Teachings

By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in UK

This series presents chapters from the LYWA book Freedom Through Understanding in a format that includes written teachings enhanced by audio, video and images.

Chapters:
Freedom Through Understanding Multimedia: About the Series •
Making the Most of Your Life •
How to Meditate •
The Importance of Motivation •
The Shortcomings of Attachment •
Giving and Taking on the Breath •
The Best Answers Come Through Meditation •
By Geshe Thubten Soepa in 1995 and 2005

A "must-read" for all Buddhists, this text presents a detailed discussion in support of vegetarianism and animal welfare.  Now available as an ebook.

Chapters:
Protecting the Lives of Helpless Beings •
Section One: Udamwara: Statements from Sutra •
Section Two: Question and Answer •
Section Three: Compassion is the Root of the Teachings •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Compassion Brings Us Closer to Enlightenment

By Lama Thubten Yeshe

Lama Yeshe: You are Loving Kindness Wisdom Energy

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Not One Single Difficulty to Work for Other Sentient Beings

Portrait of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, 2010. Photo: Ven. Roger Kunsang.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Selangor, Malaysia

How to develop compassion and offer perfect service to others.

Chapters:
Subduing Anger Brings Peace •
How to Develop Compassion •
The Purpose of Our Life •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Center, Nepal, 1990. Photo: Merry Colony.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Florence, Italy 1990

After a short discourse on emptiness, Rinpoche teaches tong-len, or taking and giving—the meditation practice of generating bodhicitta by taking on the suffering of others and giving them happiness

Chapters:
Actualizing the Wisdom Realizing Emptiness •
Taking the Suffering of Others •
Giving Your Body to Others •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Creating the Causes of Happiness

Portrait of Lama Yeshe on the roof at Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1974.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Cumbria, England

Lama Yeshe explains why it is worthwhile to take refuge in that which can truly liberate us—the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

How to establish our motivation so each day is meaningful

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Queensland, Australia, 2000

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Why We Need to Help Others

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Chenrezig Institute, Queensland, Australia 1975.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Palmwoods, Queensland, Australia

A talk to workers at the hospice about the benefits of serving others with a sincere heart

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Washington, New Jersey

A teaching given prior to a ceremony for generating the mind of enlightenment (bodhicitta).

in Dharamsala, India

A commentary on Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga practice by Geshe Rabten.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore, 1988

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The Benefits of Dharma Practice

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