Teachings

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

Rinpoche describes meeting Lama, his last illness and his great qualities.

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.

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 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 Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Fourth Meditation Course at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973. Photo: Lynda Millspaugh.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Stories of Guru Shakyamuni Buddha's Powers

Painting of Lama Tsongkhapa from Big Love: The Life and Teachings of Lama Yeshe. Photo courtesy of National Museum, Copenhagen.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: We All Have Many Lifetimes

Nick Ribush at Tushita Retreat Centre, Dharamsala, India, 1975.
By Nicholas Ribush

An article by Nicholas Ribush about the growth of Tibetan Buddhist publishing in the West.

By Adele Hulse

Read Chapter 7 of Big Love: The Life and Teachings of Lama Yeshe. This chapter describes the lamas' pilgrimage to Lawudo and the beginnings of Kopan Monastery in 1969.

Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the veranda at Tushita Retreat Centre, Dharamsala, India, 1973. From the collection of Adele Hulse.
By Nicholas Ribush, Adele Hulse

Adele Hulse: The First Kopan Meditation Course

Shakyamuni Buddha descending from Tushita.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Thubten Yeshe: An Excerpt from Big Love

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kurukulla Center, Boston, USA. August 2018.  Photo: Amdo GT Photography.
By Adele Hulse, Nicholas Ribush

Adele Hulse: The Author Explains How Big Love Came About

Tags: life stories
Group photo from the first meditation course held at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, April 1971. Photo: Fred von Allmen.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

The story of events leading up to the first Kopan meditation course in 1971

Topics: Introductory
Khunu Lama Rinpoche.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

A teaching about the life of Khunu Lama Tenzin Gyaltsen, a great bodhisattva and scholar fom Ladakh. 

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

Lama Yeshe's Biography: 1977

By Nicholas Ribush

A journey across South-east Asia in 1972 led Dr Nick Ribush to Kopan Monastery, Nepal.

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