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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 •
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 •
  • The Ultimate Good Heart •
  • Living With Bodhicitta •
  • Pray to Benefit Others •
  • Ultimate Advice for Success •
  • The Most Important Thing Is Bodhicitta •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice given to those who practice healing or have been healed.

  • Connection With Kuan Yin •
  • Offering Comfort and Help to the Sick •
  • Healing With Medicine Buddha Practice •
  • Practice Advice for a Healer/Psychic •
  • Study with Healer •
  • Mantras for Healing •
  • Healing With Tong-len •
  • Healing With Compassion •
  • Buddhism and Healing •
  • Healing Sessions •
  • A Discussion About Healing •
  • Healing Mantra and Visualization •
  • Compassion is Most Important for Healing Others •
Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the steps of the old house at Kopan Monastery, possibly 1969.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Thubten Yeshe: Purifying the Dualistic Mind

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice about lung, a state in which the winds within the body are unbalanced or blocked, thus causing various illnesses.

  • Lung After Retreat •
  • Antidote to Lung  •
  • Severe Lung •
  • Pujas for Lung •
  • Practices for Lung •
  • Practicing Tong-len for Lung •
  • Advice for a Monk With Lung •
  • Advices for Lung •
  • Heart Sutra and Other Practices for Lung •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the 12th Meditation Course at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1979. Photo: Ina Van Delden.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Khen Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1987

A transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 20th Kopan Course. Includes a discourse on the bodhisattva vows by Khen Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup, late abbot of Kopan Monastery.

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 20 Index Page •
Lecture One: Refuge and Bodhicitta •
Lecture Two: Cherishing Others •
Lecture Three: The Good Heart •
Lecture Four: Labeling the I •
Lecture Five: The Merely Labeled I •
Lecture Six: Labeling Appearances •
Lecture Seven: The Eight Mahayana Precepts •
Lecture Eight: The Benefits of Precepts •
Lecture Nine: Emptiness of the I •
Lecture Ten: Equilibrium Meditation •
Lecture Eleven: Equanimity •
Lecture Twelve: The Cause of Happiness •
Lecture Thirteen: The Bodhisattva Vows (Lama Lhundrup) •
Lecture Fourteen: Samsara and the Twelve Links •
Lecture Fifteen: Refuge •
Lecture Sixteen: The Suffering of Samsara •
Lecture Seventeen: The Five Views •
Lecture Eighteen: How to Practice Dharma •
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 •

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