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.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains the benefits of practicing in Bodhgaya and advises specific practices to be done while on pilgrimage.
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 suggested these prayers and practices for a student who was going to Bodhgaya, Rajgir and Nalanda in India.
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
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.