Teachings

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.

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

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Nepal

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

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 and Precepts •
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.

 

Chapters:
How to Practice Dharma •
Publisher's Acknowledgements and Reader Feedback •
How to Practice Dharma: Editor's Preface •
The Dissatisfied Mind of Desire •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

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

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.

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 •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in San Francisco

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

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Maitreya Instituut, Emst, Netherlands

Teachings on karma, excerpted from a lam-rim course led by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Maitreya Instituut, Emst, in August 1990.

Chapters:
The Negative Karma of Killing •
The Results of Karma •
Karma in Everyday Life •
Karmic Appearance •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bodhgaya, India

A teaching about guru devotion to mark the occasion of Ösel Hita's fifth birthday

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Aptos, CA

A verse-by-verse commentary on the prayer Calling the Guru from Afar

Chapters:
Commentary: Part One •
Commentary: Part Two •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in France, 2003

In this short teaching, Lama Zopa Rinpoche emphasizes the importance of renunciation, right view and bodhicitta

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