Rinpoche discusses the merit of offering to a holy object, even if we don’t have a pure motivation, in this teaching excerpt from the 32nd Kopan Course.
In this teaching excerpted from Kopan Course No. 38, Rinpoche explains how to collect extensive merit in everyday life by making offerings to the Buddha.
In this video, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains how to show respect to Dharma texts, including digital devices containing Dharma.
Advice on pilgrimage to the holy places including Bodhgaya, Rajgir and Nalanda, and practices which can be done at the sacred sites.
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.
Advice on the amazing benefits of building a stupa and circumambulating a stupa, as well as instructions on how to fill a stupa and make it beautiful and inspiring.
Advice on the power of relics, from which we receive blessings that bring us closer to enlightenment.
In these teachings, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises how to make pilgrimage to Bodhgaya and other Buddhist sacred sites most meaningful.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave this practice advice while he was circumambulating and reciting texts at the Mahabodhi Stupa, Bodhgaya.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains the benefits of practicing in Bodhgaya and advises specific practices to be done while on pilgrimage.
Verses from a sutra found in the Kangyur on the benefits of circumambulating stupas, translated by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The teaching includes a commentary on the verses.
Advice on how to care for and respect statues of the Buddha. Rinpoche advises that holy objects such as statues contribute to world peace and help us create believable merit just by seeing them.
Advice on making offerings to the Three Rare Sublime Ones.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche suggested these prayers and practices for a student who was going to Bodhgaya, Rajgir and Nalanda in India.