Teachings

 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 Dharamsala , India

Extensive advice on how to make waterbowl offerings.

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

A translation and short commentary on the meaning of the eight auspicious signs and how they can be used for success.

Topics: Holy Objects
Tags: holy objects
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Light of the Path retreat, North Carolina, USA, May 2014. Photo: Roy Harvey.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Advice on a simple method for practicing circumambulation with body, speech and mind

Topics: Holy Objects
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the Light of the Path Retreat, USA, 2014. Photo: Roy Harvey
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore March 2013

A teaching on the benefits of making offerings to holy objects

Topics: Holy Objects
Chapters:
The Benefits of Making Offerings •
The Offering Cloud Mantra •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bodhgaya, India

A teaching on the power of holy objects and the benefits of building a very large Maitreya Buddha statue

Topics: Holy Objects
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Royal Holloway College, England, 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
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
Boudhanath Stupa, photo by Dennis Heslop taken in the 1960s.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Atisha Centre, Bendigo, Australia

An extensive teaching on the benefits and blessings of stupas; includes advice about the Great Stupa being built near Bendigo, Australia

Topics: Holy Objects
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Solu Khumbu, Nepal, 1979. Photo: Georges Luneau.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1981

By the power of the Buddha and holy objects, our actions become Dharma

Topics: Holy Objects
Holy objects at Lama Zopa Rinpoche's house in Aptos, California.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A teaching by Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the benefits and power of holy objects. The teaching includes many quotations from Buddhist sutras.

Topics: Holy Objects
Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Shakyamuni Center, Taichung, Taiwan

These teachings include a history of the Maitreya project, as well as a commentary and oral transmission of the Namgyalma, Stainless Pinnacle and other mantras

Chapters:
History of Maitreya Project •
Namgyalma mantra, Stainless Pinnacle mantra - lungs •
Stainless Pinnacle mantra lung continued; Benefits of building stupas •
Dedications, thanks and advice •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, 2005.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India 2006

Days 4-6: includes teachings, oral transmissions of Maitreya prayer, King of Prayers and Stainless Beam Mantra

Chapters:
Day Four: Benefits of Circumambulation Part A; Four opponent powers •
Day Four: Meaning of Guru Devotion •
Day Four: Benefits of Circumambulation Part B •
Day Four: Benefits of Circumambulation Part C; Stainless Beam mantra •
Day Four: Benefits of Circumambulation Part D; Dedications •
Day Five: Karma •
Day Five: Bodhicitta •
Day Five: Benefits of Offering Cloud Dharani •
Day Five: Oral transmissions of Maitreya Prayer and King of Prayers •
Day Six: Meaning of 'Lama' Part A •
Day Six: Meaning of 'Lama' Part B; Meaning of Guru Shakyamuni Buddha mantra •
Day Six: Nature of Samsara •
Day Six: Overcoming delusions; Oral transmission of Jewel Garland •
Day Six: Motivation for Refuge ceremony •
Day Six: Relying on the Three Jewels; Dedications •
Day Six: Oral transmission of Stainless Beam mantra; Benefits of Stainless Beam mantra •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, 2005.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India 2006

Days 1-3: Maitreya Buddha puja, teachings and meditation on Maitreya Buddha, and oral transmissions of the Maitreya mantra, Maitreya prayer and King of Prayers

Chapters:
Day One: Maitreya Buddha Puja Part A •
Day One: Maitreya Buddha Puja Part B •
Day One: Maitreya Buddha Puja Part C •
Day One: Maitreya Buddha Puja Part D •
Day One: Maitreya Buddha Puja Part E •
Day One: Maitreya Buddha Puja Part F •
Day Two: Benefits of Maitreya Buddha mantra; Worldly vs. Dharma happiness •
Day Two: How we create wrong concepts, why we need Dharma •
Day Two: How happiness comes from sentient beings; Food offering •
Day Three: Wrong concepts of impermanence; Taking care of oneself by cherishing others •
Day Three: Using harm to generate compassion; Oral transmission of Maitreya Buddha mantra •
Day Three: Maitreya Buddha meditations; Tong-len; Dedications •

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