Practice Instructions

Living in the Path has been specifically created to enable students of Tibetan Buddhism to transform their hearts and minds into the path to enlightenment. To do this, it is useful to set aside some time in the day to do formal practices for the purification of negative karma and the accumulation of merit. Here, you will find instructions from Lama Zopa Rinpoche on:

The Refuge and Bodhichitta Verse

This module contains Lama Zopa Rinpoche's explanations of the verse for taking refuge and generating bodhichitta that is commonly recited at the beginning of teaching sessions and many practices. Lama Zopa Rinpoche unpacks each word of these deceptively simple four lines to reveal their great profundity and tells us how to meditate on the whole path to enlightenment while reciting it.

The Seven-Limb Prayer

The Seven-Limb Prayer is found in, and is the basis of, many practice texts, including The King of Prayers and Lama Chopa. This powerful method was taught by the Buddha as a means to accumulate merit and purify negativities, whereby we create the cause to experience every happiness up to enlightenment. In this module, Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches the benefits of each limb (Prostration, Offering, Confession, Rejoicing, Requesting to Remain, Requesting to Turn the Wheel of Dharma, and Dedication) and how to practice them in the most effective way.