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Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to care for others at the death time, with essential advice and practices for the moment of death. 

  • Working With the Dying •
  • Close to Death •
  • Imminent Death •
  • When Someone Is Dying •
  • How to Support Someone Who is Dying •
  • Helping a Dying Grandmother •
  • Helping a Friend Die •
  • Dying Father •
  • Sickness and Death •
  • Dying of Cancer •
  • Mantra Recitation for a Dying Person •
  • What to do for Dying Mother •
  • Whether to Tell Someone She Is Dying •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Caring for the Dying •
  • How to Help People Who Are Sick and Dying •
  • Make Strong Prayers to Medicine Buddha •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to care for and respect statues of the Buddha. Rinpoche advises that holy objects such as statues contribute to world peace and help us create believable merit just by seeing them.

  • Climbing on a Statue •
  • Hosting the Jade Buddha •
  • Painting the Buddha’s Eyes •
  • Benefactor Building a Statue •
  • Benefits of Building a Statue of Padmasambhava •
  • Tara Statue With Head Looking Down •
  • Auspicious Welcome for Amitabha Buddha Statue •
  • Care of Chenrezig Statue in Garsha, India •
  • Your Gift to Sentient Beings •
  • Buddha Statue on the Ground •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on practices which may be beneficial for a range of illnesses and health problems. Please note: the advice is not intended to replace medical treatment. Always contact your health care professional if you have health concerns.

  • A Healthy Diet •
  • Aspergers and Anxiety •
  • Treatment of Gum Disease •
  • Fire in Chest •
  • Car Accident •
  • Parasites •
  • Student Very Sick •
  • Autism •
  • Very Sick Student •
  • Practices for Teeth •
  • Screen Fatigue and Exhaustion •
  • Immune System Disorder •
  • Your Broken Arm Is Another Form of Teaching •
  • Bleeding Disorder •
  • Type 2 Diabetes •
  • Pujas for Chest Pain and Low Energy •
  • How Fortunate to Get Diabetes •
  • Diabetes, Thyroid and Weight Problems •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche blesses a rescued goat, Maratika, Nepal, February 2016. Photo: Holly Ansett.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Rinpoche asks students to abandon eating meat and become vegetarian. Rinpoche also discusses animal liberation and other ways to benefit animals, and explains our karmic connection with animals.

Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche in front of the cave of the Lawudo Lama, Lawudo Retreat Centre, 1981. Photo by Peter Kedge.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Why Be a Vegetarian

Lama Yeshe teaching at Manjushri Institute, England, 1976.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Cumbria, England

Lama Yeshe discusses the four immeasurables and how to develop equanimity, excerpted from A Commentary on the Yoga Method of Divine Wisdom Manjushri.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice to students about restoring their daily practice after it has lapsed.

  • How to Restart Practices After Stopping •
  • Dharma Practice Stopped After Disrobing •
  • The Most Important Practice •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to utilize obstacles on the path to enlightenment.

  • A Positive Way of Thinking •
  • Thought Transformation •
  • Practice Thought Transformation •
  • Hardships •
  • When Problems Interfere with Practice •
  • Taking on Obstacles •
  • Dealing With Sadness •
  • Dealing with Depression •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Transforming Problems •
  • Utilizing Obstacles on the Path to Enlightenment •
  • Experience Obstacles for All Sentient Beings •
  • Remedy for Obstacles, Fear and Worry •
  • How to Transform Obstacles •
  • Rejoice in the Problems •
  • The Experience Purifies Your Negative Karma •
  • Experience the Sickness for All Sentient Beings •
  • Experience the Difficulties with a Good Heart •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to practice guru devotion, including seeing the guru as Buddha, offering service and pleasing the guru.

  • Fortunate to Receive Advice from the Guru  •
  • The Guru Brings You to Enlightenment •
  • Pleasing the Guru •
  • Offering Thanks to the Guru •
  • Initiation From Another Lama •
  • Guru Yoga Merit Field •
  • Guru Devotion in the Four Tibetan Traditions •
  • How to Find a Teacher •
  • Dharma Connection With Other Gurus •
  • Having Many Gurus •
  • Request to be Guru •
  • Request to be Guru and Life Practices •
  • Not Possible for the Teacher to Give Up •
  • Attachment to the Guru •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to make the best use of our life, which is very short.

  • The Cause of Death •
  • Life is Short •
  • How to Use an Hourglass for Dharma Practice •
  • Impermanence and Death Don't Wait •
  • Death Meditation  •
  • Death Comes Suddenly •
  • Remember Impermanence and Death •
  • Death Can Happen Anytime •
  • Grief After Baby’s Death •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe visit the Jade Buddha Temple, Bangkok, 1974.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Thubten Yeshe: The Enlightenment Attitude

Tags: bodhicitta
Lama Yeshe teaching at Manjushri Institute, England, 1976.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Cumbria, England

Lama Yeshe discusses meditation experience in tantric practice.

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
Lama Yeshe teaching at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1979.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Chenrezig Institute, Austalia

A teaching about the importance of bodhicitta, the mind of enlightenment, given when Lama was bestowing bodhisattva vows.

Tags: bodhicitta
Lama Yeshe, Vajrapani Institute, California, 1983. Photo by Carol Royce-Wilder.

We have a new Russian translation to share with you, Freedom Through Understanding, by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Topics: Translations > Russian
Tags: translation
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on karma, including how to create good karma and avoid nonvirtue.

  • Accepting Karma •
  • Many Obstacles Due to Karma •
  • Karma of a Group is More Powerful •
  • Everything is Produced by Karma •
  • Result of Past Karma •
  • Karma and Its Results •
  • Good Karma of Caring For Animals •
  • Karma is Definite •
  • Think of the Kindness of Sentient Beings •
  • The Karma of Harming Others •

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