This book presents Lama Zopa Rinpoche's collected teachings on bodhicitta, the mind of enlightenment, with inspiring verses and commentary on seminal texts by Khunu Lama Rinpoche and Shantideva.
Read two new chapters in this series, Lectures 10 and 11, in which Rinpoche discusses refuge and bodhicitta, and explains Shakyamuni Buddha's holy name and mantra.
The Wheel of Sharp Weapons by Dharmarakshita, a ninth-century Indian scholar, combines teachings on lojong (mind training) with the lamrim, especially karma. This text is now freely available for download as a PDF file.
In this teaching excerpt, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises how to experience disease and other problems for all sentient beings.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche: How a Positive Label Creates the Cause for Happiness
Lama Zopa Rinpoche: How to Transform Obstacles
In this teaching, Lama Zopa Rinpoche begins by praising Lama Yeshe's qualities as a hidden meditator with the ability to inspire people from all walks of life. Rinpoche continues with an extensive explanation of how to transform problems into happiness.
A talk by Ösel about developing a positive attitude and inner values.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Advice on Benefiting Animals
Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Inner Winning is the Real Winning
A talk on how to transform problems into happiness by defeating the self-cherishing thought and cherishing others. Rinpoche also advises how Dharma practice in everyday life can help us at the time of death.
A public talk on the essential practice of mind training (lo-jong)
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
Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Happiness Depends on Transforming the Mind