Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the enthronement of Yangsi Rinpoche, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1975.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

In this excerpt from the 13th Kopan Course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises that if we listen to the teachings but don't practice, our mind will not be transformed.

Topics: Introductory
Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche in a group photo from the 8th Meditation Course at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1975.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Browse the LYWA audiobook catalog, which includes some of our most popular books by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, now available as free audiobooks from Google Play and titles for purchase from Audible.

Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1980. Photo by Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Lamrim teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 13th Kopan Course in Nepal.

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 13 Index Page •
Lectures 2 to 4 •
Lectures 5 to 7 •
Lectures 8 to 10 •
Lectures 11 to 13 •
Lectures 14 to 16 •
Lectures 17 to 19 •
Lectures 20 to 22 •
Lectures 23 to 25 •
Lectures 26 to 28 •
Lectures 29 to 31 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe at dawn on Saka Dawa, Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1975. Photo by Nick Ribush.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Yeshe: Acting in the Middle Path

Lama Yeshe teaching at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1979.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Chenrezig Institute, Australia, September 1979

Three discourses excerpted from a series of talks about the Highest Yoga Tantra practice of Vajrayogini.

Chapters:
Introduction to a Vajrayogini Commentary •
First Introductory Discourse •
Second Introductory Discourse •
Third Introductory Discourse •
Khadro-la with Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 2014.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Rinpoche teaches that our happiness is dependent upon others in this excerpt from the 30th Kopan Meditation Course.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in front of the Lawudo Lama's cave at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, 1978. Photo: Ueli Minder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

In this excerpt from the 30th Kopan Course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses bodhicitta, the determination to achieve enlightenment for all sentient beings

Rinpoche in Tibet 2002. Photo: Bob Cayton.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

In this excerpt from the 30th Kopan Course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches that we need to practice mindfulness, seeing that all causative phenomena are in the nature of impermanence.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche adorned with flowers, 2010.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

In this excerpt from the 30th Kopan Course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches that all things are transitory and empty of inherent existence.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Maitripa College, 2010. Photo: Marc Sakamoto.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Institut Vajra Yogini, France

Lamrim teachings during a retreat on the four Kadampa deities. We have now posted Lectures 13, 14 and 15 from this series.

Chapters:
1. How to Achieve Real Happiness •
2. Motivation for the Retreat •
3. The Emptiness of Sound •
4. The Compassion Buddha •
5. The Good Heart •
6. Meditation on Emptiness •
7. Everything Comes from the Mind •
8. The Purpose of Our Life •
9. The Eight Mahayana Precepts •
10. Refuge and Bodhicitta •
11. Shakyamuni Buddha Name and Mantra •
12. The Power of Mantras and Holy Objects •
13–14. Guru Puja: The Heart Practice •
15. Calling the Guru from Afar •
Painting of Lama Tsongkhapa from Big Love: The Life and Teachings of Lama Yeshe. Photo courtesy of National Museum, Copenhagen.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Medicine for the Emotional Mind

Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche making Chenrezig tsa tsas on the rooftop at Kopan Monastery, 1973.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The Importance of Guru Devotion

Long Life Puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan Monastery, 2010. Photo: Mikk Tamme.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Lamrim teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 30th Kopan Course in Nepal.

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 30 Index Page •
Lecture 1 •
Lecture 2 •
Lecture 3 •
Lecture 4 •
Lecture 5 •
Lecture 6 •
Lecture 7 •
Lecture 8 •
Shakyamuni Buddha descending from Tushita.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Yeshe: True Suffering and Its Cause

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to follow the Buddhist path and how to bring benefit and happiness to others through Dharma practice.

  • Practice Advice for a New Student •
  • Study and Practice Advice for a New Student  •
  • The Ultimate Goal •
  • Advice to a New Student •
  • Beneficial Practices for a New Student •
  • New Student Practice Advice •
  • The Mahayana Path •
  • Tong-len and Tsa-tsa Practice •
  • Practicing with Effort •
  • Lam-rim and Deity Practice Advice  •
  • Following the Buddhist Path •
  • Think of the Happiness of Others •
  • A Simple Daily Practice for a New Student •
  • Use Your Life to Benefit Others •
  • Lamrim Study and Meditation is Most Important •
  • Reciting Mantras •
  • The Main Purpose of Your Life •
  • First Time at a Kopan Course •
  • Beneficial Practices •
  • The Best Time to Practice Dharma •

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