Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Center, Nepal, 1990. Photo: Merry Colony.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Florence, Italy 1990

After a short discourse on emptiness, Rinpoche teaches tong-len, or taking and giving—the meditation practice of generating bodhicitta by taking on the suffering of others and giving them happiness

Chapters:
Actualizing the Wisdom Realizing Emptiness •
Taking the Suffering of Others •
Giving Your Body to Others •
His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Washington, New Jersey

A teaching given prior to a ceremony for generating the mind of enlightenment (bodhicitta).

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Mexico, January 2000. Photo by Brian Halterman.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Sydney, Australia

Rinpoche gives an oral transmission of Lama Tsongkhapa's text, In Praise of Dependent Arising, and teaches on emptiness, karma and bodhicitta

Chapters:
Essence of Dharma, Purpose of Life •
Practice of Compassion, Universal Responsibility, Bodhicitta Motivation, Dedication •
Subduing the Mind, Equanimity Meditation •
Cherishing Others, Asanga's Teachings •
Benefits of Bodhicitta, Oral Transmission of "In Praise of Dependent Arising" •
Urgent Need for Bodhicitta, Precious Human Rebirth •
Purification, Karma •
Evolution of Samsara •
Evolution of Samsara (con't), Dependent Arising and Emptiness •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Singapore, 2010. Photo by Kunsang Thubten (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A student wrote to Rinpoche asking for practices for the rest of his life. Rinpoche responded with this advice. 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Nalanda Institute, France, 2010. Photo: Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India 1982

An address to students doing a Vajrasattva group retreat

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Decatur, IL, August 1997

The methods for transforming everyday actions into the cause of enlightenment and the ordinary view of phenomena into the wisdom realizing emptiness.

Chapters:
Virtue and Reality •
Virtue and Reality: Editor's Introduction •
Chapter One: Fulfilling Life’s Purpose •
Chapter Two: Living with Bodhicitta •
Chapter Three: Patience and the Compassionate Heart •
Chapter Four: Meditation on Emptiness •
Chapter Five: Practicing the Good Heart •
Dedication (V&R) •
Translations (V&R) •
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Holland 1981

The Yoga Method of Buddha Maitreya: a definitive explanation of tantra, prefaced by introductory teachings on Buddhism.

Chapters:
Universal Love •
Universal Love: Editor's Introduction •
Chapter 1: What is Buddhism? •
Chapter 2: The Purpose of Meditation •
Chapter 3: Compassion and Emptiness •
Chapter 4: A Brief History of Maitreya Buddha •
Chapter 5: The Practice of Tantra •
Chapter 8: Becoming Maitreya •
Appendix 1: An Explanation of the Shunyata Mantra and a Meditation on Emptiness •
Appendix 3: The Mantra of Maitreya Buddha's Promise •
Universal Love: Translations •