The Manifestation of Enlightened Activities of A Perfect Guru

Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche How He works day and night, without stopping, for the benefit of all sentient beings. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive We are so happy to share with you our latest multimedia title based on a book by Venerable Thubten Osel, and edited by Venerable Thubten Munsel, LYWA transcriber extraordinaire, highlighting the perfectContinue reading “The Manifestation of Enlightened Activities of A Perfect Guru”

Making Life Meaningful

The Motivation In this teaching, Lama Zopa Rinpoche rejoices for the rarity and great opportunities afforded by our present human rebirth  and encourages us to examine fearlessly whether or not we are creating the causes necessary to attain human rebirth again in the future. These teachings were offered by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at a weekendContinue reading “Making Life Meaningful”

Finding Peace in Everyday Life

THE MISTAKE WE MAKE We don’t practice what we know Lama Zopa Rinpoche explores the path to happiness through the practice of patience, right here and right now. Rinpoche gave these introductory teachings during Lama Yeshe’s profound weekend seminar on the death process held in Geneva, Switzerland in 1983, just five months before Lama Yeshe passed away. TheseContinue reading “Finding Peace in Everyday Life”

The Importance of Motivation

Cultivating Pure Motivation The Importance of Motivation presents Chapter 5 from Freedom Through Understanding, edited by Nicholas Ribush and based on teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the Royal Holloway College, England, in 1975. Multimedia presentation created by Megan Evart. Before listening to this teaching you need to cultivate a pure motivation, because the action of listening to teachingsContinue reading “The Importance of Motivation”

An Introduction to the Chanting Lineage of the Guru Puja

An Introduction to the Chanting In this second teaching in the Guru Puja is the Heart Practice series, Lama Zopa Rinpoche primarily focuses on the chanting aspect of the puja. First Rinpoche introduces why it is important to learn the chanting, the different lineages of chanting, the motivation for chanting, and how to set about learning the chanting. Then RinpocheContinue reading “An Introduction to the Chanting Lineage of the Guru Puja”

The Seven-Limb Practice

An Introduction to the Seven Limbs Prostrations, Offerings, Confession, Rejoicing, Requesting to Teach, Requesting to Live Long and Dedication (LC 18-42) This third multimedia in the Guru Puja is the Heart Practice series brings together teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the chanting and instructions for the seven limbs in the context of the Guru Puja (LC 18-42). These seven limbs—prostrations, offerings,Continue reading “The Seven-Limb Practice”

Making Requests to the Gurus

Why We Make Requests Mandala Offerings to Mantra Recitation (LC 43-54) In this fourth multimedia of the Guru Puja is the Heart Practice series edited by Venerable Sarah Thresher with Megan Evart, Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches the chanting and instructions for making requests to the gurus and receiving their blessings prior to the meditation on the stages of the path to enlightenment.Continue reading “Making Requests to the Gurus”

Guru Puja is the Heart Practice I

An Introduction to the Guru Puja The first part of this teaching introduces the Guru Puja and explains why tantra is such a quick path to enlightenment. The second part is a commentary to Pabongka Rinpoche’s heartfelt advice on the importance of practicing this Guru Puja and why all our meditation should be integrated into the lamrim. I want to give aContinue reading “Guru Puja is the Heart Practice I”

Bodhisattva Attitude

Transforming Your Life Into Gold Bodhisattva Attitude is a commentary to verses compiled by Lama Zopa Rinpoche to be used each morning as a daily practice after generating a bodhicitta motivation. It contains a wealth of precious and inspiring advice on how to dedicate your life to others by cultivating the bodhisattva’s attitude. Edited by Venerable Sarah Thresher with Megan Evart. Since weContinue reading “Bodhisattva Attitude”

Give Up Stretching the Legs

Waking Up to the Dharma Lama Zopa Rinpoche gives commentary on a verse sung by the dakas and dakinis to awaken the tantric yogi or yogini from sleep. The advice is threefold: Give up clinging to this life and being too lazy to practice Dharma; give up clinging to samsaric pleasures as real happiness and becoming trapped in samsara; give up clinging to self-cherishingContinue reading “Give Up Stretching the Legs”