Teachings

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 •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Deer Park, Madison, Wisconsin, 1999

How to use depression and other problems to develop the good heart

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Guadalajara, Mexico

An eight-day series of lam-rim teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, edited by Ven. Ailsa Cameron.

Chapters:
Day One: Ignorance, the Root of Suffering •
Day Two: Karma and Delusion •
Day Two: The Suffering of Samsara •
Day Three: The Nature of the Mind •
Day Three: How the I Exists •
Day Four: The Qualities of the Gurus •
Day Four: Meditation on Emptiness •
Day Five: Sufferings of the Lower Realms •
Day Five: Meditation on Emptiness and Bodhicitta •
Day Five: Gen Jampa Wangdu •
Day Six: The Merely Labeled I •
Day Six: The Wheel of Life and Refuge •
Day Seven: Eight Mahayana Precepts •
Day Seven: The Shortcomings of Attachment •
Day Seven: Creating the Cause of Happiness •
Day Eight: Studying Emptiness •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Nice, France, July 1990

These teachings were given in July, 1990 in Nice, France.

Chapters:
Lam-rim Teachings: First Discourse Part A •
Lam-rim Teachings: First Discourse Part B •
Lam-rim Teachings: Second Discourse Part A •
Lam-rim Teachings: Second Discourse Part B •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Guadalajara, Mexico 2008

An edited public talk on lam-rim by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2008.

The great Indian scholar and yogi, Lama Atisha.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976

Lama Zopa Rinpoche describes the life and work of the great bodhisattva Atisha.

The great Indian scholar and yogi, Lama Atisha.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The lineage of the teachings was handed down to the Kadampas by Atisha, an Indian pandit who revived Buddhism in Tibet.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Sera Je Monastery, Mysore, India, 2013-2014. Photo: Bill Kane.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Excerpts from teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 35th Kopan Course.

Chapters:
Introduction and Motivation •
The Need for Lam-rim in Daily Life •
Questions and Answers; Benefits of Holy Objects •
Thought Transformation at the Time of Death; Identifying the Object to be Refuted •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Tara Institute, Australia, June 3, 2006

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these teachings at Tara Institute, Australia, June 3, 2006.

Chapters:
How the Kopan Courses Started •
The Qualities of the Bhumis •
Developing Guru Devotion •
Developing Lam-rim Realizations •
The Kindness of Sentient Beings •
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in UK September 1975

 This book covers the purpose of meditation, bodhicitta, the importance of motivation, tong-len and the shortcomings of attachment, among other topics.

Chapters:
Freedom Through Understanding •
Editor's Preface (Nick Ribush) •
1. What is Meditation? (Lama Yeshe) •
2. An Introduction to the Path to Enlightenment (Lama Zopa Rinpoche) •
3. Making the Most of Your Life (Lama Yeshe) •
4. How to Meditate (Lama Yeshe) •
5. The Importance of Motivation (Lama Zopa Rinpoche) •
6. The Lives of Others (Lama Zopa Rinpoche) •
7. Lama Zopa Rinpoche Answers Questions •
8. The Shortcomings of Attachment (Lama Yeshe) •
9. Giving and Taking on the Breath (Lama Yeshe) •
10. Making Life Meaningful (Lama Zopa Rinpoche) •
11. Lama Yeshe Answers Questions •
Glossary and Suggested Further Reading (FTU) •
Translations (Freedom Through Understanding) •
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in London, England 1975

Teachings on the purpose of meditation, bodhicitta, the importance of motivation, tong-len and the shortcomings of attachment, among other topics.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India; 26 December 2003 - 02 January 2004

Teachings given at Root Institute, Days 5 - 7; includes a commentary on Atisha's Jewel Garland

Chapters:
Day Five: Jewel Garland Commentary - Cherishing the practice and turning away from samsaric happiness •
Day Five: Jewel Garland Commentary - Protecting ordination by reflecting on impermanence and suffering of samsara •
Day Five: Jewel Garland Commentary - Protecting the senses by analyzing how attachment arises •
Day Five: Dedications •
Day Six: Remembering death •
Day Six: Deluded views •
Day Seven: Protecting oneself from delusions •
Day Seven: Appearances come from the mind •
Day Seven: Benefits of Vajrayogini practice, Vajrayogini lineage •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India; 26 December 2003 - 02 January 2004

Teachings at Root Institute, Days 1 - 4; includes an oral transmission and commentary on Atisha's Jewel Garland

Chapters:
Day One: The cause of problems •
Day One: Seeing suffering of others and developing the wish to offer them the highest benefit •
Day One: Developing the wish to repay the kindness of others, Dedications •
Day Two: Precious Human Rebirth •
Day Two: Lama Atisha's life story, Oral transmission of Atisha's Jewel Garland, Dedications •
Day Three: Eight Freedoms •
Day Three: Dedications, Awareness of Emptiness, Food Offering •
Day Three: Benefits of offering, prostrating to holy objects •
Day Three: Jewel Garland commentary •
Day Four: Protector prayers, Why we need Highest Yoga Tantra •
Day Four: Persuading oneself to take the essence of the perfect human rebirth •
Day Four: Bodhicitta motivation •
(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

Rinpoche answers questions from students at a Dharma center about the lam-rim.

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