Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains the suffering of the lower realms of samsara (cyclic existence) in this teaching excerpted from the Third Kopan Meditation Course in October 1972.
In this unedited excerpt, Rinpoche encourages us to take advantage of this precious and rare opportunity to study the profound meaning of emptiness.
A strong understanding of karma gives energy to the mind and increases the fear of creating negative karma
His Holiness discusses a range of topics, including how to practice Dharma, the mind or consciousness, rebirth, karma and world peace
If there is no true cause of suffering, there is no reason why we should have to experience suffering or problems
Teachings prior to a refuge ceremony on topics including the suffering nature of samsara, refuge practice and precepts
We are under the control of karma and delusion and this keeps us circling in samsara
Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses the nature of samsara in this excerpt from a teaching at the 25th Kopan Course.
An edited public talk on lam-rim by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2008.
A teaching on renunciation, first published in Teachings at Tushita
His Holiness the Dalai Lama outlined each of the four noble truths in this teaching in Dharamsala in 1981.
Two days of teachings on this core topic in Buddhism.
Transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the Fifth Kopan Course in 1973.