Teachings

Lama Yeshe at Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa, Pomaia, Italy, 1983. Photo: Merry Colony.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Pomaia, Italy

A brief introduction to the tantric path and methods. Lama Yeshe gave this talk during His Holiness the Dalai Lama's tour through Europe in 1982.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Institut Vajra Yogini, France

Teachings from a Mani retreat held at Institut Vajra Yogini, France, in 2009.

Chapters:
The Benefits of reciting OM MANI PADME HUM •
How to Purify Negative Karma •
Motivation for the Retreat •
Preparation for Chenrezig Initiation and Retreat •
Preparation for Chenrezig Initiation (cont) •
Animal blessing by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kurukulla Center, Massachusetts, 2007. Photo: Lorraine Greenfield.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Chin-liang, Taichung County, Taiwan

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these teachings during a Thousand-Arm Chenrezig Retreat held in Taichung, Taiwan, February-March 2001.

Chapters:
Retreat Preparations, Impermanence and Death •
Cherishing Others, Bodhicitta Motivation, Oral Transmission of Chenrezig Mantra and Heartspoon •
Importance of Faith, Offerings •
Offering to the Guru, How to Dedicate Merit •
Meaning of Guru and Lama •
Rejoicing, Dedications, Food Offering •
Retreat Advice, What is Dharma •
Offering Tormas, Dedications •
Use of Damaru, Bell, and Vajra, Bodhicitta Motivation, Offering and Dedication •
His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New York City, NY September 2005

A commentary on the self-generation sadhana of Avalokiteshvara

His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India, September, 1984

A teaching on the Chenrezig Gyalwa Gyatso sadhana, given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to a group of Westerners in 1984. The teaching was requested by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. 

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Eudlo, Australia, 2000

Teachings during a retreat to recite one hundred million Chenrezig mantras. 

Chapters:
Teachings from the Mani Retreat •
Teachings from the Mani Retreat: Preface •
Prologue: Rinpoche's Invitation to Join the Mani Retreat •
Friday, December 22 •
Saturday, December 23 •
Sunday, December 24 •
Monday, December 25 •
Tuesday, December 26 •
Appendix 1: Prayer for Spontaneous Bliss •
Appendix 2: Chenrezig Food Offering •