Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, 1990. Photo: Merry Colony
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India

Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises the importance of having a pure motivation free from worldly concerns, so that our actions become Dharma. This excerpt is from a series of ten discourses that form the basis of Rinpoche's book The Door to Satisfaction.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche with Lamrim Year, 2021. Photo: Roger Kunsang.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: How Living in Morality Brings Peace

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Geneva, Switzerland, 1983. Photo: Ueli Minder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

With this human body we have the opportunity to practice virtue and abandon nonvirtue

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

The karmic results of nonvirtuous actions are experienced in this life or in future lives, unless we purify the negative karma.

Tags: karma, nonvirtue
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching outdoors at Manjushri London (currently Jamyang Buddhist Centre), 1983. Photo by Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Happiness and suffering arise in dependence on the mind.

Topics: Introductory
Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, Lake Arrowhead, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bodhgaya, India, December 2003

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: How To Be Happy To Practice Dharma

Tags: death, nonvirtue
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching outdoors at Manjushri London (currently Jamyang Buddhist Centre), 1983. Photo by Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Excerpt from an edited compilation of Rinpoche's teachings on the subject of karma.

Tags: karma, nonvirtue
Chapters:
The Importance of Understanding Karma •
What Karma Is •
The Four Outlines •
The Four Suffering Results •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New York, NY 1990

An unedited transcript and recording of Chapter Two of  "How Things Exist."

Lama Yeshe at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973. Photo: Lynda Millspaugh.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kathmandu, Nepal

A teaching on the six factors that cause delusions to arise.