Teachings

By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in UK

This series presents chapters from the LYWA book Freedom Through Understanding in a format that includes written teachings enhanced by audio, video and images.

Chapters:
Freedom Through Understanding Multimedia: About the Series •
Making the Most of Your Life •
How to Meditate •
The Importance of Motivation •
The Shortcomings of Attachment •
Giving and Taking on the Breath •
The Best Answers Come Through Meditation •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the Light of the Path Retreat, North Carolina, USA, May 2014. Photo: Roy Harvey.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in London, England

A public talk on how to bring peace and happiness to oneself and others.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Light of the Path retreat, North Carolina, USA, May 2014. Photo: Roy Harvey.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Advice on the need for FPMT students to actualize the lam-rim teachings and achieve realizations

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, possibly in Switzerland, 1990. Photo by Ueli Minder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Nice, France

Two discourses on topics including emptiness of the I, impermanence and death, and transforming problems

Chapters:
First Discourse: Emptiness of the I •
Second Discourse: Transforming Problems •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche with koala in Adelaide, Australia, 1983. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

Three discourses on how to subdue the mind and achieve enlightenment by practicing the graduated path (lam-rim)

Chapters:
1. The Graduated Path •
2. The Ultimate Nature of the Mind •
3. The Four Aspects of Karma •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the Lawudo Lama, in 1970.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Adelaide, Australia

Four discourses, on topics including how to make life meaningful, the concept of true existence and renouncing desire

Chapters:
First Discourse: Making Life Meaningful •
Second Discourse: The Dissatisfied Mind •
Third Discourse: The Concept of True Existence •
Fourth Discourse: Renouncing Desire •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Italian Club, Brisbane, Australia

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these teachings in Brisbane, Australia in June 2006.

Chapters:
Prayers and Introduction •
Asanga and Maitreya Buddha •
Signs of Successful Practice; Rinpoche's Childhood •
Absolute Guru; Dharma vs. Samsaric Happiness •
Importance of Lam-rim Meditation; Problems are Temporary; Extensive Offering Practice •
Four Seals; Valid Base •
True Existence in Svatantrika, Prasangika; How Things Exist •
Identifying the Gak-Cha •
Looking for the 'I'; Emptiness of Problems Based on False 'I' •
Questions and Answers; Doing Activities with Bodhicitta •
Realizing Emptiness of the 'I'; How True Existence is Projected; Dedications. •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Manjushri London (Jamyang Buddhist Centre), 1983. Photo: Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1984

How lam-rim practice protects and pacifies the mind

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Guadalajara, Mexico

An eight-day series of lam-rim teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, edited by Ven. Ailsa Cameron.

Chapters:
Day One: Ignorance, the Root of Suffering •
Day Two: Karma and Delusion •
Day Two: The Suffering of Samsara •
Day Three: The Nature of the Mind •
Day Three: How the I Exists •
Day Four: The Qualities of the Gurus •
Day Four: Meditation on Emptiness •
Day Five: Sufferings of the Lower Realms •
Day Five: Meditation on Emptiness and Bodhicitta •
Day Five: Gen Jampa Wangdu •
Day Six: The Merely Labeled I •
Day Six: The Wheel of Life and Refuge •
Day Seven: Eight Mahayana Precepts •
Day Seven: The Shortcomings of Attachment •
Day Seven: Creating the Cause of Happiness •
Day Eight: Studying Emptiness •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Nice, France, July 1990

These teachings were given in July, 1990 in Nice, France.

Chapters:
Lam-rim Teachings: First Discourse Part A •
Lam-rim Teachings: First Discourse Part B •
Lam-rim Teachings: Second Discourse Part A •
Lam-rim Teachings: Second Discourse Part B •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Guadalajara, Mexico 2008

An edited public talk on lam-rim by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2008.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Tara Institute, Australia, June 3, 2006

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these teachings at Tara Institute, Australia, June 3, 2006.

Chapters:
How the Kopan Courses Started •
The Qualities of the Bhumis •
Developing Guru Devotion •
Developing Lam-rim Realizations •
The Kindness of Sentient Beings •
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in UK September 1975

 This book covers the purpose of meditation, bodhicitta, the importance of motivation, tong-len and the shortcomings of attachment, among other topics.

Chapters:
Freedom Through Understanding •
Editor's Preface (Nick Ribush) •
1. What is Meditation? (Lama Yeshe) •
2. An Introduction to the Path to Enlightenment (Lama Zopa Rinpoche) •
3. Making the Most of Your Life (Lama Yeshe) •
4. How to Meditate (Lama Yeshe) •
5. The Importance of Motivation (Lama Zopa Rinpoche) •
6. The Lives of Others (Lama Zopa Rinpoche) •
7. Lama Zopa Rinpoche Answers Questions •
8. The Shortcomings of Attachment (Lama Yeshe) •
9. Giving and Taking on the Breath (Lama Yeshe) •
10. Making Life Meaningful (Lama Zopa Rinpoche) •
11. Lama Yeshe Answers Questions •
Glossary and Suggested Further Reading (FTU) •
(25271_ng.TIF) Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching outdoors at Manjushri London (currently Jamyang Buddhist Centre), 1983. Photos by Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Rinpoche answers questions from students at a Dharma center about the lam-rim.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Guadalajara, Mexico, 2008

Days 5-8 of an eight-day series of lam-rim teachings in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2008.

Chapters:
Day 5: Sufferings of Lower Realms •
Day 5: Meditation, Emptiness and Bodhicitta •
Day 5: Gen Jampa Wangdu •
Day 5: The King of Prayers •
Day 5: Dedications •
Day 6: Emptiness •
Day 6: Defining Virtue and Non-virtue •
Day 6: Wheel of Life •
Day 6: Refuge Ceremony •
Day 7: Eight Mahayana Precepts, Extensive Offering Practice •
Day 7: Seven-Limb Prayer •
Day 7: Pervasive Suffering •
Day 7: Eight Worldly Dharmas, Shortcomings of Attachment •
Day 7: Unclean Nature of the Body •
Day 7: Precious Human Rebirth •
Day 8: How Phenomena are Impermanent and Empty •
Day 8: Studying Emptiness •
Day 8: Rinpoche's Early Life in Nepal •

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