Teachings

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Advice on how to bring up children and make their lives meaningful. 

Chapters:
Joyful Parents, Successful Children •
Preface and Acknowledgements •
1. Raising Children With Bodhicitta •
2. Making a Relationship Meaningful •
3. Generating the Good Heart •
4. Teaching the Seven Foundations •
5. Making the Worry Worthwhile •
6. Helping Children Collect Merit •
7. Living an Inner Life •
Appendix 1: The 16 Human Dharmas •
Appendix 2: The 10 Powerful Mantras •
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 Lama Thubten Yeshe in Pomaia, Italy, 1978

Answers to questions about marriage and relationships

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on many aspects of our family and personal relationships, including having a baby, raising children, caring for elderly parents, and getting married or divorced.

 

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Marriage Ceremony •
How to Conduct a Marriage Ceremony •
Making Married Life Beneficial •
More Talks on this Topic: Marriage •
Working Together to Benefit Others •
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Advice for Separation •
Relationship Break-Up •
The Karma of Divorce Depends on Motivation •
Decision on Whether to Divorce •
Looking at Divorce in a Positive Way •
Samsara Never Brought Any Happiness •
Breaking Up With a Partner •
Give the Victory to Others •
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Purifying the Negative Karma of Abortion •
Purifying Abortions and Helping Some-one on Death Row •
Purification Practices after an Abortion •
Abortion •
Whether to Have an Abortion •
Purifying Abortion •
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Difficult Birth •
Complications with Childbirth •
Prayer for Successful Birth •
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Wanting a Baby •
Obstacles to Having a Baby •
Unborn Baby •
Protecting Baby  •
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Whether to Have Children •
How to Raise a Child •
Whether or Not to Have a Baby •
Plan Well Before Having a Child •
Parents Have a Great Responsibility •
Not Able to Have Children •
A Beneficial Life •
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Giving Happiness to Others •
Rejoicing in Practice •
Gift for a Child •
Advice for a Young Student •
How Long to Live •
Message for a Young Student •
A Place for Children •
Thanks for Devotion and Good Heart •
Message to Maitreya School Children •
The Cause of Real Happiness •
Planting the Seeds of Enlightenment •
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Dedication for Alice Project •
Starting a Buddhist School in India •
The Best Education for Children •
Advice to Schoolchildren in Bodhgaya •
Teaching Buddhist Principles at School •
Universal Education •
Using Education to Benefit Others •
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A Prayer for Children •
A Daily Practice for Children •
How to Control Children So You Can Guide Them •
Making Children’s Lives Meaningful •
Violence in Schools •
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Practice Advice for a Teeenager •
Live Your Life with Bodhicitta •
Sutra Recitation for Violent Teenager •
The Wisdom of Dharma •
Benefits of Daily Practice •
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A Good Education and a Meaningful Life •
Caring for a Child With Special Needs •
Taking Care of Your Child With Compassion •
Advice on Educating a Child •
Teaching a Child the Five Attitudes •
Bringing Up Children •
Having a Child with Physical Disabilities •
More Talks on this Topic: Bringing Up Children •

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