Teachings

The great yogi, Thangtong Gyalpo (1385–1464)

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has recommended this prayer for protection and healing from the coronavirus COVID-19.

Lama Yeshe teaching at University of California, Santa Cruz, US, 1978. Photo: Jon Landaw.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Tokyo, Japan

Lama Yeshe discusses the meaning of "buddha" and how to become completely open and free from ignorance, in this excerpt from a public talk on the four noble truths.

Topics: Introductory
Lama Yeshe teaching at Manjushri Institute, England, 1976.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Cumbria, England

In this teaching Lama Yeshe discusses the fundamentals of karma, the actions of body, speech and mind.

Lama Yeshe in Vancouver, Canada, 1978. Photo: Jon Landaw.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Thubten Yeshe: Dharma in Daily Life

Lama Yeshe arriving for final teaching at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1983. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

In this question-and-answer session Lama Yeshe discusses the essence of Buddhism and other religions, and advises students how to integrate Dharma when they return to the West.

Topics: Introductory
Sunrise at Kopan Monastery, 1972.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains the suffering of the lower realms of samsara (cyclic existence) in this teaching excerpted from the Fourth Kopan Meditation Course in 1973.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche doing puja during the Fourth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973. Photo: Christine Lopez.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains how freedom from the eight worldly concerns creates real peace, in this teaching excerpt from the Fourth Kopan Meditation Course.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice and thanks given to students who have offered service and support for Dharma centers and projects in various roles.

  • Retreat Advice and Thanks for Many Years of Service •
  • Thanks for Making Dharma Books Available •
  • Thanks for Offering Service •
  • Study and Service for Sentient Beings •
  • Helping a Nun •
  • Years of Service •
  • Thanks to Benefactor  •
  • Thanking Benefactors •
  • To a Benefactor •
  • Merit Box Donations •
  • Offering Service For Many Years •
  • Thanks for Support •
  • Service at Retreat Center •
  • Long-term Retreat •
  • Help the Center Continuously •
  • Continue Helping the Center •
  • The Benefits of Serving a Dharma Center •
  • Benefits of Karma Yoga •
  • You Are Needed at the Center •
  • Clean Your Motivation •
  • Thanks for Ten Years of Service •
  • FPMT’s Purpose Is to Help Others •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to correctly meditate on emptiness (shunyata).

  • The Merely Imputed I •
  • Meditation on Emptiness •
  • Meditations for Inner Peace •
  • How to Realize Emptiness •
  • Getting Depressed by Emptiness •
  • Response to Questions on Emptiness •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Emptiness •
  • The Merely Labeled I •
  • The Real I Cannot Be Found •
  • The Object to Be Refuted •
  • Emptiness Meditation While Walking •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: On Dharma Celebrations

 

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

In these teachings, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises how to make pilgrimage to Bodhgaya and other Buddhist sacred sites most meaningful.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to correctly visualize certain deities during one's meditation practice.

  • Vision of Buddhas •
  • Improving Visualizations •
  • Namgyalma Long-life Meditation •
His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Lama Yeshe, Ven. Peljor and Nick Ribush at Tushita's second Dharma Celebration in New Delhi, 1982.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

This collection presents Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s introductions to five of the souvenir booklets produced for Dharma Celebrations held at Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre, Delhi, India.

Chapters:
Dharma Celebration, 2004 •
Dharma Celebration, 2006 •
Dharma Celebration, 2012 •
Dharma Celebration, 2016 •
Dharma Celebration, 2019 •
A pencil drawing of the Buddha done by Trijang Rinpoche in 1972.
By Pabongka Rinpoche

Comprehensive lamrim outlines from the text Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand, by Pabongka Rinpoche. These outlines were produced by Piero Sirianni and are freely available for download as PDF files.

Lama Yeshe teaching at Manjushri Institute, England, 1976.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Thubten Yeshe: The Importance of Bodhicitta

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