Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche with kangaroo in Adelaide, Australia, 1983. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in various locations

How to use depression to develop compassion and bodhicitta, and ultimately to achieve enlightenment.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Bern, Switzerland, 1990. Photo by Ueli Minder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Creating harmony and good communication with others through compassion and thought transformation rather than blaming and criticizing.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo, Australia, 1994.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Boulder Creek, California, 1997

How to deal with anger—one's own anger and the anger of others directed at oneself.

Lama Yeshe at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973. Photo: Lynda Millspaugh.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kathmandu, Nepal

A teaching on the six factors that cause delusions to arise.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to transform depression and other negative emotions including anger, attachment, jealousy and pride.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Attachment and Ordination •
  • Disadvantages of Attachment •
  • The Pain of Attachment •
  • Attachment to a Good Reputation •
  • Sexual Pleasure is For a Short Time •
  • Simplifying Life •
  • How to Avoid Being Driven by One’s Desires •
  • How to Stop Attachment •
  • The Buddhas and Bodhisattvas Cherish You •
  • The Suffering of Samsara Becomes Endless •
  • Meditations to Subdue Attachment •
  • A Vacation from Attachment •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Practices for Depression •
  • Problems Come From Karma and Delusions •
  • The Mind is Pure by Nature •
  • Purification Practice for Depression •
  • Puja and Recitations for Depression •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Use Your Depression to Destroy the Ego •
  • Long-term Depression •
  • Ways to Think about Depression •
  • Using Depression on the Path •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Criticism of Mother •
  • Transforming Criticism •
  • Advice When Criticized •
  • Public Criticism •
  • Dealing with Criticism •
  • Bruised Ego •
  • Handling Criticism •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Handling Criticism •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Worried About an Exam •
  • Don’t Be Afraid •
  • No Need to Worry •
  • Lack of Trust •
  • Fear and Paranoia •
  • Overcome with Fear of Death •
  • Dealing with Fear •
  • Fear of Flying •
  • Fear of Snakes •
  • Obsession and Fear of Work •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Feeling Pride When Helping Others •
  • Overwhelmed by Pride •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Low Self-Esteem, Depressed and Tired •
  • Failing Exams •
  • Dealing with Loneliness •
  • Jealousy •
  • Become a Servant For All Sentient Beings •
  • Low Self-Esteem •
  • The Jealous Mind •

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