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For extensive advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche about the benefits of particular prayers and practices, or how to engage with them to eliminate or reduce potential or ongoing obstacles, please visit Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Online Advice Book
Various Prayers & Practices
FPMT Education Services has made available a variety of Essential Buddhist Prayer Books, Buddhist practices, and Tibetan texts available for purchase as hard copy materials and/or eBooks and downloads. Below, please find a selection of commonly used practices which you can download or reference online.
- The King of Prayers
- Prayer to be Reborn in the Land of Bliss
- Until Buddhahood
- Prayer for a Statue of Maitreya
- Prayer for Spontaneous Bliss
- Prayer for the Beginning, Middle, and End of Practice
- A Daily Prayer to Maitreya Bodhisattva
Mitrugpa, the Immovable Buddha
- A Short Practice of Mitrugpa
- A Short Practice of Mitrugpa (French)
- A Short Practice of Mitrugpa (Spanish)
- Mitrugpa Mantra by Ven. Drimay (MP3)
Most Secret Hayagriva Mantra with Supplication
Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) Prayers
If there is a particular prayer or practice you are interested in and don’t see it here, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mantras, meaning “mind protection” are Sanskrit syllables, usually recited in conjunction with the practice of a particular meditational deity, and embody the qualities of the deity with which they are associated. They bring benefit to all who see, touch, hear or speak them.
Further, when you recite mantras with the correct motivation (the wish to benefit others), your speech becomes holy speech capable of offering blessings to others. Some mantras are so powerful that they are said to be able to benefit others even when no virtuous motivation is present.
For extensive advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche about the benefits of reading, writing or reciting particular mantras, or how to engage with mantras to eliminate or reduce potential or ongoing obstacles, please visit the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Online Advice Book and fpmt.org for Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
Various Mantras and Resources
- The Four Dharmakaya Relic Mantras: Stainless Pinnacle Deity Mantra (Tsugtor Drime), Secret Relic Mantra (Sangwa Rigsel), Zung of the Exalted Completely Pure Stainless Light (Özer Drime), 100,000 Ornaments of Enlightenment (Jangchub Gyänbum)
- The Great Wisdom Mantra (Vimala Ushnisha)
Four Dharmakaya Relic Mantras (pecha style)
- Chenrezig Long & Short mantra
- Namgyälma Long & Short mantra
- Milarepa’s Mantra
- Mantra of Kunrig
- Medicine Buddha Mantra (short)
- Zung of the Exalted Completely Pure Stainless Light
- Stainless Pinnacle Mantra
- Lotus Pinnacle of Amoghapasha
- Mantra of Buddha Mitrugpa
If there is a particular mantra you are interested in and don’t see it here, please contact us at email@example.com.
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The lam-rim, or “graduated path,” is a presentation of Shakyamuni Buddha’s teachings in a form suitable for the step-by-step training of a student.
Lama Tsongkhapa (1357–1419) is the founder of the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism. Je Tsongkhapa’s Lam-Rim Chen-mo or The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path is one of the most renowned Tibetan Buddhist classics. The work falls into the Lam-Rim genre which stemmed from the Kadampa school of Tibetan Buddhism. Its main structure is based on the division of three levels of spiritual beings, which Atisha puts forth in The Lamp for the Path, and the three principles of the path.
The Lam-Rim Chen-mo is also written as a comprehensive manual of Buddhist practice. It deals with many details on how to conduct meditation and spiritual practice in routine activities; and it also shows how to use scriptural sources as practical instructions.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Advice for Achieving Lam-Rim Realizations
Lama Zopa Rinpoche has recently given new advice suggesting that students follow a lam-rim outline and meditate on each subject for two weeks or one month until all subjects have been studied. Rinpoche advised, “The amount of time for meditation is up to the individual, but the general advice is to finish the lam-rim in one year,” Rinpoche said. “To meditate like this each year, wow, wow, wow! That would be great.”
Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Commentary
Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive‘s FPMT Lineage is a series of books of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teachings on the graduated path to enlightenment drawn from his four decades of discourses on the topic based on his own textbook, The Wish-fulfilling Golden Sun, and several traditional lam-rim texts, and in general arranged according to the outline of Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand. This series is the most extensive contemporary lam-rim commentary available and comprises the essence of the FPMT’s education program.
- The Heart of the Path: Drawing from nearly fifty teachings, this is a lengthy collection of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teachings on guru devotion.
- How to Practice Dharma: Teachings on the Eight Worldly Dharmas: Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s indispensable commentary on the eight worldly dharmas.
Extensive Lam-rim Texts
- Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand by Pabongka Rinpoche
- Lam-rim Chenmo: The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, Volumes 1, 2, 3 by Je Tsongkhapa
- Steps on the Path to Enlightenment: A Commentary on the Lamrim Chenmo, Volumes 1, 2, 3 by Geshe Lhundub Sopa
- Practicing the Path by Yangsi Rinpoche
- Meditations on the Path to Enlightenment by Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden*
(Available through Tushita Publications)
Middle-Length Lam-rim Texts
- The Path to Enlightenment by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
- The Three Principal Aspects of The Path by Je Tsongkhapa, Geshe Sonam Rinchen
- The Essential Nectar by Geshe Rabten*
(Out of print – available through used book stores)
- Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment by Atisha Dipamkara
- The Essence of Nectar by Yeshe Tsondru
- Lam-Rim Outlines: Extended Beginners’ Meditation Guide by Ven. Karin Valham
Brief Lam-rim Texts
- Three Principal Aspects of the Path by Je Tsongkhapa
- Schedule for Three-Day Lam-Rim Retreat by Lama Zopa Rinpoche
- Glance Meditation on All the Important Points of the Lam-Rim by Losang Jinpa
- The Foundation of All Good Qualities by Je Tsongkhapa
- Abbreviated Points of the Graded Path by Je Tsongkhapa
- Calling the Guru From Afar by Pabongka Rinpoche
Lam-rim Audio Programs
- Singing the Lamrim by Lama Zopa Rinpoche
- Guided Meditations on the Stages of the Path by Ven. Thubten Chodron
- The Complete Lam-rim by Ven. Karin Valham
FPMT Education Study Programs
- Discovering Buddhism: This is a two-year, fourteen-module series that provides a solid foundation in the lam-rim.
- Living in the Path: This lam-rim program is based on Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teachings on Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment.
Please let us know if we can assist you any further as you engage in your lam-rim studies and practices!
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The below pages offer a selection of texts, mantras, prayers, practices and sutras. If you don’t see what you are looking for, please contact us.
The lam-rim, or “graduated path,” is a presentation of Shakyamuni Buddha’s teachings in a form suitable for the step-by-step training of a student. More….
Mantras, meaning “mind protection” are Sanskrit syllables, usually recited in conjunction with the practice of a particular meditational deity, and embody the qualities of the deity with which they are associated. More….
Lama Zopa Rinpoche has given extensive advice about the benefits of particular prayers and practices, or how to engage with them to eliminate or reduce potential or ongoing obstacles. A collection of commonly used prayers and practices can be found here.
Sutras are records of teachings given by the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni. The Buddha’s discourses were memorized by his disciples and later written down in various languages, the most complete collections of teachings being in Pali and Sanskrit. More….
Buddhist commentaries are explanations or opinions about a particular Buddhist text. More….
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