In this collection of advice for those practicing in prison, Rinpoche explains how to use the situation in prison to develop the mind.
- Meditation in Prisons •
- Prison is an Opportunity to Practice •
- Son Passed Away •
- Using Time in Prison to Practice Dharma •
- Chenrezig Practice in Prison •
- How to Achieve Real Happiness •
Khadro-la wrote this message to explain the purpose of a series of ritual practices she initiated in order to pacify and extinguish the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lama Thubten Yeshe: The Reality of What You Are
Advice for those who have offered service as center director and are retiring from that role.
- Thanks to Outgoing Director •
- Departing Center Director •
- Thanks For Service as Director •
- On Retiring •
- When the Center Director Is Changed •
- Work at the Center Is So Beneficial •
- Resuming Study After Directorship •
Advice on how to care for others who are very ill and approaching death, with essential advice and practices for the moment of death.
- Working With the Dying •
- Close to Death •
- Imminent Death •
- When Someone Is Dying •
- How to Support Someone Who is Dying •
- Helping a Dying Grandmother •
- Helping a Friend Die •
- Dying Father •
- Sickness and Death •
- Dying of Cancer •
- Mantra Recitation for a Dying Person •
- What to do for Dying Mother •
- Whether to Tell Someone She Is Dying •
- More Talks on this Topic: Caring for the Dying •
- How to Help People Who Are Sick and Dying •
- Make Strong Prayers to Medicine Buddha •
- We All Have to Die Sooner or Later •
Advice on the Diamond Cutter Sutra, a Mahayana sutra which helps us to actualize wisdom and bodhicitta quickly, along with other realizations.
- Benefits of Reciting the Diamond Cutter Sutra •
- The Diamond Sutra •
- Sutra Recitation for Sick Nuns •
- Diamond Cutter Sutra in Retreat •
- Sutra Recitation to Remove Obstacles and Bring Happiness to All Beings •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Making Your Mind Vajrayana
A praise to the Buddha, composed by Lama Tsongkhapa after he realized emptiness. Translated by Geshe Thupten Jinpa.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche: You Are the Most Lucky Person
A praise to Tara, composed by Khadro-la (Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drönme) at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Advice on the Mahayana practice of transforming our attitude from cherishing oneself to cherishing others who are most precious and kind.
- Experiencing Problems for Others •
- The Kindness of All Sentient Beings •
- My Feet Belong to Sentient Beings •
- How to Respond to Dishonesty •
- Offering Service to Others, Who Are Most Precious and Kind •
- Everything Comes from the Mind •
Advice for prisoners on how to use the situation to develop their mind on the path to enlightenment.
- Being in Prison •
- Preliminaries and Other Practices in Prison •
- A Nun in Jail •
- The Prison is Your Retreat House •
- Letter to Martha Stewart •
- Making Life in Prison Meaningful •
- Request for Practices from Prison •
- Request for Guru •
- Prison Is the Best Opportunity •
- How Fortunate You Are! •
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 •
Advice and practices for students experiencing problems due to a business downturn and related financial crisis.
- Business in Financial Crisis •
- Business Losing Money •
- Business Losing Money •
- Trusting Advice Given by a Lama •
- Failure in Business •
- Business Downturn •
- Falling on Hard Times •
- Failing at Business •
- Turning Around Business Failure •
- Financial Difficulties •
- Dzambhala Practice for Increasing Wealth •
- Incense Puja for Business Success •
- Kindness and Generosity Will Bring Success •
The Wheel of Sharp Weapons by Dharmarakshita, a ninth-century Indian scholar, combines teachings on lojong (mind training) with the lamrim, especially karma. This text is now freely available for download as a PDF file.