Teachings

Medicine Buddha mandala. Photo courtesy of FPMT.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Rinpoche discusses the benefits of Medicine Buddha practice in this teaching excerpt from the 36th Kopan Meditation Course.

Khadro-la teaching at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India, January 4, 2020. Photo: Bill Kane.

A praise to Tara, composed by Khadro-la (Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drönme) at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Tags: tara, prayers
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 •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India

A commentary for retreatants, available to initiates as a spiral-bound text or pdf file. 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche painting Tara at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976. Photo: Peter Iseli.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India

This puja for the success of all FPMT centers and activities was compiled by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in July 1982, and includes an explanation of the meaning of the prayer and advice on the visualization.

Lama Yeshe at Vajrapani Institute, California, 1983. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Vajrapani Institute, California

Lama Yeshe introduces the Six Yogas of Naropa, an advanced tantric practice.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche with Sangha at IMI House, Sera Je Monastery, India, in December 2013. Photo: Ven. Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Sera Je Monastery, Bylakuppe, India

Advice on sur, an offering practice to pacify obstacles and create merit.

Lama Yeshe at Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa, Pomaia, Italy, 1983. Photo: Merry Colony.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Pomaia, Italy

A brief introduction to the tantric path and methods. Lama Yeshe gave this talk during His Holiness the Dalai Lama's tour through Europe in 1982.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Missoula, MT, USA

A teaching on universal responsibility, given prior to a White Tara initiation.

Lama Yeshe teaching at UC Santa Cruz, 1978. Photo: Jon Landaw.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Cumbria, England

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

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

An explanation of the lineage, the levels of practitioners, the power of the mantra and the benefits of Vajrayogini practice.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche painting Tara, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976. Photo: Peter Iseli.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A short Tara practice composed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche after the first US course in California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

In this excerpt from Kopan Course No. 27, Rinpoche explains how to achieve full enlightenment

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 •

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