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 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).

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

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

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 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.

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 in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

An explanation of the lineage, the levels of practitioners, the power of the mantra and the benefits of Vajrayogini practice.

 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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche painting Tara, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976. Photo: Peter Iseli.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A short Tara practice composed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

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

Topics include prostrations, offerings, rejoicing, the sufferings of samsara, bodhicitta and emptiness

Chapters:
Nyung-nä Practice: Prostrations •
Nyung-nä Practice: Offerings and Rejoicing •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche after the first US course in California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

In this excerpt from Kopan Course No. 27, Rinpoche explains how to achieve full enlightenment

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