Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Advantages of Taking Vows
Lama Rinpoche explains the profound meaning of the Chenrezig mantra in this teaching excerpt from the 31st Kopan Course.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches that this human body is a result of our past virtuous karma, in this excerpt from the 31st Kopan Course.
Rinpoche explains how Dharma practice protects us in this teaching excerpt.
Lamrim teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 31st Kopan Meditation Course.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche: All Beings Are Precious, So Too Is Your Child
A brief outline of tonglen, the meditation practice of generating bodhicitta by taking on the suffering of others and giving them happiness,
In this teaching excerpt, Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses the great Kadampa master, Dromtönpa, who completely abandoned all worldly activities and devoted himself correctly to his guru, Lama Atisha.
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.
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: How to Meditate on the Refuge and Bodhicitta Prayer
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 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.
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 explained the visualization when doing tonglen (taking and giving) meditation in this excerpt from the 26th Kopan Course.