Teachings

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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, 2005.
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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, 2005.
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 •
Lama Zopa  Rinpoche at the 12th Kopan Meditation Course, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1979.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Rinpoche answering questions in an interview with a student.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The Practice and Benefits of the Eight Mahayana Precepts

Chapters:
The Direct and Unmistaken Method •
Translator’s Preface •
The Benefits of Protecting the Eight Mahayana Precepts •
The Way in Which the Mahayana Ordination Is Taken •
The Eight Mahayana Precepts: The Complete Practice •
Taking the Mahayana Restoring and Purifying Ordination •
Special Allowances for Taking the Precepts •
Merits Dedication •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Singapore, 2010. Photo by Miss Seow.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A student wrote to Rinpoche asking for practices for the rest of his life. Rinpoche responded with this advice. 

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Soquel, CA USA 2001

Excerpts from Teachings from the Medicine Buddha Retreat, a book by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Chapters:
Teachings from the Medicine Buddha Retreat •
Editor's Preface •
Table of Contents •
Excerpt •
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 •
Lama Yeshe and His Holiness Zong Rinpoche at the 6th Kopan Course in April 1974. Photo from the collection of Francesco Prevosti. Photographer unknown.
By HH Zong Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal April 1974

An address to students at the annual Kopan meditation course

Tags: dharma, wisdom
Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre, New Delhi, 1980. Photo: Roger Kunsang.
By HH Trijang Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India

An overview of tantric practice, excerpted from a teaching given to Western students in Dharamsala.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Nalanda Monastery, France, 2010. Photo: Ven. Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India 1982

An address to students doing a Vajrasattva group retreat

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Boulder Creek, CA USA 1997

Teachings on emptiness and dedication prayers,  excerpted from a series of talks about the Highest Yoga Tantra practice of Yamantaka. 

Chapters:
A Teaching on Yamantaka •
Editor's Introduction •
Chapter Eight: Emptiness •
Chapter Ten: Dedication •
His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New York City, NY September 2005

A commentary on the self-generation sadhana of Avalokiteshvara

His Holiness Kyabje Ling Rinpoche (1903-83)
By HH Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India April 1982

A talk given at the conclusion of a Yamantaka initiation at the first Enlightened Experience Celebration in 1982.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India, September, 1984

A teaching on the Chenrezig Gyalwa Gyatso sadhana, given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to a group of Westerners in 1984. The teaching was requested by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. 

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