In this video extract, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains that we live our entire life grasping at the real I, but in Buddhism we learn that the way the self appears is a total hallucination.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses the merely labeled I in this excerpt from a teaching given at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, in 2012.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche sent this advice to a Dharma center which was having difficulties with the decisions and conduct of one of the people working at the center.
In this teaching, Rinpoche offers advice on the practice of the good heart and the role of parents in guiding their children. Rinpoche also discusses emptiness and gives a commentary on the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Where is the Real I?
Rinpoche's teachings on the emptiness of the "I" are presented here in a multimedia format.
A teaching on the purpose of our life and how to develop a positive attitude, as well as advice on searching for the I.
A step-by-step guide on how to realize emptiness and cut the root of samsara.
The I appears to exist from its own side, but it is merely imputed by the mind
Self-grasping ignorance believes the I to be concrete and inherently existent
A teaching on the mind, the death process and the ultimate nature of the I
The I and the aggregates are merely imputed by the mind
The I appears to exist, but it can't be found anywhere on the aggregates
An edited public talk on lam-rim by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2008.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these teachings in Crestone, Colorado, in June 2008.