Give Up Stretching the Legs

Waking Up to the Dharma 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-cherishingContinue reading “Give Up Stretching the Legs”

Four Wrong Concepts

A Blessing from His Holiness 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. Four Wrong Concepts is a special motivation used by LamaContinue reading “Four Wrong Concepts”

Everything Depends on Your Attitude

Our Lives Have Been Most Fortunate 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. EditedContinue reading “Everything Depends on Your Attitude”

The Merely Imputed I

How to cut the cause of suffering? Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these teachings at the 33rd Kopan Course held at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, in 2000. This teaching is an excerpt from Lecture Six of the course, lightly edited by Gordon McDougall. Multimedia presentation created by Megan Evart. The I exists because there are aggregates. The base is the aggregatesContinue reading “The Merely Imputed I”