Lama Zopa Rinpoche has said very strongly on many occasions that The Method to Transform a Suffering Life into Happiness (Including Enlightenment) with Additional Practices is a practice that he would like all his students to do every day. In this updated edition, the sections “Blessing the Speech” and “Daily Mantras” have been revised based on Rinpoche’s commentaries and the original Tibetan texts from which they are drawn. A new section—“Mantras for Specific Occasions”—includes mantras for increasing the power of sutra recitations and for blessing the feet and the wheels of a car. All the mantras in this edition have been written using a modified version of the International Alphabet of Sanskrit Transliteration (IAST) system that accords with the way Rinpoche would like these specific mantras pronounced. This updated practice is now available through the Foundation Store (hard copies forthcoming).

In addition, the many oral commentaries that Rinpoche has given on this practice have now been compiled and edited into a second bookletThe Method to Transform a Suffering Life into Happiness (Including Enlightenment) with Additional Practices: A Commentary—to help students do these practices in the most meaningful way possible. In the commentary on The Method to Transform a Suffering Life into Happiness (Including Enlightenment), Rinpoche explains how and why it is important to transform our life into Dharma by generating a bodhichitta motivation. In the commentaries to “Blessing the Speech,” “Daily Mantras,” and “Mantras for Specific Occasions,” Rinpoche explains the benefits of doing these practices and how to do them. We hope the commentaries will help inspire all of Rinpoche’s students to take up these practices in their daily lives! The commentary is now available through the Foundation Store.


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