Teachings

His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Geshe Tenley and Nick Ribush, Boston, MA March 2016.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe

Lama Yeshe: We Think We’re Conscious But We’re Not 

 Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1991.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Katoomba, Australia

Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses the direct and indirect benefits for all sentient beings that will result of the construction of a large Maitreya statue.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Brisbane, Australia, 2000

How to make eating the cause of enlightenment for oneself and all other sentient beings. Through the Mahayana practice of offering the food we eat, our lives become most beneficial, not only for ourselves but for all sentient beings.

Chapters:
The Yoga of Offering Food •
Read The Yoga of Offering Food •
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 teaching in Singapore, 2010. Photo: Ven. Thubten Kunsang.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

A speech by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the opening of a new building for Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Sera Je Monastery, India, December 2013.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Brisbane, Australia

A short teaching on Lama Chöpa (Guru Puja), an essential guru yoga practice

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in meditation on Saka Dawa at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, May 25, 1975. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Aptos, CA, USA

Topics include prostrations, offerings, rejoicing, the sufferings of samsara, bodhicitta and emptiness

Chapters:
Nyung-nä Practice: Prostrations •
Nyung-nä Practice: Offerings and Rejoicing •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Royal Holloway College, UK, 1975. Photo: Dennis Heslop.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Tibet

Advice on how to make pilgrimage to the holy places as meaningful and beneficial as possible

Topics: Holy Objects
 His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Tibetan Library, Dharamsala, India,1975. Photo: Dan Laine.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore.

A teaching about the kindness of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, given prior to a refuge ceremony at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore

Chapters:
The Kindness of His Holiness the Dalai Lama •
The Kindness of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, continued •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1974

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Offerings to Holy Objects

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal

Making offerings to holy objects is a remedy for attachment, whether physically offered or mentally transformed

Topics: Holy Objects
in Dharamsala, India

A commentary on Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga practice by Geshe Rabten.

Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche. Photo by Don Laine.
By Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India

Commentary on a practice to help invoke the blessings of one's personal teachers and to develop guru devotion

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

Teachings on the Long-life Sutra, including the oral transmission and teachings on torma offering. Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these teachings in Taipei, Taiwan, 15-16 April, 2007.

Tags: sutras, offering
Chapters:
Long-life Sutra Oral Transmission •
Commentary on Peaceful Torma Purifying Pollution, Part A •
Commentary on Peaceful Torma Purifying Pollution, Part B •
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.

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