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  • A Direct Meditation on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
    Vajradhara Losang Jinpa

    A short lam-rim prayer that contains the essence of the whole path to enlightenment.

  • Is Attachment Completely Negative?
    Lama Thubten Yeshe

    “If you’re experiencing pleasure, be reasonable; remain calm and clear, even if you notice that your grasping mind is there beneath it all.”


  • A Thousand Benefits
    Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

    Advice on the essence of Dharma practice and the benefits of the center.

  • E-letter No. 130: March 2014
    Dr. Nicholas Ribush

    Read our latest e-news, which features advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche on guru devotion, as well as news about the work of the Archive and links to great resources on the web.

  • The Heart of the Path

    Read excerpts from The Heart of the Path, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Extracts from Chapters 4, 5, 6 and 19 are now available online.


  • Purifying Past Negative Karma
    Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

    Advice on karma and how to achieve ultimate happiness, given to a student diagnosed with breast cancer.

  • Planned Parenting: Making Your Children's Lives Meaningful

    Read this revised advice by Lama Zopa Rinpoche on raising children so that their lives are most beneficial. Compiled and edited by Ven. Joan Nicell.

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Lama Yeshe's Biography: Big Love: Forthcoming in 2014. Read excerpts on our Big Love Blog!

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