Teachings

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

A talk about Dharma practice in daily life, given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche to a group of Russian students who were visiting Bodhgaya.

Topics: Introductory
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kathmandu, Nepal

A teaching at the tenth Kopan Course on the nature of samsara (cyclic existence) and how to develop renunciation.

Topics: Introductory
Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Darjeeling, India, in 1967. Photo used with permission of the estate of Zina Rachevsky.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

The story of events leading up to the first Kopan meditation course in 1971

Topics: Introductory
Lama Yeshe studying at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974. Photo: Robbie Solick.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

An introductory talk about Buddhism and the mind, given to students at the Seventh Kopan Course.

Topics: Introductory
Lama Yeshe teaching at Lake Arrowhead, California, in 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Los Angeles, USA. June 28, 1975.

Lama Yeshe gave this public talk in Los Angeles, June 28 1975.

Topics: Introductory
Chapters:
What is Buddhism - Part A •
What is Buddhism - Part B •
The Purpose of Meditation - Part A •
The Purpose of Meditation - Part B •
Compassion and Emptiness - Part A •
Compassion and Emptiness - Part B •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lake Arrowhead, California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

A teaching on the purpose of meditation and the spiritual path, excerpted from the 25th Kopan meditation course, 1992.

Topics: Introductory
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Melbourne and Sydney Australia 1975

Introductory lectures and question-and-answer sessions from Lama Yeshe’s 1975 visit to Australia 

Topics: Introductory
Chapters:
The Peaceful Stillness of the Silent Mind •
The Peaceful Stillness of the Silent Mind: Editor's Introduction •
Chapter One: Buddhism: Something For Everybody •
Chapter Two: Spirituality and Materialism •
Chapter Three: Experiencing Silent Wisdom •
Chapter Four: Attitude is More Important than Action •
Chapter Five: An Introduction to Meditation •
Chapter Six: Follow Your Path Without Attachment •
Translations (PSSM) •
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Melbourne , Australia, 1975

Clarifying the role of the mind and how to investigate it

Topics: Introductory