Teachings

Lama Yeshe meditating by the ocean, Sicily, 1983. Photo: Jacie Keeley.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Dharamsala, India

Lama  responds to student questions about the practice of mahamudra.

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
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.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Rinpoche's teachings on the emptiness of the "I" are presented here in a multimedia format.

Topics: Emptiness
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Adelaide, Australia

A teaching on buddha nature and the emptiness of the mind

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, 2000. Photo: Brian Halterman.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Crestone, CO USA June 2008

These teachings were given in June 2008 at the White Eagle Conference Center in Crestone, Colorado.

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
Chapters:
Day One Part A: Searching for the I; Why We Suffer; Why We Need to Practice Dharma •
Day One Part B: Positive Attitude; Taking Care of Yourself; Dedications •
Day Two Part A: Benefits of Compassion; Three Types of Suffering; Dedications •
Day Two Part B: Tantra Mahamudra; Decorating True Existence •
Day Two Part C: Recognizing Wrong Concepts; Sutra Mahamudra •
Day Three Part A: Oral Transmission of the Mahamudra Text •
Day Three Part B: Bearing Hardships; Lama Atisha •
Day Three Part C: Precious Human Rebirth; Kindness of the Guru; Guru Shakyamuni Buddha Mantra •
Day Four Part A: Benefits of Medicine Buddha; Medicine Buddha Jenang •
Day Four Part B: Medicine Buddha Jenang (conclusion) •
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 teaching in Singapore, 2010. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

The I appears to exist from its own side, but it is merely imputed by the mind

Chapters:
How the I is Merely Labeled •
The Real Refuge •
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Cumbria, England

A teaching on the dualistic mind, excerpted from a commentary on the Manjushri Yoga Method

Lama Yeshe teaching at Manjushri Institute, England, 1976.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Cumbria, England

A teaching on non-duality, excerpted from a commentary on the Manjushri Yoga Method

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

How to meditate on emptiness in whatever activity we are doing

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

In this excerpt from Kopan Course No. 27, Rinpoche explains how the hallucinatory mind sees everything as inherently existent

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Lawudo Monastery, Nepal, and Instituto Lama Tzong Khapa, Italy

Self-grasping ignorance believes the I to be concrete and inherently existent

By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Madison, Wisconsin

"All existing phenomena, whether deemed good or bad, are by nature beyond duality, beyond our false discriminations."

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

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

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in meditation on Saka Dawa at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, May 25, 1975. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Adelaide, Australia

A Dharma talk explaining the mind, or cognition

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