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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Advice for Severe Weather Conditions

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Advice for Severe Weather Conditions

Heavy rain, wind, flooding, and snow recently battered several regions in California, US. These storms were declared a major disaster, resulting in the deaths of at least 18 people, with many thousands more displaced from their homes, experiencing power outages, ... Read more »
How Everything Comes from Your Mind

How Everything Comes from Your Mind

Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered this very short teaching, recorded on September 19, 2022 at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore. All the pleasant things we experience, including beautiful plants, come from our good karma, Rinpoche explains. In this short video, Rinpoche discusses ... Read more »
Road to Kopan: ‘I Realized that My Life Couldn’t Be the Same Again’

Road to Kopan: ‘I Realized that My Life Couldn’t Be the Same Again’

For many long-time students of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal, is where they first met the teachings of Buddha and where they saw their lives changed profoundly. In 2013, Mandala Magazine shared the story ... Read more »
Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Recent Activities in India and Nepal

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Recent Activities in India and Nepal

Since our last update, Lama Zopa Rinpoche spent beneficial time in India and Nepal in October and November, including a moving visit with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Rinpoche also visited Tashi Chime Gatsal Nunnery in Bigu, Nepal where he ... Read more »
New Podcast Episode: #19 All Problems Can Be Utilized in the Path to Enlightenment

New Podcast Episode: #19 All Problems Can Be Utilized in the Path to Enlightenment

There is a new episode of the Lama Zopa Rinpoche Essential Extracts Podcast. You can listen to the new episode on our website or find it in your favorite podcast app by searching for “Lama Zopa Rinpoche Essential Extracts.” New ... Read more »
Rejoicing in the Lama Tsongkhapa Teachers Fund Activities in 2022

Rejoicing in the Lama Tsongkhapa Teachers Fund Activities in 2022

The Lama Tsongkhapa Teachers Fund was established by FPMT in 1997, at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Named after the great 14th-century founder of the Gelug tradition, the Lama Tsongkhapa Teachers Fund’s purpose is to invest in ... Read more »
Practice Patience by Remembering Karma

Practice Patience by Remembering Karma

In this video extract from a 2018 teaching, Lama Zopa Rinpoche describes a useful method for developing our practice of patience. It consists of reflecting on how everything that we experience is the result of our past actions. So, when ... Read more »
Kopan Lamrim Course 2022 Teaching 4: Others’ Happiness Depends on How You Act with Your Body, Speech, and Mind

Kopan Lamrim Course 2022 Teaching 4: Others’ Happiness Depends on How You Act with Your Body, Speech, and Mind

The first way to quickly actualize the realizations of the path to enlightenment is to purify our obscurations, and the best way to purify is to fulfill the guru’s wishes and advice; Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains in his teaching from ... Read more »
Starting the New Year with Purification

Starting the New Year with Purification

With the new year approaching, many of us are reflecting on the past year— rejoicing in the blessings we received, and also assessing mistakes we have made in relation to ourselves and others. Fortunately, we have methods at our disposal ... Read more »
Upcoming Teachings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Bodhgaya, India

Upcoming Teachings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Bodhgaya, India

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be offering teachings at the Kalachakra Teaching Ground in Bodhgaya, India, starting December 29 through 31, with a long life puja offered on January 1, 2023. The events will be broadcast live on the ... Read more »
Kopan Lamrim Course 2022 Teaching 3: Great Compassion Comes from Realizing Samsara is the Nature of Suffering

Kopan Lamrim Course 2022 Teaching 3: Great Compassion Comes from Realizing Samsara is the Nature of Suffering

Rinpoche began this teaching, given on December 9, 2022 from the fifty-third lamrim meditation course at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, reminding us that everything comes from the mind—depression, feeling suicidal, and everything we experience. When problems arise it becomes clear whether ... Read more »
New Podcast Episode: #18 Everything the Guru Does Brings Us to Enlightenment

New Podcast Episode: #18 Everything the Guru Does Brings Us to Enlightenment

There is a new episode of the Lama Zopa Rinpoche Essential Extracts Podcast. You can listen to the new episode on our website or find it in your favorite podcast app by searching for “Lama Zopa Rinpoche Essential Extracts.” New ... Read more »