Category Archives: Sutras, Mantras and Root Texts

Making Your Mind Vajrayana



So whatever happens, whatever is happening around, around you, your heart has peace.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche

In this month’s podcast, Lama Zopa Rinpoche leads us in the vajra practice of Chenrezig. Rinpoche begins by chanting Om Mani Padme Hum slowly and powerfully. Within that resonance Rinpoche teaches on how to maintain the vajra visualization of Chenrezig where method and wisdom are unified in one mind. Rinpoche also touches upon the vajra method of hearing all sounds as mantra and then leads the group again in chanting Om Mani Padme Hum, this time using the kind of chanting Rinpoche says he would hear his mother use at Lawudo. While chanting Rinpoche repeatedly pauses to refresh the visualization of Chenrezig on the crown of all sentient beings to whom the practice is dedicated. After ending this session of chanting while visualizing mindfully, Rinpoche returns to analyzing the emptiness of Chenrezig and helps us see how true existence looks when it is projected on that visualization.

Listening to this experiential teaching will both increase your knowledge of the ultimate view and deepen your practice of Chenrezig for the benefit of all. Rinpoche gave this talk in Madrid, Spain on June 10, 2009. You can follow along with the transcript at https://www.lamayeshe.com/article/chapter/chenrezig-visualization.

 


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


Golden Light Sutra: Day 2 Part 2



Excerpted from a commentary and oral transmission by Lama Zopa Rinpoche of the Golden Light Sutra given at Maitripa Institute in Portland, Oregon on the 2nd and 3rd of November 2007. You can also read and listen to the entire unedited teaching at lamayeshe.com/article/golden-light-sutra-portland-or-audio.

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Golden Light Sutra: Day 1 Part 4



Excerpted from a commentary and oral transmission of the Golden Light Sutra given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Maitripa Institute in Portland, Oregon on the 2nd and 3rd of November 2007. Go here for the entire unedited teaching.

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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.

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Introduction to Sanghata Sutra Oral Transmission



From the introductory teachings Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave during a Sanghata Sutra commentary and oral transmission given in Taiwan in 2007; listen to the entire teachings here.

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28th Kopan Meditation Course: Lecture 8



This lecture is from teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 28th Kopan Meditation Course at Kopan Monastery in November, 1995. Included in this teaching are oral transmissions of the Heart Sutra, the Thirty-five Buddhas Confession Prayer, and Pabongka Rinpoche’s Heart-Spoon. You can read along with the transcript here and explore the rest of the teachings given during the 28th Kopan Course here.

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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.

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Teachings from Barcelona: Day 2 Part 3



This talk includes an oral transmission by Lama Zopa Rinpoche of the Golden Light Sutra and is from the second day of a series of teachings given in Barcelona, Spain from September 2nd-4th 2005 hosted by the FPMT’s Centro Nagarjuna.  You can read the unedited transcripts for this session and for the entire series of teachings here.

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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.

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