Taking Care of the Mind



Sometimes uncontrollable anger arises and uncontrollable self-cherishing thought arises, self-concern, anger, pride also, but then sometimes it makes you aware there’s choice. There’s choice. You can choose.

Listen to a public talk by Lama Zopa Rinpoche on how to bring peace and happiness to oneself and others, given at Conway Hall, London, England on July 10, 2014. Read along with the transcript and more at http://www.lamayeshe.com/article/taking-care-mind-audio-and-transcript


The Transference of Consciousness



“From the Buddhist point of view, human life and death are equally important events. There’s no reason to think that life is important and death is bad, unimportant. You should not think that way. Both are important.”

Lama Yeshe’s teachings on the transference of consciousness at death are particularly poignant as these were from the last teachings Lama gave in the West; he passed away some five months later.  These teachings have been published by LYWA as “Life, Death and After Death” and are drawn from teachings given by Lama in London, 1982 and Geneva, 1983. You can also read along to the transcript of this podcast at http://www.lamayeshe.com/article/chapter/6-transference-consciousness


The Benefits of the Enemy



“So this time maybe mention little bit about reincarnation, going back from where it started, back to the beginning of the life…” Lama Zopa Rinpoche gives these lam-rim teachings at the 29th Kopan Meditation Course held at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, in 1996. This excerpt includes teachings on patience, bodhicitta, and reincarnation, and a question and answer session. You can also read along with the transcript by navigating to http://www.lamayeshe.com/article/chapter/benefits-enemy


Refuge Teachings



These teachings were given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche prior to a refuge ceremony at Jamyang Meditation Centre in London on November 6, 1992. Topics include the suffering nature of samsara, refuge practice and precepts. You can also read along with the transcripts at www.lamayeshe.com/article/refuge-teachings-audio-and-unedited-transcripts


The Inspiration for Kopan Courses



An excerpt from a series of teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche given in 2009 in Singapore. Follow along with the unedited transcript and listen to more of this teaching at lamayeshe.com/article/chapter/inspiration-kopan-courses.

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Basic Philosophy of Buddhism



This teaching is excerpted from Lecture 10 of the 41st Kopan Course held at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, in December 2008. In this section of the teaching, Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses the great meaning of the precious human rebirth, with reference to a verse from Calling the Guru From Afar, and the story of Milarepa, who achieved enlightenment in one brief lifetime. You can read along with the unedited transcript here www.lamayeshe.com/article/chapter/basic-philosophy-buddhism-part-two

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Hymns of Experience & Refined Gold Oral Transmission



From the lam-rim teachings Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave at Guadalajara Mexico in April, 2008. You can follow along with the transcript and listen to the entire series of teachings at lamayeshe.com/article/teachings-guadalajara-days-1-4-audio-and-unedited-transcript.

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Golden Light Sutra: Day 2 Part 2



Excerpted from a commentary and oral transmission by Lama Zopa Rinpoche of the Golden Light Sutra given at Maitripa Institute in Portland, Oregon on the 2nd and 3rd of November 2007. You can also read and listen to the entire unedited teaching at lamayeshe.com/article/golden-light-sutra-portland-or-audio.

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Golden Light Sutra: Day 1 Part 4



Excerpted from a commentary and oral transmission of the Golden Light Sutra given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Maitripa Institute in Portland, Oregon on the 2nd and 3rd of November 2007. Go here for the entire unedited teaching.

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Chanting the Names of Manjushri



Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave this commentary and oral transmission of the Manjushri-nama-samgiti in New York in September 2007. You can find additional resources about the practice here.

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