Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo, Australia, 1994.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Lama Zopa Rinpoche taught how to transform problems by changing our way of thinking in this excerpt from the 26th Kopan Course.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Maitripa College, 2010. Photo: Marc Sakamoto.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Institut Vajra Yogini, France

Lamrim teachings during a retreat on the four Kadampa deities. We have now posted Lectures 13, 14 and 15 from this series.

Chapters:
1. How to Achieve Real Happiness •
2. Motivation for the Retreat •
3. The Emptiness of Sound •
4. The Compassion Buddha •
5. The Good Heart •
6. Meditation on Emptiness •
7. Everything Comes from the Mind •
8. The Purpose of Our Life •
9. The Eight Mahayana Precepts •
10. Refuge and Bodhicitta •
11. Shakyamuni Buddha Name and Mantra •
12. The Power of Mantras and Holy Objects •
13–14. Guru Puja: The Heart Practice •
15. Calling the Guru from Afar •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the 11th Kopan Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1978. Photo: Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Whatever We Feel, We Should Remember Bodhicitta

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

This book presents Lama Zopa Rinpoche's teachings on bodhicitta, the mind of enlightenment, based on verses from two inspiring bodhicitta texts, The Jewel Lamp: A Praise of Bodhicitta, by Khunu Lama Rinpoche, and A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, by Shantideva

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 •
Guru Shakyamuni Buddha. Painted by Jane Seidlitz.

The Wheel of Sharp Weapons by Dharmarakshita, a ninth-century Indian scholar, combines teachings on lojong (mind training) with the lamrim, especially karma. This text is now freely available for download as a PDF file.

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

Spring in Lincoln, MA, 2019
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: How to Transform Obstacles

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 •
Tenzin Ösel Hita with Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, February 2016. Photo: Holly Ansett.
By Tenzin Ösel Hita in Institut Vajra Yogini, France

A talk by Ösel about developing a positive attitude and inner values.

Topics: Introductory
Tenzin Ösel Hita offering to Lama Zopa Rinpoche during long-life puja, Singapore, Mar 2016.  Photo: Lobsang Sherab.
By Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Advice on Benefiting Animals

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 at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, 1990. Photo: Merry Colony.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Florence, Italy 1990

After a short discourse on emptiness, Rinpoche teaches tong-len, or taking and giving—the meditation practice of generating bodhicitta by taking on the suffering of others and giving them happiness

Chapters:
Actualizing the Wisdom Realizing Emptiness •
Taking the Suffering of Others •
Giving Your Body to Others •

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