Teachings

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 Geshe Lama Konchog in Atisha Centre, Bendigo, Australia

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

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Royal Holloway College, England, 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 •
Ribur Rinpoche
By Ribur Rinpoche in Singapore 1997

Teachings on the seven points of the cause and effect instruction and tong-len.

Chapters:
How to Generate Bodhicitta •
Preface and Short Biography •
The Seven-Point Cause and Effect Instruction •
Exchanging Oneself and Others •