Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on the Mahayana practice of transforming our attitude from cherishing oneself to cherishing others who are most precious and kind.

  • Experiencing Problems for Others •
  • The Kindness of All Sentient Beings •
  • My Feet Belong to Sentient Beings •
  • How to Respond to Dishonesty •
  • Offering Service to Others, Who Are Most Precious and Kind •
  • Everything Comes from the Mind •
  • Think How Kind They Are •
  • There Is Nothing That Belongs to You •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on the importance of developing compassion, the good heart.

  • The Benefit of Pure Love and Joy •
  • Great Compassion for Others •
  • Great Compassion •
  • The Good Heart is the Root of Happiness •
  • Essential Advice •
  • Why Compassion is Important •
  • Results of Compassion •
  • The Quick Path to Enlightenment •
  • Compassion is the Basis of Achieving Enlightenment •
  • The Advantages of Cherishing Others •
  • The Quickest Way to Achieve Enlightenment •
  • Every Sentient Being Is Most Precious •
  • Follow Great Compassion •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

A brief outline of tonglen, the meditation practice of generating bodhicitta by taking on the suffering of others and giving them happiness,

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on bodhicitta, the altruistic mind of enlightenment.

  • Practicing Patience •
  • Generating Bodhicitta  •
  • You Have So Much to Rejoice About in This Life •
  • Effortful Bodhicitta Motivation •
  • Motivation is Most Important •
  • Live Your Life With Bodhicitta •
  • The Ultimate Good Heart •
  • Living With Bodhicitta •
  • Pray to Benefit Others •
  • Ultimate Advice for Success •
  • The Most Important Thing Is Bodhicitta •
  • Motivation for Tara Prayer •
  • What Makes Our Life Most Meaningful •
  • When Others Harm Us •
  • Living Your Life for Others •
  • Remember the Kindness of Sentient Beings •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explained the visualization when doing tonglen (taking and giving) meditation in this excerpt from the 26th Kopan Course.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Lama Zopa Rinpoche taught how to transform problems by changing our way of thinking in this excerpt from the 26th Kopan Course.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Rinpoche teaches that our happiness is dependent upon others in this excerpt from the 30th Kopan Meditation Course.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

In this excerpt from the 30th Kopan Course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses bodhicitta, the determination to achieve enlightenment for all sentient beings

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

This book presents Lama Zopa Rinpoche's teachings on bodhicitta, the mind of enlightenment, based on verses from two inspiring bodhicitta texts, The Jewel Lamp: A Praise of Bodhicitta, by Khunu Lama Rinpoche, and A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, by Shantideva

Chapters:
The Nectar of Bodhicitta •
Editor's Preface •
1.1 Inspiring Us to Develop the Awakening Mind •
1.2 Whatever We Do, We Should Do It With Bodhicitta •
1.3 The Supremacy of Bodhicitta •
1.4 The Unending Benefits of Bodhicitta •
2.1 Shantideva •
2.2 This Precious Life •
2.3 Transforming Lead into Gold •
2.4 Working for All Sentient Beings •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

In this video extract, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises how to relate the four immeasurable thoughts to our daily life, with a strong determination to make our life beneficial for others.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

In this excerpt from the 50th Kopan Course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses tonglen, the meditation practice of generating bodhicitta by taking on the suffering of others and giving them happiness.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Black Mountain, North Carolina, USA

In this video extract, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises how to make charity to beggars by remembering the bodhicitta attitude and reflecting on emptiness, so that the action of giving becomes the cause of enlightenment.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Rinpoche discusses compassion, the good heart, in this teaching excerpt from the 36th Kopan Course.

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.

By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

"The best Dharma practice, the most perfect, most substantial, is without doubt the practice of bodhicitta." – Lama Yeshe

Chapters:
Bodhicitta: The Perfection of Dharma •
The Bodhisattva Vows •

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