Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche reciting Nagarjuna prayers in front of the Nagarjuna statue at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India, 2014. Photo: Ven. Sarah Thresher

This text by the great Indian pandit Nagarjuna is famous for its descriptions of the bodhisattva's path of compassion and for its clear, concise analysis of the Buddha's teachings on emptiness.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, New Zealand, 1975.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Christchurch, New Zealand

"The characteristic nature of all Lord Buddha's teachings and methods is psychology and knowledge-wisdom."

Topics: Introductory
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Mahayana refuge has three causes - fear, faith and compassion

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, Lake Arrowhead, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Madison, Wisconsin 1975

Lama Yeshe: Bodhicitta

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, Lake Arrowhead, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Cumbria, England 1977

Lama Yeshe: Hinayana, Mahayana and the Meaning of Yana