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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Advice on Lam-rim

Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 2014.
Photo by Ven. Kunsang.
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Keep the mind in the lam-rim – guru devotion, renunciation of samsara, and bodhicitta. These things help you to not commit negative karma again. Every day, meditate on the lam-rim and keep it in your mind, even during break times from sitting meditation.

–Lama Zopa Rinpoche

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