Teachings

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

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

Chapters:
Benefits of the enemy •
Benefits of bodhicitta •
Reincarnation: first belief; Q&A •
Proofs of reincarnation; Q&A •
Reincarnation: proof of experience •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal

Excerpts from Lama Zopa Rinpoche's teachings at the annual Kopan Course in 1981.

Chapters:
Lecture 1: Qualities of Dharma and Teachers •
Lecture 1: White Tara •
Lecture 2: Manjushri; Why There Are Different Aspects of Buddha •
Lecture 2: How to Remove Suffering; Emptiness of the I •
Lectures 2-3: Emptiness of the I, continued; Nature of Mind •
Lecture 3: Nature of Mind, continued; Labeling I •
Lectures 3-4: Labeling I, continued •
Lecture 4: Three Types of Valid Knowledge; How the I Exists •
Lectures 5-6: Samsaric Suffering; Shortcomings of Self-Cherishing Thought •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Long Life Puja, Kopan Monastery, Nepal.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal.

Audio recordings and transcripts of Lectures 6-10, given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 33rd Kopan Course.

Chapters:
Day 6: How Things Appear to Exist from their Own Side •
Day 6: The Emptiness of the I: Not One-ness With Aggregates, Not Separate From the Aggregates •
Day 6: What Exists is Merely Imputed by Mind •
Day 7: Merely Labeled by Mind, Bodhicitta Meditation, The Kindness of Mothers •
Day 7: Repaying the Kindness, Generating Loving Kindness •
Day 7: Bodhicitta - Special Attitude, Dedications •
Day 8: Mahayana Motivation, Shortcomings of Self-Cherishing •
Day 8: Shortcomings of Self-Cherishing, Bodhicitta, The Ten Non-Virtues: Stealing, Lying •
Day 8: The Ten Non-Virtues: Slander, Gossip, Harsh Speech, Covetousness, Ill Will, Heresy •
Day 8: Karma, Six Ways of Purifying, How to Live With Bodhicitta, Dedications •
Day 9: Definition of Death, The Suffering Nature of Samsara •
Day 9: The Death Process, Understanding Reincarnation •
Day 9: Reincarnation and Past Lives •
Day 9: Refuge in the Triple Gem, The Importance of Taking Vows, Refuge Ceremony •
Day 9: How To Practice Refuge, Oral Transmission of Medicine Buddha Mantra, The Vajrasattva Mantra, Dedications •
Day 10: Prajnaparamita Teachings, Oral Transmission of Diamond Cutter Sutra Continued •
Day 10: The Power of Mantras, Oral Transmission Continued •
Day 10: Practice Mindfulness, Oral Transmission Continued, Advice for Daily Practice •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Long Life Puja, Kopan Monastery, Nepal.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Audio recordings and transcripts of the first five lectures by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 33rd Kopan Course.

Chapters:
Day 1: Introduction, Purpose of Meditation •
Day 1: Emptiness of the I, Oral Transmissions of the Heart Sutra and Diamond Cutter Sutra •
Day 2: The Nature of the Aggregates, Emptiness •
Day 2: Emptiness, Oral Transmission of the Diamond Cutter Sutra •
Day 2: Emptiness of the A, Everything Comes From the Mind •
Day 3: Guru Devotion, How the Mind Labels, Q&A •
Day 3: The Kindness of the Enemy, Rinpoche's Early Life •
Day 3: Geshe Rabten, Good and Bad Labeled by Mind, Seeing Problems as Opportunities •
Day 4: Compassion is the Essence of Religion, Emptiness Meditation; Transforming Problems •
Day 4: Practicing Patience, The Enemy is the Kindest Person •
Day 4: Thought Transformation is Most Beneficial, The Four Noble Truths, The Twelve Links •
Day 5: The Four Noble Truths, Karma •
Day 5: Completed Karma, The Ten Non-Virtues: Killing and Sexual Misconduct •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Sera Je Monastery, Mysore, India, 2013-2014. Photo: Bill Kane.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Excerpts from teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 35th Kopan Course.

Chapters:
Introduction and Motivation •
The Need for Lam-rim in Daily Life •
Questions and Answers; Benefits of Holy Objects •
Thought Transformation at the Time of Death; Identifying the Object to be Refuted •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal 1995

A transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 28th Kopan Course, along with audio recordings of Lectures 1-3 and 6-9.  

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 28 Index Page •
Lecture One: Compassion •
Lecture Two: The Tantric Path •
Lecture Three: The Compassion Buddha's Mantra •
Lecture Four: Dedication •
Lecture Five: Buddha Potential •
Lecture Six: Dharma in Daily Life •
Lecture Seven: Karma •
Lecture Eight: Oral Transmission •
Lecture Nine: The Nature of the Mind •