The Essence of Tibetan Buddhism
This book is an edited transcript of Rinpoche’s teachings during the Vajrasattva retreat at Land of Medicine Buddha, California, February through April, 1999. It contains explanations of the various practices done during the retreat, such as Vajrasattva purification, prostrations to the Thirty-five Buddhas, Lama Chöpa, making light offerings, liberating animals and much, much more. There are also many weekend public lectures covering general topics such as compassion and emptiness. The appendices detail several of the practices taught, for example, the short Vajrasattva sadhana, light offerings, liberating animals and making charity of water to Dzambhala and the pretas.
It is essential reading for all Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s students, especially retreat leaders and FPMT center spiritual program coordinators, and serious Dharma students everywhere.