Teachings

Lama Yeshe teaching at Chenrezig Institute, Australia,1979.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Welcome to the September issue of our e-letter! 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Light of the Path retreat, North Carolina, USA, 2014. Photo: Roy Harvey.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Gyalwa Gyatso Center, San Jose, California

In this unedited excerpt, Rinpoche encourages us to take advantage of this precious and rare opportunity to study the profound meaning of emptiness. 

Tenzin Ösel Hita at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore, November 2012. Photo: Tan Seow Kheng.
By Tenzin Ösel Hita in Copenhagen, Denmark

Ösel discusses how to break negative habits and recognize our inner qualities. 

Topics: Introductory
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Each Second of Our Everyday Life

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

A teaching by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at a refuge ceremony at Kopan.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, Lake Arrowhead, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Creating the Causes of Happiness

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, Lake Arrowhead, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The Difficulty of Acquiring a Perfect Human Rebirth

Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Solu Khumbu, Nepal, 1970. Photo possibly by Terry Clifford.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

How to establish our motivation so each day is meaningful

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The third book in our FPMT Lineage Series, drawn from Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s graduated path to enlightenment (lam-rim) teachings

Chapters:
The Perfect Human Rebirth •
Publisher's Acknowledgments: PHR •
Editor's Preface: PHR •
Chapter 1: What is Dharma? •
Chapter 2.3: The Freedom of Not Being Born as an Animal •
Chapter 2.4: The Freedom of Not Being Born as a Long-life God •
Translations: PHR •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Seventh Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains the special meaning and purpose of this human rebirth in this excerpt from the Seventh Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974.

(02404_ng.JPG) Portrait of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Geneva, Switzerland, 1983. Photos by Ueli Minder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

With this human body we have the opportunity to practice virtue and abandon nonvirtue

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Cumbria, England, 1979

Excerpts from teachings on Geshe Langri Tangpa's Eight Verses of Thought Transformation 

Chapters:
The Benefits of Thought Transformation •
The Precious Human Rebirth; Bodhicitta Motivation •
Bodhicitta Motivation, continued •
Making the Precious Human Rebirth Meaningful •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, Lake Arrowhead, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The Kindness of the Mother

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1981

Death is definite and this precious human body is more valuable than a mountain of diamonds.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Guadalajara, Mexico 2008

An edited public talk on lam-rim by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2008.

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