Lama Zopa Rinpoche giving teachings to a group of Sherpas at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India, January 2017. Photo by Ven. Lobsang Sherab.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave a wonderful teaching on the Seven-Point Mind Training (also called Seven-Point Thought Transformation) on February 5, 2017, at Root Institute in Bodhgaya, India. The mind training (Tibetan: lojong) text Rinpoche taught was by Kadampa Geshe Chekawa.

A video of this three-hour teaching appears below. It can also be found on Rinpoche Available Now, FPMT’s website of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s latest teachings online.

Rinpoche taught Geshe Chekawa’s well-known text by following a verse commentary on it by Lama Tsongkhapa, entitled in English as Mind Training in Ornamental Words or Twenty-Seven Verses on Mind Training.

At a long life puja offered to him last year in Singapore, all FPMT centers requested Rinpoche to teach lojong, on the advice of Khadro-la (Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drönme). She had indicated that giving this particular teaching would help ensure Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s long life.

Watch Rinpoche teaching the Seven-Point Mind Training on YouTube:

See more videos of teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Root Institute in 2017 at
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche is the spiritual director of the Foundation for the Preservation of Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), a Tibetan Buddhist organization dedicated to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through teaching, meditation and community service.