Teachings

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A teaching by abbot Achos Rinpoche, with a commentary by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

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.

This practice is especially beneficial for those who have heavy problems, serious health problems, big projects or financial difficulties.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche after the first US course in California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Extensive advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche on which practices should be done daily.

Chapters:
Preliminary Practices •
Lam-rim Meditations and Deity Practice •
Essential Daily Practices •
Why I Give These Preliminary Practices •
Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, 2006. Photo: John Berthold.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A commentary on the practice of offering aroma to spirits.

By Geshe Tsulga (Tsultrim Choephel)

A Lamp Illuminating the Path to Liberation

Tags: dharma
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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche blessing Walden Pond, Massachusetts, 2010.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

How to purely dedicate the merit for the happiness of others

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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 2002.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains why tantra is a quick path to achieving full enlightenment.

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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Stopped Practices •
  • Stopped Practice •
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 •

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