Teachings

 Lama Yeshe teaching at Manjushri Institute, England, 1976.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Cumbria, England

An overview of deity practice, excerpted from a commentary on the Manjushri Yoga Method

 Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, 1970.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal

A series of ten teachings given during a nyung-nä retreat at Lawudo Gompa, Nepal, in 1978

Chapters:
Nyung-nä Teachings at Lawudo: Index Page •
1. Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion •
2. The Benefits of Reciting OM MANI PADME HUM •
3. The Path of Secret Mantra •
4. The Vehicle of the Result •
5. Blessing the Speech •
6. The Transcendental Wisdom of Great Bliss •
7. Abiding in the Retreat •
8. Prostrations and Offerings •
9. Meditation on Emptiness •
10. The Merely Labeled I •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lake Arrowhead, California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taichung, Taiwan

Lightly edited teachings from the Amitabha and White Tara initiations and retreat held at Shakyamuni Center, Taiwan, in February 2007.

Chapters:
Amitabha and White Tara Index Page •
Lam-rim Teaching; Amitabha Practice •
Bodhisattva Vows; Amitabha Practice •
White Tara Initiation; Bodhisattva Vows •
White Tara Sadhana: Refuge •
White Tara Sadhana: Purification •
White Tara Sadhana: Offerings •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Vermont, USA

Lightly edited excerpts from a one-month Mitukpa retreat held in Vermont, USA, 2002.

Chapters:
Mitukpa Retreat: Index Page •
Mitukpa Initiation •
The Meaning of Retreat •
How Samsara is Created •
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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Malaysia.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Shakyamuni Center, Taichung, Taiwan

Teachings during Amitabha and White Tara long-life initiations and a White Tara retreat. Included is the lung (oral transmission) of the Amitayus mantra and the long-life sutra.

Chapters:
Precious Human Rebirth •
Dharma and Non-Dharma, Studying Lam-rim, Amitabha Practice and Pure Land •
Bodhisattva Vows, Amitabha Practice and Pure Land •
Samsara, Emptiness, Trehor Kyorpen Rinpoche, Gen Jampa Wangdu, Prison Practice •
Bodhicitta Motivation, Kindness of Others, Methods to Prolong Life •
Bodhisattva Vows, Lung of Amitayus Mantra and Long-life Sutra •
White Tara Sadhana, His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Obstacle Year •
Refuge Practice •
Dedication Prayers •
Results of Karma, Living in Vows, White Tara Practice •
Purifying in Emptiness, Suffering of Samsara, Bodhicitta Motivation, White Tara Practice (con't) •
Sprinkling Water, Offering Mudras, Emptiness of White Tara Body and Mind •
Visualization, Reciting Mantras, Dedications •
Final Dedications •