Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche traveling out to the open Atlantic Ocean to bless it and the animals in it, USA, August 2016.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bodhgaya, India

Rinpoche advises how to meditate on emptiness in daily life.

Lama Yeshe teaching at Manjushri Institute, England, 1976.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Cumbria, England

Lama Yeshe discusses meditation experience in tantric practice.

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
Lama Yeshe meditating by the ocean, Sicily, 1983. Photo: Jacie Keeley.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Dharamsala, India

Lama  responds to student questions about the practice of mahamudra.

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
Lama Zopa Rinpoche with Sangha at Vulture's Peak, Rajgir, 12 March 2014. Photo: Thubten Jangchub.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Vulture's Peak, Bihar, India

A step-by-step guide on how to realize emptiness and cut the root of samsara.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Lake Arrowhead, California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Lawudo Monastery, Nepal, and Instituto Lama Tzong Khapa, Italy

Self-grasping ignorance believes the I to be concrete and inherently existent

Lama Yeshe teaching in Yucca Valley, 1977. Photo by Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Madison, Wisconsin

"All existing phenomena, whether deemed good or bad, are by nature beyond duality, beyond our false discriminations."

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New York, NY 1990

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

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Sera Je Monastery, India, 2013. Photo by Bill Kane.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New York, NY 1990

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

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New York, NY, 1990

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

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Sera Je Monastery, Mysore, India, 2013-2014. Photo: Bill Kane.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New York, NY 1990

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

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New York, NY 1990

A collection of five talks by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, including an extensive explanation of emptiness and the importance of compassion and universal responsibility. 

Chapters:
How Things Exist •
Editor's Preface •
Chapter One: Universal Responsibility •
Chapter Two: How Things Exist •
Chapter Three: Lam-rim and Meditation on Emptiness •
Chapter Four: Different Ways of Looking at Things •
Chapter Five: Merely Labeled •
Appendix: The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra •
Translations (How Things Exist) •