Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Light of the Path retreat, North Carolina, USA, 2014. Photo: Roy Harvey.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Gyalwa Gyatso Center, San Jose, California

In this unedited excerpt, Rinpoche encourages us to take advantage of this precious and rare opportunity to study the profound meaning of emptiness. 

Tenzin Ösel Hita
By Tenzin Ösel Hita in Copenhagen, Denmark

Ösel discusses how to break negative habits and recognize our inner qualities. 

Topics: Introductory
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Each Second of Our Everyday Life

Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, 2006. Photo: John Berthold.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

A teaching by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at a refuge ceremony at Kopan.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Creating the Causes of Happiness

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The Difficulty of Acquiring a Perfect Human Rebirth

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

How to establish our motivation so each day is meaningful

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The third book in our FPMT Lineage Series, drawn from Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s graduated path to enlightenment (lam-rim) teachings

Chapters:
The Perfect Human Rebirth •
The Perfect Human Rebirth: Publisher's Acknowledgments •
The Perfect Human Rebirth: Editor's Preface •
Chapter 1: What is Dharma? •
Chapter 2.3: The Freedom of Not Being Born as an Animal •
Chapter 2.4: The Freedom of Not Being Born as a Long-life God •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Seventh Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal

Rinpoche explains the special meaning and purpose of this human rebirth

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

With this human body we have the opportunity to practice virtue and abandon nonvirtue

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Cumbria, England, 1979

Excerpts from teachings on Geshe Langri Tangpa's Eight Verses of Thought Transformation 

Chapters:
The Benefits of Thought Transformation •
The Precious Human Rebirth; Bodhicitta Motivation •
Bodhicitta Motivation, continued •
Making the Precious Human Rebirth Meaningful •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The Kindness of the Mother

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

Death is definite and this precious human body is more valuable than a mountain of diamonds.

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.

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

Teachings at Root Institute, Days 1 - 4; includes an oral transmission and commentary on Atisha's Jewel Garland

Chapters:
Day One: The cause of problems •
Day One: Seeing suffering of others and developing the wish to offer them the highest benefit •
Day One: Developing the wish to repay the kindness of others, Dedications •
Day Two: Precious Human Rebirth •
Day Two: Lama Atisha's life story, Oral transmission of Atisha's Jewel Garland, Dedications •
Day Three: Eight Freedoms •
Day Three: Dedications, Awareness of Emptiness, Food Offering •
Day Three: Benefits of offering, prostrating to holy objects •
Day Three: Jewel Garland commentary •
Day Four: Protector prayers, Why we need Highest Yoga Tantra •
Day Four: Persuading oneself to take the essence of the perfect human rebirth •
Day Four: Bodhicitta motivation •

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