In this excerpt from the 50th Kopan Course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches that happiness and suffering arise from the mind, just as a shadow follows the body.
In this teaching, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises that the realization of emptiness is the most important goal in our life, so that we can cease suffering and its cause, delusion and karma.
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 Zopa Rinpoche explains how Dharma provides us with a method to achieve happiness and avoid suffering in this excerpt from a two-week lamrim course held in California in 1977.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains the suffering of the lower realms of samsara (cyclic existence) in this teaching excerpted from the Fourth Kopan Meditation Course in 1973.
In this unedited excerpt, Rinpoche encourages us to take advantage of this precious and rare opportunity to study the profound meaning of emptiness.
A strong understanding of karma gives energy to the mind and increases the fear of creating negative karma
His Holiness discusses a range of topics, including how to practice Dharma, the mind or consciousness, rebirth, karma and world peace
If there is no true cause of suffering, there is no reason why we should have to experience suffering or problems
Teachings prior to a refuge ceremony on topics including the suffering nature of samsara, refuge practice and precepts
We are under the control of karma and delusion and this keeps us circling in samsara
Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses the nature of samsara in this excerpt from a teaching at the 25th Kopan Course.
An edited public talk on lam-rim by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2008.
A teaching on renunciation, first published in Teachings at Tushita