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Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to resolve parenting problems by focusing on the good heart, loving kindness and compassion for others.

  • Problems With Children •
  • Growing Up Too Fast •
  • A Bad Mother? •
  • Prayers For Child’s Return •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

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

Chapters:
Joyful Parents, Successful Children eBook •
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 •
Translations (Joyful Parents, Successful Children) •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche with a young student, Maitripa College, USA, 2010. Photo: Marc Sakamoto.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Lavaur, France

How to raise children so that their lives are most beneficial.

Lama Yeshe during the Yucca Valley course, 1977. Photo by Carol Royce-Wilder.
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.

 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Marriage Ceremony •
  • How to Conduct a Marriage Ceremony •
  • Making Married Life Beneficial •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Marriage •
  • Working Together to Benefit Others •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • 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 •
  • Generate Compassion for Ex-Husband •
  • Sexual Misconduct or Not? •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Purifying the Negative Karma of Abortion •
  • Purifying Abortions and Helping Some-one on Death Row •
  • Purification Practices after an Abortion •
  • Purifying Negative Karma After Abortion •
  • Whether to Have an Abortion •
  • Purifying Abortion •
  • Purifying the Karma of Abortion •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Difficult Birth •
  • Complications with Childbirth •
  • Prayer for Successful Birth •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Wanting a Baby •
  • Obstacles to Having a Baby •
  • Unborn Baby •
  • Protecting Baby  •
  • Practices for Newborn Baby’s Health •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • 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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • 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 •
  • The Happiest Life •
  • Why the Sky is Blue •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • 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 •
  • Dharma Education for Young Children •
  • The Most Important Education •
  • Teaching Dharma to a Child •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • 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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • 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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