Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Singapore, 2010. Photo: Ven. Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal 2008

An outline of the Buddhist path, excerpted from the 41st Kopan Course.

Topics: Introductory
Chapters:
Basic Philosophy of Buddhism: Part One •
Basic Philosophy of Buddhism: Part Two •
Portrait of Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche, 2010. Photo by Roger Kunsang.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Selangor, Malaysia

How to develop compassion and offer perfect service to others.

Chapters:
Subduing Anger Brings Peace •
How to Develop Compassion •
The Purpose of Our Life •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, 2000. Photo: Brian Halterman.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Crestone, CO USA June 2008

These teachings were given in June 2008 at the White Eagle Conference Center in Crestone, Colorado.

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
Chapters:
Day One Part A: Searching for the I; Why We Suffer; Why We Need to Practice Dharma •
Day One Part B: Positive Attitude; Taking Care of Yourself; Dedications •
Day Two Part A: Benefits of Compassion; Three Types of Suffering; Dedications •
Day Two Part B: Tantra Mahamudra; Decorating True Existence •
Day Two Part C: Recognizing Wrong Concepts; Sutra Mahamudra •
Day Three Part A: Oral Transmission of the Mahamudra Text •
Day Three Part B: Bearing Hardships; Lama Atisha •
Day Three Part C: Precious Human Rebirth; Kindness of the Guru; Guru Shakyamuni Buddha Mantra •
Day Four Part A: Benefits of Medicine Buddha; Medicine Buddha Jenang •
Day Four Part B: Medicine Buddha Jenang (conclusion) •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the Light of the Path Retreat, North Carolina, USA, May 2014. Photo: Roy Harvey.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in London, England

A public talk on how to bring peace and happiness to oneself and others.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche with Sangha at Vulture's Peak, Rajgir, 12 March 2014. Photo: Thubten Jangchub.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Vulture's Peak, Bihar, India

A step-by-step guide on how to realize emptiness and cut the root of samsara.

 His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Tibetan Library, Dharamsala, India,1975. Photo: Dan Laine.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore.

A teaching about the kindness of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, given prior to a refuge ceremony at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore

Chapters:
The Kindness of His Holiness the Dalai Lama •
The Kindness of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, continued •
Vajrasattva, painted by Nepali-Tibetan artists. Photo courtesy of FPMT.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Jinsiu Farlin Center, Taipei Taiwan, 1994

A short teaching on the benefits of purifying negative karma, given before a Vajrasattva je-nang 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Teachings on patience, bodhicitta, and reincarnation from the 29th Kopan Course, 1996.

Chapters:
The Kindness of the Enemy •
Benefits of Bodhicitta •
Reincarnation: First Beliefs and Q&A •
Reincarnation: Proof and Q&A •
Reincarnation: Proof by Experience •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in meditation on Saka Dawa at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, May 25, 1975. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Chenrezig Institute, Australia 2000

Rinpoche explains the benefits of mani pills, the Thirty-five Buddhas practice, and the importance of purifying negative karma in this evening session during the 100 Million Mani Retreat at Chenrezig Institute, Australia.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Seventh Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these teachings on offering practices during a Cittamani Tara Puja at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore in 1992.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Lincoln, MA

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches via live stream to students in Singapore and around the world.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche after the first US course in California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Maitripa College, Portland, Oregon 2009

Extracts from a series of teachings given prior to a chöd initiation

Tags: chöd, dharma
Chapters:
This Precious Human Rebirth •
Dharma in Daily Life •
Chöd: Slaying the Ego •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Ninth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Jamyang Meditation Centre, London 1992

Teachings prior to a refuge ceremony on topics including the suffering nature of samsara, refuge practice and precepts 

Chapters:
The Suffering Nature of Samsara •
Refuge Practice and Precepts •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Institut Vajra Yogini, France

Teachings from a Mani retreat held at Institut Vajra Yogini, France, in 2009.

Chapters:
The Benefits of reciting OM MANI PADME HUM •
How to Purify Negative Karma •
Motivation for the Retreat •
Preparation for Chenrezig Initiation and Retreat •
Preparation for Chenrezig Initiation (cont) •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Tarzana, California, in 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Madrid, Spain

A teaching on Chenrezig visualization, the benefits of compassion and laws of karma

Chapters:
Chenrezig Visualization •
Compassion is the Real Answer •
Compassion Creates the Cause for Success •

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