The Peaceful Stillness of the Silent Mind

By Lama Thubten Yeshe
Melbourne and Sydney Australia 1975 (Archive #329)

The six teachings contained herein come from Lama Yeshe’s 1975 visit to Australia. They are all filled with love, insight, wisdom and compassion, and the question-and-answer sessions Lama loved so much are as dynamic and informative as ever.

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The Peaceful Stillness of the Silent Mind: Editor's Introduction

This publication is the fourth in our series of free books by Lama Yeshe, and one of eighteen free books published by the Archive. All together we have published over 575,000 free books, something we can all rejoice in. I offer sincere and grateful thanks to all those who have made this possible.

The six teachings contained herein come from Lama Yeshe’s 1975 visit to Australia. The first three are a series of consecutive evening lectures Lama gave at Melbourne University. By the third night he thought people had heard enough talk and instead offered a guided meditation. We have indicated the breaks clearly and suggest that instead of reading it straight through, you pause for a few minutes after each paragraph to think about what Lama just said, as he intended.

The last three teachings are public lectures given in Sydney. Again, they are filled with love, insight, wisdom and compassion, and the question-answer sessions Lama loved so much are as dynamic and informative as ever. We hope you’ll enjoy reading these talks as much as we delight in bringing them to you.

Once more, I thank Wendy Cook and Linda Gatter for their kind and helpful editorial suggestions.

Nicholas Ribush, Editor