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 Yeshe at Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa, Pomaia, Italy, 1983. Photo: Merry Colony.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Pomaia, Italy

An introduction to the tantric path and methods. 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche after the first US course in California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

In this excerpt from Kopan Course No. 27, Rinpoche explains how to achieve full enlightenment

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India

An interview with His Holiness the Dalai Lama about Buddhist teachings and practice

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

Lightly edited excerpts from a one-month Mitukpa retreat held in Vermont, USA, 2002.

Chapters:
Mitukpa Retreat: Index Page •
Mitukpa Initiation •
The Meaning of Retreat •
How Samsara is Created •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A teaching by abbot Achos Rinpoche, with a commentary by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore, January 1993.

An explanation of the meaning and benefits of reciting OM MANI PADME HUM. Karma and purification are also discussed.

Chapters:
The Nature of Mind; Meeting the Guru •
Karma: Motivation and Results •
Results of Negative Karma •
Negative Karma (con't); Dharma Motivation; Benefits of OM MANI PADME HUM •
Benefits of OM MANI PADME HUM (con't); The Meaning of the Mantra •
Oral Transmission of Long Chenrezig Mantra •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 2002.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains why tantra is a quick path to achieving full enlightenment.

By HH Trijang Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India

An overview of tantric practice,

His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New York City, NY September 2005

A commentary on the self-generation sadhana of Avalokiteshvara

His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in London, England, 1988

A survey of all the Buddhist practices including the systems of both sutra and tantra undertaken in the Tibetan tradition.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India 1986

A practice for the purification of negative karma and obscurations

Chapters:
Sadhana: Burning Offering to Dorje Khadro •
Commentary: Introduction •
Commentary: Preliminaries •
Commentary: The Actual Meditation •
Commentary: Conclusion •
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Holland 1981

The Yoga Method of Buddha Maitreya: a definitive explanation of tantra, prefaced by introductory teachings on Buddhism.

Chapters:
Universal Love •
Universal Love: Editor's Introduction •
Chapter 1: What is Buddhism? •
Chapter 2: The Purpose of Meditation •
Chapter 3: Compassion and Emptiness •
Chapter 4: A Brief History of Maitreya Buddha •
Chapter 5: The Practice of Tantra •
Chapter 8: Becoming Maitreya •
Appendix 1: An Explanation of the Shunyata Mantra and a Meditation on Emptiness •
Appendix 3: The Mantra of Maitreya Buddha's Promise •
Foreign Translations •
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Grizzly Lodge, CA 1980

Included in the book The Essence of Tibetan Buddhism, two talks on this often-misunderstood practice

Chapters:
Introduction to Tantra: First Teaching •
Introduction to Tantra: Second Teaching •