Teachings

Lama Yeshe arriving at Kopan Monastery for final teaching, Nepal, 1983. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

In this question-and-answer session at Kopan Monastery, Lama Yeshe discusses the essence of Buddhism and other religions, and advises students how to integrate Dharma when they return to the West.

Topics: Introductory
Lama Zopa Rinpoche painting Tara at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976. Photo: Peter Iseli.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India

This puja for the success of all FPMT centers and activities was compiled by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in July 1982, and includes an explanation of the meaning of the prayer and advice on the visualization.

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 in Tarzana, California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Whenever we’re practicing Dharma in daily life, at that time we’re taking care of ourselves.

Lama Yeshe at University of California, Santa Cruz, USA, 1978. Photo: Jon Landaw.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Ibiza, Spain

A teaching on karma, the law of cause and effect, and emptiness, the ultimate nature of reality.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lake Arrowhead, California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

A teaching on the purpose of meditation and the spiritual path, excerpted from the 25th Kopan meditation course, 1992.

Topics: Introductory
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

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Sixth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974. Photo by Ursula Bernis.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Indiana, USA July 1974

An introduction to the practice of meditation, given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Indiana, USA.

Lama Yeshe at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973. Photo: Lynda Millspaugh.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Melbourne, Australia, 1975

The audio recording and transcript for Chapter Seven of "Ego, Attachment and Liberation."