Teachings

LYWA staff present Abiding in the Retreat book to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, North Carolina, 2017. Photo: Ven. Sherab.
By Nicholas Ribush, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The Benefits of Reciting OM MANI PADME HUM

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London, 2014. Photo: Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kadampa Center, Raleigh, USA

In this teaching, Rinpoche offers advice on the practice of the good heart and the role of parents in guiding their children. Rinpoche also discusses emptiness and gives a commentary on the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation.

Chapters:
How to Live Life With the Good Heart •
Where Is the Real I? •
Eight Verses of Thought Transformation •
By Nicholas Ribush, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Don't Miss the Opportunity

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Nick Ribush, LYWA office, Lincoln, MA October 2012.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Why Everyone Should Recite OM MANI PADME HUM

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.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Institut Vajra Yogini, France

Teachings from a Mani retreat held at Institut Vajra Yogini, France, in 2009.

Chapters:
The Benefits of reciting OM MANI PADME HUM •
How to Purify Negative Karma •
Motivation for the Retreat •
Preparation for Chenrezig Initiation and Retreat •
Preparation for Chenrezig Initiation (cont) •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore, January 1993.

An explanation of the meaning and benefits of reciting OM MANI PADME HUM. Karma and purification are also discussed.

Chapters:
The Nature of Mind; Meeting the Guru •
Karma: Motivation and Results •
Results of Negative Karma •
Negative Karma (con't); Dharma Motivation; Benefits of OM MANI PADME HUM •
Benefits of OM MANI PADME HUM (con't); The Meaning of the Mantra •
Oral Transmission of Long Chenrezig Mantra •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Madison, Wisconsin, 2000

An excerpt from Lama Zopa Rinpoche's invitation to join the 100 Million Mani retreat. Includes a recording of Rinpoche chanting OM MANI PADME HUM.  

His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India, September, 1984

Commentary on the Chenrezig Gyalwa Gyatso sadhana

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Eudlo, Australia, 2000

Teachings during a retreat to recite one hundred million Chenrezig mantras. 

Chapters:
Teachings from the Mani Retreat •
Teachings from the Mani Retreat: Preface •
Prologue: Rinpoche's Invitation to Join the Mani Retreat •
Friday, December 22 •
Saturday, December 23 •
Sunday, December 24 •
Monday, December 25 •
Tuesday, December 26 •
Appendix 1: Prayer for Spontaneous Bliss •
Appendix 2: Chenrezig Food Offering •
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

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1983

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The Meaning of OM MANI PADME HUM