Teachings

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 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.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Seventh Kopan Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Milarepa achieved enlightenment by following the path, with much hardship

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

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Milarepa

Lama Zopa Rinpoche with koala bear in Adelaide, Australia, 1983. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in various locations

Practices for benefiting animals in daily life and in death