Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1976.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1978

How hindrances and adverse circumstances can become a support for Dharma practice.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala, 1987. Photo: Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, December 1987

A teaching on mind training using the seven Mahayana techniques, and equalizing and exchanging oneself for others.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1991. Photo: Thubten Yeshe.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, December 1987

The good heart as the source of all happiness

By Nicholas Ribush in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 2002

In this talk, Dr. Nicholas Ribush discusses how to develop compassion, which is at the heart of the Buddhist path.

Portrait of Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche, 2010. Photo by Roger Kunsang.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in London, England November 1996

Practicing bodhicitta as the best way to love and take care of oneself.

By Geshe Jampa Tegchok

In this commentary on the seven-point mind training, Geshe Jampa Tegchok explains how we can abandon self-cherishing and develop compassion.

Chapters:
The Kindness of Others •
The Kindness of Others: Editor's Introduction •
Chapter One: Motivation •
Chapter Two: The Seven-Point Mind Training •
Chapter Three: The First Point - The Preliminaries as a Basis for the Practice, Training in Bodhicitta •
Chapter Four: The Second Point - The Actual Practice,Training in Bodhicitta •
Chapter Five: The Third Point - Transforming Adverse Circumstances into the Path •
Chapter Six: The Fourth Point - The Integrated Practice of a Single Lifetime •
Chapter Seven: The Fifth Point - The Measure of Having Trained the Mind •
Chapter Eight: The Sixth Point - The Commitments of Mind Training •
Chapter Nine: The Seventh Point - The Precepts of Mind Training •
Chapter Ten: Conclusion •
Appendix: The Seven-Point Mind Training •
Bibliography and Recommended Reading •
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

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New York, 1990

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

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Decatur, IL, August 1997

The methods for transforming everyday actions into the cause of enlightenment and the ordinary view of phenomena into the wisdom realizing emptiness.

Chapters:
Virtue and Reality •
Virtue and Reality: Editor's Introduction •
Chapter One: Fulfilling Life’s Purpose •
Chapter Two: Living with Bodhicitta •
Chapter Three: Patience and the Compassionate Heart •
Chapter Four: Meditation on Emptiness •
Chapter Five: Practicing the Good Heart •
Dedication (V&R) •
Translations (V&R) •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Soquel, CA USA 1999

Teachings on compassion for others as the means for overcoming all obstacles.

Tags: compassion
Chapters:
The Joy of Compassion •
Joy of Compassion: Editor's Introduction •
Chapter One: Living with Compassion •
Chapter Two: Getting the Best from Your Life •
Chapter Three: The Purpose of Being Human •
Chapter Four: The Benefits of Bodhicitta •
Joy of Compassion: Dedication •
Appendix 1: The Foundation of All Good Qualities •
Appendix 2: Practicing Guru Devotion with the Nine Attitudes •
Joy of Compassion: References •
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

His Holiness the Dalai Lama teaching at Kurukulla Center, Massachusetts, USA, 2012.
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The development of compassion as the key to a happier and more successful world

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New York, NY 1991

Teachings given prior to the Kalachakra Initiation, 1991. 

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Santa Monica, CA USA 1989

His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave these preliminary teachings at the Kalachakra Initiation, 1989.

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

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