the merely imputed I, the benefits of altruism and compassion, how to transform problems and the five powers.

Chapters:
How the I Exists •
Developing Altruism •
The Benefits of Compassion •
The Benefits of Problems •
The Five Powers •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala, 1987. Photo: Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, December 1987

Mind training using the seven Mahayana techniques, and equalizing and exchanging oneself for others.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1991. Photo: Thubten Yeshe.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, December 1987

The good heart as the source of all happiness

By Nicholas Ribush in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 2002

Compassion is at the heart of the Buddhist path

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