Teachings

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Rinpoche's teachings on the emptiness of the "I" are presented here in a multimedia format.

Topics: Emptiness
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 teaching in Singapore, 2010. Photo: Ven. Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

The I appears to exist from its own side, but it is merely imputed by the mind

Chapters:
How the I is Merely Labeled •
The Real Refuge •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Lake Arrowhead, California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Lawudo Monastery, Nepal, and Instituto Lama Tzong Khapa, Italy

Self-grasping ignorance believes the I to be concrete and inherently existent

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in London, England, 1990

A teaching on the mind, the death process and the ultimate nature of the I

(06265_ng3.jpg) Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching. From the course given at Royal Holloway College during the lamas first trip to England, 1975. Photo by Dennis Heslop.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

The I and the aggregates are merely imputed by the mind

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1991.  Photo: Thubten Yeshe (Augusta Alexander).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1992

The I appears to exist, but it can't be found anywhere on the aggregates

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, 2000. Photo: Brian Halterman.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Crestone, Colorado

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these teachings in Crestone, Colorado, in June 2008.

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
Chapters:
First Discourse, 5 June 2008 •
Second Discourse, 6 June 2008 •
Third Discourse, 6 June 2008 •
Fourth Discourse, 7 June 2008 •
Fifth Discourse, 8 June 2008 •
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 •
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."

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New York, NY 1990

A collection of five talks by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, including an extensive explanation of emptiness and the importance of compassion and universal responsibility. 

Chapters:
How Things Exist •
Editor's Preface •
Chapter One: Universal Responsibility •
Chapter Two: How Things Exist •
Chapter Three: Lam-rim and Meditation on Emptiness •
Chapter Four: Different Ways of Looking at Things •
Chapter Five: Merely Labeled •
Appendix: The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra •
Translations (How Things Exist) •
Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey. Photo: Deborah Alterman.
By Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey in New Delhi, India January 1980

Geshe Ngawang Dargyey gave this teaching on the nature of the self at Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre, Delhi, in 1980.

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