By Lama Thubten Yeshe

Lama Yeshe was a pioneer in bringing Dharma to the West, and the collected teachings in this book demonstrate his understanding of the Western psyche and his ability to express profound truths in simple terms.

Knowledge-Wisdom includes new material and complete discourses edited by Nicholas Ribush and published for the first time. Go to the Contents page to find links to all the teachings published in this book and now available online.

Lama Yeshe at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1981.

Click on the links below to access the teachings in Knowledge-Wisdom online.

Note: Excerpts from many of these discourses have been previously published in the ebook series, The Enlightened Experience: Volumes 1–3, online at Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive and in other publications including Mandala magazine.

Part 1: Collected Teachings from 1972 to 1983
  1. The Simple Art of Meditation
  2. What Is Dharma?
  3. The First Clear Step
  4. Integrating What You’ve Heard
  5. Refuge Is a State of Mind
  6. The Enlightenment Attitude
  7. The Experiential Nature of Lord Buddha’s Teachings
  8. The Dharma of Dancing
  9. Anxiety in the Nuclear Age (1)
  10. Anxiety in the Nuclear Age (2)
  11. Christmas Dharma
  12. On Educating Children
  13. On Marriage
  14. How We Started Teaching Dharma to Westerners: An Interview
  15. How the FPMT Centers Began: A Conversation
  16. Why We Established the FPMT
Part 2: Lama Yeshe’s Last Teachings Given at the Sixteenth Kopan Meditation Course
Editor's Preface: PArt 2

17. Practicing Dharma in the West: Q&A with Lama Yeshe
18. The Peaceful Path to Liberation
19. Bodhicitta: The Perfection of Dharma

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