Turning Suffering and Happiness into Enlightenment

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Turning Suffering and Happiness into Enlightenment (Tib. སྐྱིད་སྡུག་ལམ་ཁྱེར་, kyiduk lamkhyer, Wyl. skyid sdug lam khyer) is Dodrupchen Jikmé Tenpé Nyima’s famous instruction on lojong—’training’ or ‘transforming’ the mind. Whatever comes to us in life, be it happiness or suffering, this extraordinary teaching shows us how to transform and draw the very best out of it, and use it for our ultimate benefit and the benefit of others.

Explanation of the Title

Kyi (སྐྱིད་) means ‘happiness’, duk (སྡུག་) means ‘suffering’, lam (ལམ་) means ‘path’, and khyer (ཁྱེར་) means ‘to carry’ or ‘to take’.

Text

Tibetan

English Translations

French Translations

Commentaries

  • Zopa Rinpoche, Lama, Transforming Problems into Happiness (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2011)

Teachings Given to the Rigpa Sangha

  • Sogyal Rinpoche, Kamalashila Institute, Wachendorf, Germany, May 1987
  • Sogyal Rinpoche, Munich, Germany, 15-16 October 1994
  • Sogyal Rinpoche, Berlin, Germany, 26-27 November 1994
  • Sogyal Rinpoche, Paris, France, 10-11 December 1994
  • Sogyal Rinpoche, Oldenburg, 12-16 June 1995
  • Sogyal Rinpoche, Lerab Ling, France, 22 & 26 June 1995
  • Sogyal Rinpoche, Haileybury, UK, 16-20 April 2003
  • Sogyal Rinpoche, Hombroich, Germany, 1-4 May 2003
  • Sogyal Rinpoche, Oakland, USA, 17-18 May 2003
  • Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, Dzogchen Beara, Ireland, 18-19 May 2019
  • Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, Mindroling Monastery, India, offered online April-May 2020

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