Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Maitripa College, 2010. Photo: Marc Sakamoto.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The retreat was on the four Kadampa deities, however, Rinpoche teaches on a broad range of lamrim topics and gives a thorough explanation of meditation on emptiness.

Chapters:
1. How to Achieve Real Happiness •
2. Motivation for the Retreat •
3. The Emptiness of Sound •
4. The Compassion Buddha •
5. The Good Heart •
6. Meditation on Emptiness •
7. Everything Comes from the Mind •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the 12th Meditation Course at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1979. Photo: Ina Van Delden.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Khen Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1987

A transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 20th Kopan Course. Includes a discourse on the bodhisattva vows by Khen Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup, late abbot of Kopan Monastery.

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 20 Index Page •
Lecture One: Refuge and Bodhicitta •
Lecture Two: Cherishing Others •
Lecture Three: The Good Heart •
Lecture Four: Labeling the I •
Lecture Five: The Merely Labeled I •
Lecture Six: Labeling Appearances •
Lecture Seven: The Eight Mahayana Precepts •
Lecture Eight: The Benefits of Precepts •
Lecture Nine: Emptiness of the I •
Lecture Ten: Equilibrium Meditation •
Lecture Eleven: Equanimity •
Lecture Twelve: The Cause of Happiness •
Lecture Thirteen: The Bodhisattva Vows (Lama Lhundrup) •
Lecture Fourteen: Samsara and the Twelve Links •
Lecture Fifteen: Refuge •
Lecture Sixteen: The Suffering of Samsara •
Lecture Seventeen: The Five Views •
Lecture Eighteen: How to Practice Dharma •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

In these teachings Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses our potential to bring benefit and happiness, including full enlightenment, to all sentient beings. Now available as an ebook, The Path to Ultimate Happiness.

Chapters:
The Path to Ultimate Happiness eBook •
Table of Contents •
Lecture One •
Lecture Three •
Lama Yeshe teaching at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1979.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The Path to Ultimate Happiness

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

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Problems Come from Following the Eight Worldly Dharmas

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 •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

A teaching by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at a refuge ceremony at Kopan.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Singapore, 2010. Photo: Ven. Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal 2008

An outline of the Buddhist path, excerpted from the 41st Kopan Course.

Topics: Introductory
Chapters:
Basic Philosophy of Buddhism: Part One •
Basic Philosophy of Buddhism: Part Two •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Leeds and London, UK

A remarkable series of powerful and clear Dharma teachings given by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche to students in Leeds and London, United Kingdom, in 2014. 

Chapters:
Sun of Devotion, Stream of Blessings •
Editor's Preface •
Chapter 1. Taking Care of the Mind •
Chapter 2. Our Happiness Is in Our Hands •
Chapter 3. The Hallucination of the Real I •
Chapter 4. The Need for Ethics and Refuge •
Chapter 5. The Room Before It Is Named •
Chapter 6. The Guru Is the Most Powerful Object •
Chapter 7. A Talk about Dolgyal •
Chapter 8. Khadro-la •
Chapter 9. The Importance of Guru Devotion •
Chapter 10. Seeing the Guru as a Buddha •
Chapter 11. More Precious Than a Wish-granting Jewel •
Chapter 12. Cutting the Root of Samsara •
Chapter 13. Practicing Tantra •
Translations (Sun of Devotion, Stream of Blessings) •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Switzerland, 1990. Photo: Ueli Minder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

An ebook series of teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 24th Kopan Course.

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
Long Life Puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan Monastery, 2010. Photo: Mikk Tamme.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

A transcript of teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 41st Kopan Course.  Includes a talk by Ven. Roger Kunsang on the beginnnings of FPMT. 

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 41: Index Page •
Lectures 1 & 2: The Infallible Path •
Lectures 3 & 4: Cherishing Others •
Lectures 5 & 6: Causative Phenomena •
Lectures 7 & 8: Creating the Cause for Happiness •
Lecture 9: The Founding of Kopan •
Lectures 10, 11 & 12: The Basic Philosophy of Buddhism •
Lecture 13: How FPMT Began •
Lectures 14-17: Mahayana Refuge •
Lectures 18 & 19: Pilgrimage and the Power of Holy Objects •
Lecture 20: The Four Suffering Results •
(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

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