Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, 2005.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India 2006

Days 1-3: Maitreya Buddha puja, teachings and meditation on Maitreya Buddha, and oral transmissions of the Maitreya mantra, Maitreya prayer and King of Prayers

Chapters:
Day One: Maitreya Buddha Puja Part A •
Day One: Maitreya Buddha Puja Part B •
Day One: Maitreya Buddha Puja Part C •
Day One: Maitreya Buddha Puja Part D •
Day One: Maitreya Buddha Puja Part E •
Day One: Maitreya Buddha Puja Part F •
Day Two: Benefits of Maitreya Buddha mantra; Worldly vs. Dharma happiness •
Day Two: How we create wrong concepts, why we need Dharma •
Day Two: How happiness comes from sentient beings; Food offering •
Day Three: Wrong concepts of impermanence; Taking care of oneself by cherishing others •
Day Three: Using harm to generate compassion; Oral transmission of Maitreya Buddha mantra •
Day Three: Maitreya Buddha meditations; Tong-len; Dedications •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Rinpoche answering questions in an interview with a student.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The Practice and Benefits of the Eight Mahayana Precepts

Chapters:
The Direct and Unmistaken Method •
Translator’s Preface •
The Benefits of Protecting the Eight Mahayana Precepts •
The Way in Which the Mahayana Ordination Is Taken •
The Eight Mahayana Precepts: The Complete Practice •
Taking the Mahayana Restoring and Purifying Ordination •
Special Allowances for Taking the Precepts •
Merits Dedication •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Singapore, 2010. Photo by Kunsang Thubten (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A student wrote to Rinpoche asking for practices for the rest of his life. Rinpoche responded with this advice. 

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Soquel, CA USA 2001

Excerpts from Teachings from the Medicine Buddha Retreat, a book by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Chapters:
Teachings from the Medicine Buddha Retreat •
Editor's Preface •
Table of Contents •
Excerpt •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New York, NY 2007

A commentary and oral transmission of the Manjushri-nama-samgiti,  which consists of 160 verses and mantra sentences, condensing an enormous tantric lore

Chapters:
Manjushri-nama-samgiti Commentary and Lung •
Manjushri-nama-samgiti Lung Only •
Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre, New Delhi, 1980. Photo: Roger Kunsang.
By HH Trijang Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India

An overview of tantric practice, excerpted from a teaching given to Western students in Dharamsala.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Nalanda Institute, 2010. Photos by Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India 1982

An address to students doing a Vajrasattva group retreat

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Boulder Creek, CA USA 1997

Teachings on emptiness and dedication prayers,  excerpted from a series of talks about the Highest Yoga Tantra practice of Yamantaka. 

Chapters:
A Teaching on Yamantaka •
Editor's Introduction •
Chapter Eight: Emptiness •
Chapter Ten: Dedication •
His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New York City, NY September 2005

A commentary on the self-generation sadhana of Avalokiteshvara

His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India, September, 1984

A teaching on the Chenrezig Gyalwa Gyatso sadhana, given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to a group of Westerners in 1984. The teaching was requested by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. 

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Eudlo, Australia, 2000

Teachings during a retreat to recite one hundred million Chenrezig mantras. 

Chapters:
Teachings from the Mani Retreat •
Teachings from the Mani Retreat: Preface •
Prologue: Rinpoche's Invitation to Join the Mani Retreat •
Friday, December 22 •
Saturday, December 23 •
Sunday, December 24 •
Monday, December 25 •
Tuesday, December 26 •
Appendix 1: Prayer for Spontaneous Bliss •
Appendix 2: Chenrezig Food Offering •
His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in London, England, 1988

A survey of all the Buddhist practices including the systems of both sutra and tantra undertaken in the Tibetan tradition.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Listen to a recording of Amitayus long mantra by Wendy Cook and read about the benefits of the practice.  Includes a letter from Khen Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup. 

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche painting Tara at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976. Photo: Peter Iseli.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche chants the Praises to the Twenty-one Taras.

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