By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India

In this teaching excerpt, Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses the great Kadampa master, Dromtönpa, who completely abandoned all worldly activities and devoted himself correctly to his guru, Lama Atisha.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Madrid, Spain

In this video, Lama Zopa Rinpoche reminds us to practice contentment and to bring happiness to others instead of harming them.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains how freedom from the eight worldly concerns creates real peace, in this teaching excerpt from the Fourth Kopan Meditation Course.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Excerpts from a book of teachings on the eight worldly dharmas, edited by Gordon McDougall.

Now available as an audiobook

How to Practice Dharma •
Publisher's Acknowledgements and Reader Feedback •
How to Practice Dharma: Editor's Preface •
The Dissatisfied Mind of Desire •
The Nature of Samsara •
Samsaric Methods Can Never Satisfy •
Happiness Starts When We Renounce This Life •
How Worldly Dharma and Holy Dharma Differ •
Turning Away from Worldly Concern •
Translations •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1981

How to practice patience and avoid the eight worldly dharmas.