Teachings

Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Darjeeling, India, in 1967. Photo used with permission of the estate of Zina Rachevsky.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

The story of events leading up to the first Kopan meditation course in 1971

Topics: Introductory
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Tarzana, California, in 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

A teaching about the life of Khunu Lama Tenzin Gyaltsen

By Adele Hulse

Lama Yeshe's Biography: 1977

By Nicholas Ribush

A journey across South-east Asia in 1972 led Dr Nick Ribush to Kopan Monastery, Nepal.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Teachings and information regarding Lama Zopa Rinpoche's stroke.

By Adele Hulse

Lama Yeshe's Biography: 1979

The great Indian scholar and yogi, Lama Atisha.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976

Lama Zopa Rinpoche describes the life and work of the great bodhisattva Atisha.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Shakyamuni Center, Taichung, Taiwan, March 2007

Teachings on the Buddha, at Shakyamuni Center, Taichung, Taiwan. March 3 and 6, 2007.

Topics: Introductory
Chapters:
Guru Shakyamuni Buddha's Past Lives •
Guru Shakyamuni Buddha's Descent into this World and Life Story •
Buddha Shakyamuni's Life Story continued •
Making Offerings to the Buddha, Benefits of Carrying Golden Light Sutra or Diamond Cutter Sutra. •
Dedications •
Lama Yeshe, Kathmandu Nepal, 1980. Photo: Tom Castles
By Adele Hulse

Excerpts from the forthcoming biography of Lama Yeshe, written by Adele Hulse.

Chapters:
Introduction to Lama Yeshe's Biography •
Foreword by Lama Zopa Rinpoche •
How to Support This Project •
1971: The First Kopan Meditation Course •
1972: Unsurpassed Dharma Land of Enlightenment •
1973: First Steps, First Students •
1978: “Mahayana, Mahayana, Mahayana!” •
1979: “Even your enemy who tries to kill you is your best friend.” •
By Nicholas Ribush

Dr Nicholas Ribush describes the qualities of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso

By Nicholas Ribush

A cursory glance at the growth of Tibetan Buddhist publishing in the West

Bea Ribush, 2007. Photo by Wendy Cook.
By Nicholas Ribush

An obituary by Nicholas Ribush and a brief remembrance written by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Pomaia , Italy 1982

Lama Yeshe: How We Started Teaching Westerners

Tags: life stories
Lama Yeshe at Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala, India, 1973. Photo: Brian Beresford.
By Various lamas

An account of Lama Yeshe's last days, death and funeral, and a collection of tributes written by fellow lamas and students

Chapters:
Account of Lama's Last Days and Funeral •
Address to Funeral Attendees by Lama Zopa Rinpoche •
Tribute by Lama Zopa Rinpoche •
Tribute by Geshe Tegchok •
Tribute by Geshe Jampa Gyatso •
Tribute by Geshe Sopa •
Tribute by Father P. Bernard de Give •
Tribute by Jonathan Landaw •
Tributes by Jeffrey Hopkins and Brian Beresford •