Teachings

Lama Yeshe in Zurich, Switzerland, 1978. Photo: Ueli Minder.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche blessing food as an offering to lepers, Bodhgaya, 1990. Photo by Andy Melnic.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India

In this teaching excerpt, Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses the great Kadampa master, Dromtönpa, who completely abandoned all worldly activities and devoted himself correctly to his guru, Lama Atisha.

Long-life puja for Lama Yeshe, Tushita Retreat Centre, Dharamsala, India, 1982. Photo: Dan Laine
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Yeshe: Lama's Concluding EEC1 Talk

Long-life puja for Lama Yeshe, Tushita Retreat Centre, Dharamsala, India, 1982. Photo: Dan Laine
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Tushita Retreat Centre, Dharamsala, India

Lama Yeshe gave this powerful teaching about bringing the Dharma to the Western world at the first Enlightened Experience Celebration (EEC1), 1982.

Topics: Introductory
Lama Yeshe and Bobik under Beatrice Ribush’s magnolia tree, Melbourne, Australia, 1974. Photo: Dorian Ribush.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: What is Dharma?

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the enthronement of Yangsi Rinpoche, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1975.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

In this excerpt from the 13th Kopan Course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises that if we listen to the teachings but don't practice, our mind will not be transformed.

Topics: Introductory
Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Solu Khumbu, Nepal, 1970. Photo possibly by Terry Clifford.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Being in Prison Is an Incredible Opportunity

Lama Yeshe leaving Geneva, Switzerland, 1983. Photo: Jan-Paul Kool.
By HH Ling Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

H.H. Ling Rinpoche: Illuminating the World with Dharma

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

This book presents Lama Zopa Rinpoche's advice to prison inmates drawn from more than 100 letters he has written to prisoners over the years. Read excerpts and order a copy.

 

Chapters:
Enjoy Life Liberated from the Inner Prison •
Editor's Preface •
1: Prison Is Not the Real Prison •
2: Prison Can Be Your Hermitage •
3: Being In Prison Is an Incredible Opportunity •
4: The Kindness of Those Who Put You in Prison •
5: We All Have Many Lifetimes •
6: We Must Not Waste This Rare and Precious Life •
7: Even If You Have Only One Day Left to Live •
8: Identify Suffering and Its Causes, Then Know How to End Them •
9: There Is Nothing to Be Attached To! •
10: Without Compassion Life is Meaningless •
11: Everything Is Merely Labeled by the Mind •
12: Buddhadharma Is Proven •
13: The Basis of All Practice: Study and Meditate on the Lamrim •
14: Living in Vows Is Incredible •
15: There’s No Karma that Can’t Be Purified •
16: Recite the Names of the Thirty-Five Buddhas of Confession •
17: Recite the Mantra of the Compassion Buddha •
18: Practice Giving and Taking •
19: Recite the Mantra of Buddha Namgyälma •
20: Recite the Mantra from the "Sutra of Great Liberation" •
21: Recite the Sutras •
22: Read and Study the Right Books •
23: Finally, Think Long Term, Think Big, and Relax! •
Translations: Enjoy Life Liberated from the Inner Prison •
Lama Yeshe in Vancouver, Canada, 1978. Photo: Jon Landaw.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Thubten Yeshe: Dharma in Daily Life

Lama Yeshe arriving for final teaching at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1983. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

In this question-and-answer session Lama Yeshe discusses the essence of Buddhism and other religions, and advises students how to integrate Dharma when they return to the West.

Topics: Introductory
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: On Dharma Celebrations

 

The lamas with Western Sangha and Mount Everest Centre students in Bodhgaya, 1974.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

In these teachings, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises how to make pilgrimage to Bodhgaya and other Buddhist sacred sites most meaningful.

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 •
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Thubten Yeshe: Doing Two Things at Once

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