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

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal 2008

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Don't Get Angry at the Stick

By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1979

Lama Yeshe: Is Attachment Completely Negative?

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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche with Sangha at Vulture's Peak, Rajgir, 12 March 2014. Photo: Thubten Jangchub.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Vulture's Peak, Bihar, India

A step-by-step guide on how to realize emptiness and cut the root of samsara.

By Vajradhara Losang Jinpa

A short lam-rim prayer that contains the essence of the whole path to enlightenment

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 New York

Advice on the essence of Dharma practice and the benefits of the center.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The Guru Brings You to Enlightenment

Lama Tsongkhapa riding a white elephant. This was one of five visions that appeared to his disciple, Khedrub Je.
By Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol

A short prayer that helps us develop the correct attitude toward the virtuous friend.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Singapore, 2010. Photo: Ven. Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

The I appears to exist from its own side, but it is merely imputed by the mind

Chapters:
How the I is Merely Labeled •
The Real Refuge •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Permission to Bless Sentient Beings in the Ocean •
  • Feeding the Ducks •
  • Mantras to Benefit Dead Insects •
  • Three Ways to Benefit Animals •
  • Advice for a Dying Dog •
  • Blessing Animals •
  • Letter from a Dog •
  • Animal Liberation Train •
  • Protecting and Feeding Birds •
  • Caring for Pets in Everyday Life and at Their Death •
  • More Talks on This Topic: Various Practices for Animals •
  • Benefiting Dude and Other Animals •
  • How to Benefit Dead Insects •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Address at Lama Yeshe's Funeral

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Singapore, 2010. Photo by Miss Seow.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

Sentient beings' happiness comes from Dharma, from virtuous actions.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the Light of the Path Retreat, USA, 2014. Photo: Roy Harvey
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore March 2013

A teaching on the benefits of making offerings to holy objects

Topics: Holy Objects
Chapters:
The Benefits of Making Offerings •
The Offering Cloud Mantra •

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