Teachings

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.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche doing puja during the Fourth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973. Photo: Christine Lopez.
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

Chapters:
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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the 12th Meditation Course at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1979. Photo: Ina Van Delden.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1981

How to practice patience and avoid the eight worldly dharmas.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the 7th Kopan Lamrim Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1978

Renouncing the eight worldly dharmas brings real happiness and peace of mind