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.

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.

The great yogi, Thangtong Gyalpo (1385–1464)

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

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
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.

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)

Geshe Langri Tangpa
By Geshe Langri Tangpa

A classic mind training (lo-jong) text by Kadampa Geshe Langri Tangpa.

By Pabongka Rinpoche

A Teaching With Special Emphasis on The Methods of an Experiential Instruction

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By Pabongka Rinpoche

A definitive root text on the seven-point mind training, supplemented by outlines.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama with Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
By Pabongka Rinpoche

A heartfelt request to the guru for blessings to realize all the stages of the path to enlightenment, as well as a meditation on the nature of the guru.

Chapters:
Calling the Guru from Afar (Extensive Version) •
Calling the Guru from Afar (Brief Version) •
By Pabongka Rinpoche

Heartspoon: Encouragement through Recollecting Impermanence

By Lama Tsongkhapa

Renunciation, bodhicitta, and the correct view of emptiness

Lama Tsongkhapa. Photo courtesy of FPMT.
By Lama Tsongkhapa

This concise prayer by Lama Tsongkhapa teaches the entire graduated path to enlightenment.

Lama Tsongkhapa
By Lama Tsongkhapa

A brief presentation of the stages of the path to enlightenment.