Teachings

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kathmandu, Nepal November 1981

A transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 14th Kopan Course. Includes a short talk and question and answer session with Lama Yeshe.

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 14 Index Page •
Section One: Lectures 1-5 •
Section Two: Lectures 6-9 •
Section Three: Lectures 10-13 •
Section Four: Lectures 14-17 •
Section Five: Lectures 18-22 •
Section Six: Lectures 23-27 •
Section Seven: Lectures 28-34 •
Section Eight: Lama Yeshe Lecture and Q&A •
Section Nine: Lectures 35-36 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe in Geneva, Switzerland, 1983. Photo: Ueli Minder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kathmandu, Nepal November 1983

A transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 16th Kopan Course in 1983. 

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 16 Index Page •
Section One: Lectures 1-6 •
Section Two: Lectures 7-10 •
Section Three: Lectures 11-15 •
Section Four: Lectures 16-21 •
Section Five: Lectures 22-28 •
Section Six: Lectures 29-34 •
Section Seven: Lectures 35-42 •
Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, New Zealand, June 1975.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal November 1979

Transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the Twelfth Kopan Meditation Course.

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 12 Index Page •
Section One: Lectures 1-8 •
Section Two: Lectures 9-14 •
Section Three: Lectures 15-20 •
Section Four: Lectures 21-26 •
Section Five: Lectures 27-33 •
Section Six: Lectures 34-39 •
Section Seven: Lectures 40-44 •
Section Eight: Lectures 45-47 •
Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche with students at the Seventh Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, 1974. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974

A transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the Seventh Kopan Course in 1974.

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 7 Index Page •
Beginningless Mind •
The Lineage of the Mahayana Teachings •
Meditation One: Part I: Perfect Human Rebirth •
Meditation One: Part I and Part II •
Meditation One: Part II: Impermanence and Death (continued) •
Meditation One: Part II: Impermanence and Death (conclusion) •
Meditation Two: Part II: Refuge •
Refuge (continued) •
Refuge (conclusion) •
Karma and Samsara •
Group portrait at the Fifth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal,  Nov-Dec 1973.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973

Transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the Fifth Kopan Course in 1973.

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 5 Index Page •
Mind is Beginningless •
Meditation One: Part I: Our Perfect Human Rebirth •
Meditation One: Part I: Perfect Human Rebirth (continued) •
Meditation One: Part I: Perfect Human Rebirth (conclusion) •
Meditation One: Part II: Death and Impermanence •
The Enlightened One's Understanding of Evolution •
Lower Realms (con't) and Refuge •
Refuge (cont'd) •
Refuge (conclusion) and Karma •
The Four Noble Truths •
The Four Noble Truths (continued) •
Lama Yeshe, Lama Zopa RInpoche and students at the Third Kopan Meditation Course, Nepal, December 1972. Photo donated by Adele Hulse.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1972-1973

Transcript of teachings given by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the Third and Fourth Kopan Courses in 1972 and 1973.

Chapters:
Kopan Course Nos 3 & 4 Index Page •
The Mind is Beginningless •
Meditations •
Meditation One: Part I: The Perfect Human Rebirth •
Meditation One: Part II: Impermanence and Death •
Meditation One (conclusion) and Meditation Two (Parts I and II) •
Meditation Two: Part II (conclusion) and Part III •
Meditation Two: Part III (conclusion) and Meditation Three •
Meditation Three (conclusion), Meditation Four, Meditation Five (partial) •
Appendix One: The Eight Mahayana Precepts •
Appendix Two: Lama Yeshe on Ordination •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal 1995

A transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 28th Kopan Course, along with audio recordings of Lectures 1-3 and 6-9.  

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 28 Index Page •
Lecture One: Compassion •
Lecture Two: The Tantric Path •
Lecture Three: The Compassion Buddha's Mantra •
Lecture Four: Dedication •
Lecture Five: Buddha Potential •
Lecture Six: Dharma in Daily Life •
Lecture Seven: Karma •
Lecture Eight: Oral Transmission •
Lecture Nine: The Nature of the Mind •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Manjushri London (currently Jamyang Buddhist Centre), 1983. Photo: Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India September 1984

Teachings on a range of lam-rim topics, including renunciation, perfect human rebirth, tantra, Mahayana thought transformation and bodhicitta

Chapters:
Chapter 1: Generating Bodhicitta •
Chapter 2: Renouncing Samsara •
Chapter 3: The Eight Freedoms •
Chapter 4: The Ten Richnesses •
Chapter 5: The Perfect Human Body •
Chapter 6: Why We Need to Practice Tantra •
Chapter 7: Mahayana Thought Transformation •
Chapter 8: Living With Bodhicitta •
Appendix: The Everflowing Nectar of Bodhicitta •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lake Arrowhead, California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal 1982

Transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 15th Kopan Course.

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 15 Index Page •
Section One: 18-20 November •
Section Two: 21-22 November •
Section Three: 23-24 November •
Section Four: 25-26 November •
Section Five: 28 November - 1 December •
Section Six: 2-4 December •
Section Seven: 5-7 December •
Section Eight: 8-11 December •
His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Munich, Germany, April 2001

The meaning of "guru," the qualities of a guru, and the practice of guru devotion, with a focus on His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This teaching also contains advice on the practice of Dorje Shugden.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche after the first US course in California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal November 1978

A transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the Eleventh Kopan Course in 1978.

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 11 Index Page •
Section One •
Section Two •
Section Three •
Section Four •
Section Five •
Section Six •
Section Seven •
Section Eight •
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in France 1982

Two talks on renunciation, bodhicitta, and emptiness, included in the book The Essence of Tibetan Buddhism.

Chapters:
The Three Principal Aspects of the Path: First Teaching •
The Three Principal Aspects of the Path: Second Teaching •
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

Lama Yeshe, Geneva, Switzerland, 1983. Photo by Ueli Minder.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Vaddo, Sweden

A commentary on the three principal aspects of the path to enlightenment, with teachings and meditations on the nature of the mind.

Chapters:
Light of Dharma: Introduction and Chapter One •
Light of Dharma: Chapter Two •
Light of Dharma: Chapter Three •
Light of Dharma: Chapter Four •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Request to Guru •
  • Training the Mind in Guru Devotion •
  • Taking Teachings from the Lama •
  • Guru Devotion and Consultation •
  • Guru Displeased •
  • Far from Guru •
  • Restaurants and Shopping •
  • When the Guru Is Ill •
  • How to Think When Your Guru Shows Signs of Aging •
  • Close to Guru •
  • Advice on Guru Practice •
  • A Teaching on Guru Devotion •
  • A Daily Guru Devotion Meditation •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Guru Devotion •
  • Remember the Guru’s Kindness •
  • The Quickest Path to Enlightenment •

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