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 Yeshe with his ski pole, Ninth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Read our April 2021 enews, and enjoy this month 's teaching, an excerpt from our forthcoming book, The Nectar of Bodhicitta.

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 at Rinchen Jangsem Ling, Triang, Malaysia, April 2016. Photo: Bill Kane.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Chokyi Gyaltsen Center, Penang, Malaysia

In this teaching excerpt, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises how to experience disease and other problems for all sentient beings.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: How a Positive Label Creates the Cause for Happiness

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Maitripa College, Portland, USA, 2010. Photo: Marc Sakamoto.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Portland, Oregon, USA

In this teaching, Lama Zopa Rinpoche begins by praising Lama Yeshe's qualities as a hidden meditator with the ability to inspire people from all walks of life. Rinpoche continues with an extensive explanation of how to transform problems into happiness.

Chapters:
Transforming Problems •
How to Be a Real Professional •
Portrait of Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche, 2010. Photo by Roger Kunsang.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche sent this advice to a Dharma center which was having difficulties with the decisions and conduct of one of the people working at the center.

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

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Inner Winning is the Real Winning

Lama Zopa Rinpoche visiting Chenrezig Institute with Osel, 1991. Photo by Thubten Yeshe.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Adelaide, Australia

A talk on how to transform problems into happiness by defeating the self-cherishing thought and cherishing others. Rinpoche also advises how Dharma practice in everyday life can help us at the time of death. 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1991. Photo: Thubten Yeshe
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Geneva, Switzerland

A public talk on the essential practice of mind training (lo-jong)

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Singapore, 2010. Photo: Tan Seow Kheng.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

The real enemy is ignorance, the self-cherishing thought, so there’s no reason to get angry with external conditions

Lama Zopa Rinpoche painting Tara, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976. Photo: Peter Iseli.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

This teaching on the shortcomings of the self-cherishing thought is an excerpt from the 33rd Kopan Course.

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

How to purely dedicate the merit for the happiness of others

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