This book is a compilation of the many letters Lama Zopa Rinpoche has written in response to prison inmates over the years. The book was compiled and edited by Ven. Robina Courtin, who has skilfully integrated Rinpoche's advice into a coherent narrative which outlines the path to enlightenment (lamrim).
Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses the perfect human rebirth in this teaching excerpt from the 36th Kopan Course. Rinpoche advises us not to waste this precious opportunity, as we have this human body for just a short time.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains why there is an urgent need for refuge in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha in this teaching excerpt from the 36th Kopan Meditation Course.
Rinpoche discusses Medicine Buddha practice in this teaching from Kopan.
Rinpoche discusses compassion, the good heart, in this teaching excerpt from the 36th Kopan Course.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Dissatisfaction is the Result of Desire
Lamrim teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 36th Kopan Meditation Course, Nepal, in 2003.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Making Your Mind Vajrayana
Lama Zopa Rinpoche: You Are the Most Lucky Person
Rinpoche teaches on a broad range of lamrim topics in this series. We have now posted Lecture Eight, which includes teachings on the purpose of our life, the twelve links of dependent origination and more.
In this teaching excerpt, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises how to experience disease and other problems for all sentient beings.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains how Dharma provides us with a method to achieve happiness and avoid suffering in this excerpt from a two-week lamrim course held in California in 1977.
The ten benefits of reciting or even seeing, touching or remembering the Lotus Pinnacle of Amoghapasha mantra, translated by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains the suffering of the lower realms of samsara (cyclic existence) in this teaching excerpted from the Fourth Kopan Meditation Course in 1973.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains how freedom from the eight worldly concerns creates real peace, in this teaching excerpt from the Fourth Kopan Meditation Course.