Teachings

By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in UK

This series presents chapters from the LYWA book Freedom Through Understanding in a format that includes written teachings enhanced by audio, video and images.

Chapters:
Freedom Through Understanding Multimedia: About the Series •
Making the Most of Your Life •
How to Meditate •
The Importance of Motivation •
LYWA Multimedia: Making Life Meaningful •
The Shortcomings of Attachment •
Giving and Taking on the Breath •
The Best Answers Come Through Meditation •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, Lake Arrowhead, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: How to Practice Dharma in Daily Life

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, 2000. Photo: Brian Halterman.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bodhgaya, India

A talk about Dharma practice in daily life, given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche to a group of Russian students who were visiting Bodhgaya.

Topics: Introductory
(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

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 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 •
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.

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 Nicholas Ribush

Study as the Basis of Meditation

By Pabongka Rinpoche

A Teaching With Special Emphasis on The Methods of an Experiential Instruction

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

Establishing the value of meditating on death and impermanence as motivation for practice and preparation for death.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New York, NY 1990

An unedited transcript and recording of Chapter Two of  "How Things Exist."

Group portrait at the Fifth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal,  Nov-Dec 1973.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973

Transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the Fifth Kopan Course in 1973.

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 5 Index Page •
Mind is Beginningless •
Meditation One: Part I: Our Perfect Human Rebirth •
Meditation One: Part I: Perfect Human Rebirth (continued) •
Meditation One: Part I: Perfect Human Rebirth (conclusion) •
Meditation One: Part II: Death and Impermanence •
The Enlightened One's Understanding of Evolution •
Lower Realms (con't) and Refuge •
Refuge (cont'd) •
Refuge (conclusion) and Karma •
The Four Noble Truths •
The Four Noble Truths (continued) •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1972-1973

Transcript of teachings given by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 3rd and 4th Kopan Courses

Chapters:
Kopan Course Nos 3 & 4 Index Page •
The Mind is Beginningless •
Meditations •
Meditation One: Part I: The Perfect Human Rebirth •
Meditation One: Part II: Impermanence and Death •
Meditation One (conclusion) and Meditation Two (Parts I and II) •
Meditation Two: Part II (conclusion) and Part III •
Meditation Two: Part III (conclusion) and Meditation Three •
Meditation Three (conclusion), Meditation Four, Meditation Five (partial) •
Appendix One: The Eight Mahayana Precepts •
Appendix Two: Lama Yeshe on Ordination •

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