Teachings

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Madrid, Spain

In this video, Lama Zopa Rinpoche reminds us to practice contentment and to bring happiness to others instead of harming them.

Nick Ribush during the month-long course at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1975.
By Nicholas Ribush

A brief overview of the path to enlightenment, as taught and followed by most of the Tibetan schools of Buddhism. This outline was written by Nicholas Ribush as the Preface for the book Teachings from Tibet.

Topics: Introductory
The lamas with Western Sangha and Mount Everest Centre students in Bodhgaya, 1974.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Bodhgaya, India

This excerpt is from an introductory talk given to Western students who had traveled to Bodhgaya to receive the Kalachakra initiation from His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Topics: Introductory
Lama Zopa Rinpoche doing puja during the Fourth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973. Photo: Christine Lopez.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains how freedom from the eight worldly concerns creates real peace, in this teaching excerpt from the Fourth Kopan Meditation Course.

Tenzin Ösel Hita at Institut Vajra Yogini, France, May 2019. Photo by Fabrizio Pallotti.
By Tenzin Ösel Hita in Ocean of Compassion Buddhist Center, Campbell, CA

A talk by Tenzin Ösel Hita on unconditional love and how to practice Dharma.

By Lama Thubten Yeshe in France 1982

This multimedia title presents Lama's teachings on the three principal aspects of the path: renunciation, bodhicitta and the right view of emptiness. 

By Lama Thubten Yeshe in California, 1980 and France, 1982

This book contains two teachings by Lama Yeshe. The first teaching is The Three Principal Aspects of the Path and the second teaching, Introduction to Tantra, comprises the first two lectures of a commentary on the Chenrezig yoga method.  

Topics: Introductory
Chapters:
The Essence of Tibetan Buddhism •
Editor's Introduction •
Translations •
Lama Yeshe during the Yucca Valley course, 1977. Photo by Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kathmandu, Nepal

A teaching at the tenth Kopan Course on the nature of samsara (cyclic existence) and how to develop renunciation.

Topics: Introductory
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1991. Photo: Thubten Yeshe.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Advice on how to help sick and dying people, and how to use the experience to develop renunciation.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

In this excerpt from Kopan Course No. 27, Rinpoche explains that if our actions are done with renunciation, right view and bodhicitta, our lives become meaningful

Lama Yeshe teaching at University of California’s Oakes College on the Santa Cruz campus, 1978. Photo by Jon Landaw.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Nagarjuna Institute, Ibiza, 1978

Explaining how by overcoming attachment to ordinary pleasure, we open the way to the joy of inner liberation.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche after the first US course in California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in France, 2003

In this short teaching, Lama Zopa Rinpoche emphasizes the importance of renunciation, right view and bodhicitta

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 1978

Renouncing the eight worldly dharmas brings real happiness and peace of mind

By Tsenshab Serkong Rinpoche in New Delhi, India, 1979

A teaching on renunciation, first published in Teachings at Tushita

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New York

Teachings on renunciation, bodhicitta, and emptiness, along with a Manjushri blessing

Chapters:
Session One: The Twelve Links and Renunciation •
Session Two: Bodhicitta •
Session Three: Emptiness •
Session Four: Manjushri Blessing and a conversation with Ven. Master Sheng Yen •

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