Teachings

Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Solu Khumbu, Nepal, 1970. Photo possibly by Terry Clifford.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Being in Prison Is an Incredible Opportunity

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Advice on pilgrimage to the holy places including Bodhgaya, Rajgir and Nalanda, and practices which can be done at the sacred sites.

  • Pilgrimage to Bodhgaya, Rajgir and Nalanda •
  • Advice and Practices for Pilgrimage  •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Pilgrimage •
  • Why Bodhgaya Is So Important •
  • A Piece of the Pure Land •
  • Swayambunath Mountain •
  • Tso Pema, the Holy Lake of Padmasambhava •
  • Amitayus Meditation at Maratika •
  • Pilgrimage to Holy Places in Kathmandu •
  • Pilgrimage to Bhutan •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to eliminate anger by practicing patience and thus contributing to world peace. 

  • Angry With Organization •
  • Harsh Words •
  • Eliminating Anger •
  • Contribution to World Peace •
  • Practicing Patience •
  • Dealing with Anger •
  • Fed Up With Anger •
  • More Talks on This Topic: Anger •
  • The Importance of Practicing Patience •
  • Everything Comes From Your Mind •
  • Patience Brings Success and Happiness •
  • The Perfection of Patience •
  • Patience is the Most Important Practice •
  • Practices for Domestic Violence and Abuse •
  • How One Second of Anger Destroys Eons of Merit •
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Tushita Retreat Centre, Dharamsala, India

In this multimedia title, Lama Yeshe speaks frankly about the challenges and opportunities facing Western Sangha.

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Advice on how to resolve conflict with fellow students at the Dharma center by remembering their kindness and developing a tolerant and compassionate attitude.

  • Having the Attitude to Help •
  • Complaints about Director •
  • Advice for Dealing with Difficult People •
  • Conflicts with Fellow Students •
  • Living with a Difficult Student •
  • Every Sentient Being Is Most Kind, Most Dear, Most Precious •
  • Why Compassion Is Most Important at the Center •
  • Reflect on the Kindness of Others •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in North Carolina, USA

In this video, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains that the wisdom realizing emptiness eradicates ignorance, just as a vacuum cleaner or broom removes dust.

Nick Ribush at Tushita Retreat Centre, Dharamsala, India, 1975.
By Nicholas Ribush

An article by Nicholas Ribush about the growth of Tibetan Buddhist publishing in the West.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore, 2016. Photo: Bill Kane.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Rinpoche gave this advice about resolving complaints and dealing with interpersonal conflict at the Dharma center. Rinpoche said the real enemy and the cause of all our problems is the self-cherishing thought.

A collection of anecdotes about the life of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and how he works day and night, without stopping, for the benefit of all sentient beings.   

By Adele Hulse

Read Chapter 7 of Big Love: The Life and Teachings of Lama Yeshe. This chapter describes the lamas' pilgrimage to Lawudo and the beginnings of Kopan Monastery in 1969.

Lama Yeshe leaving Geneva, Switzerland, 1983. Photo: Jan-Paul Kool.
By HH Ling Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

H.H. Ling Rinpoche: Illuminating the World with Dharma

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Letters and cards thanking benefactors and students who have offered service to the Dharma in many different roles.

  • Thanks for Volunteering •
  • Thanks for Service and Advice about Pure Land •
  • Welcome to Enlightenment •
  • Thanks for Long Life Practices •
  • Thanks for Tara Mantras •
  • Thanks for Mitukpa Mantras •
  • Thanks for Stupas •
  • Inseparable from You •
  • Thanks for Practices •
  • New Stupa •
  • A Burst Appendix •
  • A Card for Rinpoche’s Sister •
  • Get Well •
  • Card With Gifts •
  • Kind Heart Brilliance •
  • Card and Gift for Student •
  • Thanking Students For Practice •
  • Thanks for Book •
  • Drawing of Maitreya Buddha •
  • Thanks For Helping •
  • Thanks for Raising Money •
  • Thanks for Your Kindness •
  • Thanks to Long-time Student •
  • Numberless Thanks For Everything •
  • Thanks For Kind Service •
  • Rejoice in Your Whole Life •
  • Countless Skies of Thanks •
  • Get Well Soon From Samsara! •
  • Heartfelt Thanks For Helping the Center •
  • Thanks for Your Generosity •
  • Gift of Erma Jam •
  • More Meaningful Than the Olympics •
  • A Billion, Zillion Times Thanks •
  • Skies of Thanks For Your Sincere Heart •
  • Thank You For Your Service •
  • A Billion, Zillion Thanks •
  • Thanks for Dedicating Your Retreat •
  • Numberless Bodhisattvas Love You Very Much •
  • Numberless Skies of Thanks for the Thangka •
  • Letter of Thanks to Thamthog Rinpoche •
  • Skies of Thanks •
  • The Whole World Comes from the Mind •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on karma, including how to create good karma and avoid nonvirtue.

  • Accepting Karma •
  • Many Obstacles Due to Karma •
  • Karma of a Group is More Powerful •
  • Everything is Produced by Karma •
  • Result of Past Karma •
  • Karma and Its Results •
  • Good Karma of Caring For Animals •
  • Karma is Definite •
  • Think of the Kindness of Sentient Beings •
  • The Karma of Harming Others •
  • Treat Others Peacefully, Be a Good Example to the World •
  • It Is Best to Live in Morality •
  • The Power of Dharma Practice •
  • Happiness Comes from Cherishing Others •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Rinpoche encourages loving kindness, the good heart, so that children's lives are meaningful and beneficial for others.

  • Giving Happiness to Others •
  • Rejoicing in Practice •
  • Gift for a Child •
  • Advice for a Young Student •
  • How Long to Live •
  • Message for a Young Student •
  • A Place for Children •
  • Thanks for Devotion and Good Heart •
  • Message to Maitreya School Children •
  • The Cause of Real Happiness •
  • Planting the Seeds of Enlightenment •
  • The Happiest Life •
  • Why the Sky is Blue •
  • The Best Way to Be Happy •
Cremation stupa of Lama Yeshe, Vajrapani Institute, California, 1984. Photo: Ricardo de Aratanha.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Russia and the Netherlands

Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses the death process and explains the signs which indicate that the consciousness has left the body. Rinpoche draws on his own experiences of seeing the deceased and gives a detailed account of Lama Yeshe's passing and cremation.

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