Category Archives: Dharma in Daily Life

The Nature of Samsara



These teachings were given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India, December 26-31, 2006.  The selection begins with a question and answer between Rinpoche and students on the nature of the mind followed by a discourse by Rinpoche on the nature of samsara.  You can also read along with a lightly edited transcript of these teachings at https://www.lamayeshe.com/article/chapter/day-six-nature-samsara


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 https://www.lamayeshe.com/article/talk-guru-devotion-audio-and-unedited-transcripts


How to be free of stress by changing the way we think



In this teaching given in Bendigo, Australia in August, 1991, Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches us how to manage our stress by recognizing that stress is not forced upon us from outside but comes from within our own mind and is dependent upon the way we think. Rinpoche then explains how our own mind creates stress and how our own mind is also what can liberate us from stress. Read along with the transcript by visiting https://www.lamayeshe.com/article/chapter/how-i-exists


Peaceful action means skillful action



Lama Yeshe answers questions from the audience after a public talk given in 1983 in Berkeley, California about how to deal with our anxiety during divisive political times. By letting go of judgment and relaxing our mind, we can reduce our anxiety about the state of the world and become more skillful and effective in our personal and political interactions with others.


Make Your Mind an Ocean



Listen to Lama Yeshe’s original teaching which was later edited by Nicholas Ribush into the widely read and revered LYWA free book “Make Your Mind An Ocean.” This talk highlights the clarity and skill of Lama’s western teaching methods and explores the general topic of the mind during the course of Lama Yeshe’s and Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s second world teaching tour in 1975. You can also read along with the transcript at http://www.lamayeshe.com/article/make-your-mind-ocean-audio-unedited-transcript.


Making Space for Wisdom



An experiential teaching given by Lama Yeshe during a five-day meditation retreat in Australia in 1975. The edited version of this talk has been published as Chapter One in the book Ego, Attachment and Liberation.  You can also follow along with the unedited transcript at www.lamayeshe.com/article/making-space-wisdom-audio-and-unedited-transcript