Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche painting Tara at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976. Photo: Peter Iseli.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India

This puja for the success of all FPMT centers and activities was compiled by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in July 1982, and includes an explanation of the meaning of the prayer and advice on the visualization.

Lama Yeshe at Vajrapani Institute, California, 1983. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Vajrapani Institute, California

Lama Yeshe introduces the Six Yogas of Naropa, an advanced tantric practice.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche with Sangha at IMI House, Sera Je Monastery, India, in December 2013. Photo: Ven. Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Sera Je Monastery, Bylakuppe, India

Advice on sur, an offering practice to pacify obstacles and create merit.

Lama Yeshe at Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa, Pomaia, Italy, 1983. Photo: Merry Colony.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Pomaia, Italy

An introduction to the tantric path and methods. 

By Khen Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup in Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore

This commentary offers us a deeper understanding of the inconceivable qualities of Tara’s holy body, speech and mind and how her different aspects can help us overcome difficulties in our daily lives and Dharma practice.

Chapters:
A Commentary on Praises to the Twenty-one Taras •
Praises: Introduction •
First Session: Thursday, May 26, 2005 •
Second Session: Sunday, May 29, 2005 (morning) •
Third Session: Sunday, May 29, 2005 (afternoon) •
Praises: Appendices •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Missoula, MT, USA

A teaching on universal responsibility, given prior to a White Tara initiation.

By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Cumbria, England

An overview of deity practice, excerpted from a commentary on the Manjushri Yoga Method

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

An explanation of the lineage, the levels of practitioners, the power of the mantra and the benefits of Vajrayogini practice.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche painting Tara, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976. Photo: Peter Iseli.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A short Tara practice composed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche after the first US course in California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

In this excerpt from Kopan Course No. 27, Rinpoche explains how to achieve full enlightenment

in Dharamsala, India

A line-by-line explanation of a prayer composed for Manjushri, who embodies the qualities of wisdom, compassion and power

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Institut Vajra Yogini, France

Teachings from a Mani retreat held at Institut Vajra Yogini, France, in 2009.

Chapters:
The Benefits of reciting OM MANI PADME HUM •
How to Purify Negative Karma •
Motivation for the Retreat •
Preparation for Chenrezig Initiation and Retreat •
Preparation for Chenrezig Initiation (cont) •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lake Arrowhead, California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taichung, Taiwan

Lightly edited teachings from the Amitabha and White Tara initiations and retreat held at Shakyamuni Center, Taiwan, in February 2007.

Chapters:
Amitabha and White Tara Index Page •
Lam-rim Teaching; Amitabha Practice •
Bodhisattva Vows; Amitabha Practice •
White Tara Initiation; Bodhisattva Vows •
White Tara Sadhana: Refuge •
White Tara Sadhana: Purification •
White Tara Sadhana: Offerings •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Vermont, USA

Lightly edited excerpts from a one-month Mitukpa retreat held in Vermont, USA, 2002.

Chapters:
Mitukpa Retreat: Index Page •
Mitukpa Initiation •
The Meaning of Retreat •
How Samsara is Created •

This practice is especially beneficial for those who have heavy problems, serious health problems, big projects or financial difficulties.

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