In these teachings, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises how to make pilgrimage to Bodhgaya and other Buddhist sacred sites most meaningful.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave this practice advice while he was circumambulating and reciting texts at the Mahabodhi Stupa, Bodhgaya.
Verses from a sutra found in the Kangyur on the benefits of circumambulating stupas, translated by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The teaching includes a commentary on the verses.
Lama Yeshe: We Think We’re Conscious But We’re Not
Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses the direct and indirect benefits for all sentient beings that will result of the construction of a large Maitreya statue.
Extensive advice on how to make waterbowl offerings, starting with the correct motivation.
A translation and short commentary on the meaning of the eight auspicious signs and how they can be used for success.
Advice on a simple method for practicing circumambulation with body, speech and mind
A teaching on the benefits of making offerings to holy objects
A teaching on the power of holy objects and the benefits of building a very large Maitreya Buddha statue
Archetypal images of enlightened beings symbolize wisdom and understanding, and give positive imprints to the mind.
Whatever place in the external world we think is holy is, in reality, within this precious human body.
Advice on how to make pilgrimage to the holy places as meaningful and beneficial as possible
Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Offerings to Holy Objects