Teachings

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

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these teachings on offering practices during a Cittamani Tara Puja at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore in 1992.

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Labsum Shedrub Ling, Washington, New Jersey

A commentary on Vajrasattva meditation and recitation as a purification practice.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India

An interview with His Holiness the Dalai Lama about Buddhist teachings and practice

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching during the Ninth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa, Italy

The practice of prostrations to the Thirty-five Buddhas is a powerful method to purify past harmful actions and prevent unwanted sufferings in the future.

Chapters:
The Benefits of Making Prostrations •
Commentary on the Practice •
Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, New Zealand, June 1975.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Extracts from teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe on the practice of Vajrasattva

Chapters:
Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The Benefits of Vajrasattva Practice •
Lama Yeshe: The Benefits of Purification with Heruka Vajrasattva •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Practices for Life: Preliminaries and Lamrim Meditation •
  • Nyung-näs and Practices for Life •
  • Extensive Life Practices for a New Student •
  • Life Practices for a Young Student at Kopan •
  • Chenrezig and Other Practices for New Student •
  • First Study the Whole Lamrim •
  • Practices to Focus on for Your Whole Life •
  • Practices to Make Your Life Useful and Beneficial •
  • Practice Advice for Life for New Student •
  • Golden Light Sutra, Nyung-nä and Lam-rim Practice •
  • Lamrim Study and Effortful Meditation Practice •
  • Practice For All Sentient Beings •
  • Life Practices After Kopan •
  • Life Practices: Lamrim, Preliminaries, Tantra •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Institut Vajra Yogini, France

Teachings from a Mani retreat held at Institut Vajra Yogini, France, in 2009.

Chapters:
The Benefits of reciting OM MANI PADME HUM •
How to Purify Negative Karma •
Motivation for the Retreat •
Preparation for Chenrezig Initiation and Retreat •
Preparation for Chenrezig Initiation (cont) •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lake Arrowhead, California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taichung, Taiwan

Lightly edited teachings from the Amitabha and White Tara initiations and retreat held at Shakyamuni Center, Taiwan, in February 2007.

Chapters:
Amitabha and White Tara Index Page •
Lam-rim Teaching; Amitabha Practice •
Bodhisattva Vows; Amitabha Practice •
White Tara Initiation; Bodhisattva Vows •
White Tara Sadhana: Refuge •
White Tara Sadhana: Purification •
White Tara Sadhana: Offerings •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan Monastery, 1987. (Photographer unknown)
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

A teaching on the four opponent powers, a practice that purifies negative karma and obscurations

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

Lightly edited excerpts from a one-month Mitukpa retreat held in Vermont, USA, 2002.

Chapters:
Mitukpa Retreat: Index Page •
Mitukpa Initiation •
The Meaning of Retreat •
How Samsara is Created •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Maitreya Instituut, Netherlands

This commentary includes advice on combining the practice with prostrations and lam-rim meditation.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A teaching by abbot Achos Rinpoche, with a commentary by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche offering a mandala at the Ninth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

The mandala offering is a powerful method to collect merit and purify miserliness.

The bodhisattva Ksitigarbha

This practice is especially beneficial for those who have heavy problems, serious health problems, big projects or financial difficulties.

(06723_ng-4.psd) Lama Zopa Rinpoche portraits taken in 1975 in Tarzana, California, after the first American course with Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche held at Lake Arrowhead, CA. Photos by Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Extensive advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche on which practices should be done daily.

Chapters:
Preliminary Practices •
Lam-rim Meditations and Deity Practice •
Essential Daily Practices •
Why I Give These Preliminary Practices •

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