Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Italy.  Photo by Piero Sirianni.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Pomaia, Italy

In this teaching, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises that the realization of emptiness is the most important goal in our life, so that we can cease suffering and its cause, delusion and karma.

Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, New Zealand, June 1975.

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Bendigo, Australia, Sep-Oct 2014.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bendigo, Australia

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these instructions on how to think during the section on rejoicing in Lama Chöpa at a retreat held in Bendigo, Australia.

By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

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Chapters:
Lamrim Year •
Introduction to Lamrim Year •
Editor's Preface •
Day 1: Introduction (Lama Zopa Rinpoche) •
Day 7: The Qualities of the Guru (Lama Yeshe) •
Day 64: The Perfect Human Rebirth (Lama Zopa Rinpoche) •
Day 87: Impermanence and Death (Lama Yeshe) •
Lamrim Year Sources •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo, Australia

In this video extract, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises that all our happiness and suffering come from the mind, and if there is no anger, there is no external enemy.

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Painting of Lama Tsongkhapa from Big Love: The Life and Teachings of Lama Yeshe. Photo courtesy of National Museum, Copenhagen.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: We All Have Many Lifetimes

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in North Carolina, USA

In this video, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains how to show respect to Dharma texts, including digital devices containing Dharma.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Maitripa College, 2010. Photo: Marc Sakamoto.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Institut Vajra Yogini, France

Read two new chapters in this series, Lectures 10 and 11, in which Rinpoche discusses refuge and bodhicitta, and explains Shakyamuni Buddha's holy name and mantra.

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 •
6. Meditation on Emptiness •
7. Everything Comes from the Mind •
8. The Purpose of Our Life •
9. The Eight Mahayana Precepts •
10. Refuge and Bodhicitta •
11. Shakyamuni Buddha Name and Mantra •
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Advice on various mantras including those specifically for long life, good health, success and for dispelling obstacles.

  • Namgyalma Protection •
  • Benefits of Chenrezig Mantra •
  • White Tara Mantras •
  • Two Million Manis •
  • Blessing Sound Offerings •
  • A New Mantra and its Benefits •
  • Mantras for Success •
  • The Benefits of Chenrezig Mantra •
  • The Great Increasing Jewel, Fathomless Celestial Mansion, Extremely Well Abiding, Secret Holy Mantra •
  • Tara Mantra for Success and Dispelling Obstacles •
  • Mantras for Forgetfulness •
  • Benefits of Namgyalma Mantra •
  • Mantra: Exalted One Extremely Pacifying All Hatred •
  • Buddha’s Name Mantra – Protecting from the Three Lower Realms •
  • The Mantra Called Sublime One Extremely Pacifying All Hatred, Completely •
  • White Umbrella Mantra and Deity •
  • Benefits of OM MANI PADME HUM •
  • Two Essential Daily Practices •
  • The Benefits of Reciting OM MANI PADME HUM •
  • Recite Amitabha’s Name Every Day •
  • Visualization While Reciting Amitayus Long-life Mantra •
Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Solu Khumbu, Nepal, 1970. Photo possibly by Terry Clifford.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Being in Prison Is an Incredible Opportunity

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Advice on pilgrimage to the holy places including Bodhgaya, Rajgir and Nalanda, and practices which can be done at the sacred sites.

  • Pilgrimage to Bodhgaya, Rajgir and Nalanda •
  • Advice and Practices for Pilgrimage  •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Pilgrimage •
  • Why Bodhgaya Is So Important •
  • A Piece of the Pure Land •
  • Swayambunath Mountain •
  • Tso Pema, the Holy Lake of Padmasambhava •
  • Amitayus Meditation at Maratika •
  • Pilgrimage to Holy Places in Kathmandu •
  • Pilgrimage to Bhutan •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to eliminate anger by practicing patience and thus contributing to world peace. 

  • Angry With Organization •
  • Harsh Words •
  • Eliminating Anger •
  • Contribution to World Peace •
  • Practicing Patience •
  • Dealing with Anger •
  • Fed Up With Anger •
  • More Talks on This Topic: Anger •
  • The Importance of Practicing Patience •
  • Everything Comes From Your Mind •
  • Patience Brings Success and Happiness •
  • The Perfection of Patience •
  • Patience is the Most Important Practice •
  • Practices for Domestic Violence and Abuse •
  • How One Second of Anger Destroys Eons of Merit •
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Tushita Retreat Centre, Dharamsala, India

In this multimedia title, Lama Yeshe speaks frankly about the challenges and opportunities facing Western Sangha.

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Advice on how to resolve conflict with fellow students at the Dharma center by remembering their kindness and developing a tolerant and compassionate attitude.

  • Having the Attitude to Help •
  • Complaints about Director •
  • Advice for Dealing with Difficult People •
  • Conflicts with Fellow Students •
  • Living with a Difficult Student •
  • Every Sentient Being Is Most Kind, Most Dear, Most Precious •
  • Why Compassion Is Most Important at the Center •
  • Reflect on the Kindness of Others •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in North Carolina, USA

In this video, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains that the wisdom realizing emptiness eradicates ignorance, just as a vacuum cleaner or broom removes dust.

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