Category Archives: Practice Commentary

Seeing Oneself as Lower Than Others



So main thing is by practicing oneself as lower, then pride does not rise.

-Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Listen to Day Two from Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s 2003 commentary on Eight Verses of Thought Transformation, an essential mind training text composed by Kadampa Geshe Langri Tangpa. This teaching was given at Tse Chen Ling Center, in San Francisco, California USA. Rinpoche explains why we must purify the mind of pride, how to prepare our mind to be able to see ourselves as lower than all others and describes the great joy we will feel upon accomplishing this powerfully medicinal state of mind. You can read along with the transcript at https://www.lamayeshe.com/article/chapter/day-two-seeing-oneself-lower-others


Chöd: Slaying the Ego



Practicing Dharma is just a question of changing, you know, your own mind, changing, from self-cherishing thought into cherishing others, from anger, those violent, harmful mind, into loving-kindness, compassion to others, so, basically like that.

-Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Enjoy this profound excerpt from a series of teachings given prior to a chöd initiation by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Maitripa College, Portland, Oregon, in June 2009. Read along with the transcript at bit.ly/CHOD-SLAYING-THE-EGO


Compassion is the Real Answer



Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave this talk in Madrid, Spain on June 10, 2009. The teaching includes a commentary on the visualization of Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara), the Buddha of Compassion, and group chanting of OM MANI PADME HUM mantra. Rinpoche also explained the benefits of compassion and the laws of karma. Read along with the transcript at http://www.lamayeshe.com/article/compassion-real-answer-audio-and-unedited-transcripts


Chanting the Names of Manjushri



Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave this commentary and oral transmission of the Manjushri-nama-samgiti in New York in September 2007. You can find additional resources about the practice here.

04346_sl-3-final-comp-1


Animal Blessing: Part One



This is a recording of an Animal Blessing given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kurukulla Center, Boston, MA in July 2007. You can find the second part of this recording here.

04346_sl-3-final-comp-1


What is Dharma



An excerpt from teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche before a Mitrugpa Initiation in Taiwan, 2007. Follow along with the unedited transcript and listen to more of this teaching here.

04346_sl-3-final-comp-1


28th Kopan Course: Lecture 1



These teachings were given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 28th Kopan Meditation Course at Kopan Monastery, Nepal in December, 1995. This is the first talk on compassion and includes discussion of the mantra of Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion. You can read the transcript of this talk here.

04346_sl-3-final-comp-1


Teachings From the Medicine Buddha Retreat



This talk by Lama Zopa Rinpoche about the Medicine Buddha practice was given in 2001 during the Medicine Buddha Retreat held in California, 2001. Follow along with the unedited transcript here and the entire teachings were published as a book in October 2009.

04346_sl-3-final-comp-1


Vajrasattva Mantra and Heart Sutra



Oral transmission by Lama Zopa Rinpoche of the Vajrasattva mantra and the Heart Sutra. Excerpted from a series of teachings given in Malaysia in 1997. Listen to the rest of the series and follow along with the unedited transcript here.

04346_sl-3-final-comp-1


Karma: Intentions and Results



Excerpted from a series of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore in 1993. Listen to the rest of the series and follow along with the unedited transcript here.

04346_sl-3-final-comp-1