Teachings

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.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Tara Institute, Australia

Teachings given at Tara Institute, Australia in June 2006.

Chapters:
Emptiness; How Lama Atisha Came to Tibet •
Dromtonpa; Searching For the I •
Analyzing How the I and Aggregates Exist •
Emptiness and Impermanence in Daily Life •
Serving the Guru and the Purpose of Guru Devotion •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Italy. Photo: Piero Siriani.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Barcelona Spain, 2005

Rinpoche gives a partial oral transmission of the Golden Light Sutra and teaches extensively on emptiness and other topics, including how to achieve happiness, why we need compassion and karma.

Chapters:
Day One Part One : Happiness for Oneself and Others •
Day One Part Two : Compassion and the Good Heart •
Day One Part Three : Oral Transmission Begins •
Day Two Part One : The Merely Labeled "I" •
Day Two Part Two: The Object to be Refuted •
Day Two Part Three : This Precious Human Body •
Day Three Part One : How Karma Works and Meditation on Emptiness •
Day Three Part Two : Meditation on Emptiness and Refuge •
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."