By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bendigo, Australia

In this video extract, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises students to make the retreat most beneficial by striving to subdue the mind.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

This book combines several teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche on nyung nä, a powerful two-day practice associated with Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion.

Abiding in the Retreat •
Editor's Preface •
1: The Benefits of Nyung Nä Practice •
2: Chenrezig •
3: Bhikshuni Lakshmi •
4: The Nyung Nä Lineage Lamas •
5: The Benefits of the Eight Mahayana Precepts •
6: The Benefits of Reciting OM MANI PADME HUM •
7: The Benefits of Prostrations •
8: The Benefits of Offerings •
9: Brief Motivations •
10: Intermediate Motivation •
11: Extensive Motivations •
12: Ablution and Lamrim Prayers •
13: Taking the Restoring and Purifying Ordination •
14. Requests Through To Invocation •
15: The Seven-Limb Practice •
16: Meditation on the Self Generation •
17. Meditation on the Front Generation •
18: The Completion Practices •
19: Additional Advice •
Appendices •
Translations (Abiding in the Retreat) •
By Lama Thubten Yeshe

Lama Yeshe: Be Brave For Liberation!

By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Cumbria, England

An overview of deity practice, excerpted from a commentary on the Manjushri Yoga Method

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Advice on the need for FPMT students to actualize the lam-rim teachings and achieve realizations

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal

A series of ten teachings given during a nyung-nä retreat at Lawudo Gompa, Nepal, in 1978

Nyung-nä Teachings at Lawudo: Index Page •
1. Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion •
2. The Benefits of Reciting OM MANI PADME HUM •
3. The Path of Secret Mantra •
4. The Vehicle of the Result •
5. Blessing the Speech •
6. The Transcendental Wisdom of Great Bliss •
7. Abiding in the Retreat •
8. Prostrations and Offerings •
9. Meditation on Emptiness •
10. The Merely Labeled I •
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Madrid, Spain

An interview with the directors and staff of O Sel Ling Retreat Centre about the benefits of the retreat center.

By Lama Thubten Yeshe in O Sel Ling Retreat Center, Spain, 1983

Lama Yeshe: The Importance of Retreat

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Institut Vajra Yogini, France

Teachings from a Mani retreat held at Institut Vajra Yogini, France, in 2009.

The Benefits of reciting OM MANI PADME HUM •
How to Purify Negative Karma •
Motivation for the Retreat •
Preparation for Chenrezig Initiation and Retreat •
Preparation for Chenrezig Initiation (cont) •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taichung, Taiwan

Lightly edited teachings from the Amitabha and White Tara initiations and retreat held at Shakyamuni Center, Taiwan, in February 2007.

Amitabha and White Tara Index Page •
Lam-rim Teaching; Amitabha Practice •
Bodhisattva Vows; Amitabha Practice •
White Tara Initiation; Bodhisattva Vows •
White Tara Sadhana: Refuge •
White Tara Sadhana: Purification •
White Tara Sadhana: Offerings •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Vermont, USA

Lightly edited excerpts from a one-month Mitukpa retreat held in Vermont, USA, 2002.

Mitukpa Retreat: Index Page •
Mitukpa Initiation •
The Meaning of Retreat •
How Samsara is Created •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Genting View Resort, Malaysia

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave this teaching in Malaysia, 10-13 April 1997.

Purpose of Life; Awareness of Impermanence and Death •
Oral Transmission of the Vajrasattva Mantra and Heart Sutra •
Searching for the I; Mental Factors; Subtle Mind •
Four Proofs of Reincarnation •
The Influence of Past Karma; Suffering Results of the Ten Non-Virtues •
The Benefits of Living In Vows •
The Importance of Lam-rim In Daily Life •
Training the Mind in Lam-rim; Bodhicitta •
Questions and Answers; The Good Heart is the Best Way to Help Others •
How We Are Tied to Samsara •
Analyzing the I •
Benefits of Teachings on Emptiness; The Essence of Wisdom •
Merely Labelled by Mind •
Merely Labelled By Mind, continued; Heart Sutra Commentary •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Chin-liang, Taichung County, Taiwan

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these teachings during a Thousand-Arm Chenrezig Retreat held in Taichung, Taiwan, February-March 2001.

Retreat Preparations, Impermanence and Death •
Cherishing Others, Bodhicitta Motivation, Oral Transmission of Chenrezig Mantra and Heartspoon •
Importance of Faith, Offerings •
Offering to the Guru, How to Dedicate Merit •
Meaning of Guru and Lama •
Rejoicing, Dedications, Food Offering •
Retreat Advice, What is Dharma •
Offering Tormas, Dedications •
Use of Damaru, Bell, and Vajra, Bodhicitta Motivation, Offering and Dedication •
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By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Shakyamuni Center, Taichung, Taiwan

Teachings during Amitabha and White Tara long-life initiations and a White Tara retreat. Included is the lung (oral transmission) of the Amitayus mantra and the long-life sutra.

Precious Human Rebirth •
Dharma and Non-Dharma, Studying Lam-rim, Amitabha Practice and Pure Land •
Bodhisattva Vows, Amitabha Practice and Pure Land •
Samsara, Emptiness, Trehor Kyorpen Rinpoche, Gen Jampa Wangdu, Prison Practice •
Bodhicitta Motivation, Kindness of Others, Methods to Prolong Life •
Bodhisattva Vows, Lung of Amitayus Mantra and Long-life Sutra •
White Tara Sadhana, His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Obstacle Year •
Refuge Practice •
Dedication Prayers •
Results of Karma, Living in Vows, White Tara Practice •
Purifying in Emptiness, Suffering of Samsara, Bodhicitta Motivation, White Tara Practice (con't) •
Sprinkling Water, Offering Mudras, Emptiness of White Tara Body and Mind •
Visualization, Reciting Mantras, Dedications •
Final Dedications •