Teachings

Lama Yeshe teaching at UC Santa Cruz, 1978. Photo: Jon Landaw.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Cumbria, England

An overview of deity practice, excerpted from a commentary on the Manjushri Yoga Method

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching outdoors at Manjushri London (currently Jamyang Buddhist Centre), 1983. Photo by Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A guide to accomplishing the recommended preliminary practices

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

An explanation of the lineage, the levels of practitioners, the power of the mantra and the benefits of Vajrayogini practice.

 Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, 1970.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal

A series of ten teachings given during a nyung-nä retreat at Lawudo Gompa, Nepal, in 1978

Chapters:
Nyung-nä Teachings at Lawudo: Index Page •
1. Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion •
2. The Benefits of Reciting OM MANI PADME HUM •
3. The Path of Secret Mantra •
4. The Vehicle of the Result •
5. Blessing the Speech •
6. The Transcendental Wisdom of Great Bliss •
7. Abiding in the Retreat •
8. Prostrations and Offerings •
9. Meditation on Emptiness •
10. The Merely Labeled I •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche painting Tara, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976. Photo: Peter Iseli.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A short Tara practice composed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Advice for a Sincere New Student •
  • Lamrim Advice for New Student •
  • Meditations for a New Student   •
  • Guidelines for Dharma Practice •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • I Thought of You Many Times •
  • A New Path in the Dharma •
  • Chenrezig Will Always Guide You •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in meditation on Saka Dawa at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, May 25, 1975. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Aptos, CA, USA

Topics include prostrations, offerings, rejoicing, the sufferings of samsara, bodhicitta and emptiness

Chapters:
Nyung-nä Practice: Prostrations •
Nyung-nä Practice: Offerings and Rejoicing •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche after the first US course in California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

In this excerpt from Kopan Course No. 27, Rinpoche explains how to achieve full enlightenment

Vajrasattva, painted by Nepali-Tibetan artists. Photo courtesy of FPMT.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Jinsiu Farlin Center, Taipei Taiwan, 1994

A short teaching on the benefits of purifying negative karma, given before a Vajrasattva je-nang 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe near Lawudo Retreat Center, Nepal, 1970. Photo by Terry Clifford.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal

A translation and commentary on the 36 vows upheld by novice monks and nuns.

Tags: vows, precepts, sangha
Lama Zopa Rinpoche receiving a mandala offering, 1990. Photo: Merry Colony.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Tushita Meditation Centre and Bodhgaya

A compilation of teachings on the mandala offering, a practice that pacifies all hindrances to temporal and ultimate happiness

Chapters:
How to Offer a Mandala •
The Actual Practice •
Four Ways of Offering the Mandala •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Extensive Daily Practice Advice for an Artist •
  • The Main Practice is Lam-rim •
  • Lam-rim and Guru Yoga Daily Practice •
  • Connection to Practices •
  • Motivation for Daily Practice and All Activities •
  • Daily Practice: The Power of the Compassion Buddha Practice •
  • Study the Lam-rim and Be Kind to Others •
  • Use This Precious Opportunity to Practice Dharma •
  • Daily Practice Advice for Students at Kopan •
  • Practice Plan for Student's Mother •
  • Daily Practices for Success •
  • Extensive Daily Practice Advice •
  • Meditate on Lamrim Every Day •
  • Instructions for Everyday Life •
  • Life Practice Advice for Long-time Student •
  • Daily Practices to Clear Obstacles •
  • Essential Life Practices •
  • A Meaningful Life •
  • Strong Daily Practice •
  • Tonglen, Water Bowls and Other Daily Practices •
  • Lam-rim Meditation, Study and Service •
  • Cutting Down Practice Time •
  • Practice Advice for the Quickest Enlightenment •
  • How to Use Criticism and Unfavorable Situations on the Path •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Daily Practice Advice •
  • Renounce the Ego •
  • Daily Practices and Tong-len Advice •
  • A Wish-granting Life •
  • White Tara and Other Practices •
  • Recommended Daily Practices •
  • Essential Practices for a Busy Student •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in meditation on Saka Dawa at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, May 25, 1975. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Chenrezig Institute, Australia 2000

Rinpoche explains the benefits of mani pills, the Thirty-five Buddhas practice, and the importance of purifying negative karma in this evening session during the 100 Million Mani Retreat at Chenrezig Institute, Australia.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

The eight Mahayana precepts should be taken with the motivation of bodhicitta, remembering the kindness of other sentient beings

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