Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche with Lamrim Year, 2021. Photo: Roger Kunsang.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Welcome to our July 2021 enews. Thanks so much for your interest and support.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

In this video extract, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises how to relate the four immeasurable thoughts to our daily life, with a strong determination to make our life beneficial for others.

Namgyalma mantra
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

In this short excerpt from the 50th Kopan Course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains the benefits of having positive messages, mantras and Namgyälma protection on his car.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore, 2016. Photo: Bill Kane.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

In this excerpt from the 50th Kopan Course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses tonglen, the meditation practice of generating bodhicitta by taking on the suffering of others and giving them happiness.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Mahayana Buddhist Association (Cham Tse Ling), Hong Kong, April 2016.  Photo: Lobsang Sherab.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

In this excerpt from the 50th Kopan Course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches that happiness and suffering arise from the mind, just as a shadow follows the body.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Boudha Stupa, Nepal, 2017. Photo: Bill Kane.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Lamrim teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 50th Kopan Course in Nepal.

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 50 Index Page •
Lecture 1: The Essence of Dharma •
Lecture 2: Subdue the Mind •
Lecture 3: Understanding Karma •
Lecture 4: The Four Clingings •
Lecture 5: Guru Devotion •
Lecture 6: The Faults of Self-Cherishing •
Lecture 7: Emptiness, Dependent Arising and Tonglen •
Lecture 8: Tonglen Meditation •
Lecture 9: How to Correctly Follow the Guru •
Lecture 10: Refuge Ceremony •
Lecture 11: The Seven-Limb Prayer •
Lecture 12: Vajrasattva Jenang •
Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 8th Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1975.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The Happiest Life is When You Practice Bodhicitta

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Black Mountain, North Carolina, USA

In this video extract, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises how to make charity to beggars by remembering the bodhicitta attitude and reflecting on emptiness, so that the action of giving becomes the cause of enlightenment.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice given to students on the practice of Shugden (Tib: Dolgyal). This practice is strongly discouraged by His Holiness the Dalai Lama  and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. 

  • Ceasing Shugden •
  • Advice About Dorje Shugden •
  • Student Stopped Dolgyal Practice •
  • Dorje Shugden Practice •
  • Action Against Lamas •
  • Forsaking a Guru •
  • More Talks on This Topic: Dorje Shugden •
  • Dolgyal Practice •
  • Dolgyal Confession •
  • Dolgyal and the Guru-Disciple Relationship •
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 •
  • Benefiting Others with Namgyälma Mantra •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on tantric practices, including the generation and completion stages of Highest Yoga Tantra.

  • Completion Stage Practices •
  • Request for Initiation •
  • Visualizing the Guru as Deity During Initiation •
  • Deity Practice •
  • Generating as a Deity •
  • Self-Initiation and Mahamudra Meditation •
  • Highest Yoga Tantra Practice •
  • Personal Deity for Tantric Practice •
  • Five Buddha Types •
  • Request to Practice Six Yogas of Naropa •
  • Highest Yoga Tantra Practice •
  • How to Achieve Enlightenment Quickly •
  • Six-Session Guru Yoga •
  • Method and Wisdom in Highest Yoga Tantra Practice •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The Twofold Benefit of Bodhicitta

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 •
  • The Quickest Way to Achieve Enlightenment •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on practices to benefit those who have passed away.

  • Teacher Passed Away •
  • Medicine Buddha Practice •
  • Creating Merit For Future Lives •
  • Death on TV •
  • Jang-wa Practice •
  • When Sangha Members Die •
  • How to Benefit Those Who Have Died •
  • Praying for the Deceased •
  • Offering a Deceased Person’s Wealth •
  • What to Do with a Deceased Person’s Ashes •
  • Tsa-tsas and Pujas After Death •
  • Help at the Time of Death •
  • Mother Passed Away •
  • The Real Kunsang is Not There •
  • What to Do with Ashes of a Loved One •
  • Daily Sur Practice for Deceased Person •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice and practices to remove obstacles to success.

  • Obstacles to Moving House •
  • Changing Feng Shui •
  • Removing Obstacles and Collecting Merit •
  • Removing Obstacles for a Religious Leader  •
  • Practices to Reduce Obstacles •
  • Obstacles to Finding a Job •
  • Obstacles for Family •
  • No Need to Worry •
  • Clearing Obstacles from the House •
  • Eviction from Land •
  • Feng Shui and Practices to Remove Obstacles •
  • Obstacles in the Coming Year •

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