Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Center, Nepal, 1990. Photo: Merry Colony
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice for students doing shi-nä (calm abiding) meditation and retreat. 

Holy objects at Lama Zopa Rinpoche's house in Aptos, California.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on pilgrimage to holy places including Bodhgaya, Rajgir and Nalanda, and practices to do at the holy sites.

Drawing by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on compassion, the wish that others be free from suffering. Included is a selection of Rinpoche's quotes on compassion.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in the garden at Osel Labrang, Sera Je Monastery, India, December 2015.  Photo: Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice for those who are Christian or hold other religious beliefs. Includes extensive advice on what differentiates Buddhism from Christianity.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Kadampa stupa, USA, August 2016. Photo: Ven. Lobsang Sherab.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on the reincarnation of spiritual teachers [lamas] and related matters.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Boudha Stupa, Nepal, 2017. Photo: Bill Kane.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to eliminate anger by practicing patience, and how to deal with attachment and pride. 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Boudha Stupa, Nepal, 2017. Photo: Bill Kane.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to handle criticism and how to deal with fears and other negative emotions. 

Artwork by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
Artwork by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • A Good Motivation •
  • Logging •
  • Time for Practice •
  • Yoga and Dharma •
  • How to Combine Jobs •
  • Neglecting Job While Serving Center •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Thanks to an Artist •
  • Singing the Dharma •
  • Motivation for Singing in Public •
  • Benefits of Music •
  • Writing Books on Meditation •
  • Creating Buddha Images •
  • Art and Dharma •
  • Motivation for Making a CD •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • The Merit of Serving the Guru •
  • The Merit of Working at the Center •
  • Sending Music to Center Director •
  • Helping a Study Group  •
  • Thanks to Director •
  • Buying Property for Center  •
  • Card and Earrings   •
  • Buying Land for the Center  •
  • A Very Special Job •
  • A Challenge For Your Practice •
  • Thanking Directors •
  • How to Deal With Stress •
  • The Need for Dharma Centers •
  • Illegal Buildings on a Property •
  • Chairperson of a Dharma Center •
  • Model Center Directors •
  • Change in Position •
  • New Director •
  • Change in Position •
  • Numberless Thanks for Your Service •
  • Thanks for Service at the Center •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Departing Center Director •
  • Thanks For Service as Director •
  • On Retiring •
  • When the Center Director Is Changed •
  • Work at the Center Is So Beneficial •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Disharmony at the Center •
  • Difficulties in Dharma Center •
  • Problems at a Dharma Center •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Completion of a Stupa •
  • Renovations at the Center •
  • Building a New Gompa After a Fire •
  • Thank You and Rejoice!  •
  • A New Center Building •
  • Pujas Before Felling Trees •

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