Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Shakyamuni Center, Taiwan 2007

Teachings given before a Mitukpa initiation at Shakyamuni Center, Taichung, Taiwan in February 2007.

Chapters:
Mitukpa Initiation Part One: Introduction •
Mitukpa Initiation Part Two: What is Dharma •
Mitukpa Initiation Part Three: The Results of Negative Karma •
Mitukpa Initiation Part Four: Motivation and Initiation Preparation •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India; 26 December 2003 - 02 January 2004

Teachings at Root Institute, Days 1 - 4; includes an oral transmission and commentary on Atisha's Jewel Garland

Chapters:
Day One: The cause of problems •
Day One: Seeing suffering of others and developing the wish to offer them the highest benefit •
Day One: Developing the wish to repay the kindness of others, Dedications •
Day Two: Precious Human Rebirth •
Day Two: Lama Atisha's life story, Oral transmission of Atisha's Jewel Garland, Dedications •
Day Three: Eight Freedoms •
Day Three: Dedications, Awareness of Emptiness, Food Offering •
Day Three: Benefits of offering, prostrating to holy objects •
Day Three: Jewel Garland commentary •
Day Four: Protector prayers, Why we need Highest Yoga Tantra •
Day Four: Persuading oneself to take the essence of the perfect human rebirth •
Day Four: Bodhicitta motivation •
By Nicholas Ribush

Study as the Basis of Meditation

By Nicholas Ribush

For Eastern Horizon magazine, a publication of the Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia

Topics: Introductory
By H. H. Zong Rinpoche in Soquel, CA, USA 1978

An introductory teaching on entering the Buddhist path

Topics: Introductory
By Geshe Jampa Tegchok

In this commentary on the seven-point mind training, Geshe Jampa Tegchok explains how we can abandon self-cherishing and develop compassion.

Chapters:
The Kindness of Others •
The Kindness of Others: Editor's Introduction •
Chapter One: Motivation •
Chapter Two: The Seven-Point Mind Training •
Chapter Three: The First Point - The Preliminaries as a Basis for the Practice, Training in Bodhicitta •
Chapter Four: The Second Point - The Actual Practice, Training in Bodhicitta •
Chapter Five: The Third Point - Transforming Adverse Circumstances into the Path •
Chapter Six: The Fourth Point - The Integrated Practice of a Single Lifetime •
Chapter Seven: The Fifth Point - The Measure of Having Trained the Mind •
Chapter Eight: The Sixth Point - The Commitments of Mind Training •
Chapter Nine: The Seventh Point - The Precepts of Mind Training •
Chapter Ten: Conclusion •
Appendix: The Seven-Point Mind Training •
Bibliography and Recommended Reading •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Sixth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974. Photo by Ursula Bernis.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Indiana, USA July 1974

An introduction to the practice of meditation, given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Indiana, USA.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Boulder Creek, California, 1997

In this excerpt, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains that a happy life is due to good motivation and actions which bring good results.

Topics: Introductory
Lama Yeshe at Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala, India, 1973. Photo: Brian Beresford.
By Various lamas

An account of Lama Yeshe's last days, death and funeral, and a collection of tributes written by fellow lamas and students

Chapters:
Account of Lama's Last Days and Funeral •
Address to Funeral Attendees by Lama Zopa Rinpoche •
Tribute by Lama Zopa Rinpoche •
Tribute by Geshe Tegchok •
Tribute by Geshe Jampa Gyatso •
Tribute by Geshe Sopa •
Tribute by Father P. Bernard de Give •
Tribute by Jonathan Landaw •
Tributes by Jeffrey Hopkins and Brian Beresford •
Lama Yeshe at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973. Photo: Lynda Millspaugh.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Melbourne, Australia, 1975

The audio recording and transcript for Chapter Seven of "Ego, Attachment and Liberation."

By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Brisbane, Australia, April 1975

Chapter Two of "Becoming Your Own Therapist"

Topics: Introductory
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Australia and New Zealand

Public talks that provide a clear and accessible introduction to Buddhism. 

Now available as an audiobook

Topics: Introductory
Chapters:
Becoming Your Own Therapist •
Editor's Introduction •
Chapter One: Finding Ourselves Through Buddhism •
Chapter Two: Religion: The Path Of Inquiry •
Chapter Three: A Glimpse of Buddhist Psychology •
Translations •
Lama Yeshe, Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1982. Photo: Dan Laine.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Chenrezig Institute, Australia

Lama Yeshe discusses how to practice Dharma in everything we do. 

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