Teachings

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Medford, USA

In this video extract, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains that depression and anxiety can be overcome by practicing the good heart and cherishing others instead of oneself.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to transform depression and use it on the path to enlightenment.

  • Advice on Transforming Depression •
  • So Much to Rejoice In •
  • Depressed and Unsure Where to Live •
  • Daughter with Depression •
  • Practices for Depression •
  • Depressed Student •
  • Practice Tong-len for Depression •
  • Practices for Daughter's Depression •
  • Balloon Mantras for Daughter's Depression •
  • Stopping Depression •
  • Dealing with Depression •
  • Long-Term Depression •
  • Depression in the Family •
  • Battling with Depression •
  • Severe Depression •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Depression •
  • How to Overcome Depression •
  • Remedy for Depression •
  • Severe Depression and Anxiety •
  • The Best Way to Eliminate Depression •
  • Numberless Buddhas Cherish You Most •
  • Transforming Depression •
  • Advice and Practices for Depression and Long Life •
  • Transforming Anxiety and Depression •
  • Depression After Bereavement •
  • Meditations for Depression •
  • Goodbye Depression •
  • Destroy the Self-Cherishing Thought •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to eliminate anger by practicing patience and thus contributing to world peace. 

  • Angry With Organization •
  • Harsh Words •
  • Eliminating Anger •
  • Contribution to World Peace •
  • Practicing Patience •
  • Dealing with Anger •
  • Fed Up With Anger •
  • More Talks on This Topic: Anger •
  • The Importance of Practicing Patience •
  • Everything Comes From Your Mind •
  • Patience Brings Success and Happiness •
  • The Perfection of Patience •
  • Patience is the Most Important Practice •
  • Practices for Domestic Violence and Abuse •
  • How One Second of Anger Destroys Eons of Merit •
  • Practice Patience with Your Sister •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice for people who are contemplating suicide. Rinpoche explains how to use depression on the path to enlightenment, by changing our focus from self to others.

  • Suicidal Thoughts, Depression, PTSD and Self-harm •
  • Tired and Thinking About Death •
  • Thoughts of Suicide •
  • Wanting to Commit Suicide •
  • Contemplating Suicide •
  • Think About the Continuation of Life •
  • Thoughts of Death •
  • Numberless Buddhas and Bodhisattvas Cherish Us •
  • You Are a Beautiful Human Being •
  • Helping People With Suicidal Thoughts •
  • Depression and Suicidal Thoughts •
  • Depression After Best Friend Passed Away •
  • Rejoice in this Perfect Human Rebirth •
  • This Precious Human Life is a Miracle •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

The real enemy is ignorance, the self-cherishing thought, so there’s no reason to get angry with external conditions

By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

How to deal with attachment, so we remain calm and clear when experiencing pleasure.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

We have the potential to be totally free from the suffering of samsara and its cause, delusion and karma.

Chapters:
We Will Keep Meeting Again and Again Until We Are Free From Samsara •
Subduing the Mind •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

When the mind is under the control of disturbing thoughts there is no peace or happiness

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

In order to control anger, we must reflect well on its shortcomings

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By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Recognizing and renouncing harmful thoughts and actions brings peace and a meaningful life.

Tags: delusions
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1975

Anger, attachment and ignorance are the cause of all our suffering

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Following desire always results in dissatisfaction.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1981

The real hero is the person who fights anger and defeats the inner enemy, the delusions.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1995

Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses techniques for cutting through depression in this excerpt from a teaching at the 28th Kopan Course in 1995.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains how delusion and karma bind us to samsara in this excerpt from a teaching at the 11th Kopan Course.

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