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 •
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Cumbria, England

An overview of deity practice, excerpted from a commentary on the Manjushri Yoga Method

 Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, 1970.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal

A series of ten teachings given during a nyung-nä retreat at Lawudo Gompa, Nepal, in 1978

Chapters:
Nyung-nä Teachings at Lawudo: Index Page •
1. Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion •
2. The Benefits of Reciting OM MANI PADME HUM •
3. The Path of Secret Mantra •
4. The Vehicle of the Result •
5. Blessing the Speech •
6. The Transcendental Wisdom of Great Bliss •
7. Abiding in the Retreat •
8. Prostrations and Offerings •
9. Meditation on Emptiness •
10. The Merely Labeled I •
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) •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lake Arrowhead, California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taichung, Taiwan

Lightly edited teachings from the Amitabha and White Tara initiations and retreat held at Shakyamuni Center, Taiwan, in February 2007.

Chapters:
Amitabha and White Tara Index Page •
Lam-rim Teaching; Amitabha Practice •
Bodhisattva Vows; Amitabha Practice •
White Tara Initiation; Bodhisattva Vows •
White Tara Sadhana: Refuge •
White Tara Sadhana: Purification •
White Tara Sadhana: Offerings •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Vermont, USA

Lightly edited excerpts from a one-month Mitukpa retreat held in Vermont, USA, 2002.

Chapters:
Mitukpa Retreat: Index Page •
Mitukpa Initiation •
The Meaning of Retreat •
How Samsara is Created •
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 •
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 •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Eudlo, Australia, 2000

Teachings during a retreat to recite one hundred million Chenrezig mantras. 

Chapters:
Teachings from the Mani Retreat •
Teachings from the Mani Retreat: Preface •
Prologue: Rinpoche's Invitation to Join the Mani Retreat •
Friday, December 22 •
Saturday, December 23 •
Sunday, December 24 •
Monday, December 25 •
Tuesday, December 26 •
Appendix 1: Prayer for Spontaneous Bliss •
Appendix 2: Chenrezig Food Offering •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Soquel, CA USA 1999

Teachings from a three-month Vajrasattva retreat covering many lam-rim topics, purification practices, mantras, pujas and more.

Chapters:
Teachings from the Vajrasattva Retreat •
Editor's Introduction •
Chapter 1: February 6 •
Chapter 2: February 7-a •
Chapter 3: February 7-b •
Chapter 4: February 8 •
Chapter 5: February 9-a •
Chapter 6: February 9-b •
Chapter 7: February 9-c •
Chapter 8: February 10-a •
Chapter 9: February 10-b •
Chapter 10: February 10-c •
Chapter 11: February 11 •
Chapter 12: February 12-a •
Chapter 13: February 12-b •
Chapter 14: February 13-a •
Chapter 15: February 13-b •
Chapter 16: February 14 •
Chapter 17: February 15 •
Chapter 18: February 16 •
Chapter 19: February 17-a •
Chapter 20: February 17-b •
Chapter 21: February 19 •
Chapter 22: February 21-a •
Chapter 23: February 21-b •
Chapter 24: February 22-a •
Chapter 25: February 22-b •
Chapter 26: February 22-c •
Chapter 27: February 23 •
Chapter 28: February 24 •
Chapter 29: February 25 •
Chapter 30: February 26 •
Chapter 31: February 27 •
Chapter 32: February 28 •
Chapter 33: March 2-a •
Chapter 34: March 2-b •
Chapter 35: March 4 •
Chapter 36: March 6 •
Chapter 37: March 7 •
Chapter 38: March 12 •
Chapter 39: March 13 •
Chapter 40: March 16 •
Chapter 41: April 10 •
Chapter 42: April 11 •
Chapter 43: April 16 •
Chapter 44: April 17 •
Chapter 45: April 18 •
Chapter 46: April 24 •
Chapter 47: April 25 •
Chapter 48: April 27 •
Chapter 49: April 30-a •
Chapter 50: April 30-b •
Appendices •