Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Maitripa College, Portland, USA, 2010. Photo: Marc Sakamoto.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Portland, Oregon, USA

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.

Chapters:
Transforming Problems •
How to Be a Real Professional •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche visiting Chenrezig Institute with Osel, 1991. Photo by Thubten Yeshe.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Adelaide, Australia

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. 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Waterlow Park, Highgate, London, 1983. Photo Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

If we have a good heart and cherish others, we will enjoy happiness and success, however, if we are selfish, more and more problems will arise.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

This book highlights the importance of motivation in our daily lives and activities, in order to generate the mind of bodhicitta.

Chapters:
Bodhisattva Attitude •
Bodhisattva Attitude: Editor's Introduction •
The Verses •
The Teachings: Everything Depends on Your Attitude •
The Teachings: Cutting the Concept of Permanence •
The Teachings: Give Up Stretching the Legs •
The Teachings: Bodhisattva Attitude •
The Teachings: Four Wrong Concepts •
The Motivations: Everything Depends on Your Attitude •
The Motivations: Cutting the Concept of Permanence •
The Motivations: Give Up Stretching the Legs •
The Motivations: Bodhisattva Attitude •
The Motivations: Four Wrong Concepts •
Appendices and Bibliography •
Bodhisattva Attitude: Translations •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Tarzana, California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Happiness comes from bodhicitta, which is received by depending on the kindness of sentient beings

(02400_ng.JPG) Portrait of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Geneva, Switzerland, 1983. Photos by Ueli Minder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1984

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains why we should cherish other sentient beings who harm us

By HH Ling Rinpoche in New Delhi, India November 1979

Bodhicitta, with love and compassion as its basis, is the essential seed producing the attainment of buddhahood

(35352_ud.jpg) 2013-2014 LZR at SJ - photos by Bill Kane
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New York, 1990

An audio recording and unedited transcript of Chapter One of "How Things Exist."

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India, 1981

Commentary by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the text written by Kadampa Geshe Langri Tangpa

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bodhgaya, India, 1982. Photographer: Ina Van Delden.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taipei, Taiwan, March 1994

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains the benefits of cherishing all sentient beings without exception