Teachings

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 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in meditation on Saka Dawa at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, May 25, 1975. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Chenrezig Institute, Australia 2000

Rinpoche explains the benefits of mani pills, the Thirty-five Buddhas practice, and the importance of purifying negative karma in this evening session during the 100 Million Mani Retreat at Chenrezig Institute, Australia.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Seventh Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these teachings on offering practices during a Cittamani Tara Puja at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore in 1992.

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) •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Genting View Resort, Malaysia 1997

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gives a commentary on and confers the eight Mahayanaprecepts 

Chapters:
Eight Mahayana Precepts Part A •
Eight Mahayana Precepts Part B •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore, January 1993.

An explanation of the meaning and benefits of reciting OM MANI PADME HUM. Karma and purification are also discussed.

Chapters:
The Nature of Mind; Meeting the Guru •
Karma: Motivation and Results •
Results of Negative Karma •
Negative Karma (con't); Dharma Motivation; Benefits of OM MANI PADME HUM •
Benefits of OM MANI PADME HUM (con't); The Meaning of the Mantra •
Oral Transmission of Long Chenrezig Mantra •
Animal blessing by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kurukulla Center, Massachusetts. Photo: Lorraine Greenfield.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Chin-liang, Taichung County, Taiwan

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these teachings during a Thousand-Arm Chenrezig Retreat held in Taichung, Taiwan, February-March 2001.

Chapters:
Retreat Preparations, Impermanence and Death •
Cherishing Others, Bodhicitta Motivation, Oral Transmission of Chenrezig Mantra and Heartspoon •
Importance of Faith, Offerings •
Offering to the Guru, How to Dedicate Merit •
Meaning of Guru and Lama •
Rejoicing, Dedications, Food Offering •
Retreat Advice, What is Dharma •
Offering Tormas, Dedications •
Use of Damaru, Bell, and Vajra, Bodhicitta Motivation, Offering and Dedication •
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 2001

The teachings offered here form the basis for Ch. 8-10 of the book Teachings From the Medicine Buddha Retreat

Chapters:
Chapter 8 Part A: Thirty-five Buddhas practice; Making Offerings •
Chapter 8 Part B: Meditating on Emptiness; Tea Offering to the Protectors •
Chapter 8 Part C: Dedications; Chapter 9 Part A: Meditation on Emptiness •
Chapter 9 Part B: Meditating on Emptiness •
Chapter 9 Part C: Meditating on Emptiness; King of Prayers •
Chapter 9 Part D: Dedications •
Chapter 9: Bendigo Stupa Project Presentation •
Chapter 10 Part A: Aspects of the Medicine Buddhas; Benefits of Holy Objects •
Chapter 10 Part B: Meditating on Emptiness •
Chapter 10 Part C: Motivation for Mantra Recitation; Protector Prayers •
Chapter 10 Part D: Dedications •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Malaysia.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Shakyamuni Center, Taichung, Taiwan

Teachings during Amitabha and White Tara long-life initiations and a White Tara retreat. Included is the lung (oral transmission) of the Amitayus mantra and the long-life sutra.

Chapters:
Precious Human Rebirth •
Dharma and Non-Dharma, Studying Lam-rim, Amitabha Practice and Pure Land •
Bodhisattva Vows, Amitabha Practice and Pure Land •
Samsara, Emptiness, Trehor Kyorpen Rinpoche, Gen Jampa Wangdu, Prison Practice •
Bodhicitta Motivation, Kindness of Others, Methods to Prolong Life •
Bodhisattva Vows, Lung of Amitayus Mantra and Long-life Sutra •
White Tara Sadhana, His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Obstacle Year •
Refuge Practice •
Dedication Prayers •
Results of Karma, Living in Vows, White Tara Practice •
Purifying in Emptiness, Suffering of Samsara, Bodhicitta Motivation, White Tara Practice (con't) •
Sprinkling Water, Offering Mudras, Emptiness of White Tara Body and Mind •
Visualization, Reciting Mantras, Dedications •
Final Dedications •
Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Shakyamuni Center, Taiwan 2007

These teachings include extensive commentary on the Thirty-five Buddhas practice, the offering bath and dedications, along with recitation of the puja

Chapters:
Motivation for Thirty-five Buddhas Practice •
How to Collect More Merit With Prostrations •
Dedicating the Merit of Prostrations •
Medicine Buddha Puja, Continued •
Medicine Buddha Puja Dedications •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Shakyamuni Center, Taiwan 2007

Teachings given before a Mitukpa initiation at Shakyamuni Center, Taichung, Taiwan in February 2007.

Chapters:
Mitukpa Initiation Part One: Introduction •
Mitukpa Initiation Part Two: What is Dharma •
Mitukpa Initiation Part Three: The Results of Negative Karma •
Mitukpa Initiation Part Four: Motivation and Initiation Preparation •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India 2006

Days 4-6: includes teachings, oral transmissions of Maitreya prayer, King of Prayers and Stainless Beam Mantra

Chapters:
Day Four: Benefits of Circumambulation Part A; Four opponent powers •
Day Four: Meaning of Guru Devotion •
Day Four: Benefits of Circumambulation Part B •
Day Four: Benefits of Circumambulation Part C; Stainless Beam mantra •
Day Four: Benefits of Circumambulation Part D; Dedications •
Day Five: Karma •
Day Five: Bodhicitta •
Day Five: Benefits of Offering Cloud Dharani •
Day Five: Oral transmissions of Maitreya Prayer and King of Prayers •
Day Six: Meaning of 'Lama' Part A •
Day Six: Meaning of 'Lama' Part B; Meaning of Guru Shakyamuni Buddha mantra •
Day Six: Nature of Samsara •
Day Six: Overcoming delusions; Oral transmission of Jewel Garland •
Day Six: Motivation for Refuge ceremony •
Day Six: Relying on the Three Jewels; Dedications •
Day Six: Oral transmission of Stainless Beam mantra; Benefits of Stainless Beam mantra •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India 2006

Days 1-3: Maitreya Buddha puja, teachings and meditation on Maitreya Buddha, and oral transmissions of the Maitreya mantra, Maitreya prayer and King of Prayers

Chapters:
Day One: Maitreya Buddha Puja Part A •
Day One: Maitreya Buddha Puja Part B •
Day One: Maitreya Buddha Puja Part C •
Day One: Maitreya Buddha Puja Part D •
Day One: Maitreya Buddha Puja Part E •
Day One: Maitreya Buddha Puja Part F •
Day Two: Benefits of Maitreya Buddha mantra; Worldly vs. Dharma happiness •
Day Two: How we create wrong concepts, why we need Dharma •
Day Two: How happiness comes from sentient beings; Food offering •
Day Three: Wrong concepts of impermanence; Taking care of oneself by cherishing others •
Day Three: Using harm to generate compassion; Oral transmission of Maitreya Buddha mantra •
Day Three: Maitreya Buddha meditations; Tong-len; Dedications •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New York, NY 2007

A commentary and oral transmission of the Manjushri-nama-samgiti,  which consists of 160 verses and mantra sentences, condensing an enormous tantric lore

Chapters:
Manjushri-nama-samgiti Commentary and Lung •
Manjushri-nama-samgiti Lung Only •

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