Lamrim Year

By Lama Thubten Yeshe, By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Our latest book, Lamrim Year, is an essential guide for meditators who want to develop their mind in the graduated path to enlightenment (lamrim). This unique study program provides a 365-day outline of the graduated path in a clear, practical format that is suitable for both individual and group practice. The daily quotes and text have been selected from four decades of teachings by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and offer a taste of their teaching style and scope.

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Sources by Topic: Lamrim Year

On this page you will find links to the source texts used in Lamrim Year, sorted by topic and type of publication. This reference list includes books, articles published on our website, and unpublished teachings.

Click on the topic links in the Index to find a complete list of all the texts from which excerpts were selected for Lamrim Year. You can also search the Archive Database using the archive numbers listed to the left of the articles below.

Index

Days 1-3: Introduction
Days 4–63: Guru Devotion
Days 64–86: Perfect Human Rebirth
Days 87–113: Impermanence and Death
Days 114–134: The Lower Realms
Days 135–169: Refuge
Days 170–208: Karma
Days 209–238: The Sufferings of Samsara
Days 239–266: The Evolution of Samsara
Days 267–282: The Wheel of Life
Days 283–339: Bodhicitta
Days 340–363: Emptiness
Days 364–365: Conclusion


Days 1-3: Introduction

Books
Becoming Vajrasattva: The Tantric Path of Purification, by Lama Yeshe. Wisdom Publications.
The Perfect Human Rebirth: Freedom and Richness on the Path to Enlightenment, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Wisdom Publications.

Articles 
028: The Importance of the Lamrim Outline. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974.
095: Kopan Course No. 15 (1982). Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1982.
1443: Practicing Lamrim in Daily Life. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Adelaide, Australia, 2004.
Quotes by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, various locations and dates.

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Days 4–63: Guru Devotion

Books
Becoming the Compassion Buddha: Tantric Mahamudra for Everyday Life, by Lama Yeshe. Wisdom Publications.
Becoming Your Own Therapist & Make Your Mind an Ocean, by Lama Yeshe. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
The Bliss of Inner Fire: Heart Practice of the Six Yogas of Naropa, by Lama Yeshe. Wisdom Publications.
The Heart of the Path: Seeing the Guru as Buddha, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire, by Lama Yeshe. Wisdom Publications.
Sun of Devotion, Stream of Blessings, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
Teachings from the Vajrasattva Retreat, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.

Articles
089: Finding a Spiritual Guide. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, 8th Kopan Course, Nepal, 1975.
095: Kopan Course No. 15 (1982). Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1982.
495: Why We Need a Guru. Lama Yeshe, Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa, Italy, 1977.

Unpublished texts
267: Cittamani Tara Guru Yoga. Lama Yeshe, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1979.

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Days 64–86: Perfect Human Rebirth

Books
The Perfect Human Rebirth: Freedom and Richness on the Path to Enlightenment, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Wisdom Publications.
Freedom Through Understanding: The Buddhist Path to Happiness and Liberation, by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Wisdom Publications.

Articles
017: Perfect Freedom: The Great Value of Being Human. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Tushita Retreat Centre, India, 1984.

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Days 87–113: Impermanence and Death

Books
Becoming Vajrasattva: The Tantric Path of Purification, by Lama Yeshe. Wisdom Publications.
Becoming Your Own Therapist & Make Your Mind an Ocean, by Lama Yeshe. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
Ego, Attachment and Liberation, by Lama Yeshe. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
Life, Death and After Death, by Lama Yeshe. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
The Perfect Human Rebirth: Freedom and Richness on the Path to Enlightenment, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.

Articles
196: Powa: Transference of Consciousness at the Time of Death. Lama Yeshe, Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala, India, 1981.
443: Illness and Death are Natural. Lama Yeshe, 7th Kopan Course, Nepal, 1974.

Unpublished texts
Impermanence and Death, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Gordon McDougall (ed.)

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Days 114–134: The Lower Realms

Books
Becoming the Compassion Buddha: Tantric Mahamudra for Everyday Life, by Lama Yeshe. Wisdom Publications.
Becoming Vajrasattva: The Tantric Path of Purification, by Lama Yeshe. Wisdom Publications.
Ego, Attachment and Liberation, by Lama Yeshe. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
Freedom Through Understanding: The Buddhist Path to Happiness and Liberation, by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Wisdom Publications.
Heart Advice for Retreat eBook & PDF, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. FPMT.
The Perfect Human Rebirth: Freedom and Richness on the Path to Enlightenment, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
Silent Mind, Holy Mind, by Lama Yeshe. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.

Unpublished texts
The Lower Realms, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Gordon McDougall (ed.)
Impermanence and Death, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Gordon McDougall (ed.)
Reincarnation, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Gordon McDougall (ed.)

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Days 135–169: Refuge

Books
Becoming Vajrasattva: The Tantric Path of Purification, by Lama Yeshe. Wisdom Publications.
Wisdom Energy 2, by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Publications for Wisdom Culture. Out of print.

Articles
072: Refuge is a State of Mind. Lama Yeshe, Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1979.
095: Kopan Course No. 15 (1982). Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1982.
106: Refuge. Lama Yeshe, Zollikon, Switzerland, 1978.
153: A Perfect Object of Refuge. Lama Yeshe, Manjushri Institute, UK, 1976.
190: Light of Dharma. Lama Yeshe, Vaddo, Sweden, 1983.
332: Why Refuge? Lama Yeshe, Madrid, Spain, 1983.

Unpublished texts
153: Lamrim. Lama Yeshe, Manjushri Institute, UK, 1976.
820: Refuge and Precepts. Lama Yeshe, Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1976.
Refuge, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Gordon McDougall (ed.)

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Days 170–208: Karma

Books 
Becoming Vajrasattva: The Tantric Path of Purification, by Lama Yeshe. Wisdom Publications.
Becoming Your Own Therapist & Make Your Mind an Ocean, by Lama Yeshe. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
The Bliss of Inner Fire: Heart Practice of the Six Yogas of Naropa, by Lama Yeshe. Wisdom Publications.
Freedom Through Understanding: The Buddhist Path to Happiness and Liberation, by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Wisdom Publications.
Sun of Devotion, Stream of Blessings, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
Wisdom Energy: Basic Buddhist Teachings, by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Wisdom Publications.

Articles
108: Beginning to Understand Karma. Lama Yeshe, Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1976.
114: Karma and Emptiness. Lama Yeshe, Ibiza, Spain, 1978.
190: Light of Dharma. Lama Yeshe, Vaddo, Sweden, 1983.
1020: Taking Refuge. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1995.
1413: Teachings at the Kadampa Deities Retreat. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Institut Vajra Yogini, France, 2003.
1746: Basic Philosophy of Buddhism. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 2008.

Unpublished texts
163: Lamrim. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1975.
267: Cittamani Tara Guru Yoga. Lama Yeshe, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1979.
634: Lamrim. Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Diamond Valley, Australia, 1974.
Gyalwa Gyatso, by Lama Yeshe. Ven. Connie Miller (ed.)
Impermanence and Death, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Gordon McDougall (ed.)
Karma, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Gordon McDougall (ed.)
Refuge, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Gordon McDougall (ed.)
Reincarnation, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Gordon McDougall (ed.)

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Days 209–238: The Sufferings of Samsara

Books
The Door to Satisfaction: The Heart Advice of a Tibetan Buddhist Master by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Wisdom Publications.
Freedom Through Understanding: The Buddhist Path to Happiness and Liberation, by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Wisdom Publications.
How to Practice Dharma: Teachings on the Eight Worldly Dharmas by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire, by Lama Yeshe. Wisdom Publications.
The Peaceful Stillness of the Silent Mind: Buddhism, Mind and Meditation, by Lama Yeshe. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
Sun of Devotion, Stream of Blessings, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
Wisdom Energy: Basic Buddhist Teachings, by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Wisdom Publications.

Articles
120: On Marriage. Lama Yeshe, various locations, 1975–81.
190: Light of Dharma. Lama Yeshe, Vaddo, Sweden, 1983.
2024: Light of the Path Retreat, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Raleigh USA, 2016.

Unpublished texts
123: Manjushri Yoga Method Commentary. Lama Yeshe, Manjushri Institute, UK, 1977.
The Lower Realms, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Gordon McDougall (ed.)
Medium Scope Suffering, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Gordon McDougall (ed.)
Reincarnation, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Gordon McDougall (ed.)

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Days 239–266: The Evolution of Samsara

Books
Becoming the Compassion Buddha: Tantric Mahamudra for Everyday Life, by Lama Yeshe. Wisdom Publications.
Becoming Your Own Therapist & Make Your Mind an Ocean, by Lama Yeshe. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
The Door to Satisfaction: The Heart Advice of a Tibetan Buddhist Master by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Wisdom Publications.
Ego, Attachment and Liberation, by Lama Yeshe. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
Freedom Through Understanding: The Buddhist Path to Happiness and Liberation, by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Wisdom Publications.
How to Enjoy Death: Preparing to Meet Life’s Final Challenge without Fear by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Wisdom Publications.
How to Practice Dharma: Teachings on the Eight Worldly Dharmas by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
Life, Death and After Death by Lama Yeshe. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
Silent Mind, Holy Mind, by Lama Yeshe. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
The Six Perfections: The Practice of the Bodhisattvas, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Wisdom Publications.
Universal Love: The Yoga Method of Guru Maitreya, by Lama Yeshe. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
Wisdom Energy: Basic Buddhist Teachings, by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Wisdom Publications.

Articles
048: Anxiety in the Nuclear Age. Lama Yeshe, Berkeley, USA, 1983.
092: That’s the Lamrim! Lama Yeshe, 10th Kopan Course, Nepal, 1977.
856: Nature of the Mind. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Adelaide, Australia, 1991.
2049/2050: Lama Zopa Rinpoche Teachings in Russia. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Russia, 2017.

Unpublished texts
131: Nagarjuna's Letter to a King. Lama Yeshe, Melbourne, Australia, 1981.
328: Lamrim. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Cumbria, England, 1976.
514: Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala, India, 1990.
Impermanence and Death, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Gordon McDougall (ed.)
Karma, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Gordon McDougall (ed.)
Medium Scope Suffering, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Gordon McDougall (ed.)
Reincarnation, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Gordon McDougall (ed.)

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Days 267–282: The Wheel of Life

Books 
Ego, Attachment and Liberation, by Lama Yeshe. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
The Heart of the Path: Seeing the Guru as Buddha, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
Wisdom Energy: Basic Buddhist Teachings, by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Wisdom Publications.

Articles
Dealing with Cancer. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Vajrayogini Institute, France, 2009.

Unpublished texts 
Reincarnation, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Gordon McDougall (ed.)

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Days 283–339: Bodhicitta

Books
Becoming the Compassion Buddha: Tantric Mahamudra for Everyday Life, by Lama Yeshe. Wisdom Publications.
Becoming Vajrasattva: The Tantric Path of Purification, by Lama Yeshe. Wisdom Publications.
Bodhichitta: Practice for a Meaningful Life, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Wisdom Publications.
The Door to Satisfaction: The Heart Advice of a Tibetan Buddhist Master, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Wisdom Publications.
Ego, Attachment and Liberation, by Lama Yeshe. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
Freedom Through Understanding: The Buddhist Path to Happiness and Liberation, by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Wisdom Publications.
Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire, by Lama Yeshe. Wisdom Publications.
The Peaceful Stillness of the Silent Mind: Buddhism, Mind and Meditation, by Lama Yeshe. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
Life, Death and After Death, by Lama Yeshe. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
The Six Perfections: The Practice of the Bodhisattvas, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Wisdom Publications.
Sun of Devotion, Stream of Blessings, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
Transforming Problems into Happiness, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Wisdom Publications.
Universal Love: The Yoga Method of Guru Maitreya, by Lama Yeshe. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.

Articles
038: True Dharma Practitioners Welcome Trouble. Lama Yeshe, Grizzly Lodge, California, 1980.
072: Refuge is a State of Mind. Lama Yeshe, Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1979.
085: Creating Space for Dharma. Lama Yeshe, New Delhi, India, 1979.
153: A Perfect Object of Refuge. Lama Yeshe, Manjushri Institute, UK, 1976.
190: Light of Dharma. Lama Yeshe, Vaddo, Sweden, 1983.
350: Kopan Course No. 12, (1979). Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1979.
395: Bodhicitta: The Perfection of Dharma. Lama Yeshe, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1983.

Unpublished texts
The Lower Realms, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Gordon McDougall (ed.)
Medium Scope Suffering, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Gordon McDougall (ed.)
The Nectar of Bodhicitta: Motivations for the Awakening Mind, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Gordon McDougall (ed.)

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Days 340–363: Emptiness

Books
Becoming the Compassion Buddha: Tantric Mahamudra for Everyday Life, by Lama Yeshe. Wisdom Publications.
Becoming Vajrasattva: The Tantric Path of Purification, by Lama Yeshe. Wisdom Publications.
Becoming Your Own Therapist & Make Your Mind an Ocean, by Lama Yeshe. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
The Door to Satisfaction: The Heart Advice of a Tibetan Buddhist Master, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Wisdom Publications.
Freedom Through Understanding: The Buddhist Path to Happiness and Liberation, by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Wisdom Publications.
The Heart of the Path: Seeing the Guru as Buddha, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
How Things Exist: Teachings on Emptiness, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire, by Lama Yeshe. Wisdom Publications.
Sun of Devotion, Stream of Blessings, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
Teachings from the Medicine Buddha Retreat, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
Teachings from Tibet: Guidance from Great Lamas. Nicholas Ribush (ed). Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
Universal Love: The Yoga Method of Guru Maitreya, by Lama Yeshe. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
Virtue and Reality: Method and Wisdom in the Practice of Dharma, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
Wisdom Energy: Basic Buddhist Teachings, by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Wisdom Publications.
Wisdom Energy 2, by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Publications for Wisdom Culture. Out of print.

Articles
044: Some Characteristics of Mind. Lama Yeshe, Geneva, Switzerland, 1983.
114: Karma and Emptiness. Lama Yeshe, Ibiza, Spain, 1978.
159: How to Let Go. Lama Yeshe, Institut Vajra Yogini, France, 1983.
711: Integrating What You’ve Heard. Lama Yeshe, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1972.
876: Thought Transformation in Daily Life. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Geneva, Switzerland, 1990.
1178: Teachings on the Heart Sutra. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Tara Institute, Australia, 2000.
1257: Kopan Course No. 33. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 2000.
1854: Mindfulness of Emptiness in Daily Life. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, 43rd Kopan Course, Nepal, 2010.

Unpublished texts
123: Manjushri Yoga Method Commentary. Lama Yeshe, Manjushri Institute, UK, 1977.
Medium Scope Suffering, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Gordon McDougall (ed.)
Reincarnation, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Gordon McDougall (ed.)

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Days 364–365: Conclusion

Books
The Door to Satisfaction: The Heart Advice of a Tibetan Buddhist Master, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Wisdom Publications.

Articles
711: Integrating What You’ve Heard. Lama Yeshe, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1972.
876: Thought Transformation in Daily Life. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Geneva, Switzerland, 1990.

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