Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Center, Nepal, 1990. Photo: Merry Colony
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Lamrim teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 26th Kopan Meditation Course.

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 26 Index Page •
1. Universal Responsibility •
2. Transforming Problems •
3. Suffering and Its Cause •
4. Tonglen Practice •
5. All Happiness Comes from Others •
6. Tonglen Practice (Continued) •
7. How Things Exist •
8. Emptiness Meditation •
9. Mindfulness of Reality •
10. Only Work for Others •
11. Understanding Karma •
12. The Essence of Dharma •
13. Eight Benefits of Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga •
14. Karma and the Four Results of Nonvirtuous Actions •
15. The Four Opponent Powers •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the enthronement of Yangsi Rinpoche, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1975.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

In this excerpt from the 13th Kopan Course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises that if we listen to the teachings but don't practice, our mind will not be transformed.

Topics: Introductory
Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche in a group photo from the 8th Meditation Course at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1975.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Browse the LYWA audiobook catalog, which includes some of our most popular books by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, now available as free audiobooks from Google Play and titles for purchase from Audible.

Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1980. Photo by Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Lamrim teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 13th Kopan Course in Nepal.

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 13 Index Page •
Lectures 2 to 4 •
Lectures 5 to 7 •
Lectures 8 to 10 •
Lectures 11 to 13 •
Lectures 14 to 16 •
Lectures 17 to 19 •
Lectures 20 to 22 •
Lectures 23 to 25 •
Lectures 26 to 28 •
Lectures 29 to 31 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Maitripa College, 2010. Photo: Marc Sakamoto.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Institut Vajra Yogini, France

Lamrim teachings during a retreat on the four Kadampa deities. We have now posted Lectures 13, 14 and 15 from this series.

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 •
12. The Power of Mantras and Holy Objects •
13–14. Guru Puja: The Heart Practice •
15. Calling the Guru from Afar •
Long Life Puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan Monastery, 2010. Photo: Mikk Tamme.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Lamrim teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 30th Kopan Course in Nepal.

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 30 Index Page •
Lecture 1 •
Lecture 2 •
Lecture 3 •
Lecture 4 •
Lecture 5 •
Lecture 6 •
Lecture 7 •
Lecture 8 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo, Australia, May 1975.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Eudlo, Australia

Lamrim teachings and guided meditations from a one-month course in 1975.

Chapters:
Lamrim Course Index Page •
Lectures 1 and 2 •
Lectures 3 and 4 •
Lectures 5 and 6 •
Lectures 7 and 8 •
Lectures 9 and 10 •
Lectures 11 and 12 •
Lectures 13 and 14 •
Lectures 15 and 16 •
Lectures 17 and 18 •
Lectures 19 and 20 •
Lectures 21 and 22 •
Lecture 23 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Boudha Stupa, Nepal, 2017. Photo: Bill Kane.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Lamrim teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 50th Kopan Course in Nepal.

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 •
Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, New Zealand, June 1975.

Read our March 2021 enews, and enjoy this month 's teaching, Lama Yeshe on Guru Devotion.

By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

This book is a unique study program which provides a 365-day outline of the graduated path to enlightenment in a clear, practical format that is suitable for both individual and group practice.

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) •
Sources by Author: Lamrim Year •
Sources by Topic: Lamrim Year •
Suggested Further Reading •
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 presents Lama Zopa Rinpoche's advice to prison inmates drawn from more than 100 letters he has written to prisoners over the years. Read excerpts and order a copy.

 

Chapters:
Enjoy Life Liberated from the Inner Prison •
Editor's Preface •
1.1 Prison Is Not the Real Prison •
1.2 Prison Can Be Your Hermitage •
1.3 Being In Prison Is an Incredible Opportunity •
1.4 The Kindness of Those Who Put You in Prison •
1.5 We All Have Many Lifetimes •
1.6 We Must Not Waste This Rare and Precious Life •
1.7 Even If You Have Only One Day Left to Live •
1.8 Identify Suffering and Its Causes, Then Know How to End Them •
1.9 There Is Nothing to Be Attached To! •
1.10 Without Compassion Life is Meaningless •
1.11 Everything Is Merely Labeled by the Mind •
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
By Lama Thubten Yeshe

Volume 3 in this ebook series of collected teachings by Lama Yeshe features three discourses given at the Sixteenth Kopan Meditation Course in 1983.  In these teachings Lama discusses many aspects of the path to enlightenment and gives practical advice for both new and old students. 

Topics: Introductory
Chapters:
The Enlightened Experience •
Preface: The Enlightened Experience, Volume 3 •
Table of Contents: The Enlightened Experience, Volume 3 •

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