Teachings

Lama Yeshe meditating in the botanical gardens, Berkeley, California, 1974. Photo donated by Judy Weitzner.
By Nicholas Ribush, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Cherishing Others is the Source of All Happiness 

Lama Yeshe in Santa Cruz CA, 1978. Photo: Jon Landaw.
By Nicholas Ribush, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: You Have Infinite Reasons to be Compassionate

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Maitripa College, 2010. Photo: Marc Sakamoto.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Read the first five discourses of these teachings, given at a retreat in France in 2003. The retreat was on the four Kadampa deities, however, Rinpoche taught on a broad range of lamrim topics.

Chapters:
1. How to Achieve Real Happiness •
2. Motivation for the Retreat •
3. The Emptiness of Sound •
4. The Compassion Buddha •
5. The Good Heart •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Sera Je Monastery, India, 2013. Photo by Bill Kane.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Nalanda Monastery, France, 2003

Watch the video and read the transcript of this talk, as Rinpoche discusses the importance of living in vows and purifying negative karma, while staying focused on the goal, enlightenment.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe in Geneva, Switzerland, 1983. Photo: Ueli Minder.
By Nicholas Ribush

Merry Colony: In Praise of Rinpoche

Tenzin Ösel Hita at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore, November 2012. Photo: Tan Seow Kheng.
By Tenzin Ösel Hita in Maitreya Instituut, Amsterdam

In this talk, Tenzin Ösel Hita discusses easy ways to reduce ego and develop compassion. Watch the video and read along with the transcript.

Topics: Introductory
Lama Yeshe visiting a daffodil farm near Melbourne, Australia, 1976.
By Nicholas Ribush, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: You Have Time to Get It Done

LYWA staff present Abiding in the Retreat book to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, North Carolina, 2017. Photo: Ven. Sherab.
By Nicholas Ribush, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The Benefits of Reciting OM MANI PADME HUM

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama

A prayer for peace in Tibet and compassion in the world.

Tags: dalai lama, Tibet
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

This book combines several teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche on nyung nä, a powerful two-day practice associated with Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion.

Chapters:
Abiding in the Retreat •
Editor's Preface •
Chapter 1: The Benefits of Nyung Nä Practice •
Chapter 2: Chenrezig •
Chapter 3: Bhikshuni Lakshmi •
Chapter 4: The Nyung Nä Lineage Lamas •
Chapter 6: The Benefits of Reciting OM MANI PADME HUM •
By Nicholas Ribush, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Eight Verses of Thought Transformation  

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By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Geneva, Switzerland

This multimedia series presents chapters from the LYWA book Life, Death and After Death in a format that includes written teachings enhanced by audio, video and images. 

Chapters:
Life, Death and After Death Multimedia: About the Series •
Finding Peace in Everyday Life •
The Nature of the Mind •
The Death Process •

We have a new French translation to share with you, The Perfect Human Rebirth, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Topics: Translations > French
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche painting Tara at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976. Photo: Peter Iseli.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India

This puja for the success of all FPMT centers and activities was compiled by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in July 1982, and includes an explanation of the meaning of the prayer and advice on the visualization.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Light of the Path retreat, North Carolina, USA, 2014. Photo: Roy Harvey.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Gyalwa Gyatso Center, San Jose, California

In this unedited excerpt, Rinpoche encourages us to take advantage of this precious and rare opportunity to study the profound meaning of emptiness. 

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