Teachings

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

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

Guru Shakyamuni Buddha. Painted by Jane Seidlitz.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

How Guru Shakyamuni guides sentient beings.

Lama Yeshe at the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA, 1978.  Photo: Jon Landaw.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in UCSC, California

After attaining enlightenment, how Buddha began teaching the spiritual path to others, commonly known as turning the wheel of Dharma.

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

Lama Zopa Rinpoche with students at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, May 25, 1975. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976

To receive enlightenment, we must rely on the guidance of a perfect teacher

His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Munich, Germany, April 2001

The meaning of "guru," the qualities of a guru, and the practice of guru devotion, with a focus on His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This teaching also contains advice on the practice of Dorje Shugden.