Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the Light of the Path Retreat, USA, 2014. Photo: Roy Harvey
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore March 2013

A teaching on the benefits of making offerings to holy objects

Topics: Holy Objects
Chapters:
The Benefits of Making Offerings •
The Offering Cloud Mantra •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bodhgaya, India

A teaching on the power of holy objects and the benefits of building a very large Maitreya Buddha statue

Topics: Holy Objects
Lama Yeshe teaching at Tushita Retreat Centre, Dharamsala, India, 1983. Photo: Ueli Minder.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Institut Vajra Yogini, Marzens, France

Whatever place in the external world we think is holy is, in reality, within this precious human body.

Topics: Holy Objects
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Royal Holloway College, England, 1975. Photo: Dennis Heslop.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Tibet

Advice on how to make pilgrimage to the holy places as meaningful and beneficial as possible

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the 7th Kopan Lamrim Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal

Making offerings to holy objects is a remedy for attachment, whether physically offered or mentally transformed

Topics: Holy Objects
Boudhanath Stupa, photo by Dennis Heslop taken in the 1960s.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Atisha Centre, Bendigo, Australia

An extensive teaching on the benefits and blessings of stupas; includes advice about the Great Stupa being built near Bendigo, Australia.

Topics: Holy Objects
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Solu Khumbu, Nepal, 1979. Photo: Georges Luneau.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1981

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains the power of the Buddha and holy objects at the 14th Kopan Course in 1981.

Topics: Holy Objects
Holy objects at Lama Zopa Rinpoche's house in Aptos, California.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A teaching by Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the benefits and power of holy objects. The teaching includes many quotations from Buddhist sutras.

Topics: Holy Objects
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Soquel, California, 1994

Explanation of the different types of prayer wheels as a means of purifying negativities and accumulating merit

Topics: Holy Objects
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India July 1986

Extensive instruction for making tsa-tsas as a practice and means to achieve a good rebirth, make extensive offerings, and receive the blessing of holy objects.

Topics: Holy Objects
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1991.  Photo: Thubten Yeshe (Augusta Alexander).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India 1990

How to accumulate merit and the causes of ultimate happiness by viewing, making and respecting holy objects.

Topics: Holy Objects
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche about hanging prayer flags and engaging in various activities on auspicious days.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Aptos, CA 2005

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

Topics: Holy Objects
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Nalanda Institute, 2010. Photo: Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Lavaur, France, March 2001

A talk and video from Lama Zopa Rinpoche's visit to Nalanda Monastery, France in 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

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