Lamrim Year

By Lama Thubten Yeshe, By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

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.

Visit the free Lamrim Year Companion website and sign up to access the daily meditations wherever you are, from your computer or mobile device. A Lamrim Year Crosswalk PDF is now available. This new PDF is a navigational guide created to support students who wish to extend their understanding of the teachings found in Lamrim Year by reading the corresponding section of the renowned book Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand, by Pabongka Rinpoche.

Suggested Further Reading

Dhargyey, Geshe Ngawang. Tibetan Tradition of Mental Development. Translated by Sharpa Tulku and Khamlung Tulku. Dharamsala: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, 1974.

Dölpa, Gampopa and Sakya Pandita. Stages of the Buddha’s Teachings: Three Key Texts. Translated by Ulrike Roesler, Ken Holmes and David P. Jackson. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2015.

Gampopa. Ornament of Precious Liberation. Translated by Ken Holmes. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2017.

Gyatso, Tenzin, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. From Here to Enlightenment. Translated by Guy Newland. Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 2012.
———. Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment. Boston: Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive for Thubten Dhargye Ling, 2002.
———. The Path to Bliss. Translated by Thupten Jinpa. Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 1991.
———. The Path to Enlightenment. Translated by Glenn Mullin. Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 1995.
——— & Thubten Chodron. Library of Wisdom and Compassion, volumes 1–5. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2017–21.

Jinpa, Thupten, trans. Stages of the Path and the Oral Transmission: Core Teachings of the Geluk School. Boston: Wisdom Publications, forthcoming 2022.

McDonald, Kathleen. How To Meditate: A Practical Guide. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1984.

Pabongka Rinpoche. The Essence of the Vast and Profound: A Commentary on Je Tsongkhapa's Middle-Length Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. Translated by David Gonsalez. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2020.
———. Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand. Translated by Michael Richards. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2006.
———. Liberation in Our Hands, Volume 2, Appendix F, p. 323ff. “How to Meditate on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment.” Howell, NJ: Mahayana Sutra and Tantra Press, 1994.

Rabten, Geshe. The Essential Nectar: Meditations on the Buddhist Path. Translated by Martin Willson. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1984.

Rinchen, Geshe Sonam. Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment. Translated by Ruth Sonam. Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 1997.

Seventh Dalai Lama. Meditations to Transform the Mind. Translated by Glenn Mullin. Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 1999.

Shantideva. A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life. Translated by Vesna A. Wallace and B. Alan Wallace. Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 1997.

Sopa, Geshe Lhundub. Steps on the Path to Enlightenment: A Commentary on Tsongkhapa’s Lamrim Chenmo (Volumes 1–5). Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2004–17.

Tsongkhapa. The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Volumes 1–3). Translated by The Lamrim Chenmo Translation Committee. Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 2000–04.
———. The Middle-Length Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. Translated by Philip Quarcoo. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2021.

Wangyal, Geshe. The Jewelled Staircase. Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 1986.

Yangsi Rinpoche. Practicing the Path: A Commentary on the Lamrim Chenmo. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2003.

Yeshe, Lama Thubten. Becoming the Compassion Buddha: Tantric Mahamudra for Everyday Life. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1998.
———. Becoming Vajrasattva: The Tantric Path of Purification. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1994.
———. Becoming Your Own Therapist & Make Your Mind and Ocean. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive, 1998.
———. Freedom Through Understanding: The Buddhist Path to Happiness and Liberation. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2009.
———. Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1987.

Zopa Rinpoche, Lama. Bodhichitta: Practice for a Meaningful Life. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2020.
———. The Heart of the Path: Seeing the Guru as Buddha. Boston: Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive, 2009.
———. How to Practice Dharma: Teachings on the Eight Worldly Dharmas. Boston: Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive, 2012.
———. The Perfect Human Rebirth: Freedom and Richness on the Path to Enlightenment. Boston: Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive, 2013.
———. The Six Perfections: The Practice of the Bodhisattvas. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2020.