Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Ösel, 1991.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Rinpoche describes the qualities of Lama Yeshe's holy body, speech and mind, the search for Lama's incarnation and the confirmation of Lama Ösel as the incarnation.

Lama Yeshe, Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Piero Cerri, Jägerndorf, Germany, 1981.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Tushita-Delhi and Tushita-Dharamsala, India

Lama Zopa Rinpoche describes how he first met Lama Yeshe and speaks of his last illness and of his pure compassion and great spiritual attainments in this interview with Piero Cerri shortly after Lama passed away.

A special issue of Wisdom magazine in honor of Lama Yeshe's life and work, published in 1984. This commemorative issue features thirty pages of tributes, teachings, poems and photographs.

By Adele Hulse

Read Chapter 7 of Big Love: The Life and Teachings of Lama Yeshe. This chapter describes the lamas' pilgrimage to Lawudo and the beginnings of Kopan Monastery in 1969.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on the qualities of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who is a living Compassion Buddha with perfect wisdom and compassion for every sentient being.

  • The Supreme Qualities of His Holiness the Dalai Lama •
  • Message to a Center Hosting His Holiness the Dalai Lama •
  • Pleasing His Holiness the Dalai Lama •
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama Benefits Sentient Beings Limitlessly •
  • Living Buddha •
  • All-Night Tara Praises for His Holiness the Dalai Lama •
  • His Holiness is the Supreme Leader •
By Nicholas Ribush in Emst, Netherlands

A praise and request for the long life of Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, written by Nicholas Ribush in August 2004.

Portrait of Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche, 2010. Photo by Roger Kunsang.
By Nicholas Ribush in North Carolina, USA

A praise and request for the long life of Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, written by Nicholas Ribush in August 2016.

Geshe Lhundub Sopa. Photo: Kalleen Mortensen.
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama

A prayer for the quick return of Geshe Lhundub Sopa Rinpoche, composed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Khadro-la with Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 2014.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A supplication of long life entreating the holy mind of Khadro Bumkye Tsomo, called Divine Melodious Drum

Khunu Lama Rinpoche.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

A teaching about the life of Khunu Lama Tenzin Gyaltsen, a great bodhisattva and scholar fom Ladakh. 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Seventh Kopan Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Milarepa achieved enlightenment by following the path, with much hardship

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A prayer composed by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche for the swift return of Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup Rigsel

The great Indian scholar and yogi, Lama Atisha
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976

Lama Zopa Rinpoche describes the life and work of the great bodhisattva Atisha.

The great Indian scholar and yogi, Lama Atisha
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The lineage of the teachings was handed down to the Kadampas by Atisha, an Indian pandit who revived Buddhism in Tibet.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Root Institute, Bodhgaya

Commentary on the teachings of Atisha and the Kadampa geshes, the exemplary practitioners of Buddhism in Tibet.

Chapters:
Kadampa Teachings •
Editor's Preface (Ailsa Cameron) •
Kadampa Teachings 1: Bodhgaya, January 2003 •
Kadampa Teachings 2: Bodhgaya, December 2003 - January 2004 •
Kadampa Teachings 3: Bodhgaya, December 2006 •
Kadampa Teachings 4: Bodhgaya, December 2007 •
Appendix 1: Mind Training Removing Obstacles •
Appendix 2: The Jewel Rosary Practice of Bodhicitta •
Appendix 3: The Real Meaning of Guru •
Appendix 4: The Essential Advice of the Kadam Scriptures: A Fine Vase of Nectar •
Translations: Kadampa Teachings •

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