Silent Mind Holy Mind

By Lama Thubten Yeshe

The celebration of Christmas focuses on our longing for peace and deepest expression of love. Its essential spirit, therefore, appeals not only to Christians but to all people. Taking as his major focus the ways in which we customarily celebrate Christmas, Lama Yeshe exposes the foibles of our secular age and shows how we can surmount them.

The 2024 edition of Silent Mind Holy Mind has been expanded to include the original collection of talks given by Lama Yeshe at Kopan Monastery on Christmas Eve, as well as another Christmas talk and a Cistercian priest’s tribute to Lama after he passed away in 1984. Edited by Jon Landaw and Nicholas Ribush. Go to the Contents page to find links to these teachings on our website. You can also download a free PDF file.


Click on the links below to access these teachings online.

Part 1: The Original Content
1. Giving

Reflections on Christmas
Questions and Answers

2. Unity
3. Transformation

The Eight Verses of Thought Transformation

Part 2: An Additional Discourse
4. Christmas, 1982
Part 3: Praise for Lama Yeshe
5. A Catholic Priest’s Tribute