Teachings

Lama Yeshe at Vajrapani Institute, California, 1983. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Vajrapani Institute, California

Lama Yeshe introduces the Six Yogas of Naropa, an advanced tantric practice.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Seventh Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal

Rinpoche explains the special meaning and purpose of this human rebirth

in Dharamsala, India

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

Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche. Photo by Don Laine.
By Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India

Commentary on a practice to help invoke the blessings of one's personal teachers and to develop guru devotion

Lama Zopa Rinpoche doing mandala offering during the 9th Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Penang, Malaysia 2009

These teachings include oral transmission of Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga and the Three Principal Aspects of the Path

Chapters:
Motivation, Oral Transmission and Prayers •
Offerings to the Guru •
Benefits of Lama Tsongkhapa's Teachings •
The great Indian scholar and yogi, Lama Atisha.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The lineage of the teachings was handed down to the Kadampas by Atisha, an Indian pandit who revived Buddhism in Tibet.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Manjushri London (currently Jamyang Buddhist Centre), 1983. Photo: Robin Bath.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Rinpoche answers questions from students at a Dharma center about the lam-rim.

By Nicholas Ribush

Study as the Basis of Meditation

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Los Angeles, CA 2000

Commentary on two core lam-rim texts by Atisha and Lama Tsongkhapa.

Chapters:
Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment •
Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment: Foreword •
Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment: Prologue •
Chapter One: General Introduction •
Chapter Two: Features of the Lam-Rim Teachings •
Chapter Three: Relying on a Spiritual Teacher •
Chapter Four: Becoming inspired to practice Dharma •
Chapter Five: Refuge, Karma and Precepts •
Chapter Six: Seeking freedom from cyclic existence •
Chapter Seven: Cultivating the altruistic intention of Bodhicitta •
Chapter Eight: The ceremony for generating Bodhicitta •
Chapter Nine: Bodhisattva outlook and action •
Chapter Ten: The Perfection of Wisdom •
Appendix 1: A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment •
Appendix 2: Lines of Experience •
Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment: Notes •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala, India 1986

A commentary on Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga practice, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Chapters:
Table of Contents •
Motivation •
The Benefits of the Ganden Lha Gyäma Practice •
Preliminary Prayers •
Seeing the Guru as Buddha •
Guru Yoga •
Karma •
Refuge in the Three Jewels •
The Preliminary Practices from Jor-chö •
Ganden Lha Gyäma (Part 1) •
Ganden Lha Gyäma (Part 2) •
Mandala Offering •
Prostration •
Water Offerings •
Dedication •
Lama Yeshe at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973. Photo: Lynda Millspaugh.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kathmandu, Nepal

Teaching on six factors leading to the growth of delusion