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A Message from our Spiritual Director

Dharma books plant the seed of the path to enlightenment in the mind of the reader. That imprint ripens, realizations come, and liberation is attained. Books open the wisdom eye; you can understand death and the nature of mind; they teach you how to develop compassion; they bring world peace.

The Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive publishes authentic Dharma books. When you read and practice them, you can understand karma, how everything comes from the mind, that the external cause is not the only one. This can lead you to a happy death and a happy rebirth.

Book sponsors offer all the above benefits to others and cause them to open their minds. Each person transformed brings peace into the world. It becomes an extremely practical thing.

Sponsoring books is for people who like to spread Dharma. If you organize a meditation course, only a few people get to hear the teachings, whereas if you publish a book, you can help thousands more. Books reach every corner of the earth.

Until you change your mind, no matter how well-off you are, you still make mistakes in your actions. To stop your own suffering, you have to stop creating negative actions; to stop creating negative actions, you have to eradicate your negative mind. Books teach you how to do that.

An additional benefit of Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive books is that they are offered free of charge and thereby reach many people who might not otherwise have a chance to contact the Dharma. Also, when you contribute to or distribute Archive books, you create the charity of Dharma, the highest form of giving. Moreover, when you donate money to the Archive, you accomplish material charity; and since the Dharma teachings in these books show readers how to protect themselves from suffering, you also accomplish the charity of saving others from fear. Thus, by the one action, supporting the Archive, you achieve all three forms of generosity. If, on top of that, you give with bodhicitta—the determination to attain buddhahood for the sake of all sentient beings—your donation becomes the cause of enlightenment.

Therefore, I would be grateful if you could make a general donation to or become a member of the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Thank you so much.

­ -Lama Zopa Rinpoche
LYWA Membership and Its Benefits

In order to raise the money we need to employ editors to make available the thousands of hours of teachings in our archive, we have established our membership program. Become a member with a one-time donation of US$1,000.

The main benefit is that you’ll be playing a key role in bringing the essential teachings of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche to tens—perhaps hundreds—of thousands of people all over the world. During the last millennium, many lam-rim texts were written in Tibet, all based on Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment. In our tradition, the most important extensive lam-rim texts are Lama Tsongkhapa’s Lam-rim Chen-mo and Pabongka Rinpoche’s Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand. Now we have a chance to make a highly significant addition to the genre by working together to prepare and publish the many lam-rim commentaries given since 1971 at Kopan and many other FPMT centers all over the world.

As the thousands of us who have benefited from Rinpoche’s teachings will attest, they are extremely effective and totally relevant to the world today. Publishing them in print and online is the greatest contribution to peace and happiness in the world.

You’ll also be helping us make available Lama Yeshe’s tantric commentaries. Several have already been published—Introduction to Tantra, The Tantric Path of Purification, The Bliss of Inner Fire and Becoming the Compassion Buddha—his Manjushri commentary is almost ready to go and many more await preparation.

Gifts for Members

There are many direct and tangible benefits for you personally, when you become a Member. For a one-time donation of US$1,000, you can enjoy all the amazing benefits that membership brings, including access to the entire LYWA library in digital format. 

Our list of gifts for Members has been updated and now includes a new gift of a selected practice booklet and online course module offered by FPMT. If you are a current Member and have not received the new gifts, please send an email to to make a request.

Members receive these direct and tangible benefits:

  • A free copy of each free book published by LYWA in the future.
  • A free copy of each Lama Yeshe or Lama Zopa Rinpoche book edited by the Archive and published by LYWA or Wisdom Publications for sale in the future.
  • Any of our DVDs in stock sent to you for free by request.
  • 50% discount on Adele Hulse’s Big Love, the official biography of Lama Yeshe, to be published by LYWA.
  • One year subscription to FPMT’s bi-annual Mandala magazine, including a PDF of the magazine and the Mandala ebook.
  • Your choice of one of the following:
    • One year of pujas done by the Kopan monks and nuns; or
    • Light offerings on the four great Buddhist festival days over one year in Bodhgaya.
  • Access to the entire LYWA library of books and DVDs in digital format in our Members Area. Books will be available to members in pdf and ePublishing formats.
  • Access to selected print quality images of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, which may be downloaded for personal use. 
  •  Your choice of one of nine FPMT practice booklet PDFs, and one of four Online Learning Center courses. (See list of FPMT booklets and courses here)


Those who can offer US$1,500 or more will receive all the benefits above, PLUS a limited edition of Lisa Sawlit's spectacular portrait of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The limited edition prints are 36 x 22” (91.5 x 56 cm) in size, and have been numbered, signed and sealed by the artist.

Membership Payment Options

We hope you will be able to join. Thank you so much. Use our on-line donations pages to remit your membership payment. If you cannot manage $1,000 all at once, we offer you the option of donating $250 a quarter over the next year or monthly payments of $100, $50, $34 or $30; other payment amounts also available. There are 3 ways you can make your payments:

  • Sign up for automatic debits using PayPal: see the choices below; or
  • Sign up for automatic debits by calling us with your credit card information and we will set you up; or
  • You may make your payments on your own each month online, or send a check to LYWA, PO Box 636, Lincoln, MA 01773 USA.

Please note that we cannot begin your pujas, Mandala subscription or Members' Area access, or automatically send you any of our new books or DVDs for sale, until we have received at least $250 towards your membership. Also, if you need to discontinue your membership before it is paid in full, we will keep you listed as a Benefactor for one year from the date of your last payment.

We launched our membership program worldwide with an appeal in Singapore and a mailing to all our benefactors in November 2003. Our thanks to those who have already joined as members. Click here to see the list of current members.

Please email our director Dr. Nicholas Ribush if you have any questions about our membership plan. Thank you so much.

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Why do we have an exclusive members' area?

A Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive supporter queried the creation of an exclusive Members' Area that is only accessible to more affluent people. He wrote that providing status or privilege on the basis of wealth is a manifestation of 'grinding down the face of the poor' and this upper level of membership shuts out people who can only afford smaller gifts. He didn’t want to seem confrontational and said we have to look at our belief in karma and the principles of fundraising.

Director Nick Ribush replied:

“The thing is this...we need to find the resources to hire editors to make the teachings we have in the Archive available to everybody. The way we're trying to do this (and remember, I have been raising money for Dharma projects for more than 30 years, so have a bit of experience with what works and what doesn't—see my article on fund raising for more details) is to institute a membership plan where people who contribute $1,000 get certain benefits. Like you, I live in the real world, and sometimes people need to be enticed to part with $1,000. If they didn't, I'd just put the word out and tomorrow we'd have all the money we need. If indeed there is a better way, tell me and I'll do it, no problem.

“In the meantime, we have more than 25,000 pages of teachings and hundreds of hours of recordings freely available on our website, and nearly 600,000 free books in print. More books are always in progress, and people who have signed up for our free monthly e-letter get another free teaching every month.”

Our Members

Active members as of September 2, 2015. We have over 620 active members!

If you are a Member but do not see your name listed, please let us know. You may be in our database as anonymous or inactive.


We are so grateful to all our members everywhere who make the work of the Archive possible.
Through the merit of having contributed to the spread of the Buddhist teachings for the sake of all sentient beings, may our members and their families and friends have long and healthy lives, all happiness, and may all their Dharma wishes be instantly fulfilled.
FPMT Center Members

Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore
Aryatara Institut, Germany
Atisha Centre, Australia
Buddha House, Australia
Centro Terra di Unificazione Ewam, Italy
Chandrakirti Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre, New Zealand
Chenrezig Institute
The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion
Hayagriva Buddhist Centre, Australia
Hospice of Mother Tara, Australia
Institut Vajra Yogini, France
Kadam Sharawa Buddhist Institut, Australia
Kunsang Yeshe Retreat Centre, Australia
Kurukulla Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies, USA
Land of Medicine Buddha, USA
Mahayanan Buddhist Association (Cham-Tse-Ling), China
Maitreya Instituut Loenen, The Netherlands
Maitri Charitable Trust, India
O Sel Ling Centro de Retiros, Spain
Tara Institute, Australia
Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala, India
Vajrapani Institute, USA
Vajrayana Institute, Australia
Yeshe Gyaltsen Center, Mexico

Individual Members

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Hailey Aldren
Deborah Wong Allan
Dean Alper
Laura Amann
P. Elizabeth Anderson
Sandy Ang Bee Yen
Christine O Arlington
Claire Atkins
Brigitte Auloy
Charlotte Avant
Ban Kheng Ng
David Bartlett
Tim Beattie
Jacalyn Bennett
Peggy Bennington
Christine Beveridge
Nienke Bloksma
Heiko Bock
Neal Brandoff
Frank D. Brock
Donald Broderson
Lydell Brooks
Ira Brous
Donna Brown (Ven Tsultrim Sangmo)
Scott Brusso
Michaela Buecheler
Brad D Bulen
Tim Burress
Pamela Butler
Darrin L. Buxman
Ray Callaway
Candy Campbell
Fred Cannataro
Gregory Carr
Diana Carroll
Alan Carter
Tom & Suzanne Castles
Chris & Helen Castner
Bob & Amy Cayton
Karuna & Pam Cayton
Edgars Celms
William Chan (Chan Wai Ming)
Chan Ai Hup 
Chan Choo Lin
Rose Chan Kham Wuing
Aaron Chaney ( Ven Gyatso )
Betsy U. Chang
Lily Chang Wu
Valerie Chan-Jakob
D. Victoria Chapman
Joan Dombon Charlez
Thai K. Cheah
Cassandra Cheong
Fred Cheong (Tenzin Drachom)
Ms Chia Chu Hong and Mr Soon Chun
Stephen Ching
Bernard Chng Teck Hui
Ven Losang Chodron (May Mills)
Min Li Chong
Chong Jia Haur
Chong Lih Jung
Ven. Chonyi ( Diana Taylor )
Low Choon Song
Kenny Yip Yew Choong
Ven. Lhundrup Chosang  (Chiu Min Lai)
Fischer Christian
Cecilia Chua  Boon See
Chua Mui Yee
Cary Cline
John Clulow
Susan Coats  (Ani Tenzin Desal)
Owen Cole
Benjamin Collar
Susanna and Massimo Corona
Ven. Carol Corradi
Pamela Cowan & Steve Miller
Timothy D Rease
Maria Damsholt
Martine Darrou
Lama Surya Das
Gisela & Nick Dawson
C. & Tineke de Leeuw den de Leeuw den Bouter
Paula de Wijs - Koolkin
Travis Desell
Patricia DeVoe (Lhundup Chönyi)
Dharma Friendship Foundation
Charlotte C Diedrich
John Diedrich ( Ven Losang Thabkay)
Julia & Bradley Dobos
Joan Lee Donaldson (Ven Tenzin Gache)
Jennifer Dooley  (Thubten Chokyi)
Cecily Anne Drucker
Joerg Eberhardt
Matt Emerson
Boon Poh Eng
Eng Tze Lim
David and Pam English
Freddy English
Kevin V Ergil
Steve Everist
Ed Falenski
William T  Federici
Wu-chang Feng
Denise Fenwick
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Gabriel Ferrer Rebassa
Ven Wendy Finster
Molly Fitzgerald
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Kim Foon Looi
Oma Darlene Ford
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Willy Goh
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Jane Gootnick
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David Gould and Manoshi Ghosh
Lesley Graham
Edoardo Emilio Cesare Grandi
Judy Gray (Ani Konchok Yutso)
Elizabeth Greer ( Bets )
James Bradford Griffith
Fritz Grohmann
Jodi M. Gulka
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Margaret Haas and Leslie Austin
Donald Handrick
Deborah Lillian Hankel
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Stefanie Harvey
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The Hershey Family Foundation
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Ho Sau Ling
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John Holden
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Eric Von Horstman
Frances Howland
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Victoria Huckenpahler
Janet L. Hudson
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Sue Hunter
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Lauren King
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Julia Pigeon
Matthew Poxon
Lindsay & Elli Pratt
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Rich Prinz & Bev Gwyn
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Quek Cheng Hong
David Quinn-Watson
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Erick Rinner
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Larry Schoonover
John Scorsine
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John Tan
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Dorothy Yurkiw
Olga Zhurba
Gintaras Ziaunys
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