Published June 24, 2016

Bodhisattva Attitude

How to Dedicate Your Life to Others

Lama Zopa Rinpoche compiles and gives commentary on verses to be used each morning as a daily practice after generating a bodhicitta motivation.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Published May 23, 2016

The Importance of Motivation

Freedom Through Understanding

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains how we must prepare our minds to listen to Dharma teachings by establishing a pure motivation.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Published April 25, 2016

How To Meditate

Freedom Through Understanding

Lama Yeshe shows us how to make all our meditations successful through the skillful use of mantra, motivation and dedication.
Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive
Published February 19, 2016

Four Wrong Concepts

A Motivation for Taking the Eight Mahayana Precepts

Four wrong concepts is a teaching on four mistaken ways of viewing ourselves and the world that have kept us trapped and suffering in cyclic existence from beginningless time. The main wrong concept is ignorance—the self-grasping of the person and of the aggregates—which is the originator of the others.
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Published January 26, 2016

Give Up Stretching the Legs

Practice the Dharma Without Delay

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gives commentary on a verse sung by the dakas and dakinis to awaken the tantric yogi or yogini from sleep. The advice is threefold: Give up clinging to this life and being too lazy to practice Dharma; give up clinging to samsaric pleasures as real happiness and becoming trapped in samsara; give up clinging to self-cherishing and generate an extraordinary bodhicitta to achieve enlightenment as quickly as possible through tantric practice to benefit sentient beings.
LAMA ZOPA RINPOCHE
Published December 28, 2015

Cutting the Concept of Permanence

The Very Beginning of Dharma

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains how to cut the concept of permanence—our habitual ingrained belief that we are going to live for a long time and which stops us from engaging in continual intensive Dharma practice—and how to practice tong-len with loving-kindness and compassion.
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Published November 17, 2015

Everything Depends on Your Attitude

Creating a Bodhicitta Motivation for Life

In this introductory talk to the Light of the Path retreat in 2009, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains why everything — good and bad — depends on our mental attitude and why having a good heart wishing to benefit all living beings is so essential. The teaching is interwoven with stories from Rinpoche’s own early life.
LAMA ZOPA RINPOCHE
Published October 27, 2015

The Merely Imputed I

Teachings on Emptiness Only

Meditation on emptiness is the path and it is the only way to directly cut the delusions, the cause of samsara. It is the only way we will be liberated from the sufferings of samsara.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Published October 25, 2015

Making the Most of Your Life

Freedom Through Understanding

If you check up deeply to see if, since you were born until now, you’ve done anything that was really worthwhile in bringing you true happiness and a joyful life, do you think you’ll find anything? Check up.
Lama Yeshe
Published June 16, 2015

Freedom - Courage - Realization

The Three Principal Aspects of the Path

At Institut Vajra Yogini, during an FPMT-sponsored teaching tour of Europe in 1982, His Holiness the Dalai Lama manifested ill health and asked Lama Yeshe to fill in for him for the first day’s teachings. The following teachings ensued...
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