Teachings

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in London, England, 1990

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

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Royal Holloway College, England, 1975. Photo: 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

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1981

The omniscient mind is the continuity of consciousness that is completely purified of all obscurations.

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 •
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 •
Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, 2006. Photo: John Berthold.
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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Italy. Photo: Piero Siriani.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Sravasti Abbey, Washington State, 2005

Defining the correct view of subtle dependent arising, dependence upon name

Geshe Rabten. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
in New Delhi, India April 1980

A teaching by Geshe Rabten on the twelve links which bind us to cyclic existence.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New York, NY 1990

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

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."

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