Teachings

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

The Chinese translation of Rinpoche's teachings at Crestone, 2008.  Includes the oral transmission of the First Panchen Lama's Root Text for the Precious Gelug/Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra.

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
Chapters:
Day One: Introductory teachings (Chinese-only) •
Day Two: Bodhicitta and Mahamudra Part A (Chinese-only) •
Day Two: Bodhicitta and Mahamudra Part B (Chinese-only) •
Day Two: Bodhicitta and Mahamudra Part C (Chinese-only) •
Day Three: Mahamudra lung and teachings Part A (Chinese-only) •
Day Three: Mahamudra lung and teachings Part B (Chinese-only) •
Day Four: Medicine Buddha lung and teachings (Chinese-only) •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, Lake Arrowhead, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: I'm Not Really There

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Singapore, 2010. Photo by Kunsang Thubten (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A student wrote to Rinpoche asking for practices for the rest of his life. Rinpoche responded with this advice. 

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Adelaide, Australia

Excerpts of Lama Zopa Rinpoche's teachings given at the Mahamudra retreat hosted by Buddha House, Adelaide, in 2004.

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
Chapters:
Day 2 Part A: Teachings before the Gyalwa Gyatso initiation •
Day 2 Part B: Preparation for Gyalwa Gyatso initiation (continued) •
Day 3 Part A 1: Recitations from the combined Jorchö and Lama Chöpa Puja •
Day 3 Part A 2: Recitations from the combined Jorchö and Lama Chöpa Puja (continued) •
Day 3 Part B: Preparation for Gyalwa Gyatso initiation (cont) •
Day 3 Part C: Dedication •
Day 4: Morning teaching •
Day 4: Evening Teaching •
Day 15: Evening Teaching: Commentary on Pabongka Rinpoche's Heart-spoon •
Day 23: Evening Teaching - Part A •
Day 23: Evening Teaching - Part B •
Day 23: Evening Teaching - Part C •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Italy. Photo: Piero Siriani.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Barcelona Spain, 2005

Rinpoche gives a partial oral transmission of the Golden Light Sutra and teaches extensively on emptiness and other topics, including how to achieve happiness, why we need compassion and karma.

Chapters:
Day One Part One : Happiness for Oneself and Others •
Day One Part Two : Compassion and the Good Heart •
Day One Part Three : Oral Transmission Begins •
Day Two Part One : The Merely Labeled "I" •
Day Two Part Two: The Object to be Refuted •
Day Two Part Three : This Precious Human Body •
Day Three Part One : How Karma Works and Meditation on Emptiness •
Day Three Part Two : Meditation on Emptiness and Refuge •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Italy. Photo: Piero Siriani.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Sravasti Abbey, Washington State, 2005

Defining the correct view of subtle dependent arising, dependence upon name

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India July 1986

Extensive instruction for making tsa-tsas as a practice and means to achieve a good rebirth, make extensive offerings, and receive the blessing of holy objects.

Topics: Holy Objects
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Nalanda Institute, 2010. Photos by Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India 1982

An address to students doing a Vajrasattva group retreat

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, 2000. Photo: Brian Halterman.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Vajrayana Institute, Sydney 2006

These teachings include a talk about the benefits of the Dharma  center

Chapters:
Thursday June 8th: Center Opening Talk •
Friday June 9th: Teachings Part A •
Friday June 9th: Teachings Part B •
Saturday June 10th: Teachings Part A •
Saturday June 10th: Teachings Part B •
Saturday June 10th: Teachings Part C •
Saturday June 10th: Teachings Part D •
His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New York City, NY September 2005

A commentary on the self-generation sadhana of Avalokiteshvara

Khunu Lama Rinpoche.
By Khunu Lama Rinpoche in Boudhanath, Nepal, 1975

A commentary on Atisha's text, given to Western monks and nuns in Boudhanath, Nepal, in 1975. The teaching is translated by Lama Zopa Rinpoche and edited by Nicholas Ribush.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India, September, 1984

A teaching on the Chenrezig Gyalwa Gyatso sadhana, given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to a group of Westerners in 1984. The teaching was requested by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. 

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New York, NY 1990

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

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Sera Je Monastery, India, 2013. Photo by Bill Kane.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New York, NY 1990

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

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New York, NY, 1990

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

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