Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice and prayers for peace, harmony and happiness in countries experiencing conflict.

  • Prayer for Peace •
  • September 11 •
  • Post-September 11 •
  • Advice After the US Election •
  • Prayers for Afghanistan •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal

In this video extract, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains that we live our entire life grasping at the real I, but in Buddhism we learn that the way the self appears is a total hallucination.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on meditations and mantras for healing and purifying sickness, spirit harm, negative karma and obstacles to a long life.

  • Vision of Tara •
  • Medicine Buddha Puja •
  • White Tara and Chenrezig Simhanada Practices •
  • Benefits of Medicine Buddha Practice •
  • White Tara’s Long-life Nectar •
  • White Tara Meditation •
  • White Tara Practice •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Fourth Meditation Course at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973. Photo: Lynda Millspaugh.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Stories of Guru Shakyamuni Buddha's Powers

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Medford, USA

In this video extract, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains that depression and anxiety can be overcome by practicing the good heart and cherishing others instead of oneself.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Bendigo, Australia, September 2014.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bendigo, Australia

Advice about bhikshuni ordination, excerpted from a teaching given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bendigo, Australia, on May 7, 2018. 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the 11th Kopan Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1978. Photo: Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Whatever We Feel, We Should Remember Bodhicitta

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo, Australia, May 1975.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Eudlo, Australia

Lamrim teachings and guided meditations from a one-month course in 1975.

Chapters:
Lamrim Course Index Page •
Lectures 1 and 2 •
Lectures 3 and 4 •
Lectures 5 and 6 •
Lectures 7 and 8 •
Lectures 9 and 10 •
Lectures 11 and 12 •
Lectures 13 and 14 •
Lectures 15 and 16 •
Lectures 17 and 18 •
Lectures 19 and 20 •
Lectures 21 and 22 •
Lecture 23 •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

This book presents Lama Zopa Rinpoche's teachings on bodhicitta, the mind of enlightenment, based on verses from two inspiring bodhicitta texts, The Jewel Lamp: A Praise of Bodhicitta, by Khunu Lama Rinpoche, and A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, by Shantideva

Chapters:
The Nectar of Bodhicitta •
Editor's Preface •
1.1 Inspiring Us to Develop the Awakening Mind •
1.2 Whatever We Do, We Should Do It With Bodhicitta •
1.3 The Supremacy of Bodhicitta •
1.4 The Unending Benefits of Bodhicitta •
2.1 Shantideva •
2.2 This Precious Life •
2.3 Transforming Lead into Gold •
2.4 Working for All Sentient Beings •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bendigo, Australia

In this video extract, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises students to make the retreat most beneficial by striving to subdue the mind.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche with Lamrim Year, 2021. Photo: Roger Kunsang.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: How Living in Morality Brings Peace

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

In this video extract, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises how to relate the four immeasurable thoughts to our daily life, with a strong determination to make our life beneficial for others.

Namgyalma mantra
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

In this short excerpt from the 50th Kopan Course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains the benefits of having positive messages, mantras and Namgyälma protection on his car.

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

In this excerpt from the 50th Kopan Course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses tonglen, the meditation practice of generating bodhicitta by taking on the suffering of others and giving them happiness.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Mahayana Buddhist Association (Cham Tse Ling), Hong Kong, April 2016.  Photo: Lobsang Sherab.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

In this excerpt from the 50th Kopan Course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches that happiness and suffering arise from the mind, just as a shadow follows the body.

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