Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, 2000. Photo: Brian Halterman.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bodhgaya, India

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave this practice advice while in Bodhgaya, India. 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Kadampa stupa, USA, August 2016. Photo: Ven. Lobsang Sherab.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bodhgaya, India

Verses from a sutra found in the Kangyur on the benefits of circumambulating stupas, translated by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The teaching includes a commentary on the verses.

Topics: Holy Objects
His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Geshe Tenley and Nick Ribush, Boston, MA March 2016.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe

Lama Yeshe: We Think We’re Conscious But We’re Not 

 Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1991.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Katoomba, Australia

Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses the direct and indirect benefits for all sentient beings that will result of the construction of a large Maitreya statue.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala , India

Extensive advice on how to make waterbowl offerings, starting with the correct motivation.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Sera Je Monastery, India, December 2013.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bodhgaya, India

A translation and short commentary on the meaning of the eight auspicious signs and how they can be used for success.

Topics: Holy Objects
Tags: holy objects
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Light of the Path retreat, North Carolina, USA, May 2014. Photo: Roy Harvey.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Advice on a simple method for practicing circumambulation with body, speech and mind

Topics: Holy Objects
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the Light of the Path Retreat, USA, 2014. Photo: Roy Harvey
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore March 2013

A teaching on the benefits of making offerings to holy objects

Topics: Holy Objects
Chapters:
The Benefits of Making Offerings •
The Offering Cloud Mantra •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bodhgaya, India

A teaching on the power of holy objects and the benefits of building a very large Maitreya Buddha statue

Topics: Holy Objects
Lama Yeshe wearing a ceremonial crown of the five dhyani buddhas, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Christchurch, New Zealand

Archetypal images of enlightened beings symbolize wisdom and understanding, and give positive imprints to the mind.

Lama Yeshe teaching at Tushita Retreat Centre, Dharamsala, India, 1983. Photo: Ueli Minder.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Institut Vajra Yogini, Marzens, France

Whatever place in the external world we think is holy is, in reality, within this precious human body.

Topics: Holy Objects
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Royal Holloway College, England, 1975. Photo: Dennis Heslop.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Tibet

Advice on how to make pilgrimage to the holy places as meaningful and beneficial as possible

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, Lake Arrowhead, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1974

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Offerings to Holy Objects

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the 7th Kopan Lamrim Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal

Making offerings to holy objects is a remedy for attachment, whether physically offered or mentally transformed

Topics: Holy Objects
Boudhanath Stupa, photo by Dennis Heslop taken in the 1960s.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Atisha Centre, Bendigo, Australia

An extensive teaching on the benefits and blessings of stupas; includes advice about the Great Stupa being built near Bendigo, Australia

Topics: Holy Objects

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