Teachings

By Vajradhara Losang Jinpa

A short lam-rim prayer that contains the essence of the whole path to enlightenment

Lama Yeshe teaching in Yucca Valley, California, 1977. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

How to deal with attachment, so we remain calm and clear when experiencing pleasure.

(25271_ng.TIF) Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching outdoors at Manjushri London (currently Jamyang Buddhist Centre), 1983. Photos by Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A guide to accomplishing the recommended preliminary practices

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Light of the Path retreat, North Carolina, USA, May 2014. Photo: Roy Harvey.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Advice on the need for FPMT students to actualize the lam-rim teachings and achieve realizations

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The third book in our FPMT Lineage Series, drawn from Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s graduated path to enlightenment (lam-rim) teachings

Chapters:
The Perfect Human Rebirth •
Publisher's Acknowledgments: PHR •
Editor's Preface: PHR •
Chapter 1: What is Dharma? •
Chapter 2.3: The Freedom of Not Being Born as an Animal •
Chapter 2.4: The Freedom of Not Being Born as a Long-life God •
Translations: PHR •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, possibly in Switzerland, 1990. Photo by Ueli Minder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Nice, France

Two discourses on topics including emptiness of the I, impermanence and death, and transforming problems

Chapters:
First Discourse: Emptiness of the I •
Second Discourse: Transforming Problems •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Royal Holloway College, England, 1975. Photo: Dennis Heslop.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

A transcript of teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 43rd Kopan Course

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 43: Index Page •
Lecture One: December 6, 2010 •
Lecture Two, December 6, 2010 •
Lecture Three, December 7, 2010 •
Lecture Four: December 8, 2010 •
Lecture Five: December 9, 2010 •
Lecture Six: December 9, 2010 •
Lecture Seven: December 11, 2010 •
Lecture Eight: December 11, 2010 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche after the first US course in California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

In this excerpt from Kopan Course No. 27, Rinpoche explains how to achieve full enlightenment

 Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, USA, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

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By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1994

A transcript of teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 27th Kopan Course

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 27 Index Page •
Lecture One: November 30,1994 •
Lecture Two: December 2,1994 •
Lecture Three: December 3, 1994 •
Lecture Four: December 3, 1994 •
Lecture Five: December 4, 1994 •
Lecture Six, December 4, 1994 •
His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, USA

Teachings on Lama Tsongkhapa's Lamrim Chenmo, the Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, July 2008.

Chapters:
Day One, Afternoon Session, July 10 2008 •
Day Two, Morning Session, July 11 2008 •
Day Two, Afternoon Session, July 11 2008 •
Day Three, Morning Session, July 12 2008 •
Day Three, Afternoon Session, July 12 2008 •
Day Four, July 13 2008 •
Day Five, Morning Session, July 14 2008 •
Day Five, Afternoon Session, July 14 2008 •
Day Six, Morning Session, July 15 2008 •
Day Six, Afternoon Session, July 15 2008 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Teachings on patience, bodhicitta, and reincarnation from the 29th Kopan Course, 1996.

Chapters:
The Kindness of the Enemy •
Benefits of Bodhicitta •
Reincarnation: First Beliefs and Q&A •
Reincarnation: Proof and Q&A •
Reincarnation: Proof by Experience •
The great Indian scholar and yogi, Lama Atisha.
By Lama Atisha

A seminal text that sets out the stages of the path to enlightenment (lam-rim)

Lama Yeshe teaching at University of California’s Oakes College on the Santa Cruz campus, 1978. Photo by Jon Landaw.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Nagarjuna Institute, Ibiza, 1978

Explaining how by overcoming attachment to ordinary pleasure, we open the way to the joy of inner liberation.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1974. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

We don't have to live in a hermitage to generate the realizations of the stages of the path to enlightenment

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