Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe in Geneva, Switzerland, 1983. Photo: Ueli Minder.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe

Lama Thubten Yeshe: The Illusory Nature of Reality

Portrait of Lama Yeshe, Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1975. Photo by Tony Duff.

Browse our collection of LYWA books translated into German, including new translations, What is Meditation? by Lama Yeshe and How to Practice Dharma by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Topics: Translations > German
Tags: translation
Holy objects at Lama Zopa Rinpoche's house in Aptos, California.

Browse our collection of translations into Vietnamese, now available as free PDF files. Our latest Vietnamese translations are The Foundation of All Good Qualities and several teachings by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.   

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Portrait of Lama Yeshe, Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1975. Photo by Tony Duff.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Chenrezig Institute, Australia

Lama Yeshe discusses how to use intensive wisdom to gain insight into the illusory nature of reality. Also included is a short interview. 

Topics: Emptiness > Mahamudra
Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, New Zealand, 1975.
By Nicholas Ribush

Changing the World One Mind at a Time

Tags: dharma
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on the practice of giving and letters of thanks to benefactors of Rinpoche's centers and projects.

  • Kind Benefactor •
  • Thanking Benefactors •
  • Thanks for Donation to Kopan •
  • Donation to Amdo Eye Center •
  • Ways to Give Away Money •
  • Investing for Real Profit •
  • Helping a Business •
  • The Center is of Utmost Importance •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to resolve parenting problems by focusing on the good heart, loving kindness and compassion for others.

  • Problems With Children •
  • Growing Up Too Fast •
  • A Bad Mother? •
  • Prayers For Child’s Return •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on various practices and mantras for animals, including those which are sick and dying.

  • How to Benefit Animals •
  • Building an Animal Sanctuary •
  • Compassion Brings Us Closer to Enlightenment •
  • Advice About Caring for Dogs •
  • Take Care of Animals with Compassion •
  • Practices to Benefit a Cat •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on matters related to travel and immigration, including how to think when traveling by plane and practices for removing visa obstacles.

  • Note for Hotel Maid  •
  • Border Crossing to Nepal •
  • Obstacles to Getting a Visa  •
  • Removing Long-term Visa Obstacles •
  • Mantra Recommended Before Traveling •
  • Improving Dependent Arising: How to Eliminate Obstacles before Travel •
  • Advice for Flying •
  • Immigration Difficulties •
  • Success in Removing Visa Obstacles •
  • Query About Travel and Sur Practice •
  • Tara Practice and Prayers While Flying •
  • Travel Risk in Third World Country •
Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the veranda at Tushita Retreat Centre, Dharamsala, India, 1973. From the collection of Adele Hulse.
By Nicholas Ribush, Adele Hulse

Adele Hulse: The First Kopan Meditation Course

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on nyung nä, a powerful two-day practice associated with Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion.

  • Continue With Nyung-näs and Lam-rim •
  • We Can Be Free From Samsara •
  • Unable to Complete Nyung-näs •
  • Nyung-nä Advice •
  • Practices for Purification and Collecting Merit •
  • Two Thousand Nyung Näs and Other Life Practices •
  • The Benefits of Nyung-näs •
  • Thank you for Nyung-näs •
  • A Powerful Practice •
  • Continue Nyung-näs •
  • Nyung-nä Brings Us Closer to Enlightenment •
  • Completion of 300 Nyung-näs •
  • The Greatest Purification •
  • 700 Nyung-näs Seems Good •
  • Dispelling Obstacles For Nyung-nä Retreat •
  • A Quick Way to Purify Obscurations •
  • Animal Liberation and Nyung Näs •
  • Drinking During a Nyung Nä •
  • Two Thousand Nyung Näs •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on making offerings to the Three Rare Sublime Ones.

  • Verses to Inspire Offerings •
  • Offering to the Sangha •
  • Water Bowls Practice •
  • How to Generate Merit by Offering Music, such as Bell, Gong or Conch Shell •
  • Making Offerings to the Pretas •
  • Offerings to the Guru-Buddha •
  • Offering Incense •
  • Benefits of Offering Gold to Buddha Statues •
  • Take Care of the Flowers •
  • Water Bowl Offerings •
  • Flower Offering Card •
  • How to Dedicate a Money Offering •
  • Water Bowl Offerings as a Group Practice •
  • The Benefits of Supporting the Center and Sangha •
Shakyamuni Buddha descending from Tushita.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Thubten Yeshe: An Excerpt from Big Love

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

In these teachings Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses our potential to bring benefit and happiness, including full enlightenment, to all sentient beings. Now available as an ebook, The Path to Ultimate Happiness.

The Path to Ultimate Happiness eBook •
Table of Contents •
Lecture One •
Lecture Three •