Category Archives: Emptiness

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


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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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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The Ultimate Nature of Mind



Excerpted from a public talk about the nature of mind given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Brisbane, Australia, September, 1991. Listen to the rest of the series and follow along with the unedited transcript here.

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Every Problem on Earth Comes from Attachment



This is the sixth chapter of the book Ego, Attachment and Liberation which contains talks given by Lama Yeshe during a five-day retreat Lama led near Melbourne, Australia in 1975.  Read the transcripts here.

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Questions and Answers



This is the fifth chapter of the book Ego, Attachment and Liberation which contains talks from a five-day retreat Lama led near Melbourne, Australia, 1975. Read the transcripts here.

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