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Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Pomaia, Italy, June 13. Photo by Olivier Adam.

Sera Je Abbot Khenrinpoche Lobsang Delek and Lama Zopa Rinpoche at future site of Lhungtok Choekhorling, Pomaia, Italy, June 13. Photo by Olivier Adam.

Every month new advice is added to “Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Online Advice Book” on the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive, which also has a list of recently added advice. Here’s an excerpt from a letter from Rinpoche on doing daily practice:

“Regarding the existing practices you are doing, one big thing that is missing is reciting OM MANI PADME HUM – especially doing this with bodhichitta for numberless hell beings, numberless hungry ghosts, numberless human beings, numberless suras, numberless asuras and numberless intermediate state beings; for everyone to be free from the oceans of samsaric suffering as quickly as possible and to achieve full enlightenment, peerless happiness, omniscient mind.

“Recite every single OM MANI PADME HUM for every single sentient being, doing one mala or more, your choice. Every mantra you recite is for every sentient being and for yourself to achieve enlightenment, which means to actualize the path, lam-rim, to purify all the defilements and negative karma collected since beginningless time and to collect extensive merits, the cause of dharmakaya and rupakaya. It is especially to develop compassion for all sentient beings forever, to everyone, so no one is left out; no ant is left out, not one mosquito is left out, not one sentient being is left out; to develop compassion and through compassion to achieve enlightenment for sentient beings. This is so important. You don’t want to recite the mantra for your own happiness; you need to recite it for sentient beings’ temporary and ultimate happiness. …”

You can read the complete advice on the website of the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. 

More information, photos and updates about FPMT spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche can be found on Rinpoche’s homepage. If you’d like to receive news of Lama Zopa Rinpoche via email, sign up to Lama Zopa Rinpoche News.


Publications has just released the April-June 2014 print and online issue of the magazine. Both versions offer a resource guide from FPMT Education Services including several resources available to help one set up, or enrich, a daily Buddhist practice.

Included you will find information on, Advice and Practices from Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Preliminary Practices, Essential Daily Practice Materials, and other links to helpful resources and materials.