Life, Death and After Death Series

By Lama Thubten Yeshe
Geneva, Switzerland (Archive #044)

This multimedia collection presents chapters from the LYWA book Life, Death and After Death. The essence of this book is a weekend seminar on death, intermediate state and rebirth taught by Lama Yeshe in Geneva, Switzerland, in September 1983. Lama Zopa Rinpoche also attended the seminar and gave an introductory teaching on cultivating a peaceful mind.

Finding Peace in Everyday Life, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, is our latest title in this multimedia series.

Life, Death and After Death Multimedia: About the Series

This series presents chapters from Life, Death and After Death in a multimedia format that weaves together all the assets found in the Archive: transcripts enhanced as much as possible by video, audio and images, and supplemented by other related material. We hope your understanding of these precious teachings is deepened by engaging the Dharma in this multidimensional way.

The essence of this book is a weekend seminar on death, intermediate state and rebirth. The topic is particularly poignant as this was the last teaching Lama gave in the West; he passed away some five months later. But here he was his usual boisterous, punchy, direct, funny, loving and compassionate self, treating death in his incomparable light yet serious way.

Click on the chapter links below to experience these teachings, or visit multimedia.lamayeshe.com to browse the entire collection of LYWA multimedia titles.


Finding Peace in Everyday Life. In our latest multimedia title, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explores the path to happiness through the practice of patience, right here and right now. Rinpoche also advises the importance of equanimity and the good heart, and discusses the faults of the self-cherishing attitude. This title presents Chapter One of Life, Death and After Death.

The Nature of the Mind. Lama Yeshe explains how our mind is structured, reminds us that intellectualism can only go so far and encourages us to “let go, just be.” Lama explains that the fundamental nature of our mind is pure, clean and clear, and our negative emotions are like waves on the surface of the ocean. This title presents Chapter Three of Life, Death and After Death.

The Death Process. Lama Yeshe leads us through the experiences and visions of the death process and discusses how this natural process can be used to release the ego and realize emptiness. This title presents Chapter Four of Life, Death and After Death.