Teachings

 Lama Zopa Rinpoche painting Tara, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976. Photo: Peter Iseli.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1987

How the meaning of life and everlasting happiness may be actualized by Tara practice.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Soquel, CA USA 1999

Teachings from a three-month Vajrasattva retreat covering many lam-rim topics, purification practices, mantras, pujas and more.

Chapters:
Teachings from the Vajrasattva Retreat •
Editor's Introduction •
Chapter 1: February 6 •
Chapter 2: February 7-a •
Chapter 3: February 7-b •
Chapter 4: February 8 •
Chapter 5: February 9-a •
Chapter 6: February 9-b •
Chapter 7: February 9-c •
Chapter 8: February 10-a •
Chapter 9: February 10-b •
Chapter 10: February 10-c •
Chapter 11: February 11 •
Chapter 12: February 12-a •
Chapter 13: February 12-b •
Chapter 14: February 13-a •
Chapter 15: February 13-b •
Chapter 16: February 14 •
Chapter 17: February 15 •
Chapter 18: February 16 •
Chapter 19: February 17-a •
Chapter 20: February 17-b •
Chapter 21: February 19 •
Chapter 22: February 21-a •
Chapter 23: February 21-b •
Chapter 24: February 22-a •
Chapter 25: February 22-b •
Chapter 26: February 22-c •
Chapter 27: February 23 •
Chapter 28: February 24 •
Chapter 29: February 25 •
Chapter 30: February 26 •
Chapter 31: February 27 •
Chapter 32: February 28 •
Chapter 33: March 2-a •
Chapter 34: March 2-b •
Chapter 35: March 4 •
Chapter 36: March 6 •
Chapter 37: March 7 •
Chapter 38: March 12 •
Chapter 39: March 13 •
Chapter 40: March 16 •
Chapter 41: April 10 •
Chapter 42: April 11 •
Chapter 43: April 16 •
Chapter 44: April 17 •
Chapter 45: April 18 •
Chapter 46: April 24 •
Chapter 47: April 25 •
Chapter 48: April 27 •
Chapter 49: April 30-a •
Chapter 50: April 30-b •
Appendices •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Boulder Creek, CA USA May 1997

The Skillful Means of Taking an Everlasting Holiday in Tagpa Kachö, the Pure Land of Vajrayogini. Two chapters excerpted from a series of talks about the Highest Yoga Tantra practice of  Heruka. 

Chapters:
A Teaching on Heruka •
A Teaching on Heruka: Editor's Introduction •
Chapter Four: Practicing in Daily Life •
Chapter Five: Practicing Patience •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India 1986

A practice for the purification of negative karma and obscurations

Chapters:
Sadhana: Burning Offering to Dorje Khadro •
Commentary: Introduction •
Commentary: Preliminaries •
Commentary: The Actual Meditation •
Commentary: Conclusion •
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Holland 1981

The Yoga Method of Buddha Maitreya: a definitive explanation of tantra, prefaced by introductory teachings on Buddhism.

Chapters:
Universal Love •
Universal Love: Editor's Introduction •
Chapter 1: What is Buddhism? •
Chapter 2: The Purpose of Meditation •
Chapter 3: Compassion and Emptiness •
Chapter 4: A Brief History of Maitreya Buddha •
Chapter 5: The Practice of Tantra •
Chapter 8: Becoming Maitreya •
Appendix 1: An Explanation of the Shunyata Mantra and a Meditation on Emptiness •
Appendix 3: The Mantra of Maitreya Buddha's Promise •
Foreign Translations •
Portrait of Lama Yeshe, Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1975. Photo by Tony Duff.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Grizzly Lodge, CA 1980

Included in the book The Essence of Tibetan Buddhism, two talks on this often-misunderstood practice

Chapters:
Introduction to Tantra: First Teaching •
Introduction to Tantra: Second Teaching •
University of California, Santa Cruz, USA, 1978.  Photo: Jon Landaw.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in New Delhi, India, 1979

Clarifying Dharma practice and the role of the mind

Lama Yeshe meditating by the ocean, Sicily, 1983. Photo: Jacie Keeley.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Geneva, Switzerland

A purification practice utilizing visualization and mantra.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche on a range of Buddhist practices.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Being in Prison •
  • Practice Advice in Prison •
  • A Nun in Jail •
  • Being in Prison •
  • Letter to Martha Stewart •
  • Practicing in Prison •
  • Request for Practices from Prison •
  • Request for Guru •
  • Prison Is the Best Opportunity •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Lam-rim is the Main Focus •
  • Lam-rim for Prisoners •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Meditation in Prisons •
  • Prison Practice •
  • Son Passed Away •
  • Using Time in Prison to Practice Dharma •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Prayers Before Execution •
  • Death Penalty •
  • Practices for Death Row •
  • Practices for Prisoner •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Negative Mind •
  • Heretical Thoughts During Nyung-näs •
  • Overwhelmed by Obstacles •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • 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 •

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