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”

Everything Depends on Your Attitude

Our Lives Have Been Most Fortunate In this introductory talk to the Light of the Path retreat in 2009, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains why everything — good and bad — depends on our mental attitude and why having a good heart wishing to benefit all living beings is so essential. The teaching is interwoven with stories from Rinpoche’s own early life. EditedContinue reading “Everything Depends on Your Attitude”

Four Wrong Concepts

A Blessing from His Holiness Four Wrong Concepts is a teaching on four mistaken ways of viewing ourselves and the world that have kept us trapped and suffering in cyclic existence from beginningless time. The main wrong concept is ignorance—the self-grasping of the person and of the aggregates—which is the originator of the others. Four Wrong Concepts is a special motivation used by LamaContinue reading “Four Wrong Concepts”

The Merely Imputed I

How to cut the cause of suffering? Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these teachings at the 33rd Kopan Course held at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, in 2000. This teaching is an excerpt from Lecture Six of the course, lightly edited by Gordon McDougall. Multimedia presentation created by Megan Evart. The I exists because there are aggregates. The base is the aggregatesContinue reading “The Merely Imputed I”