Freedom Through Understanding

By Lama Thubten Yeshe, By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche
UK September 1975 (Archive #169)

In Lama Yeshe’s and Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s first trip to Europe in 1975 they offered a seminar based on their Kopan meditation courses. Preceded by Lama Yeshe’s lecture on meditation, these teachings encompass the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment.

These historic teachings are also available on DVD. Watch video excerpts in Chapter Three and Chapter Five, or go to our YouTube channel. Several chapters of this book are also now available as a multimedia series.

Glossary and Suggested Further Reading (FTU)


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Suggested Further Reading

Rabten, Geshe. The Essential Nectar: Meditations on the Buddhist Path. Editing and verse translation by Martin Willson. Boston: Wisdom Publications,1984, 1992.

Yangsi Rinpoche. Practicing the Path: A commentary on the Lamrim Chenmo. Edited by Miranda Adams. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2003.

Yeshe, Lama, and Zopa Rinpoche, Lama. Wisdom Energy: Basic Buddhist Teachings. Edited by Jonathan Landaw and Alexander Berzin. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1976, 2000.

Pabongka Rinpoche. Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand: A Concise Discourse on the Path to Enlightenment. Edited by Trijang Rinpoche. Translated by Michael Richards. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1991, 2006.

Sopa, Geshe Lhundub, with David Patt. Steps on the Path to Enlightenment: A Commentary on Tsongkhapa’s Lamrim Chenmo: Volumes 1–5. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2004, 2005, 2008 (Vols. 4 & 5 to come).

Tsongkhapa. The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment: Volumes One, Two & Three. Translated by the Lamrim Chenmo Translation Committee. Ithaca, New York: Snow Lion Publications, 2000, 2002, 2004.

Yeshe, Lama. Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire. Edited by Jonathan Landaw. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1987, 2001.

Zopa Rinpoche, Lama. The Heart of the Path: Seeing the Guru as Buddha. Boston: Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive, 2009.