In this excerpt from the 50th Kopan Course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches that happiness and suffering arise from the mind, just as a shadow follows the body.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The Twofold Benefit of Bodhicitta
In this teaching, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises that the realization of emptiness is the most important goal in our life, so that we can cease suffering and its cause, delusion and karma.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains why there is an urgent need for refuge in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha in this teaching excerpt from the 36th Kopan Meditation Course.
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.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains how Dharma provides us with a method to achieve happiness and avoid suffering in this excerpt from a two-week lamrim course held in California in 1977.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains the suffering of the lower realms of samsara (cyclic existence) in this teaching excerpted from the Fourth Kopan Meditation Course in 1973.
In this unedited excerpt, Rinpoche encourages us to take advantage of this precious and rare opportunity to study the profound meaning of emptiness.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Happiness Comes From the Mind
A two-day seminar in which Rinpoche teaches on emptiness, compassion, guru devotion and other topics.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Not One Single Difficulty to Work for Other Sentient Beings
A speech by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the opening of a new building for Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore.
A public talk on how to transform problems into happiness
How painful experiences help us develop a deeper understanding that is beyond the merely intellectual.
We have the potential to be totally free from the suffering of samsara and its cause, delusion and karma.