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Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to resolve conflict with fellow students at the Dharma center by remembering their kindness and developing a tolerant and compassionate attitude.

  • Having the Attitude to Help •
  • Complaints about Director •
  • Advice for Dealing with Difficult People •
  • Conflicts with Fellow Students •
  • Living with a Difficult Student •
  • Every Sentient Being Is Most Kind, Most Dear, Most Precious •
  • Why Compassion Is Most Important at the Center •
  • Reflect on the Kindness of Others •
  • Excluded from the Center •
Nick Ribush at Tushita Retreat Centre, Dharamsala, India, 1975.
By Nicholas Ribush

An article by Nicholas Ribush about the growth of Tibetan Buddhist publishing in the West.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore, 2016. Photo: Bill Kane.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Rinpoche gave this advice about resolving complaints and dealing with interpersonal conflict at the Dharma center. Rinpoche said the real enemy and the cause of all our problems is the self-cherishing thought.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Letters and cards thanking benefactors and students who have offered service to the Dharma in many different roles.

  • Thanks for Volunteering •
  • Thanks for Service and Advice about Pure Land •
  • Welcome to Enlightenment •
  • Thanks for Long Life Practices •
  • Thanks for Tara Mantras •
  • Thanks for Mitukpa Mantras •
  • Thanks for Stupas •
  • Inseparable from You •
  • Thanks for Practices •
  • New Stupa •
  • A Burst Appendix •
  • A Card for Rinpoche’s Sister •
  • Get Well •
  • Card With Gifts •
  • Kind Heart Brilliance •
  • Card and Gift for Student •
  • Thanking Students For Practice •
  • Thanks for Book •
  • Drawing of Maitreya Buddha •
  • Thanks For Helping •
  • Thanks for Raising Money •
  • Thanks for Your Kindness •
  • Thanks to Long-time Student •
  • Numberless Thanks For Everything •
  • Thanks For Kind Service •
  • Rejoice in Your Whole Life •
  • Countless Skies of Thanks •
  • Get Well Soon From Samsara! •
  • Heartfelt Thanks For Helping the Center •
  • Thanks for Your Generosity •
  • Gift of Erma Jam •
  • More Meaningful Than the Olympics •
  • A Billion, Zillion Times Thanks •
  • Skies of Thanks For Your Sincere Heart •
  • Thank You For Your Service •
  • A Billion, Zillion Thanks •
  • Thanks for Dedicating Your Retreat •
  • Numberless Bodhisattvas Love You Very Much •
  • Numberless Skies of Thanks for the Thangka •
  • Letter of Thanks to Thamthog Rinpoche •
  • Skies of Thanks •
  • The Whole World Comes from the Mind •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice for those who have offered service as center director and are retiring from that role.

  • Thanks to Outgoing Director •
  • Departing Center Director •
  • Thanks For Service as Director •
  • On Retiring •
  • When the Center Director Is Changed •
  • Work at the Center Is So Beneficial •
  • Resuming Study After Directorship •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice for students planning to build at the Dharma center.

  • Completion of a Stupa •
  • Renovations at the Center •
  • Building a New Gompa After a Fire •
  • Thank You and Rejoice!  •
  • A New Center Building •
  • Pujas Before Felling Trees •
  • Construction of a New Building •
  • The Four Harmonious Brothers •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice and thanks given to students who have offered service and support for Dharma centers and projects in various roles.

  • Retreat Advice and Thanks for Many Years of Service •
  • Thanks for Making Dharma Books Available •
  • Thanks for Offering Service •
  • Study and Service for Sentient Beings •
  • Helping a Nun •
  • Years of Service •
  • Thanks to Benefactor  •
  • Thanking Benefactors •
  • To a Benefactor •
  • Merit Box Donations •
  • Offering Service For Many Years •
  • Thanks for Support •
  • Service at Retreat Center •
  • Long-term Retreat •
  • Help the Center Continuously •
  • Continue Helping the Center •
  • The Benefits of Serving a Dharma Center •
  • Benefits of Karma Yoga •
  • You Are Needed at the Center •
  • Clean Your Motivation •
  • Thanks for Ten Years of Service •
His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Lama Yeshe, Ven. Peljor and Nick Ribush at Tushita's second Dharma Celebration in New Delhi, 1982.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

This collection presents Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s introductions to five of the souvenir booklets produced for Dharma Celebrations held at Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre, Delhi, India.

Chapters:
Dharma Celebration, 2004 •
Dharma Celebration, 2006 •
Dharma Celebration, 2012 •
Dharma Celebration, 2016 •
Dharma Celebration, 2019 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice about the importance of the Dharma center, which brings benefit to so many sentient beings.

  • Tenth Anniversary Message •
  • Thirtieth Birthday Message •
  • The Importance of the Dharma Center •
  • Benefits of FPMT Projects •
  • Benefits of the FPMT •
  • Dharma Centers  •
  • The Dharma Center is an Emergency Rescue Operation  •
  • Benefits of Dharma Centers and Temples •
  • Benefits of Working at a Dharma Center •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice for center directors on how to resolve conflict with difficult students at the Dharma center by remembering their kindness and having an open heart, tolerance and compassion.

  • Center Disharmony and Theft •
  • Difficulties in Dharma Center •
  • Problems at a Dharma Center •
  • How to Bring Harmony to the Center •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on the practice of giving and letters of thanks to benefactors of Rinpoche's centers and projects.

  • Kind Benefactor •
  • Thanking Benefactors •
  • Thanks for Donation to Kopan •
  • Donation to Amdo Eye Center •
  • Ways to Give Away Money •
  • Investing for Real Profit •
  • Helping a Business •
  • The Center is of Utmost Importance •
  • Thanks for Generosity to FPMT and His Holiness the Dalai Lama •
  • Rejoice in Your Offering to Kopan Monastery •
Portrait of Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche, 2010. Photo by Roger Kunsang.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche sent this advice to a Dharma center which was having difficulties with the decisions and conduct of one of the people working at the center.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Singapore, 2010. Photo: Ven. Thubten Kunsang.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

A speech by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the opening of a new building for Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore.

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

Sentient beings' happiness comes from Dharma, from virtuous actions.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Institut Vajra Yogini, Lavaur, France

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave this advice about the merit of offering service at the Dharma center for the benefit of others.

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