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Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on practices to benefit those who have passed away.

  • Teacher Passed Away •
  • Medicine Buddha Practice •
  • Creating Merit For Future Lives •
  • Death on TV •
  • Jang-wa Practice •
  • When Sangha Members Die •
  • How to Benefit Those Who Have Died •
  • Praying for the Deceased •
  • Offering a Deceased Person’s Wealth •
  • What to Do with a Deceased Person’s Ashes •
  • Tsa-tsas and Pujas After Death •
  • Help at the Time of Death •
  • Mother Passed Away •
  • The Real Kunsang is Not There •
  • What to Do with Ashes of a Loved One •
  • Daily Sur Practice for Deceased Person •
  • Prayers for Student Reborn in Naga Realm •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice and practices to remove obstacles to success.

  • Obstacles to Moving House •
  • Changing Feng Shui •
  • Removing Obstacles and Collecting Merit •
  • Removing Obstacles for a Religious Leader  •
  • Practices to Reduce Obstacles •
  • Obstacles to Finding a Job •
  • Obstacles for Family •
  • No Need to Worry •
  • Clearing Obstacles from the House •
  • Eviction from Land •
  • Feng Shui and Practices to Remove Obstacles •
  • Obstacles in the Coming Year •
  • Obstacles to Dharma Practice •
  • Poor Health, Depression and Many Obstacles •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Institut Vajra Yogini, Marzens, France

In this video extract, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains that everything comes from karma, so we can create suffering or happiness, enlightenment or hell.

Tags: karma
Lama Yeshe meditating by the ocean at Maroochydore, Australia, 1974.

Our latest Italian translations include Ego, Attachment and Liberation by Lama Yeshe and The Joy of Compassion by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Topics: Translations > Italian
Tags: translations
Portrait of Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche, 2010. Photo by Roger Kunsang.

We have a new Polish translation to share with you: Chapter One of Joyful Parents, Successful Children, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Topics: Translations > Polish
Tags: translations
Lama Yeshe with his ski pole, Ninth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Read our April 2021 enews, and enjoy this month 's teaching, an excerpt from our forthcoming book, The Nectar of Bodhicitta.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Golden Light Sutra Center, Darkhan, Mongolia

In this video extract, Rinpoche advises that it is most important for young people to learn Dharma, to learn about the mind. Equally important is practicing the good heart, patience and contentment.

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 •
  • You Will Meet Again and Again •
  • Death Can Come at Any Time •
  • Separation Is Definite •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Italy.  Photo by Piero Sirianni.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Pomaia, Italy

In this teaching, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises that the realization of emptiness is the most important goal in our life, so that we can cease suffering and its cause, delusion and karma.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to transform depression and use it on the path to enlightenment.

  • Advice on Transforming Depression •
  • So Much to Rejoice In •
  • Depressed and Unsure Where to Live •
  • Daughter with Depression •
  • Practices for Depression •
  • Depressed Student •
  • Practice Tong-len for Depression •
  • Practices for Daughter's Depression •
  • Balloon Mantras for Daughter's Depression •
  • Stopping Depression •
  • Dealing with Depression •
  • Long-Term Depression •
  • Depression in the Family •
  • Battling with Depression •
  • Severe Depression •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Depression •
  • How to Overcome Depression •
  • Remedy for Depression •
  • Severe Depression and Anxiety •
  • The Best Way to Eliminate Depression •
  • Numberless Buddhas Cherish You Most •
  • Transforming Depression •
  • Advice and Practices for Depression and Long Life •
  • Transforming Anxiety and Depression •
  • Depression After Bereavement •
  • Meditations for Depression •
  • Goodbye Depression •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to use sickness on the path, especially through the practice of tonglen (taking and giving).

  • How Sickness Purifies Negative Karma •
  • Very Sick Student •
  • Offering Service •
  • Brain Infection •
  • Using Sickness for the Path •
  • Tumor in Spine •
  • Purifying Sickness •
  • How to Think about Sickness •
  • Beneficial Practices for the Sick •
  • Rejoice in Your Sickness •
  • How Fortunate You Are to Have This Sickness •
  • Rejoice That You Purified Negative Karma •
  • Meditate on the Kindness of Others •
  • Experience the Suffering for Sentient Beings •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Bendigo, Australia, Sep-Oct 2014.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bendigo, Australia

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these instructions on how to think during the section on rejoicing in Lama Chöpa at a retreat held in Bendigo, Australia.

Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, New Zealand, June 1975.

Read our March 2021 enews, and enjoy this month 's teaching, Lama Yeshe on Guru Devotion.

By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

This book is a unique study program which provides a 365-day outline of the graduated path to enlightenment in a clear, practical format that is suitable for both individual and group practice.

Chapters:
Lamrim Year •
Introduction to Lamrim Year •
Editor's Preface •
Day 1: Introduction (Lama Zopa Rinpoche) •
Day 7: The Qualities of the Guru (Lama Yeshe) •
Day 64: The Perfect Human Rebirth (Lama Zopa Rinpoche) •
Day 87: Impermanence and Death (Lama Yeshe) •
Sources by Author: Lamrim Year •
Sources by Topic: Lamrim Year •
Suggested Further Reading •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo, Australia

In this video extract, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises that all our happiness and suffering come from the mind, and if there is no anger, there is no external enemy.

Topics: Introductory

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