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Why Are There So Many Different Buddhas?

3/25/2019
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With ignorant mind you cannot approach the omniscient mind. Like without the fuel in the car you cannot reach your destination. Even if you have the car, if you don’t have the fuel then you cannot reach to the desirable place. -Lama Zopa Rinpoche In this talk, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains why we work with so … Continue reading Why Are There So Many Different Buddhas? →

Duration:00:31:47

Fulfilling Life’s Purpose

2/26/2019
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If we take care of others, work for their happiness, we are automatically taking care of ourselves. Trying to make others happy is the best way of loving ourselves. -Lama Zopa Rinpoche Listen to this profound teaching by Lama Zopa Rinpoche on transforming everyday actions into the cause of enlightenment. Given during a four-day course … Continue reading Fulfilling Life’s Purpose →

Duration:01:18:38

Loving-kindness and Realizing the Yidam

1/22/2019
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche answers questions from students on how to generate loving-kindness without generating attachment and does it mean to realize the yidam. Rinpoche also describes the many joys and benefits from living a meaningful life guided by the Dharma. These teachings given at Tse Chen Ling Center, in San Francisco, California USA, in November … Continue reading Loving-kindness and Realizing the Yidam →

Duration:00:47:09

The Benefits of Bodhicitta

12/10/2018
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The benefits of bodhicitta can never be finished explaining it is said in the teachings by Buddha, like limitless sky. -Lama Zopa Rinpoche Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these lamrim teachings on the immeasurable benefits of bodhicitta at the 29th Kopan Meditation Course held at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, in 1996. You can also read along with the transcript by … Continue reading The Benefits of Bodhicitta →

Duration:00:41:41

Seeing Oneself as Lower Than Others

10/29/2018
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So main thing is by practicing oneself as lower, then pride does not rise. -Lama Zopa Rinpoche Listen to Day Two from Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s 2003 commentary on Eight Verses of Thought Transformation, an essential mind training text composed by Kadampa Geshe Langri Tangpa. This teaching was given at Tse Chen Ling Center, in San Francisco, California … Continue reading Seeing Oneself as Lower Than Others →

Duration:00:46:47

Your Mental Bureaucracy

9/24/2018
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Understanding, the wisdom makes you happy. Always with you. But all the material, what you consider build up this life, is, when you need, not there. It’s there, it’s not there. Lama Yeshe explains in his uniquely skillful and powerful way how our mental bureaucracy, the departments of ego and attachment, are working together constantly … Continue reading Your Mental Bureaucracy →

Duration:00:50:39

Asking questions is so worthwhile

1/23/2018
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Lama Yeshe encourages students to ask questions fearlessly during a five-day meditation retreat in Australia in 1975. Lama begins by answering practical questions about how to deal with distractions and how to breadth during meditation and then broadens out in response to student wide-ranging questions about attachment, karma and beyond. Read along with the transcript … Continue reading Asking questions is so worthwhile →

Duration:01:10:28

Make Your Mind an Ocean

10/25/2017
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Listen to Lama Yeshe’s original teaching which was later edited by Nicholas Ribush into the widely read and revered LYWA free book “Make Your Mind An Ocean.” This talk highlights the clarity and skill of Lama’s western teaching methods and explores the general topic of the mind during the course of Lama Yeshe’s and Lama … Continue reading Make Your Mind an Ocean →

Duration:01:27:15

Making Space for Wisdom

7/23/2017
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An experiential teaching given by Lama Yeshe during a five-day meditation retreat in Australia in 1975. The edited version of this talk has been published as Chapter One in the book Ego, Attachment and Liberation. You can also follow along with the unedited transcript at www.lamayeshe.com/article/making-space-wisdom-audio-and-unedited-transcript

Duration:00:35:36

The Transference of Consciousness

2/22/2017
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"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...

Duration:01:41:08

How to Find Our Real Potential

2/10/2017
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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

Duration:01:50:44

Taking Care of the Mind

7/9/2014
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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 … Continue reading Taking Care of the Mind →

Duration:01:32:53

Meditation on Emptiness at Vulture’s Peak

3/12/2014
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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

Duration:00:27:23

You have to find your own truth

11/27/2012
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Tenzin Ösel Hita, the recognized reincarnation of Lama Yeshe, gave this talk during the 45th Kopan Lamrim Course at Kopan Monastery in 2012. Ösel covers many lamrim topics such as guru devotion, Dharma, the sufferings of samsara, our five senses and love, all from a contemporary viewpoint. You can also read along to the transcript … Continue reading You have to find your own truth →

Duration:00:53:55

Chöd: Slaying the Ego

6/25/2009
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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 … Continue reading Chöd: Slaying the Ego →

Duration:00:54:52

Compassion Creates the Cause for Success

6/10/2009
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Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave this Dharma talk in Madrid, Spain on June 10, 2009 and explains how compassion is our best and most reliable friend and will never cheat us, that compassion is the most powerful purification we can practice and that compassion should be our practice in every moment of our everyday life. Read … Continue reading Compassion Creates the Cause for Success →

Duration:01:04:43

Compassion is the Real Answer

6/10/2009
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave this talk in Madrid, Spain on June 10, 2009. The teaching includes a commentary on the visualization of Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara), the Buddha of Compassion, and group chanting of OM MANI PADME HUM mantra. Rinpoche also explained the benefits of compassion and the laws of karma. Read along with the transcript at http://www.lamayeshe.com/article/compassion-real-answer-audio-and-unedited-transcripts

Duration:00:50:37

The Inspiration for Kopan Courses

1/20/2009
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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.

Duration:01:04:07

The Kindness of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

1/18/2009
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Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave this Dharma talk prior to a refuge ceremony at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore, on January 18, 2009. Rinpoche discusses the kindness of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in taking responsibility for preserving and spreading the Buddhadharma. Other topics in this teaching include the kindness of all sentient beings, the benefits … Continue reading The Kindness of His Holiness the Dalai Lama →

Duration:00:43:59

Basic Philosophy of Buddhism

12/1/2008
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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 … Continue reading Basic Philosophy of Buddhism →

Duration:00:45:56