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 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.

 Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala, 1987. Photo: Robin Bath.
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 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

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Angry With Organization •
  • Harsh Words •
  • Eliminating Anger •
  • Contribution to World Peace •
  • Practicing Patience •
  • Dealing with Anger •
  • Fed Up With Anger •
  • More Talks on This Topic: Anger •
  • The Importance of Practicing Patience •
  • Everything Comes From Your Mind •
  • Patience Brings Success and Happiness •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Attachment and Ordination •
  • Disadvantages of Attachment •
  • The Pain of Attachment •
  • Attachment to a Good Reputation •
  • Sexual Pleasure is For a Short Time •
  • Simplifying Life •
  • How to Avoid Being Driven by One’s Desires •
  • How to Stop Attachment •
  • The Buddhas and Bodhisattvas Cherish You •

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