Teachings

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Instituto Lama Tsong Khapa, Pomaia, Italy

In this video, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains the benefits of offering to holy objects. Even a small offering to the Buddha creates the cause for ultimate happiness, due to the power of the object.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Geshe Tenley and Nick Ribush, Boston, MA March 2016.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe

Lama Yeshe: We Think We’re Conscious But We’re Not 

 Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1991.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Katoomba, Australia

Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses the direct and indirect benefits for all sentient beings that will result of the construction of a large Maitreya statue.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala , India

Extensive advice on how to make waterbowl offerings, starting with the correct motivation.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the Light of the Path Retreat, USA, 2014. Photo: Roy Harvey
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore March 2013

A teaching on the benefits of making offerings to holy objects

Topics: Holy Objects
Chapters:
The Benefits of Making Offerings •
The Offering Cloud Mantra •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Royal Holloway College, England, 1975. Photo: Dennis Heslop.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Tibet

Advice on how to make pilgrimage to the holy places as meaningful and beneficial as possible

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, Lake Arrowhead, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1974

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Offerings to Holy Objects

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Seventh Kopan Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal

Making offerings to holy objects is a remedy for attachment, whether physically offered or mentally transformed

Topics: Holy Objects
Holy objects at Lama Zopa Rinpoche's house in Aptos, California.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A teaching by Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the benefits and power of holy objects. The teaching includes many quotations from Buddhist sutras.

Topics: Holy Objects
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, 2005.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India 2006

Days 1-3: Maitreya Buddha puja, teachings and meditation on Maitreya Buddha, and oral transmissions of the Maitreya mantra, Maitreya prayer and King of Prayers

Chapters:
Day One: Maitreya Buddha Puja Part A •
Day One: Maitreya Buddha Puja Part B •
Day One: Maitreya Buddha Puja Part C •
Day One: Maitreya Buddha Puja Part D •
Day One: Maitreya Buddha Puja Part E •
Day One: Maitreya Buddha Puja Part F •
Day Two: Benefits of Maitreya Buddha mantra; Worldly vs. Dharma happiness •
Day Two: How we create wrong concepts, why we need Dharma •
Day Two: How happiness comes from sentient beings; Food offering •
Day Three: Wrong concepts of impermanence; Taking care of oneself by cherishing others •
Day Three: Using harm to generate compassion; Oral transmission of Maitreya Buddha mantra •
Day Three: Maitreya Buddha meditations; Tong-len; Dedications •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Singapore, 2010. Photo by Kunsang Thubten (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A student wrote to Rinpoche asking for practices for the rest of his life. Rinpoche responded with this advice. 

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India July 1986

Extensive instruction for making tsa-tsas as a practice and means to achieve a good rebirth, make extensive offerings, and receive the blessing of holy objects.

Topics: Holy Objects
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1991.  Photo: Thubten Yeshe (Augusta Alexander).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India 1990

How to accumulate merit and the causes of ultimate happiness by viewing, making and respecting holy objects.

Topics: Holy Objects
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Aptos, CA 2005

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's prayers and offerings to the holy objects.

Topics: Holy Objects