Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Singapore, 2010. Photo: Ven. Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal 2008

An outline of the Buddhist path, excerpted from the 41st Kopan Course.

Topics: Introductory
Chapters:
Basic Philosophy of Buddhism: Part One •
Basic Philosophy of Buddhism: Part Two •
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
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 Zopa Rinpoche after the first US course in California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal

The teachings become beneficial for subduing the mind if we listen effectively with a pure motivation

Topics: Introductory
Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Solu Khumbu, Nepal, 1970. Photo possibly by Terry Clifford.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

How to benefit others by practicing the graduated path the enlightenment

Topics: Introductory
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
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Manjushri London (currently Jamyang Buddhist Centre), 1983. Photo: Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Happiness and suffering arise in dependence on the mind.

Topics: Introductory
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Shakyamuni Center, Taichung, Taiwan, March 2007

Teachings on the Buddha, at Shakyamuni Center, Taichung, Taiwan. March 3 and 6, 2007.

Topics: Introductory
Chapters:
Guru Shakyamuni Buddha's Past Lives •
Guru Shakyamuni Buddha's Descent into this World and Life Story •
Buddha Shakyamuni's Life Story continued •
Making Offerings to the Buddha, Benefits of Carrying Golden Light Sutra or Diamond Cutter Sutra. •
Dedications •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, 2005.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore 2009

Excerpts from teachings given in Singapore. Includes a talk on how the Kopan courses began.  

Topics: Introductory
Chapters:
How karma comes from ignorance: Part A •
How karma comes from ignorance: Part B •
The inspiration for the Kopan courses •
Michael Losang Yeshe with Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan, 1973.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973

An introduction to the first 3 Noble Truths, exploring suffering, its causes and its destruction

Topics: Introductory
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Malaysia 1996

An interview with Rinpoche on basic Buddhist topics

Topics: Introductory
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1991. Photo: Thubten Yeshe
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The future of Buddhism addressed by an examination of its past and a look at why it is popular today

Topics: Introductory
 Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1991.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Boulder Creek, California, 1997

A happy life is due to good motivation and actions which bring good results

Topics: Introductory