Teachings

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 at Manjushri London (currently Jamyang Buddhist Centre), 1983. Photo: Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A guide to accomplishing the recommended preliminary practices

Lama Zopa Rinpoche making mandala offering, 1990. Photo: Merry Colony.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Tushita Meditation Centre and Bodhgaya

A compilation of teachings on the mandala offering, a practice that pacifies all hindrances to temporal and ultimate happiness

Chapters:
How to Offer a Mandala •
The Actual Practice •
Four Ways of Offering the Mandala •
By Khamtrul Rinpoche in Himachal Pradesh, India

A teaching by the Eighth Khamtrul Rinpoche on commencing the preliminary practices

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 Maitreya Instituut, Netherlands

This commentary includes advice on combining the practice with prostrations and lam-rim meditation.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche offering a mandala at the Ninth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

The mandala offering is a powerful method to collect merit and purify miserliness.