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

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Our latest book is now available, in print and as an ebook.

Chapters:
Abiding in the Retreat •
Editor's Preface •
Chapter 1: The Benefits of Nyung Nä Practice •
Chapter 6: The Benefits of Reciting OM MANI PADME HUM •
By Nicholas Ribush, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Don't Miss the Opportunity

Lama Yeshe at Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa, Pomaia, Italy, 1983. Photo: Merry Colony.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Pomaia, Italy

An introduction to the tantric path and methods. 

 Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, 1970.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal

A series of ten teachings given during a nyung-nä retreat at Lawudo Gompa, Nepal, in 1978

Chapters:
Nyung-nä Teachings at Lawudo: Index Page •
1. Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion •
2. The Benefits of Reciting OM MANI PADME HUM •
3. The Path of Secret Mantra •
4. The Vehicle of the Result •
5. Blessing the Speech •
6. The Transcendental Wisdom of Great Bliss •
7. Abiding in the Retreat •
8. Prostrations and Offerings •
9. Meditation on Emptiness •
10. The Merely Labeled I •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in meditation on Saka Dawa at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, May 25, 1975. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Chenrezig Institute, Australia 2000

Rinpoche explains the benefits of mani pills, the Thirty-five Buddhas practice, and the importance of purifying negative karma in this evening session during the 100 Million Mani Retreat at Chenrezig Institute, Australia.

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) •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Tarzana, California, in 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Madrid, Spain

A teaching on Chenrezig visualization, the benefits of compassion and laws of karma

Chapters:
Chenrezig Visualization •
Compassion is the Real Answer •
Compassion Creates the Cause for Success •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, 1989. Photo by Ueli Minder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The practice of Thousand-arm Chenrezig and the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation

Animal blessing by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kurukulla Center, Massachusetts. Photo: Lorraine Greenfield.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Chin-liang, Taichung County, Taiwan

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these teachings during a Thousand-Arm Chenrezig Retreat held in Taichung, Taiwan, February-March 2001.

Chapters:
Retreat Preparations, Impermanence and Death •
Cherishing Others, Bodhicitta Motivation, Oral Transmission of Chenrezig Mantra and Heartspoon •
Importance of Faith, Offerings •
Offering to the Guru, How to Dedicate Merit •
Meaning of Guru and Lama •
Rejoicing, Dedications, Food Offering •
Retreat Advice, What is Dharma •
Offering Tormas, Dedications •
Use of Damaru, Bell, and Vajra, Bodhicitta Motivation, Offering and Dedication •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Rinpoche discusses in depth the process one should take when making preparations for death and giving the gift of life through organ donation

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

His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New York City, NY September 2005

A commentary on the self-generation sadhana of Avalokiteshvara

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 •

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