Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche with koala in Adelaide, Australia, 1983. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

Three discourses on how to subdue the mind and achieve enlightenment by practicing the graduated path (lam-rim)

Chapters:
1. The Graduated Path •
2. The Ultimate Nature of the Mind •
3. The Four Aspects of Karma •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the Lawudo Lama, in 1970.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Adelaide, Australia

Four discourses, on topics including how to make life meaningful, the concept of true existence and renouncing desire

Chapters:
First Discourse: Making Life Meaningful •
Second Discourse: The Dissatisfied Mind •
Third Discourse: The Concept of True Existence •
Fourth Discourse: Renouncing Desire •
Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Solu Khumbu, Nepal, 1970. Photo possibly by Terry Clifford.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

How to benefit others by practicing the graduated path the enlightenment

Topics: Introductory
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1976.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Maitreya Instituut, Emst, Netherlands

Teachings on karma, excerpted from a lam-rim course led by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Maitreya Instituut, Emst, in August 1990.

Chapters:
The Negative Karma of Killing •
The Results of Karma •
Karma in Everyday Life •
Karmic Appearance •
The Four Suffering Results of Negative Karma •
Heresy and Other Religions •
The Benefits of Understanding Karma •
Purification of Negative Karma •
Renouncing the Self-cherishing Thought •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, Lake Arrowhead, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Three Ways to Benefit Animals

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Ninth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976

Transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 19th Kopan Course

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 19 Index Page •
Section One: Lectures 1 & 2 •
Section Two: Lectures 3 & 4 •
Section Three: Lectures 5 & 6 •
Section Four: Lectures 7 & 8 •
Section Five: Lectures 9 & 10 •
Section Six: Lectures 11 & 12 •
Section Seven: Lecture 13 •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal

Excerpts from Lama Zopa Rinpoche's teachings at the annual Kopan Course in 1981.

Chapters:
Lecture 1: Qualities of Dharma and Teachers •
Lecture 1: White Tara •
Lecture 2: Manjushri; Why There Are Different Aspects of Buddha •
Lecture 2: How to Remove Suffering; Emptiness of the I •
Lectures 2-3: Emptiness of the I, continued; Nature of Mind •
Lecture 3: Nature of Mind, continued; Labeling I •
Lectures 3-4: Labeling I, continued •
Lecture 4: Three Types of Valid Knowledge; How the I Exists •
Lectures 5-6: Samsaric Suffering; Shortcomings of Self-Cherishing Thought •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976

A transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 10th Kopan Course

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 10 Index Page •
Section One: Lectures 1 to 4 •
Section Two: Lectures 5 to 8 •
Section Three: Lectures 9 to 12 •
Section Four: Lectures 13 to 16 •
Section Five: Lectures 17 to 20 •
Section Six: Lectures 21 to 24 •
Section Seven: Lectures 25 to 26 •
Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche in a group photo from the 8th Meditation Course at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1975.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1975

A transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 8th Kopan Course

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 8 Index Page •
Section One: Lectures 1 to 5 •
Section Two: Lectures 6 to 10 •
Section Three: Lectures 11 to15 •
Section Four: Lectures 16 to 20 •
Section Five: Lectures 21 to 25 •
Section Six: Lectures 26 to 30 •
Section Seven: Lectures 31 to 35 •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Italian Club, Brisbane, Australia

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these teachings in Brisbane, Australia in June 2006.

Chapters:
Prayers and Introduction •
Asanga and Maitreya Buddha •
Signs of Successful Practice; Rinpoche's Childhood •
Absolute Guru; Dharma vs. Samsaric Happiness •
Importance of Lam-rim Meditation; Problems are Temporary; Extensive Offering Practice •
Four Seals; Valid Base •
True Existence in Svatantrika, Prasangika; How Things Exist •
Identifying the Gak-Cha •
Looking for the 'I'; Emptiness of Problems Based on False 'I' •
Questions and Answers; Doing Activities with Bodhicitta •
Realizing Emptiness of the 'I'; How True Existence is Projected; Dedications. •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche after the first US course in California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

A transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 33rd Kopan Course.

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 33 Index Page •
Lecture One •
Lecture Two •
Lecture Three •
Lecture Four •
Lecture Five •
Lecture Six •
Lecture Seven •
Lecture Eight •
Lecture Nine •
Lecture Ten •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Long Life Puja, Kopan Monastery, Nepal.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Audio recordings and transcripts of the first five lectures by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 33rd Kopan Course.

Chapters:
Day 1: Introduction, Purpose of Meditation •
Day 1: Emptiness of the I, Oral Transmissions of the Heart Sutra and Diamond Cutter Sutra •
Day 2: The Nature of the Aggregates, Emptiness •
Day 2: Emptiness, Oral Transmission of the Diamond Cutter Sutra •
Day 2: Emptiness of the A, Everything Comes From the Mind •
Day 3: Guru Devotion, How the Mind Labels, Q&A •
Day 3: The Kindness of the Enemy, Rinpoche's Early Life •
Day 3: Geshe Rabten, Good and Bad Labeled by Mind, Seeing Problems as Opportunities •
Day 4: Compassion is the Essence of Religion, Emptiness Meditation; Transforming Problems •
Day 4: Practicing Patience, The Enemy is the Kindest Person •
Day 4: Thought Transformation is Most Beneficial, The Four Noble Truths, The Twelve Links •
Day 5: The Four Noble Truths, Karma •
Day 5: Completed Karma, The Ten Non-Virtues: Killing and Sexual Misconduct •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche after the first US course in California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Extensive advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche on which practices should be done daily.

Chapters:
Preliminary Practices •
Lam-rim Meditations and Deity Practice •
Essential Daily Practices •
Why I Give These Preliminary Practices •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Manjushri London (Jamyang Buddhist Centre), 1983. Photo: Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1984

How lam-rim practice protects and pacifies the mind

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1992

A transcript of teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 25th Kopan Course.

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 25 Index Page •
Section One: Lectures 1 - 4 •
Section Two: Lectures 5 - 8 •
Section Three: Lectures 9 - 12 •
Section Four: Lectures 13 - 16 •
Section Five: Lectures 17 - 20 •
Section Six: Lectures 21 - 24 •
Section Seven: Lectures 25 -28 •
Section Eight: Lectures 29 - 32 •
Section Nine: Lectures 33 - 34 •

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