Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche blesses a rescued goat, Maratika, Nepal, February 2016. Photo: Holly Ansett.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Rinpoche asks students to abandon eating meat and become vegetarian. Rinpoche also discusses animal liberation and other ways to benefit animals, and explains our karmic connection with animals.

Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche in front of the cave of the Lawudo Lama, Lawudo Retreat Centre, 1981. Photo by Peter Kedge.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the 12th Meditation Course at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1979. Photo: Ina Van Delden.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Khen Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1987

A transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 20th Kopan Course. Includes a discourse on the bodhisattva vows by Khen Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup, late abbot of Kopan Monastery.

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 20 Index Page •
Lecture One: Refuge and Bodhicitta •
Lecture Two: Cherishing Others •
Lecture Three: The Good Heart •
Lecture Four: Labeling the I •
Lecture Five: The Merely Labeled I •
Lecture Six: Labeling Appearances •
Lecture Seven: The Eight Mahayana Precepts •
Lecture Eight: The Benefits of Precepts •
Lecture Nine: Emptiness of the I •
Lecture Ten: Equilibrium Meditation •
Lecture Eleven: Equanimity •
Lecture Twelve: The Cause of Happiness •
Lecture Thirteen: The Bodhisattva Vows (Lama Lhundrup) •
Lecture Fourteen: Samsara and the Twelve Links •
Lecture Fifteen: Refuge •
Lecture Sixteen: The Suffering of Samsara •
Lecture Seventeen: The Five Views •
Lecture Eighteen: How to Practice Dharma •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

In these teachings Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses our potential to bring benefit and happiness, including full enlightenment, to all sentient beings. Now available as an ebook, The Path to Ultimate Happiness.

Chapters:
The Path to Ultimate Happiness eBook •
Table of Contents •
Lecture One •
Lecture Three •
Lama Yeshe teaching at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1979.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The Path to Ultimate Happiness

 Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, USA, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Problems Come from Following the Eight Worldly Dharmas

 Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, USA, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The Qualities of Lama Yeshe

Lama Yeshe, HH Zong Rinpoche and Lama Zopa Rinpoche at EEC1, Dharamsala, India, 1982.
By Nicholas Ribush, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, HH Ling Rinpoche

This report of a Dharma celebration held in India in 1982 contains advice from His Holiness Ling Rinpoche, a summary of the EEC1 program and a Tara practice by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Topics: Introductory
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Maitripa College, Portland, USA, 2010. Photo: Marc Sakamoto.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Portland, Oregon, USA

In this teaching, Lama Zopa Rinpoche begins by praising Lama Yeshe's qualities as a hidden meditator with the ability to inspire people from all walks of life. Rinpoche continues with an extensive explanation of how to transform problems into happiness.

Chapters:
Transforming Problems •
How to Be a Real Professional •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in North Carolina, USA

This multimedia series is based on teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the Light of the Path retreat in 2009. The format includes transcripts, audio, video and images.

Chapters:
Guru Puja is the Heart Practice: About the Series •
The Importance of Practicing Guru Puja •
An Introduction to the Chanting Lineage of the Guru Puja •
The Seven-Limb Practice •
Making Requests to the Gurus •
Lama Yeshe during a visit to Sweden, 1983. Photo: Holger Hjorth.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The One Who Does Work for All the Sentient Beings

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India

A commentary for retreatants, available to initiates as a spiral-bound text or pdf file. 

Lama Yeshe meditating in the botanical gardens, Berkeley, California, 1974. Photo donated by Judy Weitzner.
By Nicholas Ribush, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Cherishing Others is the Source of All Happiness 

Lama Yeshe in Santa Cruz CA, 1978. Photo: Jon Landaw.
By Nicholas Ribush, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: You Have Infinite Reasons to be Compassionate

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Maitripa College, 2010. Photo: Marc Sakamoto.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Read the first five discourses of these teachings, given at a retreat in France in 2003. The retreat was on the four Kadampa deities, however, Rinpoche taught on a broad range of lamrim topics.

Chapters:
1. How to Achieve Real Happiness •
2. Motivation for the Retreat •
3. The Emptiness of Sound •
4. The Compassion Buddha •
5. The Good Heart •

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