Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Mexico, January 2000. Photo by Brian Halterman.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bendigo, Australia

Edited teachings on the merely imputed I, the benefits of altruism and compassion, how to transform problems and the five powers.

Chapters:
How the I Exists (First Discourse) •
Developing Altruism (First Discourse, con't) •
The Benefits of Compassion (Second Discourse) •
The Benefits of Problems (Second Discourse, con't) •
The Five Powers (Second Discourse, con't) •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Deer Park, Madison, Wisconsin, 1999

How to use depression and other problems to develop the good heart

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in LYWA's back yard, Lincoln, Massachusetts, 2010.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

How to use depression and other problems to develop the good heart

Chapters:
The Importance of Bodhicitta •
How to Use Depression to Develop Compassion •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche with koala in Adelaide, Australia, 1983. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bendigo, Australia 1991

Teachings on the merely imputed I, the benefits of altruism and compassion, how to transform problems and the five powers.

Chapters:
How the I Exists •
Developing Altruism •
The Benefits of Compassion •
The Benefits of Problems •
The Five Powers •
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Bodhgaya, India, 1974

His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave this teaching at Bodhgaya in January 1974.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo, Australia, 1994.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

How every action with bodhicitta motivation collects infinite merit and creates the cause for enlightenment.

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

(35352_ud.jpg) 2013-2014 LZR at SJ - photos by Bill Kane
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) •

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