Teachings

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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice to students about restoring their daily practice after it has lapsed.

  • How to Restart Practices After Stopping •
  • Dharma Practice Stopped After Disrobing •
  • The Most Important Practice •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice for students who are experiencing difficulties with their Dharma practice.

  • No Progress in Practice •
  • Doubts •
  • Obstacles •
  • Difficulty with Prostrations •
  • Not Enough Merit to Practice Tantra •
  • Cutting Distractions to Practice •
  • Difficult Retreat •
  • Faults in Practice •
  • Needing Money for Retreat •
  • Purifying Obstacles to Dharma Practice •
  • Outer and Inner Obstacles to Dharma Practice •
  • Purifying Obstacles to Dharma Practice •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice for students who have broken their vows or stopped their daily practice commitments.

  • Confessing Broken Commitments •
  • Purifying Broken Commitments •
  • Giving Up Lay Vows •
  • Problem Doing Commitments •
  • Giving Up Commitments •
  • Giving Back Commitments •
  • Confession of Broken Commitments •
  • Broken Lay Vows •
  • Unable to Keep Commitments •
  • Illness During the Teachings •
  • Broken Vows •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Broken Vows and Commitments •
  • Initiation and Tsa-tsa Commitment •
  • The Effect of Broken Commitments •
  • Too Busy for Daily Commitments •
  • Broken Tantric Commitments •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on nyung nä, a powerful two-day practice associated with Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion.

  • Continue With Nyung-näs and Lam-rim •
  • We Can Be Free From Samsara •
  • Unable to Complete Nyung-näs •
  • Nyung-nä Advice •
  • Practices for Purification and Collecting Merit •
  • Two Thousand Nyung Näs and Other Life Practices •
  • The Benefits of Nyung-näs •
  • Thank you for Nyung-näs •
  • A Powerful Practice •
  • Continue Nyung-näs •
  • Nyung-nä Brings Us Closer to Enlightenment •
  • Completion of 300 Nyung-näs •
  • The Greatest Purification •
  • 700 Nyung-näs Seems Good •
  • Dispelling Obstacles For Nyung-nä Retreat •
  • A Quick Way to Purify Obscurations •
  • Animal Liberation and Nyung Näs •
  • Drinking During a Nyung Nä •
  • Two Thousand Nyung Näs •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Meditations to Generate Realizations •
  • Practice Advice for a University Student •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Next Steps for a New Student •
  • Practice Advice and Where to Study •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Study Advice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Making Life Beneficial •
  • Nature  •
  • Living a Good Life •
  • The Special Qualities of Buddhism •
  • Dedication of Merit •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Practice Advice for Benefactors •
  • Making Life Meaningful •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Request for Practices •
  • Lama Chöpa and Manjushri Prayer •
  • Tradition in Past Life •
  • Dharma Practice is Most Important •
  • Letter to a Pen Pal •
  • Dharma is Needed for the Happiness of Sentient Beings •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Advice for a Couple •
  • Motivation for Dharma Practice •
  • Guidelines for Practice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Clairvoyance and Practice Advice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • The Importance of Learning •
  • Contemplate the Lam-rim •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Giving Practices •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Advice for a Long-term Student •
  • Solar Eclipse •
  • Speaking in Tongues •
  • Dharma is Most Important •
  • Just Start the Practice •
  • Please Continue to Practice Dharma •
  • The Real Meaning of Life •
  • An Introduction to Buddhism •
  • How to Think When Doing a Puja •
  • Advice for Merit Multiplying Days •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Daily Practice Advice: Mantra Recitation, Prostrations, Lam-rim •
  • Daily Practice Advice: Lam-rim, Guru Yoga, Sleeping Yoga •
  • Teachings on How to Do Daily Practice •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • 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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Advice for a Sincere New Student •
  • Lamrim Advice for New Student •
  • Meditations for a New Student   •
  • Guidelines for Dharma Practice •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • I Thought of You Many Times •
  • A New Path in the Dharma •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Extensive Daily Practice Advice for an Artist •
  • The Main Practice is Lam-rim •
  • Lam-rim and Guru Yoga Daily Practice •
  • Connection to Practices •
  • Motivation for Daily Practice and All Activities •
  • Daily Practice: The Power of the Compassion Buddha Practice •
  • Study the Lam-rim and Be Kind to Others •
  • Use This Precious Opportunity to Practice Dharma •
  • Daily Practice Advice for Students at Kopan •
  • Practice Plan for Student's Mother •
  • Daily Practices for Success •
  • Extensive Daily Practice Advice •
  • Meditate on Lamrim Every Day •
  • Instructions for Everyday Life •
  • Life Practice Advice for Long-time Student •
  • Daily Practices to Clear Obstacles •
  • Essential Life Practices •
  • A Meaningful Life •
  • Strong Daily Practice •
  • Tonglen, Water Bowls and Other Daily Practices •
  • Lam-rim Meditation, Study and Service •
  • Cutting Down Practice Time •
  • Practice Advice for the Quickest Enlightenment •
  • How to Use Criticism and Unfavorable Situations on the Path •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Daily Practice Advice •
  • Renounce the Ego •
  • Daily Practices and Tong-len Advice •
  • A Wish-granting Life •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Practices for Life: Preliminaries and Lamrim Meditation •
  • Nyung-näs and Practices for Life •
  • Extensive Life Practices for a New Student •
  • Life Practices for a Young Student at Kopan •
  • Chenrezig and Other Practices for New Student •
  • First Study the Whole Lamrim •
  • Practices to Focus on for Your Whole Life •
  • Practices to Make Your Life Useful and Beneficial •
  • Practice Advice for Life for New Student •
  • Golden Light Sutra, Nyung-nä and Lam-rim Practice •
  • Lamrim Study and Effortful Meditation Practice •
  • Practice For All Sentient Beings •
  • Life Practices After Kopan •
  • Life Practices: Lamrim, Preliminaries, Tantra •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche on a range of Buddhist practices.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Being in Prison •
  • Preliminaries and Other Practices in Prison •
  • A Nun in Jail •
  • The Prison is Your Retreat House •
  • Letter to Martha Stewart •
  • Making Life in Prison Meaningful •
  • Request for Practices from Prison •
  • Request for Guru •
  • Prison Is the Best Opportunity •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Lam-rim is the Main Focus •
  • How to Practice in Prison •

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