Teachings

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche
**Forthcoming**

This book is a compilation of the many letters Lama Zopa Rinpoche has written in response to prison inmates over the years. The book was compiled and edited by Ven. Robina Courtin, who has skilfully integrated Rinpoche's advice into a coherent narrative which outlines the path to enlightenment (lamrim).

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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Maitripa College, 2010. Photo: Marc Sakamoto.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Institut Vajra Yogini, France

Rinpoche teaches on a broad range of lamrim topics in this series. We have now posted Lecture Eight, which includes teachings on the purpose of our life, the twelve links of dependent origination and more.

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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Nalanda Institute, France, 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
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

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

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Problems Come from Following the Eight Worldly Dharmas

By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in UK

This series presents chapters from the LYWA book Freedom Through Understanding in a format that includes written teachings enhanced by audio, video and images.

Chapters:
Freedom Through Understanding Multimedia: About the Series •
Making the Most of Your Life •
How to Meditate •
The Importance of Motivation •
LYWA Multimedia: Making Life Meaningful •
The Shortcomings of Attachment •
Giving and Taking on the Breath •
The Best Answers Come Through Meditation •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

A teaching by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at a refuge ceremony at Kopan.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Singapore, 2010. Photo: Ven. Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal 2008

An outline of the Buddhist path, excerpted from the 41st Kopan Course.

Topics: Introductory
Chapters:
Basic Philosophy of Buddhism: Part One •
Basic Philosophy of Buddhism: Part Two •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Leeds and London, UK

A remarkable series of powerful and clear Dharma teachings given by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche to students in Leeds and London, United Kingdom, in 2014. 

Chapters:
Sun of Devotion, Stream of Blessings •
Editor's Preface •
Chapter 1. Taking Care of the Mind •
Chapter 2. Our Happiness Is in Our Hands •
Chapter 3. The Hallucination of the Real I •
Chapter 4. The Need for Ethics and Refuge •
Chapter 5. The Room Before It Is Named •
Chapter 6. The Guru Is the Most Powerful Object •
Chapter 7. A Talk about Dolgyal •
Chapter 8. Khadro-la •
Chapter 9. The Importance of Guru Devotion •
Chapter 10. Seeing the Guru as a Buddha •
Chapter 11. More Precious Than a Wish-granting Jewel •
Chapter 12. Cutting the Root of Samsara •
Chapter 13. Practicing Tantra •
Translations (Sun of Devotion, Stream of Blessings) •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Switzerland, 1990. Photo: Ueli Minder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

An ebook series of teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 24th Kopan Course.

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

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: How to Practice Dharma in Daily Life

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, 2000. Photo: Brian Halterman.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bodhgaya, India

A talk about Dharma practice in daily life, given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche to a group of Russian students who were visiting Bodhgaya.

Topics: Introductory

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