Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Maitripa College, USA, 2010. Photo: Marc Sakamoto.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

The real enemy is ignorance, the self-cherishing thought, so there’s no reason to get angry with external conditions

Lama Yeshe teaching in Yucca Valley, California, 1977. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

How to deal with attachment with a realistic attitude, so we remain calm and clear when experiencing pleasure.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

We have the potential to be totally free from the suffering of samsara and its cause, delusion and karma.

Chapters:
We Will Keep Meeting Again and Again Until We Are Free From Samsara •
Subduing the Mind •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching outdoors at Manjushri London (currently Jamyang Buddhist Centre), 1983. Photo by Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

When the mind is under the control of disturbing thoughts there is no peace or happiness

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

In order to control anger, we must reflect well on its shortcomings

Tags: anger
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Ninth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Recognizing and renouncing harmful thoughts and actions brings peace and a meaningful life.

Tags: delusions
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in meditation on Saka Dawa at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, May 25, 1975. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1975

Anger, attachment and ignorance are the cause of all our suffering

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Following desire always results in dissatisfaction.

Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1981

The real hero is the person who fights anger and defeats the inner enemy, the delusions.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo, Australia, 1994.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1995

Techniques for cutting through depression.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Hong Kong, 2010. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

How delusion and karma bind us to samsara.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Creating harmony and good communication with others through compassion and thought transformation rather than blaming and criticizing.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche with kangaroo in Adelaide, Australia, 1983. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in various locations

How to use depression to develop compassion and bodhicitta, and ultimately to achieve enlightenment.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo, Australia, 1994.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Boulder Creek, California, 1997

How to deal with anger—one's own anger and the anger of others directed at oneself.

Lama Yeshe at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973. Photo: Lynda Millspaugh.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kathmandu, Nepal

Teaching on six factors leading to the growth of delusion

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