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Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on the amazing benefits of building a stupa and circumambulating a stupa, as well as instructions on how to fill a stupa and how to make the stupa beautiful and inspiring.

  • Building Stupas to Benefit Sick Dogs •
  • How to Make the Stupa Beautiful and Inspiring •
  • Circumambulation of Boudhanath Stupa •
  • Liberating Animals and Circumambulating Stupas With Them •
  • Filling a New Stupa  •
  • Building a Stupa to Liberate Sentient Beings •
  • Benefits of Stupas •
  • You Are Fortunate to Build Stupas •
  • The Stupa Will Benefit Numberless Beings •
  • The Power of the Holy Object •
  • A Powerful Place of Healing •
  • A Billion, Zillion Thanks for Circumambulations •
  • How to Use a Stupa to Bring You to Enlightenment •
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.

  • 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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to care for and respect statues of the Buddha. Rinpoche advises that holy objects such as statues contribute to world peace and help us create believable merit just by seeing them.

  • Climbing on a Statue •
  • Hosting the Jade Buddha •
  • Painting the Buddha’s Eyes •
  • Benefactor Building a Statue •
  • Benefits of Building a Statue of Padmasambhava •
  • Tara Statue With Head Looking Down •
  • Auspicious Welcome for Amitabha Buddha Statue •
  • Care of Chenrezig Statue in Garsha, India •
  • Your Gift to Sentient Beings •
  • Buddha Statue on the Ground •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on making offerings to the Three Rare Sublime Ones.

  • Verses to Inspire Offerings •
  • Offering to the Sangha •
  • Water Bowls Practice •
  • How to Generate Merit by Offering Music, such as Bell, Gong or Conch Shell •
  • Making Offerings to the Pretas •
  • Offerings to the Guru-Buddha •
  • Offering Incense •
  • Benefits of Offering Gold to Buddha Statues •
  • Take Care of the Flowers •
  • Water Bowl Offerings •
  • Flower Offering Card •
  • How to Dedicate a Money Offering •
  • Water Bowl Offerings as a Group Practice •
  • The Benefits of Supporting the Center and Sangha •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on holy objects such as statues, stupas, tsa-tsas, texts and prayer wheels, as well as advice on pilgrimage, monasteries and temples, the Maitreya Project and the Relic Tour.

Topics: Holy Objects
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Benefits of Building Monasteries •
  • Building a Temple •
  • Benefits of Building a Monastery •
  • Practices for Success of the Monastery •
  • The Benefits of Monasteries •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Four Dharmakaya Relic Mantras Amulet  •
  • The Benefits of Blessing Strings •
  • Lama Atisha Protection Stupa •
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  • Benefits of Prayer Flags •
  • When to Hang Prayer Flags •
  • Prayer Flags and Banners •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • A Prayer Wheel in the Ocean •
  • Yamantaka Mantras in Prayer Wheel •
  • Prayer Wheel and Tong-len Practice •
  • The Benefits of Prayer Wheels and Chenrezig Practice •
  • Checking Mantras for Prayer Wheel •
  • Benefits of Prayer Wheels •
  • Making a Prayer Wheel •
  • Building a Universal Peace Wheel •
  • Hand Prayer Wheel •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Prayer Wheels •
  • Request to Build a Prayer Wheel •
  • The Prayer Wheel Brings Many Blessings •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Printing Tse.do, the Long Life Sutra •
  • Writing the Prajnaparamita •
  • How to Bless Texts •
  • Paranirvana Sutra •
  • Burning Holy Objects and Offering to Sangha •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Dedicating the Merit of Making Tsa-tsas •
  • What to do with Tsa-tsas •
  • Tsa-tsas and Other Practices  •
  • Making Tsa-tsas and Buddha Statues •
  • Benefits of Making Tsa-tsas •
  • Making Tsa-tsas •
  • Caring For Damaged Holy Objects •
  • Precious Images •
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  • Benefits of Supporting the Relic Tour •
  • Letter Thanking Relic Tour Host  •
  • Prayers When Relics Radiate Light •
  • Relics in the Sutras •
  • The Benefit of Seeing Relics •
  • Offering to Holy Objects •
  • Thanks to Relic Tour Staff •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Blessings from the Relics on Tour •
  • Relic Tour Brings World Peace •
  • Benefits of Relics •
  • Benefits of Holy Relics •
  • Thanks For Hosting Relics •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Costs of the Maitreya Project •
  • Presenting the Project to Sponsors •
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  • Thanks for Prayers for the Maitreya Project •
  • Thanks to a Benefactor •
  • Thanks for Prayers •

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