Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, 2000. Photo: Brian Halterman.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bodhgaya, India

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave this practice advice while he was circumambulating and reciting texts at the Mahabodhi Stupa, Bodhgaya. 

The lamas with Western Sangha and Mount Everest Centre students in Bodhgaya, 1974.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bodhgaya, India

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains the benefits of practicing in Bodhgaya and advises specific practices to be done while on pilgrimage.

By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Thubten Yeshe: Doing Two Things at Once

By Lama Thubten Yeshe

Volume 2 in our new ebook series includes teachings on a range of lamrim topics and excerpts from Lama's commentary on the deity yoga practice of Manjushri.

Chapters:
The Enlightened Experience •
Preface: The Enlightened Experience, Volume 2 •
Table of Contents: The Enlightened Experience, Volume 2 •
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 •
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, Kadampa stupa, USA, August 2016. Photo: Ven. Lobsang Sherab.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bodhgaya, India

Verses from a sutra found in the Kangyur on the benefits of circumambulating stupas, translated by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The teaching includes a commentary on the verses.

Topics: Holy Objects
Portrait of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Geneva, Switzerland, 1983. Photo by Ueli Minder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Subdue Your Mind

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to purify negative karma in relation to the guru, given to students confessing mistakes.

  • 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 •
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 •
By Lama Thubten Yeshe

In the first volume of our new ebook series, Lama Yeshe discusses the principal aspects of the path to enlightenment and offers general advice on relationships, educating children and a range of other issues.

Chapters:
The Enlightened Experience •
Preface: The Enlightened Experience, Volume 1 •
Table of Contents: The Enlightened Experience, Volume 1 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on the importance of Dharma practice and how to actualize the lamrim, the path to enlightenment.

  • 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 •
  • Freedom is in Our Hands •
  • The Essence of Lama Tsongkhapa’s 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 •
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Thubten Yeshe: The First Clear Step

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