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Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to practice guru devotion, including seeing the guru as Buddha, offering service and pleasing the guru.

  • Fortunate to Receive Advice from the Guru  •
  • The Guru Brings You to Enlightenment •
  • Pleasing the Guru •
  • Offering Thanks to the Guru •
  • Initiation From Another Lama •
  • Guru Yoga Merit Field •
  • Guru Devotion in the Four Tibetan Traditions •
  • How to Find a Teacher •
  • Dharma Connection With Other Gurus •
  • Having Many Gurus •
  • Request to be Guru •
  • Request to be Guru and Life Practices •
  • Not Possible for the Teacher to Give Up •
  • Attachment to the Guru •
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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on lam-rim topics, including refuge, karma, and guru devotion.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Doubts About Lam-rim •
  • The Quickest Path to Enlightenment •
  • Special Qualities of Buddhism •
  • Lama Tsongkhapa's Teachings •
  • Lam-rim Quotes •
  • Lam-rim and Tantra •
  • Following the Basic Program •
  • Recognize the Nature of Suffering •
  • This Perfect Human Rebirth is Most Precious •
  • The Quickest Way to Achieve Enlightenment •
  • Definition of a Holiday •
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  • Dedicate Oneself to the Lam-rim •
  • A Letter to Students at Kopan •
  • Reading Lam-rim Books •
  • Lam-rim is the Main Thing •
  • Focus on Lam-rim •
  • Generating Faith •
  • Lam-rim Realizations •
  • Train in the Graduated Path •
  • Practice Advice: Read Lam-rim •
  • Practice Gone Dry •
  • Benefits of the Lam-rim •
  • Direction in Life •
  • Advice on Lam-rim Study and Practice •
  • Focus on Lamrim Practice •
  • Lam-rim the Main Practice •
  • Familiarity with the Dharma •
  • Train the Mind in Lam-rim •
  • Lam-rim Meditation •
  • Attainment of Lam-rim Realizations •
  • Which Lam-rim Text to Study •
  • Stick With the Lam-rim •
  • The Suffering of Samsara •
  • Meditations on the Graduated Path •
  • A Worthwhile Life •
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  • Request to Guru •
  • Training the Mind in Guru Devotion •
  • Taking Teachings from the Lama •
  • Guru Devotion and Consultation •
  • Guru Displeased •
  • Far from Guru •
  • Restaurants and Shopping •
  • When the Guru Is Ill •
  • How to Think When Your Guru Shows Signs of Aging •
  • Close to Guru •
  • Advice on Guru Practice •
  • A Teaching on Guru Devotion •
  • A Daily Guru Devotion Meditation •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Guru Devotion •
  • Remember the Guru’s Kindness •
  • The Quickest Path to Enlightenment •
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  • The Power of Faith •
  • Advice for Students of Geshe Jampa Gyatso •
  • Benefit of Attending Initiation •
  • Praise of Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche •
  • Qualities of a Guru Who Teaches Tantra •
  • Refuge is Most Wise •
  • The Absolute and Conventional Guru •
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  • Milarepa's Strong and Stable Guru Devotion •
  • Successful Service Due to Guru Devotion •
  • The Merit of Pleasing the Guru •
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  • The Merit of Study  •
  • The Merit of Working for the Guru •
  • Recitations for Rinpoche’s Health and Long Life •
  • Thanks for Your Service to the Guru •
  • Offering Service to His Holiness •
  • Your Life Has Been Rich in Merit •
  • Service to the Guru is the Best Offering •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Respecting the Guru •
  • Angry With the Teacher •
  • Living in the Dharma •
  • When the Guru Shows the Aspect of Displeasure •
  • Seeing the Guru as Buddha •
  • Seeing Faults in the Guru •
  • Not Giving Up •
  • Negative Thoughts About the Guru •
  • Obstacles to Guru Devotion •
  • Guru's Sexual Behaviour •
  • Conflict with Lamas •
  • Difficulties with One's Guru •
  • Giving Up the Guru •
  • Negativity Toward Guru •
  • Purifying Negative Karma Connected With Guru •
  • Relationship with Guru •
  • Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Obstacles to Guru Devotion •
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  • Regretting Anger Toward Rinpoche •
  • Confession of Anger •
  • Confessing Mistakes •
  • Confessing Negative Thoughts •
  • Heavy Karma of Criticizing the Guru •
  • Mitukpa Mantra and Being Vegetarian •
  • Not Following the Guru’s Advice •
  • Degeneration of Guru Devotion •
  • Impatient and Upset at the Teachings •
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  • Offering Service When the Guru Manifests Illness •
  • Messages From Hospital After Manifesting a Stroke •
  • A Rare Opportunity •
  • Rinpoche’s and Lama Lhundrup’s Heath •
  • When the Guru Shows the Aspect of Sickness •
  • An Incredible Opportunity •
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  • Habituated in Nonvirtue •
  • Sexual Misconduct •
  • Profiting from Selling Alcohol •
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  • The Karma of Killing •
  • Fatal Car Accident  •
  • Killing One's Parents •
  • Purifying Negative Karma •
  • Purifying Forefather’s Karma of Killing •
  • Purifying the Karma of Harming Others •
  • The Real Responsibility •
  • Purifying the Karma of Disrespecting a Friend •
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  • Instructions for Refuge Practice •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Refuge •

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