Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, 2000. Photo: Brian Halterman.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Crestone, CO USA June 2008

These teachings were given in June 2008 at the White Eagle Conference Center in Crestone, Colorado.

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
Chapters:
Day One Part A: Searching for the I; Why We Suffer; Why We Need to Practice Dharma •
Day One Part B: Positive Attitude; Taking Care of Yourself; Dedications •
Day Two Part A: Benefits of Compassion; Three Types of Suffering; Dedications •
Day Two Part B: Tantra Mahamudra; Decorating True Existence •
Day Two Part C: Recognizing Wrong Concepts; Sutra Mahamudra •
Day Three Part A: Oral Transmission of the Mahamudra Text •
Day Three Part B: Bearing Hardships; Lama Atisha •
Day Three Part C: Precious Human Rebirth; Kindness of the Guru; Guru Shakyamuni Buddha Mantra •
Day Four Part A: Benefits of Medicine Buddha; Medicine Buddha Jenang •
Day Four Part B: Medicine Buddha Jenang (conclusion) •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1991. Photo: Thubten Yeshe.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Advice on how to help sick and dying people, and how to use the experience to develop renunciation.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, 2000. Photo: Brian Halterman.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Crestone, Colorado

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these teachings in Crestone, Colorado, in June 2008.

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
Chapters:
First Discourse, 5 June 2008 •
Second Discourse, 6 June 2008 •
Third Discourse, 6 June 2008 •
Fourth Discourse, 7 June 2008 •
Fifth Discourse, 8 June 2008 •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Soquel, CA 2001

The teachings offered here form the basis for Ch. 8-10 of the book Teachings From the Medicine Buddha Retreat

Chapters:
Chapter 8 Part A: Thirty-five Buddhas practice; Making Offerings •
Chapter 8 Part B: Meditating on Emptiness; Tea Offering to the Protectors •
Chapter 8 Part C: Dedications; Chapter 9 Part A: Meditation on Emptiness •
Chapter 9 Part B: Meditating on Emptiness •
Chapter 9 Part C: Meditating on Emptiness; King of Prayers •
Chapter 9 Part D: Dedications •
Chapter 9: Bendigo Stupa Project Presentation •
Chapter 10 Part A: Aspects of the Medicine Buddhas; Benefits of Holy Objects •
Chapter 10 Part B: Meditating on Emptiness •
Chapter 10 Part C: Motivation for Mantra Recitation; Protector Prayers •
Chapter 10 Part D: Dedications •
Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Shakyamuni Center, Taiwan 2007

These teachings include extensive commentary on the Thirty-five Buddhas practice, the offering bath and dedications, along with recitation of the puja

Chapters:
Motivation for Thirty-five Buddhas Practice •
How to Collect More Merit With Prostrations •
Dedicating the Merit of Prostrations •
Medicine Buddha Puja, Continued •
Medicine Buddha Puja Dedications •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: More Benefits of Medicine Buddha Practice

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Soquel, CA USA 2001

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Benefits of Medicine Buddha Practice

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, 2000. Photo: Brian Halterman.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Crestone USA

The Chinese translation of Rinpoche's teachings at Crestone, 2008.  Includes the oral transmission of the First Panchen Lama's Root Text for the Precious Gelug/Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra.

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
Chapters:
Day One: Introductory teachings (Chinese-only) •
Day Two: Bodhicitta and Mahamudra Part A (Chinese-only) •
Day Two: Bodhicitta and Mahamudra Part B (Chinese-only) •
Day Two: Bodhicitta and Mahamudra Part C (Chinese-only) •
Day Three: Mahamudra lung and teachings Part A (Chinese-only) •
Day Three: Mahamudra lung and teachings Part B (Chinese-only) •
Day Four: Medicine Buddha lung and teachings (Chinese-only) •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Soquel, CA USA 2001

Excerpts from Teachings from the Medicine Buddha Retreat, a book by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Chapters:
Teachings from the Medicine Buddha Retreat •
Editor's Preface •
Table of Contents •
Excerpt •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche with koala in Adelaide, Australia, 1983. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in various locations

Practices for benefiting animals in daily life and in death

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in various locations

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Advice for Daily Practice