By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa, Pomaia, Italy

Lama Yeshe advises students to avoid extremes and abide in meditation with intensive awareness in this excerpt from a commentary on the yoga method of Gyalwa Gyatso given in Italy, September 1983.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bendigo, Australia

In this video extract, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises students to make the retreat most beneficial by striving to subdue the mind.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Practice advice and instructions for students doing various types of retreat, including preliminaries, lamrim and deity practice.

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Destroying Delusion •
Advice for Seven-Month Retreat •
Six-Month Retreat •