Short Vajrasattva Meditation: Purification with the Four Opponent Powers

· Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche has composed this short Vajrasattva practice and requested that it be published in a pocket-sized format that is easy for people to carry round and have available at all times. Thus, we can be like the great Atisha - whenever we notice we have broken a vow or created any other kind of negative karma, we can whip out our little Vajrasattva book and purify that negativity with the four opponent powers without a second's delay.

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34 reviews
November 17, 2017
This small book fell out onto my lap while looking in a box set on meditation, My Buddhist friend who had given me malla beads as a gift easily 17yrs+ ago had given me the small Vajrasattva book by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. I then read it & found it very comforting & Vajrasattva became my favourite Tibetan Buddhist Deity because of this I developed a great interest in the Buddhist philosophy thought I'm not myself a practicing Buddhist I have many dharma books and Vajrasattva is an excellent starter for meditation purposes to purify bad karma. Small book with great Insight.
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Alex Combow
June 18, 2017
This little book is a great reminder to purge all negative karma. It is short and to the point. It guides you through the process with quotes to set the mood and different mantras to chant for the purification. This is a good learning tool as well for anyone interested in the different aspects of meditation and karma.
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Judy Carroll
December 13, 2016
Very good indeed. Although the book itself is simply but already included the very important points we need to know and pay attention to
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About the author

Lama Zopa Rinpoche was born in Thami, Nepal, in 1946. At the age of three he was recognized as the reincarnation of Sherpa Nyingma yogi, Kunsang Yeshe, the Lawudo Lama. Rinpoche’s Thami home was not far from the Lawudo cave, in the Mount Everest region of Nepal, where his predecessor meditated for the last twenty years of his life. Rinpoche’s own description of his early years may be found in his book, The Door to Satisfaction (Wisdom Publications). At the age of ten, Rinpoche went to Tibet and studied and meditated at Domo Geshe Rinpoche’s monastery near Pagri, until the Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1959 forced him to forsake Tibet for the safety of Bhutan.

Rinpoche then went to the Tibetan refugee camp at Buxa Duar, West Bengal, India, where he met Lama Yeshe, who became his closest teacher. The Lamas went to Nepal in 1967, and over the next few years built Kopan and Lawudo Monasteries. In 1971 Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave the first of his famous annual lam-rim retreat courses, which continue at Kopan to this day.

In 1974, with Lama Yeshe, Rinpoche began traveling the world to teach and establish centers of Dharma. When Lama Yeshe passed away in 1984, Rinpoche took over as spiritual director of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), which has continued to flourish under his peerless leadership. More details of Rinpoche’s life and work may be found on the FPMT Web site.

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