Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Center, Nepal, 1990. Photo: Merry Colony
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Lamrim teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 26th Kopan Meditation Course.

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 26 Index Page •
1. Universal Responsibility •
2. Transforming Problems •
3. Suffering and Its Cause •
4. Tonglen Practice •
5. All Happiness Comes from Others •
6. Tonglen Practice (Continued) •
7. How Things Exist •
8. Emptiness Meditation •
9. Mindfulness of Reality •
10. Only Work for Others •
11. Understanding Karma •
12. The Essence of Dharma •
13. Eight Benefits of Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga •
14. Karma and the Four Results of Nonvirtuous Actions •
15. The Four Opponent Powers •
Lama Yeshe and Bobik under Beatrice Ribush’s magnolia tree, Melbourne, Australia, 1974. Photo: Dorian Ribush.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Welcome to our latest e-letter. Thanks so much for your interest and support.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India

Rinpoche discusses the guru-disciple relationship, why we need a guru and the qualities and kindness of the guru.

Mandala offering by Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, Bodhgaya, India, 1982.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India

Rinpoche discusses the kindness of his own guru, Lama Yeshe, and the many Dharma centers that have been established as a result of Lama Yeshe’s energy and inspiration.

Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche below Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, mid-70s.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The Qualities of the Guru

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore, 2016. Photo: Bill Kane.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Advice and many quotations on how to correctly devote to the virtuous friend with thought and action, given to students of FPMT's Masters Program.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the 12th Meditation Course at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1979. Photo: Ina Van Delden.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explained that the Buddha guides us by revealing the teachings and leading us to practice Dharma, in this excerpt from the 13th Kopan Course.

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
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in a group photo from the Fourth Kopan Course, spring, 1973.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

In this excerpt from the 13th Kopan Course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises the importance of a long-term plan to practice Dharma, generate realizations and seek enlightenment for the benefit of others.

Topics: Introductory
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the 11th Kopan Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1978. Photo: Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses the three principal aspects of the path—renunciation, bodhicitta and emptiness—as the foundation for tantric practice, in the excerpt from the 13th Kopan Course.

Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche in a group photo from the 8th Meditation Course at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1975.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Browse the LYWA audiobook catalog, which includes some of our most popular books by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, now available as free audiobooks from Google Play and titles for purchase from Audible.

Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1980. Photo by Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Lamrim teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 13th Kopan Course in Nepal.

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 13 Index Page •
Lectures 2 to 4 •
Lectures 5 to 7 •
Lectures 8 to 10 •
Lectures 11 to 13 •
Lectures 14 to 16 •
Lectures 17 to 19 •
Lectures 20 to 22 •
Lectures 23 to 25 •
Lectures 26 to 28 •
Lectures 29 to 31 •
Rinpoche in Tibet 2002. Photo: Bob Cayton.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

In this excerpt from the 30th Kopan Course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches that we need to practice mindfulness, seeing that all causative phenomena are in the nature of impermanence.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in front of the Lawudo Lama's cave at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, 1978. Photo: Ueli Minder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

In this excerpt from the 30th Kopan Course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses bodhicitta, the determination to achieve enlightenment for all sentient beings

Khadro-la with Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 2014.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Rinpoche teaches that our happiness is dependent upon others in this excerpt from the 30th Kopan Meditation Course.

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