Teachings

By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Grizzly Lodge, California

A talk on emptiness meditation, excerpted from a commentary on the Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig) yoga method given at Grizzly Lodge, California, in May 1980.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses buddha nature in this teaching excerpted from Kopan Course No. 40.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

In this excerpt from the 39th Kopan Course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses ignorance, the root of samsara.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses wrong view and the urgency of realizing emptiness in this excerpt from the 38th Kopan Course.

Topics: Emptiness
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to correctly meditate on emptiness (shunyata).

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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.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

In this excerpt from the 30th Kopan Course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches that all things are transitory and empty of inherent existence.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal

In this video extract, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains that we live our entire life grasping at the real I, but in Buddhism we learn that the way the self appears is a total hallucination.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in North Carolina, USA

In this video, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains that the wisdom realizing emptiness eradicates ignorance, just as a vacuum cleaner or broom removes dust.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bodhgaya, India

Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises how to meditate on emptiness in daily life in this excerpted teaching.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bodhgaya, India

Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses the merely labeled I in this excerpt from a teaching given at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, in 2012.

By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Cumbria, England

Lama Yeshe discusses meditation experience in tantric practice.

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Chenrezig Institute, Australia

Lama Yeshe discusses how to use intensive wisdom to gain insight into the illusory nature of reality. Also included is a short interview. 

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Dharamsala, India

Lama  responds to student questions about the practice of mahamudra.

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

How to recognize that everything is like an illusion or a dream.

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