Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the beach in Adelaide, Australia, 1983. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Each time we generate a realization in our mind, we have received a blessing

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

How Guru Shakyamuni guides sentient beings.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

When we practice thought training, experiencing problems becomes a cause for finishing the results of negative karma

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

If there is no true cause of suffering, there is no reason why we should have to experience suffering or problems

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.

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India

His Holiness the Dalai Lama responds to general questions about Buddhism from students at Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala

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 Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Ninth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Jamyang Meditation Centre, London 1992

Teachings prior to a refuge ceremony on topics including the suffering nature of samsara, refuge practice and precepts 

Chapters:
The Suffering Nature of Samsara •
Refuge Practice & Precepts •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche with koala in Adelaide, Australia, 1983. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

Three discourses on how to subdue the mind and achieve enlightenment by practicing the graduated path (lamrim).

Chapters:
1. The Graduated Path •
2. The Ultimate Nature of the Mind •
3. The Four Aspects of Karma •
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 •
(02404_ng.JPG) Portrait of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Geneva, Switzerland, 1983. Photos by Ueli Minder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

With this human body we have the opportunity to practice virtue and abandon nonvirtue

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, possibly in Switzerland, 1990. Photo by Ueli Minder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

We are under the control of karma and delusion and this keeps us circling in samsara

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the Lawudo Lama, in 1970.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Adelaide, Australia

Four discourses, on topics including how to make life meaningful, the concept of true existence and renouncing desire

Chapters:
First Discourse: Making Life Meaningful •
Second Discourse: The Dissatisfied Mind •
Third Discourse: The Concept of True Existence •
Fourth Discourse: Renouncing Desire •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche after the first US course in California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in San Francisco

To eliminate suffering and obtain happiness, the most important thing is to have a good heart

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