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February 23, 2011


The Yamantaka Short Sadhana Practice

by Geshe Tenzin Zopa

Editor’s Note

Owing to the sacred and deeply symbolic nature of the practices associated with Initiations of the Vajra Vehicle, books on tantra are delicate matters. Without the requisite initiations and the receiving of transmissions on Commentaries, books on many aspects of tantra cannot be read by non-Initiates.

In line with this, the book “Yamantaka Short Sadhana Practice” is intended only for those who have received the Solitary Yamantaka Initiation.

The sole motivation for the publication of this book is in keeping with the great Dharma generosity of Geshe Tenzin Zopa in giving such precious guidance to initiates – to enable us to do our daily sadhana practice correctly and in a meaningful way; to bring practitioners closer to the goal of actualizing Buddhahood to benefit all beings.

In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, those receiving tantra teachings of this nature, would be required to regard the Lama giving the teachings as Guru and to include that Lama into one’s Merit Field visualizations. I had sought Geshela’s permission to allow me to inform readers on this. In customary humility, Geshela expressed there was no need for this, as he is merely “sharing information” but hoped that readers would practice seriously, sincerely and with the right motivation.

Notwithstanding Geshela declining to be regarded as Guru on account of the teachings here, from our own side as a beginner practitioner, who constantly struggles to know what is right and do right, I humbly and respectfully request each reader of this book – to think through carefully and appropriately honour Geshela who is the Lama giving the tantra teachings here and to repay his profound kindness by upholding the Vows well, practice as best as one can and nurture a warm heart towards all beings – and pray for us to become the fulfilment of all our Guru’s hopes.



Introduction to the Solitary Hero Yamantaka Practice

Self Generation to Bless Outer & Inner Offerings

The Extensive Self-Generation

The 8 Stages of Dissolution and 3 Kayas Practice

Doing Yamantaka Retreat

Merit Field of Lineage Gurus (with names)

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by Geshe Tenzin Zopa

Editor’s Note

This word “Meditation” is one of those buzz words which everyone thinks they have a correct understanding of. Add to this, the availability of a mountain load of books on how to meditate, some of which guide or some misguide; some make dismally dry reading; whilst some make the reader grasp at it with a distorted understanding of meditation’s true potential and its methods.

In this book, Geshe Tenzin Zopa reveals the Buddha’s indispensible advice on this practice in a refreshing un-complicated manner and makes yummy reading. Meditation is not only for the yogis but a necessary vehicle that each practitioner needs to mount and master, if one is to traverse the rocky road towards enlightenment.

Presenting the essential points on meditation, 6 types of meditation are explored through Geshela’s guidance which is infused with wisdom, compassion and humour. Even routine acts like watching TV can be conducive for meditation! This “Meditation” book implodes all pre-conceived ideas and misconceptions about meditation and unleashes the wondrous power of one’s mind in the pursuit of ultimate happiness.

With profound gratitude to our Gurus for their patience and courage in trying to tame the wild minds of their students, this book is dedicated towards the good health, long life and fulfilment of the holy and temporal wishes of HH Dalai Lama, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Geshe Tenzin Zopa. May all living beings gain full Awakening and accomplish our Gurus holy wishes



1. How Buddhism came about

2. Types of Teachings given by the Buddha

3. Why is Meditation Necessary?

4.Calm Abiding (Samatha) Meditation

5. Analytical Meditation

6. Tong Len

7. Deity Yoga

8. Healing Anger Meditation

9. Meditation during Routine Activities

10. Question & Answers on Meditation

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