Teachings

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Soquel, CA

A short Vajrasattva practice composed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche and published in a pocket-sized format. Whenever we have broken a vow or created any other kind of negative karma, we can purify that negativity with the four opponent powers without a second’s delay.

Chapters:
Introduction •
A Short Vajrasattva Meditation •
 Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, 1970.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal

A series of ten teachings given during a nyung-nä retreat at Lawudo Gompa, Nepal, in 1978

Chapters:
Nyung-nä Teachings at Lawudo: Index Page •
1. Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion •
2. The Benefits of Reciting OM MANI PADME HUM •
3. The Path of Secret Mantra •
4. The Vehicle of the Result •
5. Blessing the Speech •
6. The Transcendental Wisdom of Great Bliss •
7. Abiding in the Retreat •
8. Prostrations and Offerings •
9. Meditation on Emptiness •
10. The Merely Labeled I •
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 •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Jinsiu Farlin Center, Taipei Taiwan, 1994

A short teaching on the benefits of purifying negative karma, given before a Vajrasattva je-nang 

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Labsum Shedrub Ling, Washington, New Jersey

A commentary on Vajrasattva meditation and recitation as a purification practice.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa, Italy

The practice of prostrations to the Thirty-five Buddhas is a powerful method to purify past harmful actions and prevent unwanted sufferings in the future.

Chapters:
The Benefits of Making Prostrations •
Commentary on the Practice •
Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, New Zealand, June 1975.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Extracts from teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe on the practice of Vajrasattva

Chapters:
Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The Benefits of Vajrasattva Practice •
Lama Yeshe: The Benefits of Purification with Heruka Vajrasattva •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan Monastery, 1987. (Photographer unknown)
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

A teaching on the four opponent powers, a practice that purifies negative karma and obscurations

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Maitreya Instituut, Netherlands

This commentary includes advice on combining the practice with prostrations and lam-rim meditation.

Animal blessing by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kurukulla Center, Massachusetts. Photo: Lorraine Greenfield.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Shakyamuni Center, Taichung, Taiwan

Nyung-nä teachings at Shakyamuni Center, Taiwan, in February 2007.

Tags: nyung-nä
Chapters:
Aryamanjushrisanghiti Sutra; Benefits of Nyung-Nä •
Oral Transmission of Nyung-Nä Text; Songtsen Gampo •
Offerings; Vase Water; Torma Mantras; Dedications •
Benefits of Nyung-Nä; Oral Transmission (continued); Tormas •
Oral Transmission (continued); Long Chenrezig Mantra; Dedications •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Soquel, CA USA 1999

Teachings from a three-month Vajrasattva retreat covering many lam-rim topics, purification practices, mantras, pujas and more.

Chapters:
Teachings from the Vajrasattva Retreat •
Editor's Introduction •
Chapter 1: February 6 •
Chapter 2: February 7-a •
Chapter 3: February 7-b •
Chapter 4: February 8 •
Chapter 5: February 9-a •
Chapter 6: February 9-b •
Chapter 7: February 9-c •
Chapter 8: February 10-a •
Chapter 9: February 10-b •
Chapter 10: February 10-c •
Chapter 11: February 11 •
Chapter 12: February 12-a •
Chapter 13: February 12-b •
Chapter 14: February 13-a •
Chapter 15: February 13-b •
Chapter 16: February 14 •
Chapter 17: February 15 •
Chapter 18: February 16 •
Chapter 19: February 17-a •
Chapter 20: February 17-b •
Chapter 21: February 19 •
Chapter 22: February 21-a •
Chapter 23: February 21-b •
Chapter 24: February 22-a •
Chapter 25: February 22-b •
Chapter 26: February 22-c •
Chapter 27: February 23 •
Chapter 28: February 24 •
Chapter 29: February 25 •
Chapter 30: February 26 •
Chapter 31: February 27 •
Chapter 32: February 28 •
Chapter 33: March 2-a •
Chapter 34: March 2-b •
Chapter 35: March 4 •
Chapter 36: March 6 •
Chapter 37: March 7 •
Chapter 38: March 12 •
Chapter 39: March 13 •
Chapter 40: March 16 •
Chapter 41: April 10 •
Chapter 42: April 11 •
Chapter 43: April 16 •
Chapter 44: April 17 •
Chapter 45: April 18 •
Chapter 46: April 24 •
Chapter 47: April 25 •
Chapter 48: April 27 •
Chapter 49: April 30-a •
Chapter 50: April 30-b •
Appendices •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India 1986

A practice for the purification of negative karma and obscurations

Chapters:
Sadhana: Burning Offering to Dorje Khadro •
Commentary: Introduction •
Commentary: Preliminaries •
Commentary: The Actual Meditation •
Commentary: Conclusion •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
Continue With Nyung-näs and Lam-rim •
We Can Be Free From Samsara •
Unable to Complete Nyung-näs •
Nyung-nä Advice •
Practices for Purification and Collecting Merit •
2,000 Nyung-näs •
The Benefits of Nyung-näs •
Thank you for Nyung-näs •
A Powerful Practice •
Nyung-näs •
Nyung-nä •
Completion of 300 Nyung-näs •
The Greatest Purification •
700 Nyung-näs Seems Good •
Dispelling Obstacles For Nyung-nä Retreat •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
Benefits of Vajrasattva Practice •
Purifying Negative Karma •
Mantras for Purifying Negativities •
Practices for Purification •
Tsa-tsas for Purification and Merit •
Benefits of Vajrasattva Practice •
Diamond Cutter Sutra and Prostrations •
Purification Practices, Water Bowls and Tong-len •
Purifying Sexual Misconduct •
Stupa Tsa-tsas for Purification •
Mitukpa and Prostrations •
How to Purify Sexual Misconduct •
More Talks on this Topic: Practices to Purify Negative Karma •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
Memorized Practice •
Thirty-five Buddhas Confession and Purification Practice •
The Benefits of Prostrations •
More Talks on this Topic: Thirty-five Buddhas Practice •