Teachings

Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche making Chenrezig tsa tsas on the rooftop at Kopan Monastery, 1973.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Welcome to our latest e-letter. Thanks so much for your interest and support.

Long Life Puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan Monastery, 2010. Photo: Mikk Tamme.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Lamrim teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 30th Kopan Course in Nepal.

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 30 Index Page •
Lecture 1 •
Lecture 2 •
Lecture 3 •
Lecture 4 •
Lecture 5 •
Lecture 6 •
Lecture 7 •
Lecture 8 •
Shakyamuni Buddha descending from Tushita.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Yeshe: True Suffering and Its Cause

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to follow the Buddhist path and how to bring benefit and happiness to others through Dharma practice.

  • Practice Advice for a New Student •
  • Study and Practice Advice for a New Student  •
  • The Ultimate Goal •
  • Advice to a New Student •
  • Beneficial Practices for a New Student •
  • New Student Practice Advice •
  • The Mahayana Path •
  • Tong-len and Tsa-tsa Practice •
  • Practicing with Effort •
  • Lam-rim and Deity Practice Advice  •
  • Following the Buddhist Path •
  • Think of the Happiness of Others •
  • A Simple Daily Practice for a New Student •
  • Use Your Life to Benefit Others •
  • Lamrim Study and Meditation is Most Important •
  • Reciting Mantras •
  • The Main Purpose of Your Life •
  • First Time at a Kopan Course •
  • Beneficial Practices •
  • The Best Time to Practice Dharma •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice and prayers for peace, harmony and happiness in countries experiencing conflict.

  • Prayer for Peace •
  • September 11 •
  • Post-September 11 •
  • Advice After the US Election •
  • Prayers for Afghanistan •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal

In this video extract, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains that we live our entire life grasping at the real I, but in Buddhism we learn that the way the self appears is a total hallucination.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on meditations and mantras for healing and purifying sickness, spirit harm, negative karma and obstacles to a long life.

  • Vision of Tara •
  • Medicine Buddha Puja •
  • White Tara and Chenrezig Singhanada Practices •
  • Benefits of Medicine Buddha Practice •
  • White Tara’s Long-life Nectar •
  • White Tara Meditation •
  • White Tara Practice •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Fourth Meditation Course at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973. Photo: Lynda Millspaugh.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Stories of Guru Shakyamuni Buddha's Powers

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Medford, USA

In this video extract, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains that depression and anxiety can be overcome by practicing the good heart and cherishing others instead of oneself.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Bendigo, Australia, September 2014.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bendigo, Australia

Advice about bhikshuni ordination, excerpted from a teaching given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bendigo, Australia, on May 7, 2018. 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the 11th Kopan Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1978. Photo: Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Whatever We Feel, We Should Remember Bodhicitta

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo, Australia, May 1975.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Eudlo, Australia

Lamrim teachings and guided meditations from a one-month course in 1975.

Chapters:
Lamrim Course Index Page •
Lectures 1 and 2 •
Lectures 3 and 4 •
Lectures 5 and 6 •
Lectures 7 and 8 •
Lectures 9 and 10 •
Lectures 11 and 12 •
Lectures 13 and 14 •
Lectures 15 and 16 •
Lectures 17 and 18 •
Lectures 19 and 20 •
Lectures 21 and 22 •
Lecture 23 •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

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Chapters:
The Nectar of Bodhicitta •
Editor's Preface •
Do Everything With Bodhicitta •
This Precious Life •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bendigo, Australia

In this video extract, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises students to make the retreat most beneficial by striving to subdue the mind.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche with Lamrim Year, 2021. Photo: Roger Kunsang.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: How Living in Morality Brings Peace

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