Teachings

Lama Yeshe teaching at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974. Photo: Ursula Bernis.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kathmandu, Nepal

A teaching on impermanence at the Seventh Kopan Meditation Course, November, 1974.

Lama Yeshe, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973. Photo by Lynda Millspaugh.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Teachings by Lama Yeshe on impermance and death, adapted by T. Y. Alexander

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lake Arrowhead, California, 1975. Photo by Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1975

Life finishes quickly, like autumn clouds or lightning in the sky

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Solu Khumbu, Nepal, 1979. Photo: Georges Luneau.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976

Meditation on impermanence and death is a powerful method to protect us from the delusions.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, in 2000. Photo: Todd Moore.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Theosophical Society, Brisbane, Australia

A public talk about the purpose of life and developing the correct attitude toward death

Chapters:
What is Mind •
Ultimate Nature of Mind •
Compassion, Universal Responsibility •
Purpose of Life, Benefits of Problems •
Dying, Five Powers, Dedications •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Rinpoche discusses in depth the process one should take when making preparations for death and giving the gift of life through organ donation

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

Liberation from samsara is possible by remembering impermanence and death and purifying negative karma