Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Light of the Path retreat in North Carolina, Spring 2014. Photo by Roy Harvey.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

How to recognize that everything is like an illusion or a dream.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche with Sangha at Vulture's Peak, Rajgir, 12 March 2014. Photo: Thubten Jangchub.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Vulture's Peak, Bihar, India

A step-by-step guide on how to realize emptiness and cut the root of samsara.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Tarzana, California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

How to meditate on emptiness in whatever activity we are doing.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, possibly in Switzerland, 1990. Photo by Ueli Minder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Things exist in mere name and are merely imputed on the base.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Royal Holloway College, UK, 1975. Photo: Dennis Heslop.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

The I and the aggregates are merely imputed by the mind

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 New York, NY 1990

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

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New York, NY, 1990

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

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Sera Je Monastery, Mysore, India, 2013-2014. Photo: Bill Kane.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New York, NY 1990

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

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New York, NY 1990

A collection of five talks by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, including an extensive explanation of emptiness and the importance of compassion and universal responsiblity. 

Chapters:
How Things Exist •
Editor's Preface •
Chapter One: Universal Responsibility •
Chapter Two: How Things Exist •
Chapter Three: Lam-rim and Meditation on Emptiness •
Chapter Four: Different Ways of Looking at Things •
Chapter Five: Merely Labeled •
Appendix: The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra •
Translations (How Things Exist) •