Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche blessing Walden Pond, Massachusetts, 2010.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

How to purely dedicate the merit for the happiness of others

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Maitreya Instituut, Holland 1990

Teachings given during a refuge ceremony. Topics include the motivation for refuge and the benefits of taking vows. 

Tags: refuge, vows, merit
Chapters:
Benefits of Taking and Living in Vows •
Motivation for Taking Refuge Vows; Refuge Ceremony •
Refuge Ceremony, continued; Dedications •
Holy objects at Lama Zopa Rinpoche's house in Aptos, California.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A teaching by Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the benefits and power of holy objects. The teaching includes many quotations from Buddhist sutras.

Topics: Holy Objects
Lama Zopa Rinpoche
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Shakyamuni Center, Taichung, Taiwan, March 2007

Teachings on the Buddha, at Shakyamuni Center, Taichung, Taiwan. March 3 and 6, 2007.

Topics: Introductory
Chapters:
Guru Shakyamuni Buddha's Past Lives •
Guru Shakyamuni Buddha's Descent into this World and Life Story •
Buddha Shakyamuni's Life Story continued •
Making Offerings to the Buddha, Benefits of Carrying Golden Light Sutra or Diamond Cutter Sutra. •
Dedications •
(25271_ng.TIF) Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching outdoors at Manjushri London (currently Jamyang Buddhist Centre), 1983. Photos by Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Rinpoche answers questions from students at a Dharma center about the lam-rim.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Singapore, 2010. Photo by Kunsang Thubten (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A student wrote to Rinpoche asking for practices for the rest of his life. Rinpoche responded with this advice. 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Rinpoche discusses in depth the process one should take when making preparations for death and giving the gift of life through organ donation

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Soquel, California, 1994

Explanation of the different types of prayer wheels as a means of purifying negativities and accumulating merit

Topics: Holy Objects
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India July 1986

Extensive instruction for making tsa-tsas as a practice and means to achieve a good rebirth, make extensive offerings, and receive the blessing of holy objects.

Topics: Holy Objects
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1991.  Photo: Thubten Yeshe (Augusta Alexander).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India 1990

How to accumulate merit and the causes of ultimate happiness by viewing, making and respecting holy objects.

Topics: Holy Objects
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Aptos, CA 2005

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's prayers and offerings to the holy objects.

Topics: Holy Objects

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