Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Switzerland, 1990. Photo: Ueli Minder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

An ebook series of teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 24th Kopan Course.

Long Life Puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan Monastery, 2010. Photo: Mikk Tamme.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

A transcript of teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 41st Kopan Course.  Includes a talk by Ven. Roger Kunsang on the beginnnings of FPMT. 

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 41: Index Page •
Lectures 1 & 2: The Infallible Path •
Lectures 3 & 4: Cherishing Others •
Lectures 5 & 6: Causative Phenomena •
Lectures 7 & 8: Creating the Cause for Happiness •
Lecture 9: The Founding of Kopan •
Lectures 10, 11 & 12: The Basic Philosophy of Buddhism •
Lecture 13: How FPMT Began •
Lectures 14-17: Mahayana Refuge •
Lectures 18 & 19: Pilgrimage and the Power of Holy Objects •
Lecture 20: The Four Suffering Results •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

A transcript of teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 43rd Kopan Course

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 43: Index Page •
Lecture One: December 6, 2010 •
Lecture Two, December 6, 2010 •
Lecture Three, December 7, 2010 •
Lecture Four: December 8, 2010 •
Lecture Five: December 9, 2010 •
Lecture Six: December 9, 2010 •
Lecture Seven: December 11, 2010 •
Lecture Eight: December 11, 2010 •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1994

A transcript of teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 27th Kopan Course

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 27 Index Page •
Lecture One: November 30,1994 •
Lecture Two: December 2,1994 •
Lecture Three: December 3, 1994 •
Lecture Four: December 3, 1994 •
Lecture Five: December 4, 1994 •
Lecture Six, December 4, 1994 •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Teachings on patience, bodhicitta, and reincarnation from the 29th Kopan Course, 1996.

Chapters:
Benefits of the enemy •
Benefits of bodhicitta •
Reincarnation: first belief; Q&A •
Proofs of reincarnation; Q&A •
Reincarnation: proof of experience •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Ninth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976

Transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 19th Kopan Course

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 19 Index Page •
Section One: Lectures 1 & 2 •
Section Two: Lectures 3 & 4 •
Section Three: Lectures 5 & 6 •
Section Four: Lectures 7 & 8 •
Section Five: Lectures 9 & 10 •
Section Six: Lectures 11 & 12 •
Section Seven: Lecture 13 •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal

Excerpts from Lama Zopa Rinpoche's teachings at the annual Kopan Course in 1981.

Chapters:
Lecture 1: Qualities of Dharma and Teachers •
Lecture 1: White Tara •
Lecture 2: Manjushri; Why There Are Different Aspects of Buddha •
Lecture 2: How to Remove Suffering; Emptiness of the I •
Lectures 2-3: Emptiness of the I, continued; Nature of Mind •
Lecture 3: Nature of Mind, continued; Labeling I •
Lectures 3-4: Labeling I, continued •
Lecture 4: Three Types of Valid Knowledge; How the I Exists •
Lectures 5-6: Samsaric Suffering; Shortcomings of Self-Cherishing Thought •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976

A transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 10th Kopan Course

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 10 Index Page •
Section One: Lectures 1 to 4 •
Section Two: Lectures 5 to 8 •
Section Three: Lectures 9 to 12 •
Section Four: Lectures 13 to 16 •
Section Five: Lectures 17 to 20 •
Section Six: Lectures 21 to 24 •
Section Seven: Lectures 25 to 26 •
Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche in a group photo from the 8th Meditation Course at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1975.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1975

A transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 8th Kopan Course

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 8 Index Page •
Section One: Lectures 1 to 5 •
Section Two: Lectures 6 to 10 •
Section Three: Lectures 11 to15 •
Section Four: Lectures 16 to 20 •
Section Five: Lectures 21 to 25 •
Section Six: Lectures 26 to 30 •
Section Seven: Lectures 31 to 35 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Long Life Puja, Kopan Monastery, Nepal.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal.

Audio recordings and transcripts of Lectures 6-10, given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 33rd Kopan Course.

Chapters:
Day 6: How Things Appear to Exist from their Own Side •
Day 6: The Emptiness of the I: Not One-ness With Aggregates, Not Separate From the Aggregates •
Day 6: What Exists is Merely Imputed by Mind •
Day 7: Merely Labeled by Mind, Bodhicitta Meditation, The Kindness of Mothers •
Day 7: Repaying the Kindness, Generating Loving Kindness •
Day 7: Bodhicitta - Special Attitude, Dedications •
Day 8: Mahayana Motivation, Shortcomings of Self-Cherishing •
Day 8: Shortcomings of Self-Cherishing, Bodhicitta, The Ten Non-Virtues: Stealing, Lying •
Day 8: The Ten Non-Virtues: Slander, Gossip, Harsh Speech, Covetousness, Ill Will, Heresy •
Day 8: Karma, Six Ways of Purifying, How to Live With Bodhicitta, Dedications •
Day 9: Definition of Death, The Suffering Nature of Samsara •
Day 9: The Death Process, Understanding Reincarnation •
Day 9: Reincarnation and Past Lives •
Day 9: Refuge in the Triple Gem, The Importance of Taking Vows, Refuge Ceremony •
Day 9: How To Practice Refuge, Oral Transmission of Medicine Buddha Mantra, The Vajrasattva Mantra, Dedications •
Day 10: Prajnaparamita Teachings, Oral Transmission of Diamond Cutter Sutra Continued •
Day 10: The Power of Mantras, Oral Transmission Continued •
Day 10: Practice Mindfulness, Oral Transmission Continued, Advice for Daily Practice •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche after the first US course in California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

A transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 33rd Kopan Course.

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 33 Index Page •
Lecture One •
Lecture Two •
Lecture Three •
Lecture Four •
Lecture Five •
Lecture Six •
Lecture Seven •
Lecture Eight •
Lecture Nine •
Lecture Ten •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Long Life Puja, Kopan Monastery, Nepal.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Audio recordings and transcripts of the first five lectures by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 33rd Kopan Course.

Chapters:
Day 1: Introduction, Purpose of Meditation •
Day 1: Emptiness of the I, Oral Transmissions of the Heart Sutra and Diamond Cutter Sutra •
Day 2: The Nature of the Aggregates, Emptiness •
Day 2: Emptiness, Oral Transmission of the Diamond Cutter Sutra •
Day 2: Emptiness of the A, Everything Comes From the Mind •
Day 3: Guru Devotion, How the Mind Labels, Q&A •
Day 3: The Kindness of the Enemy, Rinpoche's Early Life •
Day 3: Geshe Rabten, Good and Bad Labeled by Mind, Seeing Problems as Opportunities •
Day 4: Compassion is the Essence of Religion, Emptiness Meditation; Transforming Problems •
Day 4: Practicing Patience, The Enemy is the Kindest Person •
Day 4: Thought Transformation is Most Beneficial, The Four Noble Truths, The Twelve Links •
Day 5: The Four Noble Truths, Karma •
Day 5: Completed Karma, The Ten Non-Virtues: Killing and Sexual Misconduct •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1991. Photo: Thubten Yeshe
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1992

A transcript of teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 25th Kopan Course.

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 25 Index Page •
Section One: Lectures 1 - 4 •
Section Two: Lectures 5 - 8 •
Section Three: Lectures 9 - 12 •
Section Four: Lectures 13 - 16 •
Section Five: Lectures 17 - 20 •
Section Six: Lectures 21 - 24 •
Section Seven: Lectures 25 -28 •
Section Eight: Lectures 29 - 32 •
Section Nine: Lectures 33 - 34 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Sera Je Monastery, Mysore, India, 2013-2014. Photo: Bill Kane.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Excerpts from teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 35th Kopan Course.

Chapters:
Introduction and Motivation •
The Need for Lam-rim in Daily Life •
Questions and Answers; Benefits of Holy Objects •
Thought Transformation at the Time of Death; Identifying the Object to be Refuted •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Lake Arrowhead, California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1987

Transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 20th Kopan Course

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 20 Index Page •
Lecture One: Refuge and Bodhicitta •
Lecture Two: Cherishing Others •
Lecture Three: The Good Heart •
Lecture Four: Labeling the "I" •
Lecture Five: The Merely Labeled "I" •
Lecture Six: Labeling Appearances •
Lecture Seven: The Eight Mahayana Precepts •
Lecture Eight: The Benefits of Precepts •
Lecture Nine: Emptiness of the "I" •
Lecture Ten: Equilibrium Meditation •
Lecture Eleven: Equanimity •
Lecture Twelve: The Cause of Happiness •
Lecture Thirteen: The Bodhisattva Vows (Lama Lhundrup) •
Lecture Fourteen: Samsara and the Twelve Links •
Lecture Fifteen: Reincarnation •
Lecture Sixteen: The Suffering of Samsara •
Lecture Seventeen: The Five Views •
Lecture Eighteen: How to Practice Dharma •

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