Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Singapore, 2010. Photo: Tan Seow Kheng.
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 teaching in Hong Kong, 2010. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains how delusion and karma bind us to samsara in this excerpt from a teaching at the 11th Kopan Course.

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

Teachings given at Root Institute, Days 5 - 7; includes a commentary on Atisha's Jewel Garland

Chapters:
Day Five: Jewel Garland Commentary - Cherishing the practice and turning away from samsaric happiness •
Day Five: Jewel Garland Commentary - Protecting ordination by reflecting on impermanence and suffering of samsara •
Day Five: Jewel Garland Commentary - Protecting the senses by analyzing how attachment arises •
Day Five: Dedications •
Day Six: Remembering death •
Day Six: Deluded views •
Day Seven: Protecting oneself from delusions •
Day Seven: Appearances come from the mind •
Day Seven: Benefits of Vajrayogini practice, Vajrayogini lineage •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, 2005.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India 2006

Days 4-6: includes teachings, oral transmissions of Maitreya prayer, King of Prayers and Stainless Beam Mantra

Chapters:
Day Four: Benefits of Circumambulation Part A; Four opponent powers •
Day Four: Meaning of Guru Devotion •
Day Four: Benefits of Circumambulation Part B •
Day Four: Benefits of Circumambulation Part C; Stainless Beam mantra •
Day Four: Benefits of Circumambulation Part D; Dedications •
Day Five: Karma •
Day Five: Bodhicitta •
Day Five: Benefits of Offering Cloud Dharani •
Day Five: Oral transmissions of Maitreya Prayer and King of Prayers •
Day Six: Meaning of 'Lama' Part A •
Day Six: Meaning of 'Lama' Part B; Meaning of Guru Shakyamuni Buddha mantra •
Day Six: Nature of Samsara •
Day Six: Overcoming delusions; Oral transmission of Jewel Garland •
Day Six: Motivation for Refuge ceremony •
Day Six: Relying on the Three Jewels; Dedications •
Day Six: Oral transmission of Stainless Beam mantra; Benefits of Stainless Beam mantra •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, possibly in Switzerland, 1990. Photo by Ueli Minder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Creating harmony and good communication with others through compassion and thought transformation rather than blaming and criticizing.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo, Australia, 1994.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Boulder Creek, California, 1997

How to deal with anger—one's own anger and the anger of others directed at oneself.