Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche blessing food as an offering to lepers, Bodhgaya, 1990. Photo by Andy Melnic.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India

In this short excerpt, Rinpoche discusses the great Kadampa master, Dromtönpa.

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 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.

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

Rinpoche gave this advice about resolving complaints and dealing with interpersonal conflict at the Dharma center. Rinpoche said the real enemy and the cause of all our problems is the self-cherishing thought.

A collection of anecdotes about the life of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and how he works day and night, without stopping, for the benefit of all sentient beings.   

Lama Tsongkhapa. Photo courtesy of FPMT.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala, India 1986

A commentary on Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga practice, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Chapters:
Editor's Preface •
Table of Contents •
1. Motivation •
2. The Benefits of Ganden Lha Gyäma Practice •
3. Preliminary Prayers •
4. Seeing the Guru as Buddha •
5. Guru Yoga •
6. Karma •
7. Refuge in the Three Jewels •
8. The Preliminary Practices from Jorchö •
9. Ganden Lha Gyäma: Part 1 •
10. Ganden Lha Gyäma: Part 2 •
11. Mandala Offering •
12. Prostration •
13. Water Bowl Offerings •
14. Dedication •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: On Dharma Celebrations

 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Delhi, India, January 2009. Photo: Ven. Roger Kunsang.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bodhgaya, India

Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses the merely labeled I in this excerpt from a teaching given at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, in 2012.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in North Carolina, USA

This multimedia series is based on teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the Light of the Path retreat in 2009. The format includes transcripts, audio, video and images.

Chapters:
Guru Puja is the Heart Practice: About the Series •
The Importance of Practicing Guru Puja •
An Introduction to the Chanting Lineage of the Guru Puja •
The Seven-Limb Practice •
Making Requests to the Gurus •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe in Geneva, Switzerland, 1983. Photo: Ueli Minder.
By Nicholas Ribush

Merry Colony: In Praise of Rinpoche

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