Guru Puja is the Heart Practice Series

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche
North Carolina, USA

We are delighted to announce Lama Zopa Rinpoche's new multimedia series Guru Puja is the Heart Practice, edited by Venerable Sarah Thresher. This new series is based on important teachings given by Rinpoche over several sessions at the Light of the Path retreat held in North Carolina, USA, in 2009.

Experience The Importance of Practicing Guru Puja, the first title in this series, or visit to browse the entire collection of LYWA multimedia titles.

Guru Puja is the Heart Practice Multimedia: About the Series

All the previous holy beings of our tradition also did this Guru Puja as the heart practice. It has few words but encompasses so much. It has great blessing and the profound vital points.

- Pabongka Dechen Nyingpo quoted by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

This series contains a wealth of teachings and instructions on the Guru Puja, which Rinpoche emphasizes is to be taken as the very heart of our practice, just as it has been for generations of great masters and yogi-practitioners of the past. It also introduces chanting and the lineage of chanting to be used for the Guru Puja within the FPMT.

The multimedia series is based on six sessions taught by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the first Light of the Path retreat in North Carolina, USA, 2009. These teachings are supplemented by other multimedia material taken from similar teachings given by Rinpoche at retreats around the world, along with links to related materials.

Part One: The Importance of Practicing Guru Puja. The first part of this teaching introduces to the Guru Puja and explains why tantra is such a quick path to enlightenment. Rinpoche continues with a commentary to Pabongka Rinpoche’s heartfelt advice on the importance of practicing the Guru Puja and why all our meditation should be integrated into the lamrim.


The following multimedia titles in this series are forthcoming:

  • Part Two: An Introduction to the Chanting through to the Prostrations
  • Part Three: The Offering Section
  • Part Four: Renewing the Bodhisattva Vows to Mantra Recitation
  • Part Five: The Tsog Offering
  • Part Six: The Lamrim Prayer to the Verses of Auspiciousness