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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.
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.
"The best Dharma practice, the most perfect, most substantial, is without doubt the practice of bodhicitta." – Lama Yeshe
This teaching about the importance of bodhicitta, the mind of enlightenment, was given by Lama Yeshe when he was bestowing bodhisattva vows at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, in 1979.
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 •
This multimedia collection presents chapters from Bodhisattva Attitude, a book that highlights the importance of motivation in our daily lives and activities.
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
A teaching given prior to a ceremony for generating the mind of enlightenment (bodhicitta).
Teachings on bodhicitta, adapted by T. Y. Alexander
Instructions on tong-len, the practice of “taking and giving"; the quickest way to generate bodhicitta and achieve enlightenment
This book highlights the importance of motivation in our daily lives and activities, in order to generate the mind of bodhicitta.
Happiness comes from bodhicitta, which is received by depending on the kindness of sentient beings
In this excerpt from the 33rd Kopan Course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches on the kindness of our mother, who gave us this human rebirth and the opportunity to practice Dharma.