Teachings

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

In this excerpt from Kopan Course No. 27, Rinpoche explains that if the cause is not created, the result cannot be experienced.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1974. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal

A strong understanding of karma gives energy to the mind and increases the fear of creating negative karma

Tags: karma, fear, suffering
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

When we practice thought training, experiencing problems becomes a cause for finishing the results of negative karma

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 teaching at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1976.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Maitreya Instituut, Emst, Netherlands

Teachings on karma, excerpted from a lam-rim course led by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Maitreya Instituut, Emst, in August 1990.

Chapters:
The Negative Karma of Killing •
The Results of Karma •
Karma in Everyday Life •
Karmic Appearance •
The Four Suffering Results of Negative Karma •
Heresy and Other Religions •
The Benefits of Understanding Karma •
Purification of Negative Karma •
Renouncing the Self-cherishing Thought •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1974. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

The karmic results of nonvirtuous actions are experienced in this life or in future lives, unless we purify the negative karma.

Tags: karma, nonvirtue
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Manjushri London (currently Jamyang Buddhist Centre), 1983. Photo: Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Excerpt from an edited compilation of Rinpoche's teachings on the subject of karma.

Tags: karma, nonvirtue
Chapters:
The Importance of Understanding Karma •
What Karma Is •
The Four Outlines •
The Four Suffering Results •