Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche reciting Nagarjuna prayers in front of the Nagarjuna statue at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India, 2014. Photo: Ven. Sarah Thresher

This text by the great Indian pandit Nagarjuna is famous for its descriptions of the bodhisattva's path of compassion and for its clear, concise analysis of the Buddha's teachings on emptiness.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on the Diamond Cutter Sutra, a Mahayana sutra which helps us to actualize wisdom and bodhicitta quickly, along with other realizations.

  • Benefits of Reciting the Diamond Cutter Sutra •
  • The Diamond Sutra •
  • Sutra Recitation for Sick Nuns •
  • Diamond Cutter Sutra in Retreat •
  • Sutra Recitation to Remove Obstacles and Bring Happiness to All Beings •
Painting of Lama Tsongkhapa from Big Love: The Life and Teachings of Lama Yeshe. Photo courtesy of National Museum, Copenhagen.
By Lama Tsongkhapa

A praise to the Buddha, composed by Lama Tsongkhapa after he realized emptiness. Translated by Geshe Thupten Jinpa.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Delhi, India, January 2009. Photo: Ven. Roger Kunsang.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The ten benefits of reciting or even seeing, touching or remembering the Lotus Pinnacle of Amoghapasha mantra, translated by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

 

Tags: mantra
The great yogi, Thangtong Gyalpo (1385–1464)

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has recommended this prayer for protection and healing from the coronavirus COVID-19.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on powerful mantras with many benefits including healing, purifying negative karma and dispelling obstacles.

  • The Exalted Zung of Norbu Sangpo •
  • The Mantra Encompassing the Essence of Kangyur •
  • The Wisdom Mantra Called the Arya Six Syllables •
  • Stainless Pinnacle Lotus Mantra •
  • Amoghapasha Mantra •
His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama

A prayer for peace in Tibet and compassion in the world.

Tags: dalai lama, Tibet
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Tara Institute, Melbourne, Australia

A two-day seminar in which Rinpoche teaches on emptiness, compassion, guru devotion and other topics.

Chapters:
We are Extremely Fortunate •
Make the Mind Wet •
How We Hold Onto the I •
Meditation on Emptiness •
Ego Wants So Many Things •
A Good Heart a Day •
You Have Time to Get It Done •
Guru Shakyamuni Buddha. Painted by Jane Seidlitz.
By The Buddha

A practice to overcome financial difficulties and empower financial endeavors that are dependent on others for success.

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

Mantras offered by Lama Zopa Rinpoche for healing and protection

By Vajradhara Losang Jinpa

A short lamrim prayer that contains the essence of the whole path to enlightenment

By Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol

A short prayer that helps us develop the correct attitude toward the virtuous friend.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Tarzana, California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A practice that protects people from untimely death, the dangers of the elements and other unfavorable conditions.

Tags: mantra, problems
The great Indian scholar and yogi, Lama Atisha.
By Lama Atisha

A seminal text that sets out the stages of the path to enlightenment (lam-rim)

Lama Yeshe teaching at Manjushri Institute, England, 1976.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1975

This short teaching on the power of mantra was Lama Yeshe's response to a question from a student at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, in 1975.

Tags: mantra, wisdom

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