Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche after the first US course in California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Maitripa College, Portland, Oregon 2009

Extracts from a series of teachings given prior to a chöd initiation

Tags: chöd, dharma
Chapters:
This Precious Human Rebirth •
Dharma in Daily Life •
Chöd: Slaying the Ego •
 Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, 1970.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Melbourne, Australia 1991

Part Two of a series of teachings which are the basis for the book Ultimate Healing.

Chapters:
Transforming Problems; Using Criticism •
The Power of Holy Objects •
The Power of Compassion; Disciplining the Mind •
The Importance of Compassion •
Compassion; Accepting Problems •
Motivation; The Benefits of Problems •
Compassion and Happiness •
Offering the Victory to Others; Lama Atisha •
Eliminating Pride •
The Benefits of Problems, Continued •
The Heart of Life's Practice; What the 'I' Is •
What the 'I' Is, Continued; Non-Virtuous Actions •
Results of the Ten Non-Virtuous Actions •
Results of the Ten Non-Virtuous Actions, Continued •
Medicine Buddha Mantra •
Self-Cherishing Thought; Searching for the 'I' •
Cherishing Other Sentient Beings •
Experiencing Suffering on Behalf of Others •
 Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, 1970.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Melbourne, Australia, 1991

Part One of a series of teachings which form the basis for the book Ultimate Healing

Chapters:
Rinpoche's Early Life •
Benefits of Healing Practices •
Purifying Disease; White Light Meditation •
Equanimity •
Cause of Disease •
Nature of Mind •
Method and Wisdom; Omniscient Mind •
Oral Transmission of Logyuma mantra; Commentary on Logyuma •
Inner and Outer Obstacles; Ways of Thinking •
Three Types of Sufferings; Using Problems and Death in the Path •
Dedicating One's Life To Others •
Merely Labelled Death; Exchanging Self For Others; Transforming Problems •
Fly and Stupa Story; Karma •
Lama Yeshe at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1970. Photo: Fred von Allmen.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1972

An edited version of the earliest known recording of Lama Yeshe in the Archive, which was delivered to a group of Western students in January of 1972

Lama Yeshe at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1970. Photo: Fred von Allmen.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1972

The earliest known recording of Lama Yeshe in the Archive, which was delivered to a group of Western students in January of 1972

Portrait of Nick Ribush during the month-long course at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1975.
By Nicholas Ribush in Pomaia, Italy 1995

Written for Kung-Fu Magazine

Tags: meditation
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Sixth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974. Photo by Ursula Bernis.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Indiana, USA July 1974

An introduction to the practice of meditation

Tags: meditation
By Gelek Rinpoche in New Delhi, India, 1980

Teaching on the development of single-pointed concentration (samadhi)

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Bloomington, Indiana, USA 1999

A commentary on Chapter 8—the chapter titled "Meditation"—of Shantideva's Bodhicaryavatara (A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life)

Chapters:
Bodhicaryavatara Commentary: Index of Teachings •
Section One: August 20th AM •
Section Two: August 20th PM •
Section Three: August 21st AM •
Section Four: August 21st PM •
Section Five: August 22nd AM •
Section Six: August 22nd PM •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973

Equanimity meditation, with techniques for overcoming anger and developing patience.

By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Pomaia, Italy 1983

Listen to Lama Yeshe chant the Chöd sadhana, a practice to counter one's selfish attitude.

Tags: chöd
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Bloomington, IN

A talk about the essence and purpose of meditation practice. 

Tags: meditation, mind
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Bliss and Emptiness Meditation •
  • Meditate on Lam-rim •
  • Blissful Meditation Experience •
  • Experience of Bliss •
  • The Mind is Like Dough •
  • The Real Chöd Practice •
  • Difficulties Meditating •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Vision of Buddhas •
  • Improving Visualizations •
  • Self-Initiation and Mahamudra Meditation •