Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the Light of the Path Retreat, North Carolina, USA, May 2014. Photo: Roy Harvey.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala , India

Advice on how to make waterbowl offerings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Manjushri London (currently Jamyang Buddhist Centre), 1983. Photo: Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A guide to accomplishing the recommended preliminary practices

Lama Zopa Rinpoche making mandala offering, 1990. Photo: Merry Colony.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Tushita Meditation Centre and Bodhgaya

A compilation of teachings on the mandala offering, a practice that pacifies all hindrances to temporal and ultimate happiness

Chapters:
How to Offer a Mandala •
The Actual Practice •
Four Ways of Offering the Mandala •
By Khamtrul Rinpoche in Himachal Pradesh, India

A teaching by the Eighth Khamtrul Rinpoche on commencing the preliminary practices

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Seventh Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these teachings on offering practices during a Cittamani Tara Puja at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore in 1992.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the Lawudo Lama, in 1970.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Nepal

Detailed instructions on the refuge preliminary practice, compiled and edited by Ven. Thubten Wongmo

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Royal Holloway College, UK, 1975. Photo: Dennis Heslop.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Instructions on tong-len, the practice of “taking and giving"; the quickest way to generate bodhicitta and achieve enlightenment

Chapters:
Advice on Tong-len as a Preliminary Practice •
Tong-len: A Short Practice •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Maitreya Instituut, Netherlands

This commentary includes advice on combining the practice with prostrations and lam-rim meditation.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche offering a mandala at the Ninth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

The mandala offering is a powerful method to collect merit and purify miserliness.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India July 1986

Extensive instruction for making tsa-tsas as a practice and means to achieve a good rebirth, make extensive offerings, and receive the blessing of holy objects.

Topics: Holy Objects
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Bruchem, Holland 1981

Lama Yeshe: The Preliminaries

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in various locations

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: More Advice on Daily Practice

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in various locations

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Advice for Daily Practice