Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche traveling out to the open Atlantic Ocean to bless it and the animals in it, USA, August 2016.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bodhgaya, India

Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises how to meditate on emptiness in daily life in this excerpted teaching.

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

In this teaching Lama Yeshe advises the importance of pratimoksha vows and responds to students' questions about the five lay vows.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Nalanda Institute, France, 2010. Photo: Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche wrote this article at the request of Renuka Singh for her anthology, The Path of the Buddha, published in 2004. 

Topics: Introductory
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: How a Positive Label Creates the Cause for Happiness

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Advice on how to create the cause of happiness and success in this life and future lives until enlightenment, by practicing compassion, the good heart.

  • A Beneficial Life •
  • Helping Others With a Good Heart •
  • How to Combat Self-cherishing •
  • Our Purpose is to Serve Others •
  • Advice for a Happy Life •
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In this collection of advice for those practicing in prison, Rinpoche explains how to use the situation in prison to develop the mind.

  • Meditation in Prisons •
  • Prison is an Opportunity to Practice •
  • Son Passed Away •
  • Using Time in Prison to Practice Dharma •
  • Chenrezig Practice in Prison •
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Advice on how to utilize obstacles on the path to enlightenment by practicing thought transformation.

  • A Positive Way of Thinking •
  • Thought Transformation •
  • Practice Thought Transformation •
  • Hardships •
  • When Problems Interfere with Practice •
  • Taking on Obstacles •
  • Dealing With Sadness •
  • Dealing with Depression •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Transforming Problems •
  • Utilizing Obstacles on the Path to Enlightenment •
  • Experience Obstacles for All Sentient Beings •
  • Remedy for Obstacles, Fear and Worry •
  • How to Transform Obstacles •
  • Rejoice in the Problems •
  • The Experience Purifies Your Negative Karma •
  • Experience the Sickness for All Sentient Beings •
  • Experience the Difficulties with a Good Heart •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, 2000. Photo: Brian Halterman.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bodhgaya, India

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave this practice advice while he was circumambulating and reciting texts at the Mahabodhi Stupa, Bodhgaya. 

The lamas with Western Sangha and Mount Everest Centre students in Bodhgaya, 1974.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bodhgaya, India

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains the benefits of practicing in Bodhgaya and advises specific practices to be done while on pilgrimage.

By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Thubten Yeshe: Doing Two Things at Once

By Lama Thubten Yeshe

Volume 2 in our new ebook series includes teachings on a range of lamrim topics and excerpts from Lama's commentary on the deity yoga practice of Manjushri.

Chapters:
The Enlightened Experience •
Preface: The Enlightened Experience, Volume 2 •
Table of Contents: The Enlightened Experience, Volume 2 •
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In this advice for children and teens, Rinpoche encourages the cultivation of loving kindness, the good heart, so that their 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 •
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Advice for center directors on how to resolve conflict with difficult students at the Dharma center by remembering their kindness and having an open heart, tolerance and compassion.

  • Center Disharmony and Theft •
  • Difficulties in Dharma Center •
  • Problems at a Dharma Center •
  • How to Bring Harmony to the Center •
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Advice on pilgrimage to holy places including Bodhgaya, Rajgir and Nalanda, and practices to do at the holy 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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Kadampa stupa, USA, August 2016. Photo: Ven. Lobsang Sherab.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bodhgaya, India

Verses from a sutra found in the Kangyur on the benefits of circumambulating stupas, translated by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The teaching includes a commentary on the verses.

Topics: Holy Objects

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