Teachings

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.

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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Nalanda Institute, 2010. Photo: Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India 1982

An address to students doing a Vajrasattva group retreat

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.

 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 •

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