Module 11 – Transforming Problems
Required and Suggested Readings

The following readings are required for all students following this program for a Discovering Buddhism Completion Certificate*. These readings are available with this course in PDF format:.

  • Eight Verses of Thought Transformation, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Page 4 of PDF)
  • Mahayana Thought Transformation, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche (Page 15 of PDF)
  • When Problems Come, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche (Page 20 of PDF)

The following extracts from The Wish-Fulfilling Golden Sun, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche are required reading and are provided in PDF Format. (The full version of this text is also available as a PDF download)

  • The Wish-Fulfilling Golden Sun, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, pp. 106–110 (PDF)
  • The Wish-Fulfilling Golden Sun, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, pp. 114–142) (PDF)

The following books are also part of the required readings.

  • Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand, (1997 gold edition (pp. 589–625) or 2006 blue edition (pp. 537-572) – Published by Wisdom Publications
  • Transforming Problems into Happiness, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche – Published by Wisdom Publications
  • Transforming the Mind, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama – Published by Thorsons, or alternatively
  • Eight Verses of Training the Mind, by Geshe Sonam Rinchen – Published by Snow Lion Publications

The following Practice text is required and is provided in PDF format.

Transforming Problems- Suggestions for Further Study

The following books and videos are suggested as additional resources for students who wish to deepen their understanding of the material in this course.

Suggested Texts

Suggested Videos and DVDs

  • Lojong: Transforming the Mind, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama – Published by Snow Lion Publications
  • Peace through Human Understanding, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama – Published by Meridian Trust
  • Transforming Your Mind by Practicing Dharma DVD, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche (FPMT)
  • The Eight Verses of Thought Transformation DVD, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche (FPMT)

Suggested Integration Practices

* Please be reminded that all “requirements” apply only to those who choose to follow this program for a Completion Certificate. This is a personal choice that one can make at any time during the program.

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