Teachings

Lama Yeshe arriving at Kopan Monastery for final teaching, Nepal, 1983. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

In this question-and-answer session at Kopan Monastery, Lama Yeshe discusses the essence of Buddhism and other religions, and advises students how to integrate Dharma when they return to the West.

Topics: Introductory
Sunrise at Kopan Monastery, 1972.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains the suffering of the lower realms of samsara (cyclic existence) in this teaching excerpted from the Third Kopan Meditation Course in October 1972.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche doing puja during the Fourth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973. Photo: Christine Lopez.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

Rinpoche discusses the eight worldly dharmas at the Fourth Kopan Course.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Welcome to our January 2020 eletter and Big Love news.

The lamas with Western Sangha and Mount Everest Center students in Bodhgaya, 1974.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

In these teachings, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises how to make pilgrimage to Bodhgaya and other Buddhist sacred sites most meaningful.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Lama Yeshe, Ven. Peljor and Nick Ribush at the second Dharma Celebration in New Delhi, 1982.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Read Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s introductions to Dharma Celebrations held in Delhi.

Chapters:
Dharma Celebration, 2004 •
Dharma Celebration, 2006 •
Dharma Celebration, 2012 •
Dharma Celebration, 2016 •
Dharma Celebration, 2019 •
A pencil drawing of the Buddha done by Trijang Rinpoche in 1972.
By Pabongka Rinpoche

Comprehensive lamrim outlines from the text Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand, by Pabongka Rinpoche. These outlines were produced by Piero Siriani and are freely available for download as PDF files.

Lama Yeshe teaching at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1979.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Chenrezig Institute, Austalia

This teaching about the importance of bodhicitta, the mind of enlightenment, was given by Lama Yeshe when he was bestowing bodhisattva vows at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, in 1979.

Lama Yeshe teaching at Manjushri Institute, England, 1976.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Thubten Yeshe: The Importance of Bodhicitta

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to make the best use of our life, which is very short.

  • The Cause of Death •
  • Life is Short •
  • How to Use an Hourglass for Dharma Practice •
  • Impermanence and Death Don't Wait •
  • Death Meditation  •
  • Death Comes Suddenly •
  • Remember Impermanence and Death •
  • Death Can Happen Suddenly •
  • Grief After Baby’s Death •
  • Know That Death Can Happen at Any Time •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to eliminate anger by practicing patience and thus contributing to world peace. 

  • Angry With Organization •
  • Harsh Words •
  • Eliminating Anger •
  • Contribution to World Peace •
  • Practicing Patience •
  • Dealing with Anger •
  • Fed Up With Anger •
  • More Talks on This Topic: Anger •
  • The Importance of Practicing Patience •
  • Everything Comes From Your Mind •
  • Patience Brings Success and Happiness •
  • The Perfection of Patience •
  • Patience is the Most Important Practice •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on practices which may help remove obstacles for those who are unemployed and having difficulties finding work. 

  • Looking for Work •
  • Success in Finding a Job •
  • Obstacles to Finding Work •
  • Can’t Find a Job •
  • Practices for Successful Jobseeking •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice about the importance of the Dharma center, which brings benefit to so many sentient beings.

  • Tenth Anniversary Message •
  • Thirtieth Birthday Message •
  • The Importance of the Dharma Center •
  • Benefits of FPMT Projects •
  • Benefits of the FPMT •
  • Dharma Centers  •
  • The Dharma Center is an Emergency Rescue Operation  •
  • Benefits of Dharma Centers and Temples •
  • Benefits of Working at a Dharma Center •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe near Lawudo Retreat Center, Nepal, 1970. Photo by Terry Clifford.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Thubten Yeshe: The Power and Potential of the Mind

Tenzin Ösel Hita at Institut Vajra Yogini, France, May 2019. Photo by Fabrizio Pallotti.
By Tenzin Ösel Hita in Ocean of Compassion Buddhist Center, Campbell, CA

A talk by Tenzin Ösel Hita on unconditional love and how to practice Dharma.

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