Teachings

By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Geneva, Switzerland

This multimedia series presents chapters from the LYWA book Life, Death and After Death in a format that includes written teachings enhanced by audio, video and images. 

Chapters:
Life, Death and After Death Multimedia: About the Series •
The Nature of the Mind •
LYWA Multimedia: The Death Process •
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kathmandu, Nepal

A teaching on impermanence at the Seventh Kopan Meditation Course, November, 1974

By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Teachings by Lama Yeshe on impermance and death, adapted by T. Y. Alexander

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Lincoln, MA

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches via live stream to students in Singapore and around the world.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lake Arrowhead, California, 1975. Photo by Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1975

Life finishes quickly, like autumn clouds or lightning in the sky

By Lama Thubten Yeshe in London, 1982 and Geneva, 1983.

Teachings by Lama Yeshe on death, intermediate state and rebirth, and an introductory talk by Lama Zopa Rinpoche on cultivating a peaceful mind.

Chapters:
Life, Death and After Death •
Life, Death and After Death: Editor's Preface •
1. Finding Peace in Everyday Life: Lama Zopa Rinpoche •
2. Why We Should Understand the Death Process •
3. The Nature of the Mind •
4. The Death Process •
5. Understanding and Dealing with Death •
6. Transference of Consciousness •
Glossary, References and Suggested Further Reading (LDAD) •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1981

Death is definite and this precious human body is more valuable than a mountain of diamonds.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Solu Khumbu, Nepal, 1979. Photo: Georges Luneau.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976

Meditation on impermanence and death is a powerful method to protect us from the delusions.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India in 2000. Photo by Todd Moore.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Theosophical Society, Brisbane, Australia

A public talk about the purpose of life and developing the correct attitude toward death

Chapters:
What is Mind •
Ultimate Nature of Mind •
Compassion, Universal Responsibility •
Purpose of Life, Benefits of Problems •
Dying, Five Powers, Dedications •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan Monastery, 1987
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, December 1987

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains how to analyze reincarnation

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

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

Michael Losang Yeshe with Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan, 1973.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973

An explanation of beginningless mind, reincarnation and the causes and effects of karma

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Rinpoche discusses in depth the process one should take when making preparations for death and giving the gift of life through organ donation

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1974. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal April 1974

Establishing the value of meditating on death and impermanence as motivation for practice and preparation for death

Lama Zopa Rinpoche blessing the Kalachakra Stupa at the Kurukulla Center, MA, 2010. Photo: Wendy Cook.
By Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey in Dharamsala, India, 1976

How to meditate on death

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