Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Ven. Munsel, 2016.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe

Lama Yeshe:  More Pleasure, Less Ignorance

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Tara Institute, Melbourne, Australia

A two-day seminar in which Rinpoche teaches on emptiness, compassion, guru devotion and other topics.

Chapters:
We are Extremely Fortunate •
Make the Mind Wet •
How We Hold Onto the I •
Meditation on Emptiness •
Ego Wants So Many Things •
A Good Heart a Day •
You Have Time to Get It Done •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Brisbane, Australia, 2000

How to make eating the cause of enlightenment for oneself and all other sentient beings. Through the Mahayana practice of offering the food we eat, our lives become most beneficial, not only for ourselves but for all sentient beings.

Chapters:
The Yoga of Offering Food •
Read The Yoga of Offering Food •
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 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 in Tarzana, California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

How to meditate on emptiness in whatever activity we are doing.

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Washington, New Jersey

A teaching given prior to a ceremony for generating the mind of enlightenment (bodhicitta).

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1973

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Why Dharma?

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

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 Auckland, New Zealand November 1990

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The Nature of Ignorance

Tags: ignorance
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore 2009

Excerpts from teachings given in Singapore. Includes a talk on how the Kopan courses began.  

Topics: Introductory
Chapters:
How karma comes from ignorance: Part A •
How karma comes from ignorance: Part B •
The inspiration for the Kopan courses •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New Delhi, India, 1979

Identifying the cause of suffering and how to end it

Michael Losang Yeshe with Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan, 1973.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973

An explanation of beginningless mind, reincarnation and the causes and effects of karma

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