Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the 7th Kopan Lamrim Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1978

Renouncing the eight worldly dharmas brings real happiness and peace of mind

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, 2000. Photo: Brian Halterman.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Crestone, Colorado

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these teachings in Crestone, Colorado, in June 2008.

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
Chapters:
First Discourse, 5 June 2008 •
Second Discourse, 6 June 2008 •
Third Discourse, 6 June 2008 •
Fourth Discourse, 7 June 2008 •
Fifth Discourse, 8 June 2008 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche with a young student, Maitripa College, USA, 2010. Photo: Marc Sakamoto.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Lavaur, France

How to raise children so that their lives are most beneficial.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, 2005.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India 2006

Days 4-6: includes teachings, oral transmissions of Maitreya prayer, King of Prayers and Stainless Beam Mantra

Chapters:
Day Four: Benefits of Circumambulation Part A; Four opponent powers •
Day Four: Meaning of Guru Devotion •
Day Four: Benefits of Circumambulation Part B •
Day Four: Benefits of Circumambulation Part C; Stainless Beam mantra •
Day Four: Benefits of Circumambulation Part D; Dedications •
Day Five: Karma •
Day Five: Bodhicitta •
Day Five: Benefits of Offering Cloud Dharani •
Day Five: Oral transmissions of Maitreya Prayer and King of Prayers •
Day Six: Meaning of 'Lama' Part A •
Day Six: Meaning of 'Lama' Part B; Meaning of Guru Shakyamuni Buddha mantra •
Day Six: Nature of Samsara •
Day Six: Overcoming delusions; Oral transmission of Jewel Garland •
Day Six: Motivation for Refuge ceremony •
Day Six: Relying on the Three Jewels; Dedications •
Day Six: Oral transmission of Stainless Beam mantra; Benefits of Stainless Beam mantra •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, 2005.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India 2006

Days 1-3: Maitreya Buddha puja, teachings and meditation on Maitreya Buddha, and oral transmissions of the Maitreya mantra, Maitreya prayer and King of Prayers

Chapters:
Day One: Maitreya Buddha Puja Part A •
Day One: Maitreya Buddha Puja Part B •
Day One: Maitreya Buddha Puja Part C •
Day One: Maitreya Buddha Puja Part D •
Day One: Maitreya Buddha Puja Part E •
Day One: Maitreya Buddha Puja Part F •
Day Two: Benefits of Maitreya Buddha mantra; Worldly vs. Dharma happiness •
Day Two: How we create wrong concepts, why we need Dharma •
Day Two: How happiness comes from sentient beings; Food offering •
Day Three: Wrong concepts of impermanence; Taking care of oneself by cherishing others •
Day Three: Using harm to generate compassion; Oral transmission of Maitreya Buddha mantra •
Day Three: Maitreya Buddha meditations; Tong-len; Dedications •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, Lake Arrowhead, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in London, UK 1990

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The Source of Happiness

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Guadalajara, Mexico, April 2008

A public talk on lam-rim by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2008.

Chapters:
Public Talk: Lam-rim Part 1 •
Public Talk: Lam-rim Part 2 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Malaysia 1996

An interview with Rinpoche on basic Buddhist topics

Topics: Introductory
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1991.  Photo: Thubten Yeshe (Augusta Alexander).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India 1990

How to accumulate merit and the causes of ultimate happiness by viewing, making and respecting holy objects.

Topics: Holy Objects
Portrait of Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche, 2010. Photo by Roger Kunsang.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in London, England November 1996

Practicing bodhicitta as the best way to love and take care of oneself.

Geshe Sopa and Lama Yeshe with Elvin Jones, in Madison, Wisconsin, 1975. Photo by George Propps.
By Geshe Lhundub Sopa in New Delhi, India July 1980

An overview of the Buddhist path by a great scholar.

Topics: Introductory
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New Delhi, India, November, 1982

Teaching on how to gain happiness and the path to liberation from suffering

Topics: Introductory
Tags: happiness, karma, mind
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New York, NY 1990

An unedited transcript and recording of Chapter Two of  "How Things Exist."

 Lama Zopa Rinpoche painting Tara, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976. Photo: Peter Iseli.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1987

How the meaning of life and everlasting happiness may be actualized by Tara practice.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The future of Buddhism addressed by an examination of its past and a look at why it is popular today

Topics: Introductory

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