Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche blesses a rescued goat, Maratika, Nepal, February 2016. Photo: Holly Ansett.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Rinpoche asks students to abandon eating meat and become vegetarian. Rinpoche also discusses animal liberation and other ways to benefit animals, and explains our karmic connection with animals.

Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche in front of the cave of the Lawudo Lama, Lawudo Retreat Centre, 1981. Photo by Peter Kedge.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

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Lama Yeshe teaching at Manjushri Institute, England, 1976.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Cumbria, England

Lama Yeshe discusses the four immeasurables and how to develop equanimity.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe visit the Jade Buddha Temple, Bangkok, 1974.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Thubten Yeshe: The Enlightenment Attitude

Tags: bodhicitta
Lama Yeshe teaching at Manjushri Institute, England, 1976.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Cumbria, England

Lama Yeshe discusses meditation experience in tantric practice.

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
Lama Yeshe teaching at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1979.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Chenrezig Institute, Austalia

A teaching about the importance of bodhicitta, the mind of enlightenment, given when Lama was bestowing bodhisattva vows.

Tags: bodhicitta
Lama Yeshe, Vajrapani Institute, California, 1983. Photo by Carol Royce-Wilder.

We have a new Russian translation to share with you, Freedom Through Understanding, by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Topics: Translations > Russian
Tags: translation
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to use depression on the path to enlightenment.

  • Advice on Transforming Depression •
  • So Much to Rejoice In •
  • Depressed and Unsure Where to Live •
  • Daughter with Depression •
  • Practices for Depression •
  • Depressed Student •
  • Practice Tong-len for Depression •
  • Practices for Daughter's Depression •
  • Balloon Mantras for Daughter's Depression •
  • Severe Depression •
  • Stopping Depression •
  • Dealing with Depression •
  • Long-Term Depression •
  • Depression in the Family •
  • Battling with Depression •
  • Severe Depression •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Depression •
  • How to Overcome Depression •
  • Remedy for Depression •
  • Severe Depression and Anxiety •
  • The Best Way to Eliminate Depression •
  • Numberless Buddhas Cherish You Most •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on karma, including how to create good karma and avoid nonvirtue.

  • Accepting Karma •
  • Many Obstacles Due to Karma •
  • Karma of a Group is More Powerful •
  • Everything is Produced by Karma •
  • Result of Past Karma •
  • Karma and Its Results •
  • Good Karma of Caring For Animals •
  • Karma is Definite •
  • Think of the Kindness of Sentient Beings •
  • The Karma of Harming Others •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on bodhicitta, the altruistic mind of enlightenment.

  • Practicing Patience •
  • Generating Bodhicitta  •
  • You Have So Much to Rejoice About in This Life •
  • Effortful Bodhicitta Motivation •
  • Motivation is Most Important •
  • Live Your Life With Bodhicitta •
  • How to Make Your Life Most Beneficial for Sentient Beings, Even With Your Speech •
  • The Ultimate Good Heart •
  • Living With Bodhicitta •
  • Pray to Benefit Others •
  • Ultimate Advice for Success •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice given to those who practice healing or have been healed.

  • Connection With Kuan Yin •
  • Offering Comfort and Help to the Sick •
  • Healing With Medicine Buddha Practice •
  • Practice Advice for a Healer/Psychic •
  • Study with Healer •
  • Mantras for Healing •
  • Healing With Tong-len •
  • Healing With Compassion •
  • Buddhism and Healing •
  • Healing Sessions •
  • A Discussion About Healing •
  • Healing Mantra and Visualization •
  • Compassion is Most Important for Healing Others •
Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the steps of the old house at Kopan Monastery, possibly 1969.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Yeshe: Purifying the Dualistic Mind

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice about lung, a state in which the winds within the body are unbalanced or blocked, thus causing various illnesses.

  • Lung After Retreat •
  • Antidote to Lung  •
  • Severe Lung •
  • Pujas for Lung •
  • Practices for Lung •
  • Practicing Tong-len for Lung •
  • Advice for a Monk With Lung •
  • Advices for Lung •
  • Heart Sutra and Other Practices for Lung •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the 12th Meditation Course at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1979. Photo: Ina Van Delden.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Khen Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1987

A transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 20th Kopan Course. Includes a discourse on the bodhisattva vows by Khen Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup, late abbot of Kopan Monastery.

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 20 Index Page •
Lecture One: Refuge and Bodhicitta •
Lecture Two: Cherishing Others •
Lecture Three: The Good Heart •
Lecture Four: Labeling the I •
Lecture Five: The Merely Labeled I •
Lecture Six: Labeling Appearances •
Lecture Seven: The Eight Mahayana Precepts •
Lecture Eight: The Benefits of Precepts •
Lecture Nine: Emptiness of the I •
Lecture Ten: Equilibrium Meditation •
Lecture Eleven: Equanimity •
Lecture Twelve: The Cause of Happiness •
Lecture Thirteen: The Bodhisattva Vows (Lama Lhundrup) •
Lecture Fourteen: Samsara and the Twelve Links •
Lecture Fifteen: Refuge •
Lecture Sixteen: The Suffering of Samsara •
Lecture Seventeen: The Five Views •
Lecture Eighteen: How to Practice Dharma •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Essential advice and practices for the moment of death.

  • Support at Death Time •
  • Namgyalma Visualization •
  • Recitation of the Tengyur •
  • Brother Dying •
  • Preparing for Death •
  • Friend Dying of Cancer •
  • Father Dying •
  • Mother Dying •
  • Mother Close to Death •
  • Practices for Mother Passing Away •
  • How to Help Dying Mother •

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