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. 

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.

Lama Yeshe during the Yucca Valley course, 1977. Photo by Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Lavaur, France September 1983

A talk by Lama Yeshe about integrating the experience of emptiness into our everyday life.

Lama Yeshe wearing a ceremonial crown of the five dhyani buddhas, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Cumbria, England, 1977

Investigating the nature of the self or I, which exists in mere name on a collection of parts.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to study and meditate on emptiness (shunyata).

Topics: Emptiness
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • The Merely Imputed I •
  • Meditation on Emptiness •
  • Meditations for Inner Peace •
  • How to Realize Emptiness •
  • Getting Depressed by Emptiness •
  • Response to Questions on Emptiness •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Emptiness •
  • The Merely Labeled I •
  • The Real I Cannot Be Found •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Wisdom and Merit •
  • Experience of Emptiness  •