Teachings

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Welcome to our May 2021 enews. 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Italy.  Photo by Piero Sirianni.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Pomaia, Italy

In this teaching, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises that the realization of emptiness is the most important goal in our life, so that we can cease suffering and its cause, delusion and karma.

Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Solu Khumbu, Nepal, 1970. Photo possibly by Terry Clifford.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Being in Prison Is an Incredible Opportunity

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in North Carolina, USA

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

Sunrise at Kopan Monastery, 1972.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains the suffering of the lower realms of samsara (cyclic existence) in this teaching excerpted from the Fourth Kopan Meditation Course in 1973.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche doing puja during the Fourth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973. Photo: Christine Lopez.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains how freedom from the eight worldly concerns creates real peace, in this teaching excerpt from the Fourth Kopan Meditation Course.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Light of the Path retreat, North Carolina, USA, 2014. Photo: Roy Harvey.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Gyalwa Gyatso Center, San Jose, California

In this unedited excerpt, Rinpoche encourages us to take advantage of this precious and rare opportunity to study the profound meaning of emptiness. 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Tara Institute, Melbourne, Australia

A two-day seminar in which Rinpoche teaches on emptiness, compassion, guru devotion and other topics.

Chapters:
We are Extremely Fortunate •
Make the Mind Wet •
How We Hold Onto the I •
Meditation on Emptiness •
Ego Wants So Many Things •
A Good Heart a Day •
You Have Time to Get It Done •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Singapore, 2010. Photo: Ven. Thubten Kunsang.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

A speech by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the opening of a new building for Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore.

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

Rinpoche responds to a question about FPMT promoting a policy of veganism.

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

We have the potential to be totally free from the suffering of samsara and its cause, delusion and karma.

Chapters:
We Will Keep Meeting Again and Again Until We Are Free From Samsara •
Subduing the Mind •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

A teaching on the first of the six types of suffering

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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, possibly in Switzerland, 1990. Photo by Ueli Minder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

We are under the control of karma and delusion and this keeps us circling in samsara

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, Lake Arrowhead, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

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