Teachings from the Vajrasattva Retreat Book

Lama Zopa Rinpoche
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Doing Vajrasattva retreat is not simply about reciting the mantra and saying some prayers. It is about making the practice effective for your mind, making it the quickest, most powerful way to transform your mind.
- Lama Zopa Rinpoche

This book is an edited transcript of Lama Zopa Rinpoche's teachings at a three-month Vajrasattva retreat held at Land of Medicine Buddha, USA, from February 1 to April 30, 1999. The teachings cover many lamrim topics, purification practices, mantras, pujas and more. First published in 2000, the book was fully revised and updated in 2018.

Rinpoche’s teachings were of three types: the weekend public teachings, teachings at special events, such as a light offering meditation, two long-life initiations, a Medicine Buddha puja preceding a jangwa ceremony for the dead, and an animal liberation ceremony; and teachings during Vajrasattva retreat sessions, at which Rinpoche would often arrive unannounced and proceed to explain various parts of the practices being done at the time.

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