In the Living in the Path module “The Happiness of Dharma,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche gives teachings on the topic of the precious, or perfect, human rebirth and shows us how all our happiness comes from practicing Dharma.
“When constantly the mind is living in Dharma, you are constantly creating the cause of happiness, enlightenment,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches. “Then the happiness of future lives comes by the way. Even though you are not looking for that, the cause of that naturally happens. Even if you are totally detached from this life, but if you are practicing Dharma, then, by the way, the happiness of this life comes. It comes from Dharma.”
In this introductory video to the module, Ven. Thubten Dondrub provides a brief presentation of the importance of a perfect human rebirth and how real and lasting happiness comes from Dharma.
Watch “The Happiness of Dharma—An Introduction” on YouTube:
Ven. Thubten Dondrub attended his first Buddhist courses at Chenrezig Institute in Australia in 1976 and ordained in 1977. Since then he has offered service in a variety of FPMT centers and has taught extensively around the world, including leading the one-month November Course at Kopan Monastery in Nepal many times. He is currently resident teacher at Buddha House in Adelaide, Australia. Ven. Dondrub is an FPMT registered teacher.
Living in the Path is an online lamrim course taught by Lama Zopa Rinpoche available through the FPMT Online Learning Center:
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