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, 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 •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal 1995

A transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 28th Kopan Course, along with audio recordings of Lectures 1-3 and 6-9.  

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 28 Index Page •
Lecture One: Compassion •
Lecture Two: The Tantric Path •
Lecture Three: The Compassion Buddha's Mantra •
Lecture Four: Dedication •
Lecture Five: Buddha Potential •
Lecture Six: Dharma in Daily Life •
Lecture Seven: Karma •
Lecture Eight: Oral Transmission •
Lecture Nine: The Nature of the Mind •