Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in front of the Lawudo Lama's cave at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, 1978. Photo: Ueli Minder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

In this excerpt from the 30th Kopan Course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses bodhicitta, the determination to achieve enlightenment for all sentient beings

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

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Chapters:
The Nectar of Bodhicitta •
Editor's Preface •
1.1 Inspiring Us to Develop the Awakening Mind •
1.2 Whatever We Do, We Should Do It With Bodhicitta •
1.3 The Supremacy of Bodhicitta •
1.4 The Unending Benefits of Bodhicitta •
2:1 Shantideva •
2.2 This Precious Life •
2.3 Transforming Lead into Gold •
2.4 Working for All Sentient Beings •
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.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo, Australia

In this video extract, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises that all our happiness and suffering come from the mind, and if there is no anger, there is no external enemy.

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.

By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Thubten Yeshe: Bodhicitta is the Real Essential

Lama Zopa Rinpoche reciting Nagarjuna prayers in front of the Nagarjuna statue at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India, 2014. Photo: Ven. Sarah Thresher

This text by the great Indian pandit Nagarjuna is famous for its descriptions of the bodhisattva's path of compassion and for its clear, concise analysis of the Buddha's teachings on emptiness.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chokyi Gyaltsen Centre, Penang, Malyasia, March 2016. Photo: Bill Kane.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Rinpoche discusses compassion, the good heart, in this teaching excerpt from the 36th Kopan Course.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: You Are the Most Lucky Person

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: On Dharma Celebrations

 

His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Lama Yeshe, Ven. Peljor and Nick Ribush at Tushita's second Dharma Celebration in New Delhi, 1982.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

This collection presents Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s introductions to five of the souvenir booklets produced for Dharma Celebrations held at Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre, Delhi, India.

Chapters:
Dharma Celebration, 2004 •
Dharma Celebration, 2006 •
Dharma Celebration, 2012 •
Dharma Celebration, 2016 •
Dharma Celebration, 2019 •
Portrait of Lama Yeshe, Geneva, Switzerland, 1983. Photo by Ueli Minder.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Cumbria, England

Lama Yeshe discusses the four immeasurables and how to develop equanimity, excerpted from A Commentary on the Yoga Method of Divine Wisdom Manjushri.

Tenzin Ösel Hita and Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, February 2016. Photo: Holly Ansett.
By Tenzin Ösel Hita in Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London, UK

In this talk, Tenzin Ösel Hita discusses the inner values which enable us to live a meaningful, peaceful and harmonious life.

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