Category Archives: Compassion and Bodhicitta

The Best Attitude for Work

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches on the best attitude to have during all the work we do. Excerpted from teachings on the power of compassion given in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 14, 2006 and organized by Kasih Hospice. You can read the edited transcripts of this entire teaching at


28th Kopan Course: Lecture 1

These teachings were given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 28th Kopan Meditation Course at Kopan Monastery, Nepal in December, 1995. This is the first talk on compassion and includes discussion of the mantra of Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion. You can read the transcript of this talk here.


Teachings from Barcelona: Day 1 Part 2

This talk is the conclusion of the first day’s teaching given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Barcelona, Spain on September 2-4, 2005 and hosted by the FPMT’s Centro Nagarjuna. You can read along to the transcript of this talk and explore all the teachings given in this series.


The Importance of Compassion in Daily Life

If you have compassion for others, then that gives meaning to everything, all the expenses that we do, all the hard works that we do, including studying, doing job, many hours of job—it gives meaning to everything.

Listen to a talk given by Kyabje Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche on the beneficial results of practicing compassion for others during all our actions. This talk was given during a three-day series of teachings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New York, in August 1999. Follow along with the transcript at

The Benefits of the Enemy

“So this time maybe mention little bit about reincarnation, going back from where it started, back to the beginning of the life…” Lama Zopa Rinpoche gives these lam-rim teachings at the 29th Kopan Meditation Course held at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, in 1996. This excerpt includes teachings on patience, bodhicitta, and reincarnation, and a question and answer session. You can also read along with the transcript by navigating to

The Urgent Need for Bodhicitta

Excerpted from a series of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Sydney, Australia in 1993. Listen to the rest of the series and follow along with the unedited transcript here.