In these teachings, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises how to make pilgrimage to Bodhgaya and other Buddhist sacred sites most meaningful.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave this practice advice while he was circumambulating and reciting texts at the Mahabodhi Stupa, Bodhgaya.
Verses from a sutra found in the Kangyur on the benefits of circumambulating stupas, translated by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The teaching includes a commentary on the verses.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses the direct and indirect benefits for all sentient beings that will result of the construction of a large Maitreya statue.
A translation and short commentary on the meaning of the eight auspicious signs and how they can be used for success.
Advice on a simple method for practicing circumambulation with body, speech and mind
A teaching on the benefits of making offerings to holy objects
A teaching on the power of holy objects and the benefits of building a very large Maitreya Buddha statue
Whatever place in the external world we think is holy is, in reality, within this precious human body.
Advice on how to make pilgrimage to the holy places as meaningful and beneficial as possible
Making offerings to holy objects is a remedy for attachment, whether physically offered or mentally transformed
An extensive teaching on the benefits and blessings of stupas; includes advice about the Great Stupa being built near Bendigo, Australia
Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains the power of the Buddha and holy objects at the 14th Kopan Course in 1981.
A teaching by Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the benefits and power of holy objects. The teaching includes many quotations from Buddhist sutras.