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February 28, 2011

February 24, 2011


Teachings from Lama Konchog
by Geshe Lama Konchog

The First Teachings
  A Commentary On The Seven Point – Mind Transformation Practice
The Second Teachings
  A Commentary On The Heart Sutra
The Third Teachings
  A Commentary On Right Effort

Kadampa Teachings
by Geshe Lama Konchog

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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Karma & The 12 Links

by Geshe Tenzin Zopa

Editor’s Note

“Karma” is a much used and abused word. Everyone seems to have their own understanding of it and uses this word to suit their own purposes – and often – without any semblance to its true meaning as taught by the one who revealed its essence, the Buddha.

This book is therefore an essential read on this cornerstone topic of Buddhist philosophy. The teachings here are extracted from the Dharma study course led by Geshe Tenzin Zopa, the engaging knowledgeable and straight-talking Resident Teacher at Losang Dragpa Centre.

Karma and the 12 Links of Interdependent Origination unveils how the law of cause and effect operates and worms it way into facet of our existence, life after life. At the same time, it offers us emancipation by providing the method to attain liberation from the confusion, dissatisfaction and unhappiness in our lives. It presents the time-space-mind continuum and places our present and future squarely within our hands and our control.

No more misinformation about “Karma”. No more excuses. No time to lose. Immerse yourself into Karma and the 12 Links.

The merits of this book are dedicated to the long life and accomplished wishes of HH Dalai Lama, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Khenrinpoche Lhudrup Rigsel and our Geshe Tenzin Zopa, who have remained with us to guide us, to counsel us, to encourage us, when the Masters of old have long left us wandering in spiritual blindness. These Teachers have remained to dispel the miseries of our world. Such is their kindness to us all.




12 Links of Independent Origination

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Ask The Geshe

by Geshe Tenzin Zopa

Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times

Editor’s Note

Ask the Geshe stares into the core of our burning questions and niggling curiosities. It is a collection of maladies, musings and mind-jolting questions raised to Geshe Tenzin Zopa. Resident Teacher of Losang Dragpa Centre by ordinary people who are in crisis, in search and in hope. The issues range from the Why-Me laments, to how-to-get-rich-quick-pleas, to lab-babies & surrogate motherhood, to relationship problems and philosophical ponderings of what Reality really is. It holds answers to things we want to know about but were afraid to ask or didn’t know whom to ask.

With the classic openness of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Geshe Tenzin Zopa deftly engages with these questions head on – and some of the answers are uncomfortable to receive – yet difficult to refute due to the power of logic. Ask the Geshe clarifies life’s murky waters with the clear light of Buddhist thinking.

Dhama texts use the analogy of life and one’s realized potential as being like a muddy pond through which the perfect, unstained lotus-blossom can emerge and thrive. Let Ask the Geshe and the poignant advice it carries, be the catalyst for your emergence from life’s muddy pond.

This book is dedicated to our Guru’s HH Dalai Lama, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Khenrinpoche Lhundrup Rigsel and our Geshe Tenzin Zopa, with our heartfelt thanks and choking relief, for their courage to jump into the muddy pond to fish us out.

Huei, LDC

Content (available in English and Mandarin)

Health & Wealth

Dharma Study & Practices


What is the Buddhist view on ...

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Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment by Lama Atisha

A concise commentary by Geshe Tenzin Zopa



The Actual Text – Verse 1 – 68

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Mirror to Your Life

Commentary on Dharmaraksita’s Wheel of Sharp Weapons by Geshe Tenzin Zopa

Editor’s Note
Trembling in amazement and horror .. it felt like an electric current was running through one’s veins. That’s what reading the verse of the Wheel of Sharp Weapons does to you. Combine that with Geshe Tenzin Zopa’s mastery at clarifying the verses and integrating real life examples into them and you find yourself in the raw – stripped of all hypocrisy, denial and excuses, with nowhere to hide. Such is the potent clarity of “Mirror to Your Life”, Geshela’s commentary on this extraordinary text by Dharmaraksita.

If you want an answer to the “Why Me?” question, this book holds all you need to know. “Can I free myself from misery?” this book says Yes.
During the classes where these teachings were given, LDC students presented summaries of the teachings for the benefit of those who missed the previous class or needed their understanding refreshed. Geshela invited those students to offer their “takeaway lessons” arising from their doing the summaries, to be part of this book and these appear at the back of this volume.
In celebration of the Guru-Buddhas who live amongst us to pull us out of the snake-pit of ordinary existence and with deep gratitude & undying devotion to Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche and our Geshe Tenzin Zopa, all efforts in producing this book are dedicated to our Guru’s long lives, excellent health and fulfilled wishes.




Wheel of Sharp Weapons

Takeaway lessons from the Wheel of Sharp Weapons
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February 22, 2011


Whose Truth? The 4 Noble Truths & the Two Truthsby Geshe Tenzin Zopa

Editor’s Note

Like the slim arrow that strikes its target, this concise book “Whose Truth?” pierces our lack of awareness of the relevance of the Buddha’s 4 Noble Truths to our lives; of the fact that there ARE Two Truths!

Having interacted with the lay community for many years, Geshe Tenzin Zopa understands only too well, that most of us lack the perseverance to engage in the extensive study of meditation needed to distil the real meaning of the Buddha’s teachings. It would be lost on us if these teachings were delivered in a dry, technical, scholastic manner as is taught in the monastery. Instead, the great patience and skill, Geshela presents the Two Truths (of conventional and ultimate truth) in a manner that is easy for us to understand – especially for those of us who are into quick fixes, compact messaging and instant enlightenment.

Those words are few, the meanings go deep. Take your time to read, contemplate and meditate on what this book unveils.

With prostrations in respect and gratitude to Geshela for being our compass to help us find our way into these profound teachings.

This book is dedicated with devotion to the excellent health, long lives and fulfilled wishes of HH Dalai Lama, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Khenrinpoche and Geshela for their providing us the alphabet to understand Dharma.


ContentThe Four Noble Truths
- Truth of Suffering
- Truth of the Causes of Suffering
- Truth of Cessation
- Truth of the Path
The Two Truths
- Conventional Truth
- Ultimate Truth
Question & Answer Session on Emptiness

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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

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