Teachings

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Madrid, Spain

In this video, Lama Zopa Rinpoche reminds us to practice contentment and to bring happiness to others instead of harming them.

Monks wishing Lama Zopa Rinpoche a happy birthday at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, December 2016. Photo: Ven. Lobsang Sherab.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses the perfect human rebirth in this teaching excerpt from the 36th Kopan Course. Rinpoche advises us not to waste this precious opportunity, as we have this human body for just a short time.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Light of the Path retreat, North Carolina, USA, 2014. Photo: Roy Harvey.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Gyalwa Gyatso Center, San Jose, California

In this unedited excerpt, Rinpoche encourages us to take advantage of this precious and rare opportunity to study the profound meaning of emptiness. 

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

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

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The third book in our FPMT Lineage Series, drawn from Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s graduated path to enlightenment (lam-rim) teachings

Chapters:
The Perfect Human Rebirth •
Publisher's Acknowledgments: PHR •
Editor's Preface: PHR •
Chapter 1: What is Dharma? •
Chapter 2.3: The Freedom of Not Being Born as an Animal •
Chapter 2.4: The Freedom of Not Being Born as a Long-life God •
Translations: PHR •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Seventh Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains the special meaning and purpose of this human rebirth in this excerpt from the Seventh Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974.

(02404_ng.JPG) Portrait of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Geneva, Switzerland, 1983. Photos by Ueli Minder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

With this human body we have the opportunity to practice virtue and abandon nonvirtue

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Ninth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Cumbria, England, 1979

Excerpts from teachings on Geshe Langri Tangpa's Eight Verses of Thought Transformation 

Chapters:
The Benefits of Thought Transformation •
The Precious Human Rebirth; Bodhicitta Motivation •
Bodhicitta Motivation, continued •
Making the Precious Human Rebirth Meaningful •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Guadalajara, Mexico 2008

An edited public talk on lam-rim by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2008.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Sixth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974. Photo by Ursula Bernis.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974

Transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 6th Kopan Course

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 6 Index Page •
Our Beginningless Mind •
Lineage of the Mahayana Teachings •
Meditation One: Part I: Perfect Human Rebirth (Part A) •
Meditation One: Part I: Perfect Human Rebirth (Part B) •
Meditation One: Part I: Perfect Human Rebirth (Part C) •
Meditation One: Part I: Perfect Human Rebirth (Part D) •
Meditation One: Part II: Impermanence & Death •
Evolution •
Refuge (Part A) •
Refuge (Part B) and Karma •
Appendix One: The Mahayana Ordination Ceremony •
Group portrait at the Fifth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal,  Nov-Dec 1973.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973

Transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the Fifth Kopan Course in 1973.

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 5 Index Page •
Mind is Beginningless •
Meditation One: Part I: Our Perfect Human Rebirth •
Meditation One: Part I: Perfect Human Rebirth (continued) •
Meditation One: Part I: Perfect Human Rebirth (conclusion) •
Meditation One: Part II: Death and Impermanence •
The Enlightened One's Understanding of Evolution •
Lower Realms (con't) and Refuge •
Refuge (cont'd) •
Refuge (conclusion) and Karma •
The Four Noble Truths •
The Four Noble Truths (continued) •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Manjushri London (currently Jamyang Buddhist Centre), 1983. Photo: Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India September 1984

Teachings on a range of lam-rim topics, including renunciation, perfect human rebirth, tantra, Mahayana thought transformation and bodhicitta

Chapters:
Chapter 1: Generating Bodhicitta •
Chapter 2: Renouncing Samsara •
Chapter 3: The Eight Freedoms •
Chapter 4: The Ten Richnesses •
Chapter 5: The Perfect Human Body •
Chapter 6: Why We Need to Practice Tantra •
Chapter 7: Mahayana Thought Transformation •
Chapter 8: Living With Bodhicitta •
Appendix: The Everflowing Nectar of Bodhicitta •