Teachings

Guru Shakyamuni Buddha. Painted by Jane Seidlitz.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains why there is an urgent need for refuge in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha in this teaching excerpt from the 36th Kopan Meditation Course.

Lama Yeshe visiting a daffodil farm near Melbourne, Australia, 1976.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Chenrezig Institute, Australia

A teaching on refuge by having confidence and trust in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

Portrait of Lama Yeshe on the roof at Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1974.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Cumbria, England

Lama Yeshe explains why it is worthwhile to take refuge in that which can truly liberate us—the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

Lama Yeshe teaching in Vaddo, Sweden, 1983. Photo: Holger Hjorth.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Madrid, Spain

A talk by Lama Yeshe at a refuge ceremony in Madrid, Spain.

Guru Shakyamuni Buddha. Painted by Jane Seidlitz.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

How Guru Shakyamuni guides sentient beings.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India

His Holiness the Dalai Lama discusses a range of topics,including karma, other religions, depression, Buddhist tenets and the mind.

Lama Yeshe, Lake Arrowhead, California, USA, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in UCSC, California

After attaining enlightenment, how Buddha began teaching the spiritual path to others, commonly known as turning the wheel of Dharma.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the Lawudo Lama, in 1970.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Nepal

Detailed instructions on the refuge preliminary practice, compiled and edited by Ven. Thubten Wongmo

Lama Yeshe teaching at Vajrapani Institute, California, 1983. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Zollikon, Switzerland, 1978

Clarifying the meaning of refuge, as the first step on the Buddhist path