Teachings

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.

Chapters:
Abiding in the Retreat •
Editor's Preface •
Chapter 1: The Benefits of Nyung Nä Practice •
Chapter 2: Chenrezig •
Chapter 3: Bhikshuni Lakshmi •
Chapter 4: The Nyung Nä Lineage Lamas •
Chapter 6: The Benefits of Reciting OM MANI PADME HUM •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, Lake Arrowhead, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
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

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Light of the Path retreat, North Carolina, USA, May 2014. Photo: Roy Harvey.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

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

 Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, 1970.
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

Chapters:
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 •
Lama Yeshe with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and entourage arriving at O Sel Ling Retreat Center, Spain, in September, 1982.
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.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, Lake Arrowhead, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
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.

Chapters:
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) •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lake Arrowhead, California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
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.

Chapters:
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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Vermont, USA

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

Chapters:
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.

Chapters:
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 •
Animal blessing by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kurukulla Center, Massachusetts, 2007. Photo: Lorraine Greenfield.
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.

Chapters:
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 •
By Nicholas Ribush

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Malaysia.
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.

Chapters:
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 •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Adelaide, Australia

Excerpts of Lama Zopa Rinpoche's teachings given at the Mahamudra retreat hosted by Buddha House, Adelaide, in 2004.

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
Chapters:
Day 2 Part A: Teachings before the Gyalwa Gyatso initiation •
Day 2 Part B: Preparation for Gyalwa Gyatso initiation (continued) •
Day 3 Part A 1: Recitations from the combined Jorchö and Lama Chöpa Puja •
Day 3 Part A 2: Recitations from the combined Jorchö and Lama Chöpa Puja (continued) •
Day 3 Part B: Preparation for Gyalwa Gyatso initiation (cont) •
Day 3 Part C: Dedication •
Day 4: Morning teaching •
Day 4: Evening Teaching •
Day 15: Evening Teaching: Commentary on Pabongka Rinpoche's Heart-spoon •
Day 23: Evening Teaching - Part A •
Day 23: Evening Teaching - Part B •
Day 23: Evening Teaching - Part C •

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