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February 21, 2011


Buddha Nature & Preliminary Prayers and Their Explanations
by Geshe Tenzin Zopa

Editor’s Note

Geshe Tenzin Zopa brings Dharma from the monastery & retreat cave straight into our e-chat rooms, our living rooms and the rooms in our minds which we have kept hidden and locked for a long time. Interlacing his teachings with insights into the habits and thinking of urban society, Geshela holds up a mirror to those who hear him teach – an experience that can be both unsettling and illuminating. His wit and incisiveness find their way into these pages.

This book contains the first 2 topics from the 18-topic Dharma course taught at Losang Draga Centre, Malaysia where Geshela is the Resident Teacher. Key points from the Lam Rim and other texts are woven into these early chapters with elaborations to follow in subsequent publications of teachings from this course.

Any errors or confused phasing are mine alone. Had you listened to Geshela directly, the teachings would have been clear to you.

I wish to thank the untiring Khor Yuyin who braved hurried design and formatting work with her sunshine cheer and the generosity of members and supporters of LDC who made the publication of this book possible.

Special dedication to our unsurpassable Lamas, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche and His Holiness the Dalai Lama who are the source of all virtue, for their long lives and fulfilled wishes. Gratitude and long life dedication is also made to Geshe Tenzin Zopa, a wise old Lama in a youthful frame.

Yeo Puay Huei

Buddha Nature & Preliminary Prayers and Their Explanations
(1) Refuge Prayers
(2) Prayer to Develop Bodhicitta
(3) The Four Immeasurable Prayers
(4) The Seven-Limbs Prayers