Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Boudha Stupa, Nepal, 2017. Photo: Bill Kane.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

A transcript of lamrim teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 50th Kopan Course.

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 50 Index Page •
Lecture 1: The Essence of Dharma •
Lecture 2: Subdue the Mind •
Lecture 3: Understanding Karma •
Lecture 4: The Four Clingings •
Lecture 5: Guru Devotion •
Lecture 6: The Faults of Self-Cherishing •
Lecture 7: Emptiness, Dependent Arising and Tonglen •
Lecture 8: Tonglen Meditation •
Lecture 9: How to Correctly Follow the Guru •
Lecture 10: Refuge Ceremony •
Lecture 11: The Seven-Limb Prayer •
Lecture 12: Vajrasattva Jenang •
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Our latest book is now published. Read more and order your copy.

Chapters:
Lamrim Year •
Introduction to Lamrim Year •
Editor's Preface •
Day 1: Introduction (Lama Zopa Rinpoche) •
Day 7: The Qualities of the Guru (Lama Yeshe) •
Day 64: The Perfect Human Rebirth (Lama Zopa Rinpoche) •
Day 87: Impermanence and Death (Lama Yeshe) •
Lamrim Year Sources •
Suggested Further Reading •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Maitripa College, 2010. Photo: Marc Sakamoto.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Institut Vajra Yogini, France

Read two new chapters in this series, Lectures 10 and 11, in which Rinpoche discusses refuge and bodhicitta, and explains Shakyamuni Buddha's holy name and mantra.

Chapters:
1. How to Achieve Real Happiness •
2. Motivation for the Retreat •
3. The Emptiness of Sound •
4. The Compassion Buddha •
5. The Good Heart •
6. Meditation on Emptiness •
7. Everything Comes from the Mind •
8. The Purpose of Our Life •
9. The Eight Mahayana Precepts •
10. Refuge and Bodhicitta •
11. Shakyamuni Buddha Name and Mantra •
Lama Yeshe leaving Geneva, Switzerland, 1983. Photo: Jan-Paul Kool.
By HH Ling Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

H.H. Ling Rinpoche: Illuminating the World with Dharma

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Madrid, Spain

In this video, Lama Zopa Rinpoche reminds us to practice contentment and to bring happiness to others instead of harming them.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

This book is a compilation of Lama Zopa Rinpoche's advice to prison inmates over the years. This book is not just advice for prisoners. It is for all of us. Read excerpts and order a copy.

 

Chapters:
Enjoy Life Liberated from the Inner Prison •
Editor's Preface •
3: Being In Prison Is an Incredible Opportunity •
5: We All Have Many Lifetimes •
Portrait of Nick Ribush during the month-long course at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1975.
By Nicholas Ribush

A brief overview of the path to enlightenment, as taught and followed by most of the Tibetan schools of Buddhism. This outline was written by Nicholas Ribush as the Preface for the book Teachings from Tibet.

Topics: Introductory
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the 12th Meditation Course at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1979. Photo: Ina Van Delden.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Lamrim teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 36th Kopan Meditation Course, Nepal, in 2003.

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 36 Index Page •
Lecture 1: Universal Responsibility •
Lecture 2: Golden Light and Arya Sanghata Sutras •
Lecture 3: The Kindness of the Enemy •
Lecture 4: The Shortcomings of Desire •
Lecture 5: Pervasive Compounding Suffering •
Lecture 6: Refuge and Bodhicitta •
Lecture 7: The Yoga of Offering Food •
Lecture 8: A Direct Meditation on the Graduated Path •
Lecture 9: Golden Light Sutra and Refuge Ceremony •
Lecture 10: The Seven-Limb Practice •
Lecture 11: The Emptiness of the Ice Cream •
Lecture 12: Practicing Dharma After Kopan •
Lecture 13: The Purpose of Our Life •
Lecture 14: The Nature of Causative Phenomena •
Lecture 15: Golden Light Sutra Oral Transmission •
Lecture 16: Preliminary Prayers •
Lecture 17: The Need for Purification •
Lecture 18: How Vajrasattva Practice Purifies Negative Karma •
A pencil drawing of the Buddha done by Trijang Rinpoche in 1972.
By Pabongka Rinpoche

Comprehensive lamrim outlines from the text Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand, by Pabongka Rinpoche. These outlines were produced by Piero Sirianni and are freely available for download as PDF files.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Nalanda Institute, 2010. Photo: Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche wrote this article at the request of Renuka Singh for her anthology, The Path of the Buddha, published in 2004. 

Topics: Introductory
By Lama Thubten Yeshe

Volume 2 in our new ebook series includes teachings on a range of lamrim topics and excerpts from Lama's commentary on the deity yoga practice of Manjushri.

Chapters:
The Enlightened Experience •
Preface: The Enlightened Experience, Volume 2 •
Table of Contents: The Enlightened Experience, Volume 2 •
By Lama Thubten Yeshe

In the first volume of our new ebook series, Lama Yeshe discusses the principal aspects of the path to enlightenment and offers general advice on relationships, educating children and a range of other issues.

Chapters:
The Enlightened Experience •
Preface: The Enlightened Experience, Volume 1 •
Table of Contents: The Enlightened Experience, Volume 1 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the 12th Meditation Course at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1979. Photo: Ina Van Delden.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Khen Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1987

A transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 20th Kopan Course. Includes a discourse on the bodhisattva vows by Khen Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup, late abbot of Kopan Monastery.

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 20 Index Page •
Lecture One: Refuge and Bodhicitta •
Lecture Two: Cherishing Others •
Lecture Three: The Good Heart •
Lecture Four: Labeling the I •
Lecture Five: The Merely Labeled I •
Lecture Six: Labeling Appearances •
Lecture Seven: The Eight Mahayana Precepts •
Lecture Eight: The Benefits of Precepts •
Lecture Nine: Emptiness of the I •
Lecture Ten: Equilibrium Meditation •
Lecture Eleven: Equanimity •
Lecture Twelve: The Cause of Happiness •
Lecture Thirteen: The Bodhisattva Vows (Lama Lhundrup) •
Lecture Fourteen: Samsara and the Twelve Links •
Lecture Fifteen: Refuge •
Lecture Sixteen: The Suffering of Samsara •
Lecture Seventeen: The Five Views •
Lecture Eighteen: How to Practice Dharma •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

In these teachings Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses our potential to bring benefit and happiness, including full enlightenment, to all sentient beings. Now available as an ebook, The Path to Ultimate Happiness.

Chapters:
The Path to Ultimate Happiness eBook •
Table of Contents •
Lecture One •
Lecture Three •
Lama Yeshe teaching at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1979.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The Path to Ultimate Happiness

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