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 •
Portrait of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, 2010. Photo: Ven. Roger Kunsang.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Selangor, Malaysia

How to develop compassion and offer perfect service to others.

Chapters:
Subduing Anger Brings Peace •
How to Develop Compassion •
The Purpose of Our Life •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Advice on how to bring up children and make their lives meaningful. 

Chapters:
Joyful Parents, Successful Children •
Preface and Acknowledgements •
1. Raising Children With Bodhicitta •
2. Making a Relationship Meaningful •
3. Generating the Good Heart •
4. Teaching the Seven Foundations •
5. Making the Worry Worthwhile •
6. Helping Children Collect Merit •
7. Living an Inner Life •
Appendix 1: The 16 Human Dharmas •
Appendix 2: The 10 Powerful Mantras •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche after the first US course in California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in San Francisco

To eliminate suffering and obtain happiness, the most important thing is to have a good heart

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal 2011

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The Good Heart is the Root of Happiness

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1991. Photo: Thubten Yeshe.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, December 1987

The good heart as the source of all happiness

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Guadalajara, Mexico, April 2008

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

Chapters:
Public Talk: Lam-rim Part 1 •
Public Talk: Lam-rim Part 2 •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New York, 1990

An audio recording and unedited transcript of Chapter One of "How Things Exist."

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New York, NY 1990

An unedited transcript and recording of Chapter Two of  "How Things Exist."

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India 1985

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Peaceful Mind, Peaceful World