Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Long Life Puja, Kopan Monastery, Nepal.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal.

Audio recordings and transcripts of Lectures 6-10, given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 33rd Kopan Course.

Chapters:
Day 6: How Things Appear to Exist from their Own Side •
Day 6: The Emptiness of the I: Not One-ness With Aggregates, Not Separate From the Aggregates •
Day 6: What Exists is Merely Imputed by Mind •
Day 7: Merely Labeled by Mind, Bodhicitta Meditation, The Kindness of Mothers •
Day 7: Repaying the Kindness, Generating Loving Kindness •
Day 7: Bodhicitta - Special Attitude, Dedications •
Day 8: Mahayana Motivation, Shortcomings of Self-Cherishing •
Day 8: Shortcomings of Self-Cherishing, Bodhicitta, The Ten Non-Virtues: Stealing, Lying •
Day 8: The Ten Non-Virtues: Slander, Gossip, Harsh Speech, Covetousness, Ill Will, Heresy •
Day 8: Karma, Six Ways of Purifying, How to Live With Bodhicitta, Dedications •
Day 9: Definition of Death, The Suffering Nature of Samsara •
Day 9: The Death Process, Understanding Reincarnation •
Day 9: Reincarnation and Past Lives •
Day 9: Refuge in the Triple Gem, The Importance of Taking Vows, Refuge Ceremony •
Day 9: How To Practice Refuge, Oral Transmission of Medicine Buddha Mantra, The Vajrasattva Mantra, Dedications •
Day 10: Prajnaparamita Teachings, Oral Transmission of Diamond Cutter Sutra Continued •
Day 10: The Power of Mantras, Oral Transmission Continued •
Day 10: Practice Mindfulness, Oral Transmission Continued, Advice for Daily Practice •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche after the first US course in California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

An edited transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 33rd Kopan Course.

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 33 Index Page •
Lecture One •
Lecture Two •
Lecture Three •
Lecture Four •
Lecture Five •
Lecture Six •
Lecture Seven •
Lecture Eight •
Lecture Nine •
Lecture Ten •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Long Life Puja, Kopan Monastery, Nepal.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Audio recordings and transcripts of the first five lectures by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 33rd Kopan Course.

Chapters:
Day 1: Introduction, Purpose of Meditation •
Day 1: Emptiness of the I, Oral Transmissions of the Heart Sutra and Diamond Cutter Sutra •
Day 2: The Nature of the Aggregates, Emptiness •
Day 2: Emptiness, Oral Transmission of the Diamond Cutter Sutra •
Day 2: Emptiness of the A, Everything Comes From the Mind •
Day 3: Guru Devotion, How the Mind Labels, Q&A •
Day 3: The Kindness of the Enemy, Rinpoche's Early Life •
Day 3: Geshe Rabten, Good and Bad Labeled by Mind, Seeing Problems as Opportunities •
Day 4: Compassion is the Essence of Religion, Emptiness Meditation; Transforming Problems •
Day 4: Practicing Patience, The Enemy is the Kindest Person •
Day 4: Thought Transformation is Most Beneficial, The Four Noble Truths, The Twelve Links •
Day 5: The Four Noble Truths, Karma •
Day 5: Completed Karma, The Ten Non-Virtues: Killing and Sexual Misconduct •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Manjushri London (Jamyang Buddhist Centre), 1983. Photo: Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1984

How lam-rim practice protects and pacifies the mind

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Mende, Nepal, 1978. Photo: Ueli Minder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal,1992

Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses the nature of samsara in this excerpt from a teaching at the 25th Kopan Course.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1992

A transcript of teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 25th Kopan Course.

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 25 Index Page •
Section One: Lectures 1 - 4 •
Section Two: Lectures 5 - 8 •
Section Three: Lectures 9 - 12 •
Section Four: Lectures 13 - 16 •
Section Five: Lectures 17 - 20 •
Section Six: Lectures 21 - 24 •
Section Seven: Lectures 25 -28 •
Section Eight: Lectures 29 - 32 •
Section Nine: Lectures 33 - 34 •
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.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Guadalajara, Mexico

An eight-day series of lam-rim teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, edited by Ven. Ailsa Cameron.

Chapters:
Day One: Ignorance, the Root of Suffering •
Day Two: Karma and Delusion •
Day Two: The Suffering of Samsara •
Day Three: The Nature of the Mind •
Day Three: How the I Exists •
Day Four: The Qualities of the Gurus •
Day Four: Meditation on Emptiness •
Day Five: Sufferings of the Lower Realms •
Day Five: Meditation on Emptiness and Bodhicitta •
Day Five: Gen Jampa Wangdu •
Day Six: The Merely Labeled I •
Day Six: The Wheel of Life and Refuge •
Day Seven: Eight Mahayana Precepts •
Day Seven: The Shortcomings of Attachment •
Day Seven: Creating the Cause of Happiness •
Day Eight: Studying Emptiness •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Nice, France, July 1990

These teachings were given in July, 1990 in Nice, France.

Chapters:
Lam-rim Teachings: First Discourse Part A •
Lam-rim Teachings: First Discourse Part B •
Lam-rim Teachings: Second Discourse Part A •
Lam-rim Teachings: Second Discourse Part B •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Guadalajara, Mexico 2008

An edited public talk on lam-rim by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2008.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in front of the Lawudo Lama cave, Lawudo Retreat Center, Nepal, 1978. Photo: Ueli Minder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Maitreya Instituut, Holland 1990

Teachings given during a refuge ceremony. Topics include the motivation for refuge and the benefits of taking vows. 

Tags: refuge, vows, merit
Chapters:
Benefits of Taking and Living in Vows •
Motivation for Taking Refuge Vows; Refuge Ceremony •
Refuge Ceremony, continued; Dedications •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche with students at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, May 25, 1975. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976

To receive enlightenment, we must rely on the guidance of a perfect teacher

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Mahayana refuge has three causes - fear, faith and compassion

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Amitabha Buddhist Center, Singapore April 1992.

Teachings on guru devotion given during an oral transmission of Pabongka Rinpoche's Calling the Guru from Afar.

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

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