Category Archives: Emptiness

How to Find Our Real Potential



Tenzin Ösel Hita gives a talk on “How to overcome limitations to find our real potential” at the Center for Wisdom and Compassion in Copenhagen, Denmark on February 11, 2017.

Read the talk at http://www.lamayeshe.com/article/how-find-our-real-potential

Learn more about Ösel at http://www.lamayeshe.com/teacher/tenzin-osel-hita


Meditation on Emptiness at Vulture’s Peak



On March 12, 2014, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche ascended Vulture’s Peak, Rajgir, India, to give a transmission of the Vajra Cutter Sutra to a group of students. Rinpoche began by reading out a Dedication Prayer by Mipham Dawa Rinpoche, then, after the sutra transmission, Rinpoche led students in a meditation on emptiness. Read along with the transcript at https://www.lamayeshe.com/article/meditation-emptiness-vultures-peak-audio-and-transcript


Chöd: Slaying the Ego



Practicing Dharma is just a question of changing, you know, your own mind, changing, from self-cherishing thought into cherishing others, from anger, those violent, harmful mind, into loving-kindness, compassion to others, so, basically like that.

-Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Enjoy this profound excerpt from a series of teachings given prior to a chöd initiation by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Maitripa College, Portland, Oregon, in June 2009. Read along with the transcript at bit.ly/CHOD-SLAYING-THE-EGO


Why We Need to Practice Dharma



Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these teachings in June, 2008 at the White Eagle Conference Center in Crestone, Colorado. This podcast presents the first session in this four day teaching series. In this session Rinpoche explores why we suffer, how to find the I that causes us to suffer and why we need to practice the Dharma right now. Read along with the transcript on our website here- https://www.lamayeshe.com/article/mahamudra-teachings-and-medicine-buddha-teachings-audio-and-unedited-transcript


Emptiness and Lama Atisha



A talk by Lama Zopa Rinpoche given during teachings entitled “Why We Need a Spiritual Path” at Tara Institute in Australia, 2006. Follow along with the unedited transcript and listen to the entire teaching here.

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Teachings from Barcelona: Day 2 Part 1



This talk is from the beginning of the second day of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Barcelona, Spain from September 2-4, 2005 hosted by the FPMT’s Centro Nagarjuna. You can find unedited transcripts of this talk and for all the teachings from this series here.

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Teaching from the Mahamudra Retreat



Teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche given one evening during the Mahamudra Retreat at Buddha House in Adelaide, Australia during April-May, 2004. You can read along to the transcript here.

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Cultivating the view of impermanence



Lama Zopa Rinpoche helps us understand how the wrong view of permanence is the cause of so much of our negative karma and creates so much fear.  Rinpoche further explores how to realize gross and subtle impermanence which cultivates courage and is an essential part of realizing the Four Noble Truths. Rinpoche also gives profound teachings on how all things are merely imputed by the mind. These teachings were given during the 33rd Kopan Course held in 2000 at Kopan Monastery in Nepal.  Read along with the transcript at https://www.lamayeshe.com/article/chapter/day-5-four-noble-truths-karma


Vajrasattva Mantra and Heart Sutra



Oral transmission by Lama Zopa Rinpoche of the Vajrasattva mantra and the Heart Sutra. Excerpted from a series of teachings given in Malaysia in 1997. Listen to the rest of the series and follow along with the unedited transcript here.

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The Urgent Need for Bodhicitta



Excerpted from a series of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Sydney, Australia in 1993. Listen to the rest of the series and follow along with the unedited transcript here.

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