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Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice given to students on the practice of Shugden (Tib: Dolgyal). This practice is strongly discouraged by His Holiness the Dalai Lama  and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. 

  • Ceasing Shugden •
  • Advice About Dorje Shugden •
  • Student Stopped Dolgyal Practice •
  • Dorje Shugden Practice •
  • Action Against Lamas •
  • Forsaking a Guru •
  • More Talks on This Topic: Dorje Shugden •
  • Dolgyal Practice •
  • Dolgyal Confession •
  • Rinpoche's Online Advice Book: Dolgyal and the Guru-Disciple Relationship •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on powerful mantras with many benefits including healing, purifying negative karma and dispelling obstacles.

  • The Exalted Zung of Norbu Sangpo •
  • The Mantra Encompassing the Essence of Kangyur •
  • The Wisdom Mantra Called the Arya Six Syllables •
  • Stainless Pinnacle Lotus Mantra •
  • Amoghapasha Mantra •
  • Benefiting Others with Namgyälma Mantra •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on tantric practices, including the generation and completion stages of Highest Yoga Tantra.

  • Completion Stage Practices •
  • Request for Initiation •
  • Visualizing the Guru as Deity During Initiation •
  • Deity Practice •
  • Generating as a Deity •
  • Self-Initiation and Mahamudra Meditation •
  • Highest Yoga Tantra Practice •
  • Personal Deity for Tantric Practice •
  • Five Buddha Types •
  • Request to Practice Six Yogas of Naropa •
  • Highest Yoga Tantra Practice •
  • How to Achieve Enlightenment Quickly •
  • Six-Session Guru Yoga •
  • Method and Wisdom in Highest Yoga Tantra Practice •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on the importance of compassion, the good heart.

  • The Benefit of Pure Love and Joy •
  • Great Compassion for Others •
  • Great Compassion •
  • The Good Heart is the Root of Happiness •
  • Essential Advice •
  • Why Compassion is Important •
  • Results of Compassion •
  • The Quick Path to Enlightenment •
  • Compassion is the Basis of Achieving Enlightenment •
  • The Advantages of Cherishing Others •
  • The Quickest Way to Achieve Enlightenment •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on practices to benefit those who have passed away.

  • Teacher Passed Away •
  • Medicine Buddha Practice •
  • Creating Merit For Future Lives •
  • Death on TV •
  • Jang-wa Practice •
  • When Sangha Members Die •
  • How to Benefit Those Who Have Died •
  • Praying for the Deceased •
  • Offering a Deceased Person’s Wealth •
  • What to Do with a Deceased Person’s Ashes •
  • Tsa-tsas and Pujas After Death •
  • Help at the Time of Death •
  • Mother Passed Away •
  • The Real Kunsang is Not There •
  • What to Do with Ashes of a Loved One •
  • Daily Sur Practice for Deceased Person •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice and practices to remove obstacles to success.

  • Obstacles to Moving House •
  • Changing Feng Shui •
  • Removing Obstacles and Collecting Merit •
  • Removing Obstacles for a Religious Leader  •
  • Practices to Reduce Obstacles •
  • Obstacles to Finding a Job •
  • Obstacles for Family •
  • No Need to Worry •
  • Clearing Obstacles from the House •
  • Eviction from Land •
  • Feng Shui and Practices to Remove Obstacles •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to make the best use of our life, which is very short.

  • The Cause of Death •
  • Life is Short •
  • How to Use an Hourglass for Dharma Practice •
  • Impermanence and Death Don't Wait •
  • Death Meditation  •
  • Death Comes Suddenly •
  • Remember Impermanence and Death •
  • Death Can Happen Suddenly •
  • Grief After Baby’s Death •
  • Know That Death Can Happen at Any Time •
  • Overcoming Fear of Death •
  • You Will Meet Him Again in a Different Form •
  • You Will Meet Again and Again •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to transform depression and use it on the path to enlightenment.

  • Advice on Transforming Depression •
  • So Much to Rejoice In •
  • Depressed and Unsure Where to Live •
  • Daughter with Depression •
  • Practices for Depression •
  • Depressed Student •
  • Practice Tong-len for Depression •
  • Practices for Daughter's Depression •
  • Balloon Mantras for Daughter's Depression •
  • Stopping Depression •
  • Dealing with Depression •
  • Long-Term Depression •
  • Depression in the Family •
  • Battling with Depression •
  • Severe Depression •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Depression •
  • How to Overcome Depression •
  • Remedy for Depression •
  • Severe Depression and Anxiety •
  • The Best Way to Eliminate Depression •
  • Numberless Buddhas Cherish You Most •
  • Transforming Depression •
  • Advice and Practices for Depression and Long Life •
  • Transforming Anxiety and Depression •
  • Depression After Bereavement •
  • Meditations for Depression •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to use sickness on the path, especially through the practice of tonglen (taking and giving).

  • How Sickness Purifies Negative Karma •
  • Very Sick Student •
  • Offering Service •
  • Brain Infection •
  • Using Sickness for the Path •
  • Tumor in Spine •
  • Purifying Sickness •
  • How to Think about Sickness •
  • Beneficial Practices for the Sick •
  • Rejoice in Your Sickness •
  • How Fortunate You Are to Have This Sickness •
  • Rejoice That You Purified Negative Karma •
  • Meditate on the Kindness of Others •
  • Experience the Suffering for Sentient Beings •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on various mantras including those specifically for long life, good health, success and for dispelling obstacles.

  • Namgyalma Protection •
  • Benefits of Chenrezig Mantra •
  • White Tara Mantras •
  • Two Million Manis •
  • Blessing Sound Offerings •
  • A New Mantra and its Benefits •
  • Mantras for Success •
  • The Benefits of Chenrezig Mantra •
  • The Great Increasing Jewel, Fathomless Celestial Mansion, Extremely Well Abiding, Secret Holy Mantra •
  • Tara Mantra for Success and Dispelling Obstacles •
  • Mantras for Forgetfulness •
  • Benefits of Namgyalma Mantra •
  • Mantra: Exalted One Extremely Pacifying All Hatred •
  • Buddha’s Name Mantra – Protecting from the Three Lower Realms •
  • The Mantra Called Sublime One Extremely Pacifying All Hatred, Completely •
  • White Umbrella Mantra and Deity •
  • Benefits of OM MANI PADME HUM •
  • Two Essential Daily Practices •
  • The Benefits of Reciting OM MANI PADME HUM •
  • Recite Amitabha’s Name Every Day •
  • Visualization While Reciting Amitayus Long-life Mantra •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on pilgrimage to the holy places including Bodhgaya, Rajgir and Nalanda, and practices which can be done at the sacred sites.

  • Pilgrimage to Bodhgaya, Rajgir and Nalanda •
  • Advice and Practices for Pilgrimage  •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Pilgrimage •
  • Why Bodhgaya Is So Important •
  • A Piece of the Pure Land •
  • Swayambunath Mountain •
  • Tso Pema, the Holy Lake of Padmasambhava •
  • Amitayus Meditation at Maratika •
  • Pilgrimage to Holy Places in Kathmandu •
  • Pilgrimage to Bhutan •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to eliminate anger by practicing patience and thus contributing to world peace. 

  • Angry With Organization •
  • Harsh Words •
  • Eliminating Anger •
  • Contribution to World Peace •
  • Practicing Patience •
  • Dealing with Anger •
  • Fed Up With Anger •
  • More Talks on This Topic: Anger •
  • The Importance of Practicing Patience •
  • Everything Comes From Your Mind •
  • Patience Brings Success and Happiness •
  • The Perfection of Patience •
  • Patience is the Most Important Practice •
  • Practices for Domestic Violence and Abuse •
  • How One Second of Anger Destroys Eons of Merit •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to resolve conflict with fellow students at the Dharma center by remembering their kindness and developing a tolerant and compassionate attitude.

  • Having the Attitude to Help •
  • Complaints about Director •
  • Advice for Dealing with Difficult People •
  • Conflicts with Fellow Students •
  • Living with a Difficult Student •
  • Every Sentient Being Is Most Kind, Most Dear, Most Precious •
  • Why Compassion Is Most Important at the Center •
  • Reflect on the Kindness of Others •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Letters and cards thanking benefactors and students who have offered service to the Dharma in many different roles.

  • Thanks for Volunteering •
  • Thanks for Service and Advice about Pure Land •
  • Welcome to Enlightenment •
  • Thanks for Long Life Practices •
  • Thanks for Tara Mantras •
  • Thanks for Mitukpa Mantras •
  • Thanks for Stupas •
  • Inseparable from You •
  • Thanks for Practices •
  • New Stupa •
  • A Burst Appendix •
  • A Card for Rinpoche’s Sister •
  • Get Well •
  • Card With Gifts •
  • Kind Heart Brilliance •
  • Card and Gift for Student •
  • Thanking Students For Practice •
  • Thanks for Book •
  • Drawing of Maitreya Buddha •
  • Thanks For Helping •
  • Thanks for Raising Money •
  • Thanks for Your Kindness •
  • Thanks to Long-time Student •
  • Numberless Thanks For Everything •
  • Thanks For Kind Service •
  • Rejoice in Your Whole Life •
  • Countless Skies of Thanks •
  • Get Well Soon From Samsara! •
  • Heartfelt Thanks For Helping the Center •
  • Thanks for Your Generosity •
  • Gift of Erma Jam •
  • More Meaningful Than the Olympics •
  • A Billion, Zillion Times Thanks •
  • Skies of Thanks For Your Sincere Heart •
  • Thank You For Your Service •
  • A Billion, Zillion Thanks •
  • Thanks for Dedicating Your Retreat •
  • Numberless Bodhisattvas Love You Very Much •
  • Numberless Skies of Thanks for the Thangka •
  • Letter of Thanks to Thamthog Rinpoche •
  • Skies of Thanks •
  • The Whole World Comes from the Mind •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on karma, including how to create good karma and avoid nonvirtue.

  • Accepting Karma •
  • Many Obstacles Due to Karma •
  • Karma of a Group is More Powerful •
  • Everything is Produced by Karma •
  • Result of Past Karma •
  • Karma and Its Results •
  • Good Karma of Caring For Animals •
  • Karma is Definite •
  • Think of the Kindness of Sentient Beings •
  • The Karma of Harming Others •
  • Treat Others Peacefully, Be a Good Example to the World •
  • It Is Best to Live in Morality •
  • The Power of Dharma Practice •
  • Happiness Comes from Cherishing Others •

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