Kopan Course No. 24 (1991): eBook Series

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Kopan Monastery, Nepal (Archive #872)

This series consists of four volumes of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 24th Kopan meditation course, held at Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, in November 1991. Edited by Gordon McDougall and Sandra Smith.

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Bern, Switzerland, 1990. Photo: Ueli Minder.

We hope that these teachings will convey the feeling of being in Nepal for the one-month Kopan course. All four volumes in this ebook-only series are designed to transmit the immediate, spontaneous and intimate quality of Rinpoche's teaching style.  

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Read excerpts from these ebooks in our August 2014, October 2014, December 2014 and June 2015 monthly eletters.

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Practicing the Unmistaken Path eBook

Lamrim Teachings from Kopan 1991, Volume 1

This book covers topics such as compassion and universal responsibility, the benefits of developing bodhicitta, the disadvantages of self-cherishing, and emptiness.


Creating the Causes of Happiness eBook

Lamrim Teachings from Kopan 1991, Volume 2

This book covers topics such as the nature of the mind, karma, death, reincarnation and emptiness and is interwoven with an extensive and illuminating logical debate between Rinpoche and a student on whether past and future lives exist.


Cutting the Root of Samsara eBook

Lamrim Teachings from Kopan 1991, Volume 3

This volume presents a clear discussion on sexual misconduct, an explanation of how karmic appearance and emptiness are intertwined and a multifaceted commentary on the eight Mahayana precepts motivation.


Cherishing Others: The Heart of Dharma eBook

Lamrim Teachings from Kopan 1991, Volume 4

The fourth and final volume in this ebook series. In this book, Rinpoche emphasizes the benefits of renouncing the self-cherishing mind and cherishing other sentient beings. Rinpoche concludes the Kopan course with advice to students on how to practice Dharma in the West, and lastly, he offers refuge and a teaching on the benefits of taking vows.