By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

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

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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Nick Ribush at Tushita Retreat Centre, Dharamsala, India, 1975.
By Nicholas Ribush

An article by Nicholas Ribush about the growth of Tibetan Buddhist publishing in the West.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore, 2016. Photo: Bill Kane.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Rinpoche gave this advice about resolving complaints and dealing with interpersonal conflict at the Dharma center. Rinpoche said the real enemy and the cause of all our problems is the self-cherishing thought.

A collection of anecdotes about the life of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and how he works day and night, without stopping, for the benefit of all sentient beings.   

By Adele Hulse

Read Chapter 7 of Big Love: The Life and Teachings of Lama Yeshe. This chapter describes the lamas' pilgrimage to Lawudo and the beginnings of Kopan Monastery in 1969.

Lama Yeshe leaving Geneva, Switzerland, 1983. Photo: Jan-Paul Kool.
By HH Ling Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Welcome to our December 2020 e-news: Illuminating the World with Dharma

Cremation stupa of Lama Yeshe, Vajrapani Institute, California, 1984. Photo: Ricardo de Aratanha.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Russia and the Netherlands

Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses the death process and explains the signs which indicate that the consciousness has left the body. Rinpoche draws on his own experiences of seeing the deceased and gives a detailed account of Lama Yeshe's passing and cremation.

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

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches on a broad range of lamrim topics in this series. Read the latest addition to this series, The Eight Mahayana Precepts, in which Rinpoche leads students in the precepts ceremony and gives a commentary on the practice.

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 •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Madrid, Spain

In this video, Lama Zopa Rinpoche reminds us to practice contentment and to bring happiness to others instead of harming them.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Order Rinpoche's new book from Liberation Prison Project.


Rinpoche at Lawudo, 1978. Photo: Peter Iseli.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: What is Bodhicitta?

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By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Instituto Lama Tsong Khapa, Pomaia, Italy

In this video, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains the benefits of offering to holy objects. Even a small offering to the Buddha creates the cause for ultimate happiness, due to the power of the object.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Hong Kong, 2010. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

In this teaching Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises that rejoicing is a simple way to achieve enlightenment. Rinpoche says rejoicing is a genuine feeling of happiness and joy, appreciating one’s own qualities and those of others. 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to prepare oneself for death, which can happen at any time. Includes practices for students whose death is imminent.

  • Premonition of Death •
  • Death Can Happen Anytime •
  • Rely on Amitabha •
  • Death Can Happen at Any Time •
  • Preparing for Death •
  • Donating Organs •
  • Dream of Death •
  • Practices When Close to Death •
  • Whether to Tell Family About Life Obstacles •
  • Practices to Prepare for Death •
  • Making a Will •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Preparing for Death •
  • Amitabha is Guiding You •
  • Confession Before Passing Away •
  • Imminent Death •
  • Transference of Consciousness at Death Time •
  • Rely on Guru Amitabha •
  • Vajrayogini Visualization •
  • Don’t Be Afraid of Death •