Lama Zopa Rinpoche wrote a student who was requesting Rinpoche as her guru:

“Begin your day with bodhichitta to make the life most meaningful and beneficial for sentient beings, thus transforming your life from iron into gold, not only with Dharma but with bodhichitta motivation.”

From “Request to Be a Guru and Life Practices,” published on the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive:

Rinpoche has created the practice, formerly called Daily Meditation, to help students begin their day with bodhichitta:

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