Teachings

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 •
Lecture One •
Lecture Three •
Lama Yeshe teaching at Chenrezig Institute, Australia,1979.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Welcome to the September issue of our e-letter! 

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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in California, 2003.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Nalanda Monastery, France, 2003

Watch the video and read the transcript of this talk, as Rinpoche discusses the importance of living in vows and purifying negative karma, while staying focused on the goal, enlightenment.

Lama Yeshe visiting a daffodil farm near Melbourne, Australia, 1976.
By Nicholas Ribush, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: You Have Time to Get It Done

LYWA staff present Abiding in the Retreat book to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, North Carolina, 2017. Photo: Ven. Sherab.
By Nicholas Ribush, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The Benefits of Reciting OM MANI PADME HUM

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

This book combines several teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche on nyung nä, a powerful two-day practice associated with Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion.

Chapters:
Abiding in the Retreat •
Editor's Preface •
Chapter 1: The Benefits of Nyung Nä Practice •
Chapter 2: Chenrezig •
Chapter 3: Bhikshuni Lakshmi •
Chapter 4: The Nyung Nä Lineage Lamas •
Chapter 6: The Benefits of Reciting OM MANI PADME HUM •
By Nicholas Ribush, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Eight Verses of Thought Transformation  

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

This puja for the success of all FPMT centers and activities was compiled by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in July 1982, and includes an explanation of the meaning of the prayer and advice on the visualization.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Light of the Path retreat, North Carolina, USA, 2014. Photo: Roy Harvey.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Gyalwa Gyatso Center, San Jose, California

In this unedited excerpt, Rinpoche encourages us to take advantage of this precious and rare opportunity to study the profound meaning of emptiness. 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London, 2014. Photo: Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kadampa Center, Raleigh, USA

In this teaching, Rinpoche offers advice on the practice of the good heart and the role of parents in guiding their children. Rinpoche also discusses emptiness and gives a commentary on the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation.

Chapters:
How to Live Life With the Good Heart •
Where Is the Real I? •
Eight Verses of Thought Transformation •

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