Teachings

Lama Yeshe visiting a daffodil farm near Melbourne, Australia, 1976.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Chenrezig Institute, Australia

A teaching on refuge by having confidence and trust in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, 2006. Photo: John Berthold.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

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

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Leeds and London, UK

A remarkable series of powerful and clear Dharma teachings given by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche to students in Leeds and London, United Kingdom, in 2014. 

Chapters:
Sun of Devotion, Stream of Blessings •
Editor's Preface •
Chapter 1. Taking Care of the Mind •
Chapter 2. Our Happiness Is in Our Hands •
Chapter 3. The Hallucination of the Real I •
Chapter 4. The Need for Ethics and Refuge •
Chapter 5. The Room Before It Is Named •
Chapter 6. The Guru Is the Most Powerful Object •
Chapter 7. A Talk about Dolgyal •
Chapter 8. Khadro-la •
Chapter 9. The Importance of Guru Devotion •
Chapter 10. Seeing the Guru as a Buddha •
Chapter 11. More Precious than a Wish-granting Jewel •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Sera Je Monastery, India, December 2013.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Brisbane, Australia

A short teaching on Lama Chöpa (Guru Puja), an essential guru yoga practice

Portrait of Lama Yeshe on the roof at Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1974.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Cumbria, England

Lama Yeshe explains why it is worthwhile to take refuge in that which can truly liberate us—the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha

By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Madrid, Spain 1983

Lama Yeshe: Why Refuge

Tags: refuge
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Madrid, Spain

A talk by Lama Yeshe at a refuge ceremony in Madrid, Spain

By Khamtrul Rinpoche in Himachal Pradesh, India

A teaching by the Eighth Khamtrul Rinpoche on commencing the preliminary practices

Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the beach in Adelaide, Australia, 1983. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Each time we generate a realization in our mind, we have received a blessing

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the Lawudo Lama, in 1970.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Nepal

Detailed instructions on the refuge preliminary practice, compiled and edited by Ven. Thubten Wongmo

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Ninth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Jamyang Meditation Centre, London 1992

Teachings prior to a refuge ceremony on topics including the suffering nature of samsara, refuge practice and precepts 

Chapters:
The Suffering Nature of Samsara •
Refuge Practice & Precepts •
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Bodhgaya, India, 1974

His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave this teaching at Bodhgaya in January 1974.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Maitreya Instituut, Holland 1990

Teachings given during a refuge ceremony. Topics include the motivation for refuge and the benefits of taking vows. 

Tags: refuge, vows, merit
Chapters:
Benefits of Taking and Living in Vows •
Motivation for Taking Refuge Vows; Refuge Ceremony •
Refuge Ceremony, continued; Dedications •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Mahayana refuge has three causes - fear, faith and compassion

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Singapore, 2010. Photo: Ven. Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche summarizes the benefits of taking refuge

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