Teachings

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Our latest book is now available, in print and as an ebook.

Chapters:
Abiding in the Retreat •
Editor's Preface •
Chapter 1: The Benefits of Nyung Nä Practice •
Chapter 6: The Benefits of Reciting OM MANI PADME HUM •
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.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

In this letter, Rinpoche gives extensive reasons supporting His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s advice not to practice Dolgyal (Shugden).

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 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 the Light of the Path Retreat, North Carolina, USA, May 2014. Photo: Roy Harvey.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala , India

Advice on how to make waterbowl offerings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Ceasing Shugden •
  • Dorje Shugden •
  • Protector Practice •
  • Dorje Shugden Practice •
  • Action Against Lamas •
  • Forsaking a Guru •
  • More Talks on This Topic: Dorje Shugden •
  • Dolgyal Practice •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Meditations to Generate Realizations •
  • Practice Advice for a University Student •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Next Steps for a New Student •
  • Practice Advice and Where to Study •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Study Advice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Making Life Beneficial •
  • Nature  •
  • Living a Good Life •
  • The Special Qualities of Buddhism •
  • Dedication of Merit •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Practice Advice for Benefactors •
  • Making Life Meaningful •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Request for Practices •
  • Lama Chöpa and Manjushri Prayer •
  • Tradition in Past Life •
  • Dharma Practice is Most Important •
  • Letter to a Pen Pal •
  • Dharma is Needed for the Happiness of Sentient Beings •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Advice for a Couple •
  • Motivation for Dharma Practice •
  • Guidelines for Practice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Clairvoyance and Practice Advice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • The Importance of Learning •
  • Contemplate the Lam-rim •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Giving Practices •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Advice for a Long-term Student •
  • Solar Eclipse •
  • Speaking in Tongues •
  • Dharma is Most Important •
  • Just Start the Practice •
  • Please Continue to Practice Dharma •
  • The Real Meaning of Life •
His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Pomaia, Italy

Advice about the practice of Dorje Shugden, given to students at Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa, Italy

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.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Essential Daily Practice Advice •
  • Daily Practice Advice •
  • Teachings on How to Do Daily Practice •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New York

Advice on the essence of Dharma practice and the benefits of the center.

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