Teachings

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

In this video extract, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises how to relate the four immeasurable thoughts to our daily life, with a strong determination to make our life beneficial for others.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore, 2016. Photo: Bill Kane.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

In this excerpt from the 50th Kopan Course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses tonglen, the meditation practice of generating bodhicitta by taking on the suffering of others and giving them happiness.

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.

Tenzin Ösel Hita at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore, November 2012. Photo: Tan Seow Kheng.
By Tenzin Ösel Hita in Maitreya Instituut, Amsterdam

In this talk, Tenzin Ösel Hita discusses easy ways to reduce ego and develop compassion. Watch the video and read along with the transcript.

Topics: Introductory
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Deer Park, Madison, Wisconsin, 1999

How to use depression and other problems to develop the good heart

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala, 1987. Photo: Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, December 1987

A teaching on mind training using the seven Mahayana techniques, and equalizing and exchanging oneself for others.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Singapore, 2010. Photo by Kunsang Thubten (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A student wrote to Rinpoche asking for practices for the rest of his life. Rinpoche responded with this advice. 

(35352_ud.jpg) 2013-2014 LZR at SJ - photos by Bill Kane
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New York, 1990

An audio recording and unedited transcript of Chapter One of "How Things Exist."

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Bloomington, Indiana, USA 1999

A commentary on Chapter 8—the chapter titled "Meditation"—of Shantideva's Bodhicaryavatara (A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life)

Chapters:
Bodhicaryavatara Commentary: Index of Teachings •
Section One: August 20th AM •
Section Two: August 20th PM •
Section Three: August 21st AM •
Section Four: August 21st PM •
Section Five: August 22nd AM •
Section Six: August 22nd PM •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche with kangaroo in Adelaide, Australia, 1983. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in various locations

How to use depression to develop compassion and bodhicitta, and ultimately to achieve enlightenment.