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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.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains why there is an urgent need for refuge in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha in this teaching excerpt from the 36th Kopan Meditation Course.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Subdue Your Mind
Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The Antidote to Delusion
The real enemy is ignorance, the self-cherishing thought, so there’s no reason to get angry with external conditions
We have the potential to be totally free from the suffering of samsara and its cause, delusion and karma.
When the mind is under the control of disturbing thoughts there is no peace or happiness
Recognizing and renouncing harmful thoughts and actions brings peace and a meaningful life.
Anger, attachment and ignorance are the cause of all our suffering
The real hero is the person who fights anger and defeats the inner enemy, the delusions.
Meditation on impermanence and death is a powerful method to protect us from the delusions.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave this teaching at Bodhgaya in January 1974.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains how delusion and karma bind us to samsara in this excerpt from a teaching at the 11th Kopan Course.
Teachings given at Root Institute, Days 5 - 7; includes a commentary on Atisha's Jewel Garland