Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to use sickness on the path, especially through the practice of tonglen (taking and giving).

  • How Sickness Purifies Negative Karma •
  • Very Sick Student •
  • Offering Service •
  • Brain Infection •
  • Using Sickness for the Path •
  • Tumor in Spine •
  • Purifying Sickness •
  • How to Think about Sickness •
  • Beneficial Practices for the Sick •
  • Rejoice in Your Sickness •
  • How Fortunate You Are to Have This Sickness •
  • Rejoice That You Purified Negative Karma •
  • Meditate on the Kindness of Others •
  • Experience the Suffering for Sentient Beings •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to deal with pain by experiencing it for all sentient beings.

  • Creating the Karma to Stop Pain •
  • Compassion and Tong-len •
  • Severe Arthritis •
  • Mantra Eliminating the Harsh Pain of the Three Grounds •
  • Pain After Car Accident •
  • Tong-len for Pain in Jaw •
  • Rejoicing in Pain •
  • Pinched Nerve •
  • Taking on Others’ Pain •
  • Severe Illness •
  • Experience the Pain for Others •
  • Experience the Pain for All Sentient Beings •
  • Severe Pain •
  • How to Make Your Pain Useful for Numberless Beings •
Khadro-la (Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drönme)

Khadro-la wrote this message to explain the purpose of a series of ritual practices she initiated in order to pacify and extinguish the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice and practices for infectious diseases, including coronovirus COVID-19, Ebola and HIV/AIDS.

  • Lyme Disease •
  • Mantra For Ebola •
  • Request to Build Naga King Statue in Africa •
  • Ebola Virus •
  • NDM-1 Superbug •
  • Tuberculosis •
  • Ross River Fever •
  • Fatigue and Lyme Disease •
  • Ebola Outbreak •
  • Bird Flu •
  • Practices for Ebola •
  • Practices for Coronavirus (COVID-19) •
  • Essential Practices for Protection from Coronavirus COVID-19 •
  • A Good Opportunity to Serve Sentient Beings •
  • The Power of Bodhicitta •
  • Thanks for Prayers for Kopan •
Chenrezig, painted by Nepali-Tibetan artists. Photo courtesy of FPMT.

This supplication was composed by Khadro-la (Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drönme) on March 30, 2020, at the request of friends around the world.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on meditations and other practices which can help anxiety and panic disorder.

  • Panic Attacks, Paranoia and Confusion •
  • Severe Stress and Panic Disorder •
  • Anxiety and Depression •
  • Panic Attacks and Anxiety •
  • Meditations for Anxiety •
  • PTSD, Panic Attacks, Abdominal Pain •
  • Anxiety and Strange Thoughts •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on practices which may be beneficial for a range of illnesses and health problems. Please note: the advice is not intended to replace medical treatment. Always contact your health care professional if you have health concerns.

  • A Healthy Diet •
  • Aspergers and Anxiety •
  • Treatment of Gum Disease •
  • Fire in Chest •
  • Car Accident •
  • Parasites •
  • Student Very Sick •
  • Autism •
  • Very Sick Student •
  • Practices for Teeth •
  • Screen Fatigue and Exhaustion •
  • Immune System Disorder •
  • Your Broken Arm Is Another Form of Teaching •
  • Bleeding Disorder •
  • Type 2 Diabetes •
  • Pujas for Chest Pain and Low Energy •
  • How Fortunate to Get Diabetes •
  • Diabetes, Thyroid and Weight Problems •
  • Chronic Health Problems •
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease •
  • Lupus and Degenerating Muscles •
  • Copper Toxicity •
  • Pujas for Kidney Cysts and Other Health Issues •
  • Lupus and Fibromyalgia •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice given to those who practice healing or have been healed.

  • Connection With Kuan Yin •
  • Offering Comfort and Help to the Sick •
  • Healing With Medicine Buddha Practice •
  • Practice Advice for a Healer/Psychic •
  • Study with Healer •
  • Mantras for Healing •
  • Healing With Tong-len •
  • Healing With Compassion •
  • Buddhism and Healing •
  • Healing Sessions •
  • A Discussion About Healing •
  • Healing Mantra and Visualization •
  • Compassion is Most Important for Healing Others •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice about lung, a state in which the winds within the body are unbalanced or blocked, thus causing various illnesses.

  • Lung After Retreat •
  • Antidote to Lung  •
  • Severe Lung •
  • Pujas for Lung •
  • Practices for Lung •
  • Practicing Tonglen for Lung •
  • Advice for a Monk With Lung •
  • Advices for Lung •
  • Heart Sutra and Other Practices for Lung •
  • Meditations for Lung (Wind Disease) •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Bendigo, Australia, September 2014.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bendigo, Australia

Rinpoche discusses the reasons for giving up alcohol, cigarettes and other addictive substances

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1991. Photo: Thubten Yeshe.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Advice on how to help sick and dying people, and how to use the experience to develop renunciation.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Royal Holloway College, England, 1975. Photo: Dennis Heslop.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Deer Park, Madison USA

The loving, compassionate thought of bodhicitta is the best way to heal HIV/AIDS, cancer or any other disease

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Seventh Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1977

Uncontrolled attachment causes many problems, including addiction to alcohol and drugs

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Hong Kong, 2010. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave this advice on how to think when diagnosed with cancer. When we experience the cancer for the sake of all sentient beings we collect skies of merit and it brings us closer to enlightenment.

By Nicholas Ribush in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 1985

Buddhist perspectives on sickness, health and death