Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Ösel, 1991.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Rinpoche describes the qualities of Lama Yeshe's holy body, speech and mind, the search for Lama's incarnation and the confirmation of Lama Ösel as the incarnation.

Lama Yeshe, Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Piero Cerri, Jägerndorf, Germany, 1981.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Tushita-Delhi and Tushita-Dharamsala, India

Lama Zopa Rinpoche describes how he first met Lama Yeshe and speaks of his last illness and of his pure compassion and great spiritual attainments in this interview with Piero Cerri shortly after Lama passed away.

Mandala offering by Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, Bodhgaya, India, 1982.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India

Rinpoche discusses the kindness of his own guru, Lama Yeshe, and the many Dharma centers that have been established as a result of Lama Yeshe’s energy and inspiration.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India

Rinpoche discusses the guru-disciple relationship, why we need a guru and the qualities and kindness of the guru.

A special issue of Wisdom magazine in honor of Lama Yeshe's life and work, published in 1984. This commemorative issue features thirty pages of tributes, teachings, poems and photographs.

Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche below Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, mid-70s.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The Qualities of the Guru

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore, 2016. Photo: Bill Kane.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Advice and many quotations on how to correctly devote to the virtuous friend with thought and action, given to students of FPMT's Masters Program.

Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche making Chenrezig tsa tsas on the rooftop at Kopan Monastery, 1973.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The Importance of Guru Devotion

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

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The Qualities of Lama Yeshe

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe in Geneva, Switzerland, 1983. Photo: Ueli Minder.
By Nicholas Ribush

Merry Colony: In Praise of Rinpoche

By Nicholas Ribush in Emst, Netherlands

A praise and request for the long life of Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, written by Nicholas Ribush in August 2004.

Portrait of Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche, 2010. Photo by Roger Kunsang.
By Nicholas Ribush in North Carolina, USA

A praise and request for the long life of Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, written by Nicholas Ribush in August 2016.

Nick Ribush and Wendy Cook present one of LYWA's latest publications to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, 2016. Photo: Ven. Roger Kunsang.
By Nicholas Ribush

Praise and request to Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Yeshe, Vajrapani Institute, California, 1983. Photo by Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Pomaia, Italy

An experienced teacher guides us on the path to liberation or inner freedom, and enlightenment.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

In this letter, Rinpoche gives extensive reasons supporting His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s advice not to practice Dolgyal (Shugden).

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