Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, 2000. Photo: Brian Halterman.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Crestone, CO USA June 2008

These teachings were given in June 2008 at the White Eagle Conference Center in Crestone, Colorado.

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
Chapters:
Day One Part A: Searching for the I; Why We Suffer; Why We Need to Practice Dharma •
Day One Part B: Positive Attitude; Taking Care of Yourself; Dedications •
Day Two Part A: Benefits of Compassion; Three Types of Suffering; Dedications •
Day Two Part B: Tantra Mahamudra; Decorating True Existence •
Day Two Part C: Recognizing Wrong Concepts; Sutra Mahamudra •
Day Three Part A: Oral Transmission of the Mahamudra Text •
Day Three Part B: Bearing Hardships; Lama Atisha •
Day Three Part C: Precious Human Rebirth; Kindness of the Guru; Guru Shakyamuni Buddha Mantra •
Day Four Part A: Benefits of Medicine Buddha; Medicine Buddha Jenang •
Day Four Part B: Medicine Buddha Jenang (conclusion) •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche with Sangha at Vulture's Peak, Rajgir, 12 March 2014. Photo: Thubten Jangchub.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Vulture's Peak, Bihar, India

A step-by-step guide on how to realize emptiness and cut the root of samsara.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Mexico, January 2000. Photo by Brian Halterman.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Sydney, Australia

Rinpoche gives an oral transmission of Lama Tsongkhapa's text, In Praise of Dependent Arising, and teaches on emptiness, karma and bodhicitta

Chapters:
Essence of Dharma, Purpose of Life •
Practice of Compassion, Universal Responsibility, Bodhicitta Motivation, Dedication •
Subduing the Mind, Equanimity Meditation •
Cherishing Others, Asanga's Teachings •
Benefits of Bodhicitta, Oral Transmission of "In Praise of Dependent Arising" •
Urgent Need for Bodhicitta, Precious Human Rebirth •
Purification, Karma •
Evolution of Samsara •
Evolution of Samsara (con't), Dependent Arising and Emptiness •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Tara Institute, Australia

Teachings given at Tara Institute, Australia in June 2006.

Chapters:
Emptiness; How Lama Atisha Came to Tibet •
Dromtonpa; Searching For the I •
Analyzing How the I and Aggregates Exist •
Emptiness and Impermanence in Daily Life •
Serving the Guru and the Purpose of Guru Devotion •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, 2000. Photo: Brian Halterman.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Crestone USA

The Chinese translation of Rinpoche's teachings at Crestone, 2008.  Includes the oral transmission of the First Panchen Lama's Root Text for the Precious Gelug/Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra.

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
Chapters:
Day One: Introductory teachings (Chinese-only) •
Day Two: Bodhicitta and Mahamudra Part A (Chinese-only) •
Day Two: Bodhicitta and Mahamudra Part B (Chinese-only) •
Day Two: Bodhicitta and Mahamudra Part C (Chinese-only) •
Day Three: Mahamudra lung and teachings Part A (Chinese-only) •
Day Three: Mahamudra lung and teachings Part B (Chinese-only) •
Day Four: Medicine Buddha lung and teachings (Chinese-only) •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Adelaide, Australia

Excerpts of Lama Zopa Rinpoche's teachings given at the Mahamudra retreat hosted by Buddha House, Adelaide, in 2004.

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
Chapters:
Day 2 Part A: Teachings before the Gyalwa Gyatso initiation •
Day 2 Part B: Preparation for Gyalwa Gyatso initiation (continued) •
Day 3 Part A 1: Recitations from the combined Jorchö and Lama Chöpa Puja •
Day 3 Part A 2: Recitations from the combined Jorchö and Lama Chöpa Puja (continued) •
Day 3 Part B: Preparation for Gyalwa Gyatso initiation (cont) •
Day 3 Part C: Dedication •
Day 4: Morning teaching •
Day 4: Evening Teaching •
Day 15: Evening Teaching: Commentary on Pabongka Rinpoche's Heart-spoon •
Day 23: Evening Teaching - Part A •
Day 23: Evening Teaching - Part B •
Day 23: Evening Teaching - Part C •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New York, NY 1990

An unedited transcript and recording of Chapter Two of  "How Things Exist."

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Sera Je Monastery, India, 2013. Photo by Bill Kane.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New York, NY 1990

An audio recording and unedited transcript of Chapter Three of "How Things Exist."

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New York, NY, 1990

An audio recording and unedited transcript of Chapter Four of "How Things Exist."

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Sera Je Monastery, Mysore, India, 2013-2014. Photo: Bill Kane.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New York, NY 1990

An audio recording and unedited transcript of Chapter Five of "How Things Exist."