In this video extract, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains that we live our entire life grasping at the real I, but in Buddhism we learn that the way the self appears is a total hallucination.
In this teaching, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises that the realization of emptiness is the most important goal in our life, so that we can cease suffering and its cause, delusion and karma.
In this video, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains that the wisdom realizing emptiness eradicates ignorance, just as a vacuum cleaner or broom removes dust.
Lama Yeshe discusses the meaning of "buddha" and how to become completely open and free from ignorance, in this excerpt from a public talk on the four noble truths.
Lama Yeshe: More Pleasure, Less Ignorance
A two-day seminar in which Rinpoche teaches on emptiness, compassion, guru devotion and other topics.
How to make eating the cause of enlightenment for oneself and all other sentient beings. Through the Mahayana practice of offering the food we eat, our lives become most beneficial, not only for ourselves but for all sentient beings.
The real enemy is ignorance, the self-cherishing thought, so there’s no reason to get angry with external conditions
A step-by-step guide on how to realize emptiness and cut the root of samsara.
The I appears to exist from its own side, but it is merely imputed by the mind
How to meditate on emptiness in whatever activity we are doing.
A teaching given prior to a ceremony for generating the mind of enlightenment (bodhicitta).
Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Why Dharma?
Anger, attachment and ignorance are the cause of all our suffering
Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains how delusion and karma bind us to samsara in this excerpt from a teaching at the 11th Kopan Course.