Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Essential advice and practices for the moment of death.

  • Support at Death Time •
  • Namgyalma Visualization •
  • Recitation of the Tengyur •
  • Brother Dying •
  • Preparing for Death •
  • Friend Dying of Cancer •
  • Father Dying •
  • Mother Dying •
  • Mother Close to Death •
  • Practices for Mother Passing Away •
  • How to Help Dying Mother •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice for students who are experiencing difficulties with their Dharma practice.

  • No Progress in Practice •
  • Doubts •
  • Obstacles •
  • Difficulty with Prostrations •
  • Not Enough Merit to Practice Tantra •
  • Cutting Distractions to Practice •
  • Difficult Retreat •
  • Faults in Practice •
  • Needing Money for Retreat •
  • Purifying Obstacles to Dharma Practice •
  • Outer and Inner Obstacles to Dharma Practice •
  • Purifying Obstacles to Dharma Practice •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on the importance of compassion, the good heart.

  • The Benefit of Pure Love and Joy •
  • Great Compassion for Others •
  • Great Compassion •
  • The Good Heart is the Root of Happiness •
  • Essential Advice •
  • Why Compassion is Important •
  • Results of Compassion •
  • The Quick Path to Enlightenment •
  • Compassion is the Basis of Achieving Enlightenment •
  • The Advantages of Cherishing Others •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice for students who have broken their vows or stopped their daily practice commitments.

  • Confessing Broken Commitments •
  • Purifying Broken Commitments •
  • Giving Up Lay Vows •
  • Problem Doing Commitments •
  • Giving Up Commitments •
  • Giving Back Commitments •
  • Confession of Broken Commitments •
  • Broken Lay Vows •
  • Unable to Keep Commitments •
  • Illness During the Teachings •
  • Broken Vows •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Broken Vows and Commitments •
  • Initiation and Tsa-tsa Commitment •
  • The Effect of Broken Commitments •
  • Too Busy for Daily Commitments •
  • Broken Tantric Commitments •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on the practice of giving and letters of thanks to benefactors of Rinpoche's centers and projects.

  • Kind Benefactor •
  • Thanking Benefactors •
  • Thanks for Donation to Kopan •
  • Donation to Amdo Eye Center •
  • Ways to Give Away Money •
  • Investing for Real Profit •
  • Helping a Business •
  • The Center is of Utmost Importance •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on matters related to travel and immigration, including how to think when traveling by plane and practices for removing visa obstacles.

  • Note for Hotel Maid  •
  • Border Crossing to Nepal •
  • Obstacles to Getting a Visa  •
  • Removing Visa Obstacles •
  • Mantra Recommended Before Traveling •
  • Improving Dependent Arising: How to Eliminate Obstacles before Travel •
  • Advice for Flying •
  • Immigration Difficulties •
  • Removing Visa Obstacles •
  • Query About Travel and Sur Practice •
  • Tara Practice and Prayers While Flying •
  • Travel Risk in Third World Country •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to resolve parenting problems by focusing on the good heart, loving kindness and compassion for others.

  • Problems With Children •
  • Growing Up Too Fast •
  • A Bad Mother? •
  • Prayers For Child’s Return •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on various practices and mantras for animals, including those which are sick and dying.

  • How to Benefit Animals •
  • Building an Animal Sanctuary •
  • Compassion Brings Us Closer to Enlightenment •
  • Advice About Caring for Dogs •
  • Take Care of Animals with Compassion •
  • Practices to Benefit a Cat •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on bodhicitta, the altruistic mind of enlightenment.

  • Practicing Patience •
  • Generating Bodhicitta  •
  • You Have So Much to Rejoice About in This Life •
  • Effortful Bodhicitta Motivation •
  • Motivation is Most Important •
  • Live Your Life With Bodhicitta •
  • How to Make Your Life Most Beneficial for Sentient Beings, Even With Your Speech •
  • The Ultimate Good Heart •
  • Living With Bodhicitta •
  • Pray to Benefit Others •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on nyung nä, a powerful two-day practice associated with Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion.

  • Continue With Nyung-näs and Lam-rim •
  • We Can Be Free From Samsara •
  • Unable to Complete Nyung-näs •
  • Nyung-nä Advice •
  • Practices for Purification and Collecting Merit •
  • Two Thousand Nyung Näs and Other Life Practices •
  • The Benefits of Nyung-näs •
  • Thank you for Nyung-näs •
  • A Powerful Practice •
  • Nyung-näs •
  • Nyung-nä •
  • Completion of 300 Nyung-näs •
  • The Greatest Purification •
  • 700 Nyung-näs Seems Good •
  • Dispelling Obstacles For Nyung-nä Retreat •
  • A Quick Way to Purify Obscurations •
  • Animal Liberation and Nyung Näs •
  • Drinking During a Nyung Nä •
  • Two Thousand Nyung Näs •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on making offerings to the Three Rare Sublime Ones.

  • Verses to Inspire Offerings •
  • Offering to the Sangha •
  • Water Bowls Practice •
  • How to Generate Merit by Offering Music, such as Bell, Gong or Conch Shell •
  • Making Offerings to the Pretas •
  • Offerings to the Guru-Buddha •
  • Offering Incense •
  • Benefits of Offering Gold to Buddha Statues •
  • Take Care of the Flowers •
  • Water Bowl Offerings •
  • Flower Offering Card •
  • How to Dedicate a Money Offering •
  • Water Bowl Offerings as a Group Practice •
  • The Benefits of Supporting the Center and Sangha •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on powerful mantras with many benefits including healing, purifying negative karma and dispelling obstacles.

  • The Exalted Zung of Norbu Sangpo •
  • The Mantra Encompassing the Essence of Kangyur •
  • The Wisdom Mantra Called the Arya Six Syllables •
  • Stainless Pinnacle Lotus Mantra •
  • Amoghapasha Mantra •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

A collection of advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche on a wide range of topics and practices, in the form of letters and short talks.

Topics: Introductory
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Ceasing Shugden •
  • Dorje Shugden •
  • Protector Practice •
  • Dorje Shugden Practice •
  • Action Against Lamas •
  • Forsaking a Guru •
  • More Talks on This Topic: Dorje Shugden •
  • Dolgyal Practice •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Meditations to Generate Realizations •
  • Practice Advice for a University Student •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Next Steps for a New Student •
  • Practice Advice and Where to Study •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Study Advice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Making Life Beneficial •
  • Nature  •
  • Living a Good Life •
  • The Special Qualities of Buddhism •
  • Dedication of Merit •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Practice Advice for Benefactors •
  • Making Life Meaningful •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Request for Practices •
  • Lama Chöpa and Manjushri Prayer •
  • Tradition in Past Life •
  • Dharma Practice is Most Important •
  • Letter to a Pen Pal •
  • Dharma is Needed for the Happiness of Sentient Beings •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Advice for a Couple •
  • Motivation for Dharma Practice •
  • Guidelines for Practice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Clairvoyance and Practice Advice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • The Importance of Learning •
  • Contemplate the Lam-rim •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Giving Practices •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Advice for a Long-term Student •
  • Solar Eclipse •
  • Speaking in Tongues •
  • Dharma is Most Important •
  • Just Start the Practice •
  • Please Continue to Practice Dharma •
  • The Real Meaning of Life •
  • An Introduction to Buddhism •

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