Teachings

The lamas with Western Sangha and Mount Everest Center students in Bodhgaya, 1974.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bodhgaya, India

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains the benefits of practicing in Bodhgaya, where the Buddha attained enlightenment. Rinpoche also advises specific practices to be done while on pilgrimage and gives a detailed explanation of how to dedicate the merit.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Kadampa stupa, USA, August 2016. Photo: Ven. Lobsang Sherab.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bodhgaya, India

In this teaching, Lama Zopa Rinpoche reads his own translation of verses from a sutra found in the Kangyur, the Tibetan Buddhist canon. Rinpoche also gives a commentary on the verses, which outline the extensive benefits of circumambulating stupas.

Topics: Holy Objects
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Singapore, 2010. Photo: Ven. Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
By Nicholas Ribush

Lama Yeshe: The Dangers of the Discriminating Mind

Tags: mind, karma, action, merit
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Singapore, 2010. Photo by Kunsang Thubten (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Rejoicing is the Best

Tags: rejoicing, merit
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Advice on how to bring up children and make their lives meaningful. 

Chapters:
Joyful Parents, Successful Children eBook •
Preface and Acknowledgements •
1. Raising Children With Bodhicitta •
2. Making a Relationship Meaningful •
3. Generating the Good Heart •
4. Teaching the Seven Foundations •
5. Making the Worry Worthwhile •
6. Helping Children Collect Merit •
7. Living an Inner Life •
Appendix 1: The 16 Human Dharmas •
Appendix 2: The 10 Powerful Mantras •
Translations (Joyful Parents, Successful Children) •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Brisbane, Australia, 2000

How to make eating the cause of enlightenment for oneself and all other sentient beings. Through the Mahayana practice of offering the food we eat, our lives become most beneficial, not only for ourselves but for all sentient beings.

Chapters:
The Yoga of Offering Food •
Read The Yoga of Offering Food •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Singapore, 2010. Photo: Ven. Thubten Kunsang.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

A speech by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the opening of a new building for Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Light of the Path retreat, North Carolina, USA, May 2014. Photo: Roy Harvey.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Advice on a simple method for practicing circumambulation with body, speech and mind

Topics: Holy Objects
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Singapore, 2010. Photo by Kunsang Thubten (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

Sentient beings' happiness comes from Dharma, from virtuous actions.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in meditation on Saka Dawa at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, May 25, 1975. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Aptos, CA, USA

Topics include prostrations, offerings, rejoicing, the sufferings of samsara, bodhicitta and emptiness

Chapters:
Nyung-nä Practice: Prostrations •
Nyung-nä Practice: Offerings and Rejoicing •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Royal Holloway College, England, 1975. Photo: Dennis Heslop.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Tibet

Advice on how to make pilgrimage to the holy places as meaningful and beneficial as possible

His Holiness the Dalai Lama being greeted by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kurukulla Center, Boston, 2012. Photo: Devin Jones.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kurukulla Center, Medford, MA, USA

A teaching on the merit of offering service to the guru at the Dharma center.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche receiving a mandala offering, 1990. Photo: Merry Colony.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Tushita Meditation Centre and Bodhgaya

A compilation of teachings on the mandala offering, a practice that pacifies all hindrances to temporal and ultimate happiness

Chapters:
How to Offer a Mandala •
The Actual Practice •
Four Ways of Offering the Mandala •
Boudhanath Stupa, photo by Dennis Heslop taken in the 1960s.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Atisha Centre, Bendigo, Australia

An extensive teaching on the benefits and blessings of stupas; includes advice about the Great Stupa being built near Bendigo, Australia

Topics: Holy Objects
Lama Zopa Rinpoche after the first US course in California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1984

How all our actions can become virtuous and we can accumulate merit

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