Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Center, Nepal, 1990. Photo: Merry Colony
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India

Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises the importance of having a pure motivation free from worldly concerns, so that our actions become Dharma. This excerpt is from a series of ten discourses that form the basis of Rinpoche's book The Door to Satisfaction.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche blessing food as an offering to lepers, Bodhgaya, 1990. Photo by Andy Melnic.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India

In this short excerpt, Rinpoche discusses the great Kadampa master, Dromtönpa.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Ösel, 1991.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Rinpoche describes the qualities of Lama Yeshe's holy body, speech and mind, the search for Lama's incarnation and the confirmation of Lama Ösel as the incarnation.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche with Lamrim Year, 2021. Photo: Roger Kunsang.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: How to Meditate on the Refuge and Bodhicitta Prayer

Lama Zopa Rinpoche doing puja, Bodhgaya, India, 1982. Photo: Dieter Kratzer
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bodhgaya, India and Kathmandu, Nepal

A list of Rinjung Gyatsa initiations given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bodhgaya in 1982 and at Kopan Monastery in 1985. Rinjung Gyatsa is a collection of tantric deities, compiled in the sixteenth century by the Tibetan master Lama Taranatha.

Lama Yeshe, Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Piero Cerri, Jägerndorf, Germany, 1981.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Tushita-Delhi and Tushita-Dharamsala, India

Lama Zopa Rinpoche describes how he first met Lama Yeshe and speaks of his last illness and of his pure compassion and great spiritual attainments in this interview with Piero Cerri shortly after Lama passed away.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Rinchen Jangsem Ling, Triang, Malaysia, April 2016. Photo: Bill Kane.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India

In this meditation on the refuge and bodhicitta prayer, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises how to make the prayer most meaningful and heartfelt.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo, Australia, 1994.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explained the visualization when doing tonglen (taking and giving) meditation in this excerpt from the 26th Kopan Course.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo, Australia, 1994.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Lama Zopa Rinpoche taught how to transform problems by changing our way of thinking in this excerpt from the 26th Kopan Course.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche receiving a mandala offering, 1990. Photo: Merry Colony.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Lama Zopa Rinpoche taught on impermanence and death in this excerpt from the 26th Kopan Course.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, possibly in Switzerland, 1990. Photo: Ueli Minder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

In this excerpt from the 26th Kopan Course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche used the example of the table to explain emptiness according to the Prasangika Madhyamaka view.

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

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: What is Dharma?

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.

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.

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