Teachings

Lama Yeshe teaching at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1979.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Chenrezig Institute, Australia

Lama Yeshe discusses the five lay vows with students at Chenrezig Institute.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice given to students on the practice of Shugden (Tib: Dolgyal). This practice is strongly discouraged by His Holiness the Dalai Lama  and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. 

  • Ceasing Shugden •
  • Advice About Dorje Shugden •
  • Student Stopped Dolgyal Practice •
  • Dorje Shugden Practice •
  • Action Against Lamas •
  • Forsaking a Guru •
  • More Talks on This Topic: Dorje Shugden •
  • Dolgyal Practice •
  • Dolgyal Confession •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice to students about restoring their daily practice after it has lapsed.

  • How to Restart Practices After Stopping •
  • Dharma Practice Stopped After Disrobing •
  • The Most Important Practice •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice for students who are experiencing difficulties with their Dharma practice.

  • No Progress in Practice •
  • Doubts •
  • Obstacles •
  • Difficulty with Prostrations •
  • Not Enough Merit to Practice Tantra •
  • Cutting Distractions to Practice •
  • Difficult Retreat •
  • Faults in Practice •
  • Needing Money for Retreat •
  • Purifying Obstacles to Dharma Practice •
  • Outer and Inner Obstacles to Dharma Practice •
  • Purifying Obstacles to Dharma Practice •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice for students who have broken their vows or stopped their daily practice commitments.

  • Confessing Broken Commitments •
  • Purifying Broken Commitments •
  • Giving Up Lay Vows •
  • Problem Doing Commitments •
  • Giving Up Commitments •
  • Giving Back Commitments •
  • Confession of Broken Commitments •
  • Broken Lay Vows •
  • Unable to Keep Commitments •
  • Illness During the Teachings •
  • Broken Vows •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Broken Vows and Commitments •
  • Initiation and Tsa-tsa Commitment •
  • The Effect of Broken Commitments •
  • Too Busy for Daily Commitments •
  • Broken Tantric Commitments •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on nyung nä, a powerful two-day practice associated with Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion.

  • Continue With Nyung-näs and Lam-rim •
  • We Can Be Free From Samsara •
  • Unable to Complete Nyung-näs •
  • Nyung-nä Advice •
  • Practices for Purification and Collecting Merit •
  • Two Thousand Nyung Näs and Other Life Practices •
  • The Benefits of Nyung-näs •
  • Thank you for Nyung-näs •
  • A Powerful Practice •
  • Continue Nyung-näs •
  • Nyung-nä Brings Us Closer to Enlightenment •
  • Completion of 300 Nyung-näs •
  • The Greatest Purification •
  • 700 Nyung-näs Seems Good •
  • Dispelling Obstacles For Nyung-nä Retreat •
  • A Quick Way to Purify Obscurations •
  • Animal Liberation and Nyung Näs •
  • Drinking During a Nyung Nä •
  • Two Thousand Nyung Näs •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India

A commentary for retreatants, available to initiates as a spiral-bound text or pdf file. 

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

This book combines several teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche on nyung nä, a powerful two-day practice associated with Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion.

Chapters:
Abiding in the Retreat •
Editor's Preface •
Chapter 1: The Benefits of Nyung Nä Practice •
Chapter 2: Chenrezig •
Chapter 3: Bhikshuni Lakshmi •
Chapter 4: The Nyung Nä Lineage Lamas •
Chapter 6: The Benefits of Reciting OM MANI PADME HUM •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche painting Tara at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976. Photo: Peter Iseli.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India

This puja for the success of all FPMT centers and activities was compiled by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in July 1982, and includes an explanation of the meaning of the prayer and advice on the visualization.

Lama Yeshe at Vajrapani Institute, California, 1983. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Vajrapani Institute, California

Lama Yeshe introduces the Six Yogas of Naropa, an advanced tantric practice.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche with Sangha at IMI House, Sera Je Monastery, India, in December 2013. Photo: Ven. Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Sera Je Monastery, Bylakuppe, India

Advice on sur, an offering practice to pacify obstacles and create merit.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

In this letter, Rinpoche gives extensive reasons supporting His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s advice not to practice Dolgyal (Shugden).

Lama Yeshe at Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa, Pomaia, Italy, 1983. Photo: Merry Colony.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Pomaia, Italy

A brief introduction to the tantric path and methods. Lama Yeshe gave this talk during His Holiness the Dalai Lama's tour through Europe in 1982.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Soquel, CA

A short Vajrasattva practice composed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche and published in a pocket-sized format. Whenever we have broken a vow or created any other kind of negative karma, we can purify that negativity with the four opponent powers without a second’s delay.

Chapters:
Introduction •
A Short Vajrasattva Meditation •
Translations (Daily Purification) •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala , India

Extensive advice on how to make waterbowl offerings, starting with the correct motivation.

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