Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Maitripa College, Portland, Oregon, 2010. Photo: Marc Sakamoto.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The Antidote to Delusion

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Maitripa College, USA, 2010. Photo: Marc Sakamoto.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

The real enemy is ignorance, the self-cherishing thought, so there’s no reason to get angry with external conditions

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching outdoors at Manjushri London (currently Jamyang Buddhist Centre), 1983. Photo by Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

When the mind is under the control of disturbing thoughts there is no peace or happiness

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Ninth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Recognizing and renouncing harmful thoughts and actions brings peace and a meaningful life.

Tags: delusions
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in meditation on Saka Dawa at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, May 25, 1975. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1975

Anger, attachment and ignorance are the cause of all our suffering

Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1981

The real hero is the person who fights anger and defeats the inner enemy, the delusions.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Solu Khumbu, Nepal, 1979. Photo: Georges Luneau.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976

Meditation on impermanence and death is a powerful method to protect us from the delusions.

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Bodhgaya, India, 1974

His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave this teaching at Bodhgaya in January 1974.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Hong Kong, 2010. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

How delusion and karma bind us to samsara.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India; 26 December 2003 - 02 January 2004

Teachings given at Root Institute, Days 5 - 7; includes a commentary on Atisha's Jewel Garland

Chapters:
Day Five: Jewel Garland Commentary - Cherishing the practice and turning away from samsaric happiness •
Day Five: Jewel Garland Commentary - Protecting ordination by reflecting on impermanence and suffering of samsara •
Day Five: Jewel Garland Commentary - Protecting the senses by analyzing how attachment arises •
Day Five: Dedications •
Day Six: Remembering death •
Day Six: Deluded views •
Day Seven: Protecting oneself from delusions •
Day Seven: Appearances come from the mind •
Day Seven: Benefits of Vajrayogini practice, Vajrayogini lineage •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India 2006

Days 4-6: includes teachings, oral transmissions of Maitreya prayer, King of Prayers and Stainless Beam Mantra

Chapters:
Day Four: Benefits of Circumambulation Part A; Four opponent powers •
Day Four: Meaning of Guru Devotion •
Day Four: Benefits of Circumambulation Part B •
Day Four: Benefits of Circumambulation Part C; Stainless Beam mantra •
Day Four: Benefits of Circumambulation Part D; Dedications •
Day Five: Karma •
Day Five: Bodhicitta •
Day Five: Benefits of Offering Cloud Dharani •
Day Five: Oral transmissions of Maitreya Prayer and King of Prayers •
Day Six: Meaning of 'Lama' Part A •
Day Six: Meaning of 'Lama' Part B; Meaning of Guru Shakyamuni Buddha mantra •
Day Six: Nature of Samsara •
Day Six: Overcoming delusions; Oral transmission of Jewel Garland •
Day Six: Motivation for Refuge ceremony •
Day Six: Relying on the Three Jewels; Dedications •
Day Six: Oral transmission of Stainless Beam mantra; Benefits of Stainless Beam mantra •
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Surrey, England September 1975

Lama Yeshe: The Bliss of Avoiding Extremes

By Lati Rinpoche in New York, New York, 1991

An overview of the teachings of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism

 Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala, 1987. Photo: Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Creating harmony and good communication with others through compassion and thought transformation rather than blaming and criticizing.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo, Australia, 1994.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Boulder Creek, California, 1997

How to deal with anger—one's own anger and the anger of others directed at oneself.

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