Teachings

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Brisbane, Australia, 2000

How to make eating the cause of enlightenment for oneself and all other sentient beings. Through the Mahayana practice of offering the food we eat, our lives become most beneficial, not only for ourselves but for all sentient beings.

Chapters:
The Yoga of Offering Food •
Read The Yoga of Offering Food •
Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Solu Khumbu, Nepal, 1970. Photo possibly by Terry Clifford.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

How to establish our motivation so each day is meaningful

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Tarzana, California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Whenever we’re practicing Dharma in daily life, at that time we’re taking care of ourselves.

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

How to transform sleep into virtue by practicing the yoga of sleeping

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1974. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

We don't have to live in a hermitage to generate the realizations of the stages of the path to enlightenment

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery,Nepal

Subduing one's mind and practicing compassion is the essence of spiritual practice

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Chenrezig Institute, Queensland, Australia 1975.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

The importance of putting effort into Dharma practice during and after the Kopan meditation course

Lama Zopa Rinpoche after the first US course in California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1984

How all our actions can become virtuous and we can accumulate merit

Lama Zopa  Rinpoche at the 12th Kopan Meditation Course, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1979.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976

The meaning of Dharma and how to practice is explained by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New Delhi, India, 1979

Identifying the cause of suffering and how to end it

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Prayer for Peace by the Great Yogi Tang Tong Gyalpo

Tags: war, peace
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Mexico, January 2000. Photo by Brian Halterman.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Soquel, CA October 2001

Advice about how to respond to news of war

Tags: war, killing
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Various locations, 1999

How we can practice Dharma, the true cause of happiness, twenty-four hours a day.

Chapters:
Making Life Meaningful •
Editor's Preface •
Chapter One: The Purpose of Life •
Chapter Two: How to Make Each Moment of Our Lives Meaningful •
Chapter Three: A Daily Practice to Stop All Suffering •
Appendix 1: Practicing Guru Devotion with the Nine Attitudes •
Appendix 2: More Thought Training Meditations •
Appendix 3: The Confession of Downfalls to the Thirty-Five Buddhas •
Translations •