Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Bendigo, Australia, Sep-Oct 2014.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

A teaching on guru devotion given during an oral transmission of Calling the Guru from Afar, a prayer composed by Pabongka Rinpoche

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 Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the veranda at Tushita Retreat Centre, Dharamsala, India, 1973. From the collection of Adele Hulse.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bodhgaya, India

A teaching about guru devotion to mark the occasion of Ösel Hita's fifth birthday

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Aptos, CA

A verse-by-verse commentary on the prayer Calling the Guru from Afar

Chapters:
Commentary: Part One •
Commentary: Part Two •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche doing mandala offering during the 9th Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Penang, Malaysia 2009

These teachings include oral transmission of Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga and the Three Principal Aspects of the Path

Chapters:
Motivation, Oral Transmission and Prayers •
Offerings to the Guru •
Benefits of Lama Tsongkhapa's Teachings •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Manjushri Institute, England, 1976.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in ACI, New York, 1999

A teaching on the purpose of life, compassion and guru devotion

Chapters:
The Importance of Compassion in Daily Life •
The Importance of Compassion in Daily Life, continued •
Guru Devotion •
Guru Devotion, continued •
Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche at  the 8th Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1975.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

The spiritual teacher must have correct understanding of the graduated path to enlightenment

Lama Zopa Rinpoche with students at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, May 25, 1975. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976

To receive enlightenment, we must rely on the guidance of a perfect teacher

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Amitabha Buddhist Center, Singapore April 1992.

Teachings on guru devotion given during an oral transmission of Pabongka Rinpoche's Calling the Guru from Afar.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

In this book, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains how to train the mind in guru devotion, the root of the path to enlightenment.

Chapters:
The Heart of the Path •
Foreword by His Holiness Sakya Trizin, and Reviews •
Editor's Preface by Ailsa Cameron •
Chapter 1: Why Do We Need a Guru? •
Chapter 4: The Qualities of a Guru (excerpt) •
Chapter 5: The Qualities of a Disciple •
Chapter 6: Who to Regard as Guru (excerpt) •
Chapter 7: The Benefits of Correct Devotion to a Guru (excerpt) •
Chapter 11: Why We Are Able to See the Guru as a Buddha (excerpt) •
Chapter 12: How to See the Guru as a Buddha (excerpt) •
Chapter 19: What is Guru Yoga? (excerpt) •
Translations: The Heart of the Path •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala, India 1986

A commentary on Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga practice, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Chapters:
Table of Contents •
Motivation •
The Benefits of the Ganden Lha Gyäma Practice •
Preliminary Prayers •
Seeing the Guru as Buddha •
Guru Yoga •
Karma •
Refuge in the Three Jewels •
The Preliminary Practices from Jor-chö •
Ganden Lha Gyäma (Part 1) •
Ganden Lha Gyäma (Part 2) •
Mandala Offering •
Prostration •
Water Offerings •
Dedication •
His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Munich, Germany, April 2001

The meaning of "guru," the qualities of a guru, and the practice of guru devotion, with a focus on His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This teaching also contains advice on the practice of Dorje Shugden.