Teachings

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 at Kopan Monastery, 1987
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, December 1987

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains how to analyze reincarnation

Bea Ribush, 2007. Photo by Wendy Cook.
By Nicholas Ribush

An obituary by Nicholas Ribush and a brief remembrance written by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Michael Losang Yeshe with Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan, 1973.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973

An explanation of beginningless mind, reincarnation and the causes and effects of karma

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 teaching at Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1974. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal April 1974

Establishing the value of meditating on death and impermanence as motivation for practice and preparation for death.

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Published as the foreword to "Death, Intermediate State and Rebirth" by Lati Rinpoche and Jeffrey Hopkins

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

Lama Zopa Rinpoche blessing Walden Pond, Massachusetts, 2010.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in various locations

Prayers, practices and mantras for the time of death

By Lama Thubten Yeshe in London, United Kingdom, 1982

A teaching on the technique for transferring consciousness at the time of death

Lama Yeshe teaching in Geneva, Switzerland, 1983. Photo: Ueli Minder.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Dharamsala, India, March 1981

Technique for transferring consciousness at the time of death

Chapters:
First Discourse: 2nd March •
Second Discourse: 3rd March •
Third Discourse: 3rd March •
Fourth Discourse: 4th March •
Fifth Discourse: 5th March •
Sixth Discourse: 6th March •
Lama Yeshe with Shirley Begley, one of his nurses, shortly before his death, California, 1984. Photo by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in New Delhi, India, 1983

A last letter from Lama Yeshe, written when he was seriously ill in hospital.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on impermanence and death, including how to care for others at the time of death and practices for the deceased.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Ensuring a Peaceful Death •
  • Feeling Happy About Death •
  • Rejoicing in Life Practice •
  • Rejoice before Dying •
  • Now You Can Be Completely Happy •
  • So Much for You to Rejoice In •

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