Teachings

Lama Yeshe meditating by the ocean, Sicily, 1983. Photo: Jacie Keeley.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Dharamsala, India

Lama  responds to student questions about the practice of mahamudra.

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, 2000. Photo: Brian Halterman.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Crestone, CO USA June 2008

These teachings were given in June 2008 at the White Eagle Conference Center in Crestone, Colorado.

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
Chapters:
Day One Part A: Searching for the I; Why We Suffer; Why We Need to Practice Dharma •
Day One Part B: Positive Attitude; Taking Care of Yourself; Dedications •
Day Two Part A: Benefits of Compassion; Three Types of Suffering; Dedications •
Day Two Part B: Tantra Mahamudra; Decorating True Existence •
Day Two Part C: Recognizing Wrong Concepts; Sutra Mahamudra •
Day Three Part A: Oral Transmission of the Mahamudra Text •
Day Three Part B: Bearing Hardships; Lama Atisha •
Day Three Part C: Precious Human Rebirth; Kindness of the Guru; Guru Shakyamuni Buddha Mantra •
Day Four Part A: Benefits of Medicine Buddha; Medicine Buddha Jenang •
Day Four Part B: Medicine Buddha Jenang (conclusion) •
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Madison, Wisconsin

"All existing phenomena, whether deemed good or bad, are by nature beyond duality, beyond our false discriminations."

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, 2000. Photo: Brian Halterman.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Crestone, Colorado

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these teachings in Crestone, Colorado, in June 2008.

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
Chapters:
First Discourse, 5 June 2008 •
Second Discourse, 6 June 2008 •
Third Discourse, 6 June 2008 •
Fourth Discourse, 7 June 2008 •
Fifth Discourse, 8 June 2008 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, 2000. Photo: Brian Halterman.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Crestone USA

The Chinese translation of Rinpoche's teachings at Crestone, 2008.  Includes the oral transmission of the First Panchen Lama's Root Text for the Precious Gelug/Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra.

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
Chapters:
Day One: Introductory teachings (Chinese-only) •
Day Two: Bodhicitta and Mahamudra Part A (Chinese-only) •
Day Two: Bodhicitta and Mahamudra Part B (Chinese-only) •
Day Two: Bodhicitta and Mahamudra Part C (Chinese-only) •
Day Three: Mahamudra lung and teachings Part A (Chinese-only) •
Day Three: Mahamudra lung and teachings Part B (Chinese-only) •
Day Four: Medicine Buddha lung and teachings (Chinese-only) •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Adelaide, Australia

Excerpts of Lama Zopa Rinpoche's teachings given at the Mahamudra retreat hosted by Buddha House, Adelaide, in 2004.

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
Chapters:
Day 2 Part A: Teachings before the Gyalwa Gyatso initiation •
Day 2 Part B: Preparation for Gyalwa Gyatso initiation (continued) •
Day 3 Part A 1: Recitations from the combined Jorchö and Lama Chöpa Puja •
Day 3 Part A 2: Recitations from the combined Jorchö and Lama Chöpa Puja (continued) •
Day 3 Part B: Preparation for Gyalwa Gyatso initiation (cont) •
Day 3 Part C: Dedication •
Day 4: Morning teaching •
Day 4: Evening Teaching •
Day 15: Evening Teaching: Commentary on Pabongka Rinpoche's Heart-spoon •
Day 23: Evening Teaching - Part A •
Day 23: Evening Teaching - Part B •
Day 23: Evening Teaching - Part C •