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Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice and practices for infectious diseases, including coronovirus COVID-19, Ebola and HIV/AIDS.

  • Lyme Disease •
  • Mantra For Ebola •
  • Request to Build Naga King Statue in Africa •
  • Ebola Virus •
  • NDM-1 Superbug •
  • Tuberculosis •
  • Ross River Fever •
  • Fatigue and Lyme Disease •
  • Ebola Outbreak •
  • Bird Flu •
  • Practices for Ebola •
  • Practices for Coronavirus (COVID-19) •
  • Essential Practices for Protection from Coronavirus COVID-19 •
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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to correctly meditate on emptiness (shunyata).

  • The Merely Imputed I •
  • Meditation on Emptiness •
  • Meditations for Inner Peace •
  • How to Realize Emptiness •
  • Getting Depressed by Emptiness •
  • Response to Questions on Emptiness •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Emptiness •
  • The Merely Labeled I •
  • The Real I Cannot Be Found •
  • The Object to Be Refuted •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice and thanks given to students who have offered service and support for Dharma centers and projects in various roles.

  • Retreat Advice and Thanks for Many Years of Service •
  • Thanks for Making Dharma Books Available •
  • Thanks for Offering Service •
  • Study and Service for Sentient Beings •
  • Helping a Nun •
  • Years of Service •
  • Thanks to Benefactor  •
  • Thanking Benefactors •
  • To a Benefactor •
  • Merit Box Donations •
  • Offering Service For Many Years •
  • Thanks for Support •
  • Service at Retreat Center •
  • Long-term Retreat •
  • Help the Center Continuously •
  • Continue Helping the Center •
  • The Benefits of Serving a Dharma Center •
  • Benefits of Karma Yoga •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to follow the Buddhist path and how to bring benefit and happiness to others through Dharma practice.

  • Practice Advice for a New Student •
  • Study and Practice Advice for a New Student  •
  • The Ultimate Goal •
  • Advice to a New Student •
  • Beneficial Practices for a New Student •
  • New Student Practice Advice •
  • The Mahayana Path •
  • Tong-len and Tsa-tsa Practice •
  • Practicing with Effort •
  • Lam-rim and Deity Practice Advice  •
  • Following the Buddhist Path •
  • Think of the Happiness of Others •
  • A Simple Daily Practice for a New Student •
  • Use Your Life to Benefit Others •
  • Lamrim Study and Meditation is Most Important •
  • Reciting Mantras •
  • The Main Purpose of Your Life •
  • First Time at a Kopan Course •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to correctly visualize certain deities during one's meditation practice.

  • Vision of Buddhas •
  • Improving Visualizations •
  • Namgyalma Long-life Meditation •
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 •
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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on practices which may help remove obstacles for those who are unemployed and having difficulties finding work. 

  • Looking for Work •
  • Success in Finding a Job •
  • Obstacles to Finding Work •
  • Can’t Find a Job •
  • Practices for Successful Jobseeking •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice about the importance of the Dharma center, which brings benefit to so many sentient beings.

  • Tenth Anniversary Message •
  • Thirtieth Birthday Message •
  • The Importance of the Dharma Center •
  • Benefits of FPMT Projects •
  • Benefits of the FPMT •
  • Dharma Centers  •
  • The Dharma Center is an Emergency Rescue Operation  •
  • Benefits of Dharma Centers and Temples •
  • Benefits of Working at a Dharma Center •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to create the cause of happiness and success in this life and future lives until enlightenment, by practicing compassion, the good heart.

  • A Beneficial Life •
  • Helping Others With a Good Heart •
  • How to Combat Self-cherishing •
  • Our Purpose is to Serve Others •
  • Advice for a Happy Life •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

In this collection of advice for those practicing in prison, Rinpoche explains how to use the situation in prison to develop the mind.

  • Meditation in Prisons •
  • Prison is an Opportunity to Practice •
  • Son Passed Away •
  • Using Time in Prison to Practice Dharma •
  • Chenrezig Practice in Prison •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to utilize obstacles on the path to enlightenment by practicing thought transformation.

  • A Positive Way of Thinking •
  • Thought Transformation •
  • Practice Thought Transformation •
  • Hardships •
  • When Problems Interfere with Practice •
  • Taking on Obstacles •
  • Dealing With Sadness •
  • Dealing with Depression •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Transforming Problems •
  • Utilizing Obstacles on the Path to Enlightenment •
  • Experience Obstacles for All Sentient Beings •
  • Remedy for Obstacles, Fear and Worry •
  • How to Transform Obstacles •
  • Rejoice in the Problems •
  • The Experience Purifies Your Negative Karma •
  • Experience the Sickness for All Sentient Beings •
  • Experience the Difficulties with a Good Heart •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

In this advice for children and teens, Rinpoche encourages the cultivation of loving kindness, the good heart, so that their lives are meaningful and beneficial for others.

  • Giving Happiness to Others •
  • Rejoicing in Practice •
  • Gift for a Child •
  • Advice for a Young Student •
  • How Long to Live •
  • Message for a Young Student •
  • A Place for Children •
  • Thanks for Devotion and Good Heart •
  • Message to Maitreya School Children •
  • The Cause of Real Happiness •
  • Planting the Seeds of Enlightenment •
  • The Happiest Life •
  • Why the Sky is Blue •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice for center directors on how to resolve conflict with difficult students at the Dharma center by remembering their kindness and having an open heart, tolerance and compassion.

  • Center Disharmony and Theft •
  • Difficulties in Dharma Center •
  • Problems at a Dharma Center •
  • How to Bring Harmony to the Center •

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