Teachings

Lama Yeshe wearing a ceremonial crown of the five dhyani buddhas, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Christchurch, New Zealand

Archetypal images of enlightened beings symbolize wisdom and understanding, and give positive imprints to the mind

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

How to establish our motivation so each day is meaningful

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Tarzana, California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Whenever we’re practicing Dharma in daily life, at that time we’re taking care of ourselves.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche blessing two rabbits at Osel Labrang.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

How to transform sleep into virtue by practicing the yoga of sleeping

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1974. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

We don't have to live in a hermitage to generate the realizations of the stages of the path to enlightenment

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Chenrezig Institute, Queensland, Australia 1975.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

The importance of putting effort into Dharma practice during and after the Kopan meditation course

Lama Zopa Rinpoche after the first US course in California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1984

How all our actions can become virtuous and we can accumulate merit

Lama Zopa  Rinpoche at the 12th Kopan Meditation Course, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1979.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976

The meaning of Dharma and how to practice is explained by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Various locations, 1999

How we can practice Dharma, the true cause of happiness, twenty-four hours a day.

Chapters:
Making Life Meaningful •
Editor's Preface •
Chapter One: The Purpose of Life •
Chapter Two: How to Make Each Moment of Our Lives Meaningful •
Chapter Three: A Daily Practice to Stop All Suffering •
Appendix 1: Practicing Guru Devotion with the Nine Attitudes •
Appendix 2: More Thought Training Meditations •
Appendix 3: The Confession of Downfalls to the Thirty-Five Buddhas •
Translations •