In this commentary Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains the essential
daily practice—Method to Transform a
Suffering Life into Happiness (Including Enlightenment) with Additional Practices—that he
specifically compiled for his students and anyone else wishing to start their
day with a bodhichitta motivation and to make their lives highly meaningful for
themselves and others. This commentary includes the the following practices and
mantras together with Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s explanations of their benefits and
how to do them.
"The Method to
Transform a Suffering Life into Happiness (Including Enlightenment)" is a
compilation of an inspiring lamrim prayer by Dorje Chang Lozang Jinpa, two key thought
transformation verses, and special verses from Shantideva’s Engaging in a Bodhisattva’s Deeds about
how to live your life for others.
"Blessing the Speech
According to the Instructions of Great Yogi Khyungpo" involves the
recitation of several mantras to make the power of your speech perfect,
multiply the power of your mantra recitation by ten million, prevent the power
of your speech from being taken away by eating wrong foods, and transform even your
gossiping into the recitation of mantra.
include mantras to bless your rosary; to multiply whatever virtuous activity you
do by a hundred thousand; to purify anyone who talks to you, hears your voice,
and touches your body; to purify heavy negative karmas and consecrate holy
objects and rocks, trees, and so forth; and to bring about the fulfillment of
"Mantras for Specific
Occasions" includes a mantra that multiplies whatever Dharma texts you read
millions of times and a mantra to bless your feet, as well as car wheels, so
that any sentient beings who die under them are reborn in a deva realm.
100 pages, 2018 edition.
The practices—without the commentary—are
in PDF format.
The complimentary module “The Method to Transform a Suffering Life into Happiness" from
the Living in the Path program includes short video clips of Lama Zopa Rinpoche
explaining these practices.