Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London, 2014. Photo: Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kadampa Center, Raleigh, USA

In this teaching, Rinpoche offers advice on the practice of the good heart and the role of parents in guiding their children. Rinpoche also discusses emptiness and gives a commentary on the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation.

Chapters:
How to Live Life With the Good Heart •
Where Is the Real I? •
Eight Verses of Thought Transformation •
Lama Yeshe with (l to r) Steve Carlier, Nick Ribush and Francesco Prevosti, at Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa, Italy, 1983. Photo: Merry Colony.
By Nicholas Ribush, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Where is the Real I?

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Rinpoche's teachings on the emptiness of the "I" are presented here in a multimedia format.

Topics: Emptiness
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1991. Photo: Thubten Yeshe.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Adelaide, Australia

A teaching on the purpose of our life and how to develop a positive attitude, as well as advice on searching for the I.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche with Sangha at Vulture's Peak, Rajgir, 12 March 2014. Photo: Thubten Jangchub.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Vulture's Peak, Bihar, India

A step-by-step guide on how to realize emptiness and cut the root of samsara.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Singapore, 2010. Photo: Ven. Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

The I appears to exist from its own side, but it is merely imputed by the mind

Chapters:
How the I is Merely Labeled •
The Real Refuge •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Lake Arrowhead, California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Lawudo Monastery, Nepal, and Instituto Lama Tzong Khapa, Italy

Self-grasping ignorance believes the I to be concrete and inherently existent

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in London, England, 1990

A teaching on the mind, the death process and the ultimate nature of the I

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Royal Holloway College, UK, 1975. Photo: Dennis Heslop.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

The I and the aggregates are merely imputed by the mind

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1991.  Photo: Thubten Yeshe (Augusta Alexander).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1992

The I appears to exist, but it can't be found anywhere on the aggregates

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Guadalajara, Mexico 2008

An edited public talk on lam-rim by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2008.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, 2000. Photo: Brian Halterman.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Crestone, Colorado

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these teachings in Crestone, Colorado, in June 2008.

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
Chapters:
First Discourse, 5 June 2008 •
Second Discourse, 6 June 2008 •
Third Discourse, 6 June 2008 •
Fourth Discourse, 7 June 2008 •
Fifth Discourse, 8 June 2008 •
Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, 2006. Photo: John Berthold.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Tara Institute, Australia

Teachings given at Tara Institute, Australia in June 2006.

Chapters:
Emptiness; How Lama Atisha Came to Tibet •
Dromtonpa; Searching For the I •
Analyzing How the I and Aggregates Exist •
Emptiness and Impermanence in Daily Life •
Serving the Guru and the Purpose of Guru Devotion •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Singapore, 2010. Photo by Miss Seow.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A student wrote to Rinpoche asking for practices for the rest of his life. Rinpoche responded with this advice. 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Italy. Photo: Piero Siriani.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Barcelona Spain, 2005

Rinpoche gives a partial oral transmission of the Golden Light Sutra and teaches extensively on emptiness and other topics, including how to achieve happiness, why we need compassion and karma.

Chapters:
Day One Part One : Happiness for Oneself and Others •
Day One Part Two : Compassion and the Good Heart •
Day One Part Three : Oral Transmission Begins •
Day Two Part One : The Merely Labeled "I" •
Day Two Part Two: The Object to be Refuted •
Day Two Part Three : This Precious Human Body •
Day Three Part One : How Karma Works and Meditation on Emptiness •
Day Three Part Two : Meditation on Emptiness and Refuge •

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