Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Tara Institute, Melbourne, Australia

A two-day seminar in which Rinpoche teaches on emptiness, compassion, guru devotion and other topics.

Chapters:
We are Extremely Fortunate •
Make the Mind Wet •
How We Hold Onto the I •
Meditation on Emptiness •
Ego Wants So Many Things •
A Good Heart a Day •
You Have Time to Get It Done •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Light of the Path retreat, North Carolina, USA, May 2014. Photo: Roy Harvey.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Mantras offered by Lama Zopa Rinpoche for healing and protection

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

A practice that protects people from untimely death, the dangers of the elements and other unfavorable conditions.

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Artwork by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Four precious mantras and some of their benefits, which include purification of heavy negative karma created in the past.

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

A mantra that eliminates all fears, pacifies negative karma and sickness, and collects merit

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(06265_ng3.jpg) Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching. From the course given at Royal Holloway College during the lamas first trip to England, 1975. Photo by Dennis Heslop.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Delhi, India

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these instructions for a practice to stop rain. Sur (Aroma Charity for Spirits) is a form of smoke offering using roasted barley flour and other substances.

(06265_ng3.jpg) Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching. From the course given at Royal Holloway College during the lamas first trip to England, 1975. Photo by 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 at Lake Arrowhead, California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A practice to control earthquakes and the four elements, this is also beneficial for protection from radiation.

Tags: mantra, prayers
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Genting View Resort, Malaysia

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave this teaching in Malaysia, 10-13 April 1997.

Chapters:
Purpose of Life; Awareness of Impermanence and Death •
Oral Transmission of the Vajrasattva Mantra and Heart Sutra •
Searching for the I; Mental Factors; Subtle Mind •
Four Proofs of Reincarnation •
The Influence of Past Karma; Suffering Results of the Ten Non-Virtues •
The Benefits of Living In Vows •
The Importance of Lam-rim In Daily Life •
Training the Mind in Lam-rim; Bodhicitta •
Questions and Answers; The Good Heart is the Best Way to Help Others •
How We Are Tied to Samsara •
Analyzing the I •
Benefits of Teachings on Emptiness; The Essence of Wisdom •
Merely Labelled by Mind •
Merely Labelled By Mind, continued; Heart Sutra Commentary •
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, Long Life Puja, Kopan Monastery, Nepal.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Rinpoche explains the benefits of reciting the Clouds of Offering mantra.

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Maitripa College, 2010. Photo by Marc Sakamoto.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A teaching and brief commentary on the benefits of the Heart of Amogapasha Mantra

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By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Shakyamuni Center, Taiwan 2007

A commentary and oral transmission of the Sanghata Sutra

Chapters:
Part A: Introductory teachings •
Part B: More introductory teachings •
Part C: Preliminary prayers •
Part D: Sanghata Sutra recitation and commentary •
Part E: Sanghata Sutra recitation and commentary continued •
Part F: Dedication prayers •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Maitripa College, 2010. Photo: Marc Sakamoto.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Portland, USA 2007

A two-day commentary and partial oral transmission of the Sutra of Golden Light.

Chapters:
1. The Suffering Nature of Samsara •
2. The Real I •
3. Why We Need to Practice Dharma •
4. Benefits of Golden Light Sutra •
5. Dedication of Merit •
6. Training the Mind in Bodhicitta •
7. How to Collect Unimaginable Great Merit •
8. Conventional and Ultimate Truth •
9. Final Practice Advice •
Guru Shakyamuni Buddha. Painted by Jane Seidlitz.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New York, NY 2007

A commentary and partial oral transmission of the first seven chapters of the Golden Light Sutra given at New York's Tibet House, September 2007.

Chapters:
Sunday, September 9th: Part A •
Sunday, September 9th: Part B •
Sunday, September 16th: Part A •
Sunday, September 16th: Part B •

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