Rinpoche discusses the kindness of his own guru, Lama Yeshe, and the many Dharma centers that have been established as a result of Lama Yeshe’s energy and inspiration.
Rinpoche discusses the guru-disciple relationship, why we need a guru and the qualities and kindness of the guru.
Advice and many quotations on how to correctly devote to the virtuous friend with thought and action, given to students of FPMT's Masters Program.
A collection of anecdotes about the life of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and how he works day and night, without stopping, for the benefit of all sentient beings.
A commentary on Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga practice, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
Advice on how to purify negative karma in relation to the guru, given to students confessing mistakes.
- Regretting Anger Toward Rinpoche •
- Confession of Anger •
- Confessing Mistakes •
- Confessing Negative Thoughts •
- Heavy Karma of Criticizing the Guru •
- Mitukpa Mantra and Being Vegetarian •
- Not Following the Guru’s Advice •
- Degeneration of Guru Devotion •
- Impatient and Upset at the Teachings •
- Confession of Anger and Worry About Cognitive Decline •
- Criticizing the Guru and Causing Problems at the Dharma Center •
Advice on how to practice guru devotion, including seeing the guru as Buddha, offering service and pleasing the guru.
- Fortunate to Receive Advice from the Guru •
- The Guru Brings You to Enlightenment •
- Pleasing the Guru •
- Offering Thanks to the Guru •
- Initiation From Another Lama •
- Guru Yoga Merit Field •
- Guru Devotion in the Four Tibetan Traditions •
- How to Find a Teacher •
- Dharma Connection With Other Gurus •
- Having Many Gurus •
- Request to be Guru •
- Request to be Guru and Life Practices •
- Not Possible for the Teacher to Give Up •
- Attachment to the Guru •
- Image of a Teacher on Altar •
- How to Follow the Guru Correctly •
- The Merit of Offering to the Guru •
This multimedia series is based on teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the Light of the Path retreat in 2009. The format includes transcripts, audio, video and images.
An experienced teacher guides us on the path to liberation or inner freedom, and enlightenment.
A teaching on guru devotion given during an oral transmission of Calling the Guru from Afar, a prayer composed by Pabongka Rinpoche
A short teaching on Lama Chöpa (Guru Puja), an essential guru yoga practice
A teaching about guru devotion to mark the occasion of Ösel Hita's fifth birthday
A verse-by-verse commentary on the prayer Calling the Guru from Afar
These teachings include oral transmission of Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga and the Three Principal Aspects of the Path
A teaching on the purpose of life, compassion and guru devotion