Teachings

By Jeremy Russell

A description of the eight places of significance in the Buddha's life

Topics: Holy Objects
Chapters:
The Eight Places of Buddhist Pilgrimage •
Introduction •
Lumbini—birthplace of the Buddha •
Bodhgaya—site of Buddha's enlightenment •
Sarnath—first turning of the Wheel of Dharma •
Rajgir—second turning of the Wheel of Dharma •
Shravasti—teachings in the Jetavana Grove •
Sankashya—where Lord Buddha descended from Tushita Heaven •
Nalanda—site of the great monastic university •
Kushinagar—where Buddha entered mahaparinirvana •
Conclusion and Books Consulted •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Aptos, CA 2005

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

Topics: Holy Objects
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Lavaur, France, March 2001

A talk by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Nalanda Monastery, France, in March 2001

Topics: Holy Objects
Tags: sangha, vows
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on holy objects such as statues, stupas, tsa-tsas, texts and prayer wheels, as well as advice on pilgrimage, monasteries and temples, the Maitreya Project and the Relic Tour. 

Topics: Holy Objects
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Verses to Inspire Offerings •
  • Offering to the Sangha •
  • Water Bowls Practice •
  • How to Generate Merit by Offering Music, such as Bell, Gong or Conch Shell •
  • Making Offerings to the Pretas •
  • Offerings to the Guru-Buddha •
  • Offering Incense •
  • Benefits of Offering Gold to Buddha Statues •
  • Take Care of the Flowers •
  • Water Bowl Offerings •
  • Flower Offering Card •
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  • Building Stupas to Benefit Sick Dogs •
  • How to Make the Stupa Beautiful and Inspiring •
  • Circumambulation of Boudhanath Stupa •
  • Liberating Animals and Circumambulating Stupas With Them •
  • Filling a New Stupa  •
  • Building a Stupa to Liberate Sentient Beings •
  • Benefits of Stupas •
  • Stupas •
  • The Stupa Will Benefit Numberless Beings •
  • The Power of the Holy Object •
  • A Powerful Place of Healing •
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  • Four Dharmakaya Relic Mantras Amulet  •
  • The Benefits of Blessing Strings •
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  • Benefits of Prayer Flags •
  • When to Hang Prayer Flags •
  • Prayer Flags and Banners •
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  • A Prayer Wheel in the Ocean •
  • Yamantaka Mantras in Prayer Wheel •
  • Prayer Wheel and Tong-len Practice •
  • The Benefits of Prayer Wheels and Chenrezig Practice •
  • Checking Mantras for Prayer Wheel •
  • Benefits of Prayer Wheels •
  • Making a Prayer Wheel •
  • Building a Universal Peace Wheel •
  • Hand Prayer Wheel •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Prayer Wheels •
  • Request to Build a Prayer Wheel •
  • The Prayer Wheel Brings Many Blessings •
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  • Climbing on a Statue •
  • Hosting the Jade Buddha •
  • Painting the Buddha’s Eyes •
  • Benefactor Building a Statue •
  • Benefits of Building a Statue of Padmasambhava •
  • Tara Statue With Head Looking Down •
  • Auspicious Welcome for Amitabha Buddha Statue •
  • Care of Chenrezig Statue in Garsha, India •
  • Your Gift to Sentient Beings •
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  • Printing Tse.do, the Long Life Sutra •
  • Writing the Prajnaparamita •
  • How to Bless Texts •
  • Paranirvana Sutra •
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  • Dedicating the Merit of Making Tsa-tsas •
  • What to do with Tsa-tsas •
  • Tsa-tsas and Other Practices  •
  • Making Tsa-tsas and Buddha Statues •
  • Tsa-tsas •
  • Making Tsa-tsas •
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  • Benefits of Supporting the Relic Tour •
  • Letter Thanking Relic Tour Host  •
  • Prayers When Relics Radiate Light •
  • Relics in the Sutras •
  • The Benefit of Seeing Relics •
  • Offering to Holy Objects •
  • Thanks to Relic Tour Staff •
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  • Blessings from the Relics on Tour •
  • Relic Tour Brings World Peace •
  • Benefits of Relics •
  • Benefits of Holy Relics •
  • Thanks For Hosting Relics •
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  • Costs of the Maitreya Project •
  • Presenting the Project to Sponsors •

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