Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Singapore, 2010. Photo: Ven. Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal 2008

An outline of the Buddhist path, excerpted from the 41st Kopan Course.

Topics: Introductory
Chapters:
Basic Philosophy of Buddhism: Part One •
Basic Philosophy of Buddhism: Part Two •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal

Excerpts from Lama Zopa Rinpoche's teachings at the annual Kopan Course in 1981.

Chapters:
Lecture 1: Qualities of Dharma and Teachers •
Lecture 1: White Tara •
Lecture 2: Manjushri; Why There Are Different Aspects of Buddha •
Lecture 2: How to Remove Suffering; Emptiness of the I •
Lectures 2-3: Emptiness of the I, continued; Nature of Mind •
Lecture 3: Nature of Mind, continued; Labeling I •
Lectures 3-4: Labeling I, continued •
Lecture 4: Three Types of Valid Knowledge; How the I Exists •
Lectures 5-6: Samsaric Suffering; Shortcomings of Self-Cherishing Thought •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Long Life Puja, Kopan Monastery, Nepal.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Audio recordings and transcripts of the first five lectures by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 33rd Kopan Course.

Chapters:
Day 1: Introduction, Purpose of Meditation •
Day 1: Emptiness of the I, Oral Transmissions of the Heart Sutra and Diamond Cutter Sutra •
Day 2: The Nature of the Aggregates, Emptiness •
Day 2: Emptiness, Oral Transmission of the Diamond Cutter Sutra •
Day 2: Emptiness of the A, Everything Comes From the Mind •
Day 3: Guru Devotion, How the Mind Labels, Q&A •
Day 3: The Kindness of the Enemy, Rinpoche's Early Life •
Day 3: Geshe Rabten, Good and Bad Labeled by Mind, Seeing Problems as Opportunities •
Day 4: Compassion is the Essence of Religion, Emptiness Meditation; Transforming Problems •
Day 4: Practicing Patience, The Enemy is the Kindest Person •
Day 4: Thought Transformation is Most Beneficial, The Four Noble Truths, The Twelve Links •
Day 5: The Four Noble Truths, Karma •
Day 5: Completed Karma, The Ten Non-Virtues: Killing and Sexual Misconduct •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Sera Je Monastery, Mysore, India, 2013-2014. Photo: Bill Kane.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Excerpts from teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 35th Kopan Course.

Chapters:
Introduction and Motivation •
The Need for Lam-rim in Daily Life •
Questions and Answers; Benefits of Holy Objects •
Thought Transformation at the Time of Death; Identifying the Object to be Refuted •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, 2005.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore 2009

Excerpts from teachings given in Singapore. Includes a talk on how the Kopan courses began.  

Topics: Introductory
Chapters:
How karma comes from ignorance: Part A •
How karma comes from ignorance: Part B •
The inspiration for the Kopan courses •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal 1995

A transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 28th Kopan Course, along with audio recordings of Lectures 1-3 and 6-9.  

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 28 Index Page •
Lecture One: Compassion •
Lecture Two: The Tantric Path •
Lecture Three: The Compassion Buddha's Mantra •
Lecture Four: Dedication •
Lecture Five: Buddha Potential •
Lecture Six: Dharma in Daily Life •
Lecture Seven: Karma •
Lecture Eight: Oral Transmission •
Lecture Nine: The Nature of the Mind •