In this excerpt from the 50th Kopan Course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches that happiness and suffering arise from the mind, just as a shadow follows the body.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these instructions on how to think during the section on rejoicing in Lama Chöpa at a retreat held in Bendigo, Australia.
In this teaching Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises that rejoicing is a simple way to achieve enlightenment. Rinpoche says rejoicing is a genuine feeling of happiness and joy, appreciating one’s own qualities and those of others.
Rinpoche discusses compassion, the good heart, in this teaching excerpt from the 36th Kopan Course.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains how Dharma provides us with a method to achieve happiness and avoid suffering in this excerpt from a two-week lamrim course held in California in 1977.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Happiness Comes From Your Own Mind
A talk by Ösel about developing a positive attitude and inner values.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Advice on Benefiting Animals
Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Cherishing Others is the Source of All Happiness
Lama Zopa Rinpoche: You Have Infinite Reasons to be Compassionate
In this talk, Tenzin Ösel Hita discusses easy ways to reduce ego and develop compassion. Watch the video and read along with the transcript.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Happiness Comes From the Mind
Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Why Everyone Should Recite OM MANI PADME HUM
Lama Yeshe discusses what makes us happy, at the tenth Kopan Course, 1977.
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.