Teachings

Lama Yeshe during the Yucca Valley course, 1977. Photo by Carol Royce-Wilder.
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
Group photo from the first meditation course held at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, April 1971. Photo: Fred von Allmen.
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 teaching in the gompa at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974. Photo: Ursula Bernis.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

An introductory talk about Buddhism given by Lama Yeshe to new students at the seventh Kopan meditation course in 1974.

Topics: Introductory
Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Tenzin Ösel Hita, 2012.
By Tenzin Ösel Hita in Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore, 2012

This Dharma talk includes a question and answer session, where Ösel discusses his experiences as a monk and his vision for how to benefit others in the future

Topics: Introductory
Chapters:
Satisfaction and Challenging Your Limits •
Question and Answer Session •
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
Tenzin Ösel Hita at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore, November 2012. Photo: Tan Seow Kheng.
By Tenzin Ösel Hita in Bangalore, India

Audio, video and transcript of a Dharma talk by Tenzin Ösel Hita at Choe Khor Sum Ling Centre, Bangalore, India, on February 9, 2013.

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 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
(25271_ng.TIF) Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching outdoors at Manjushri London (currently Jamyang Buddhist Centre), 1983. Photos by Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Happiness and suffering arise in dependence on the mind.

Topics: Introductory
Lama Zopa Rinpoche
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 •
By Nicholas Ribush

For Eastern Horizon magazine, a publication of the Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia

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
By HH Zong Rinpoche in Soquel, CA, USA 1978

An introductory teaching on entering the Buddhist path

Topics: Introductory

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