Teachings

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 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).

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
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

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

Happiness comes from bodhicitta, which is received by depending on the kindness of sentient beings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche with Ama-la (his mother) at Lawudo Retreat Center, Nepal, 1990. Photo: Merry Colony.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 2000

Our mother gave us this human rebirth and the opportunity to practice Dharma

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 2000

How to practice with bodhicitta in daily life

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 •
Ribur Rinpoche
By Ribur Rinpoche in Watsonville, CA

Ribur Rinpoche explains a profound method for developing great compassion

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 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 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.

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