The Essence of Tibetan Buddhism

By Lama Thubten Yeshe
California, 1980 and France, 1982 (Archive #038 377)

This book consists of two teachings. The first, The Three Principal Aspects of the Path, was given in France in 1982, during an FPMT-sponsored tour of Europe by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The second teaching, Introduction to Tantra, was given at Grizzly Lodge, California, in 1980. You can view both of these talks on our YouTube channel.

See also the Related Links to access the audio recordings and videos, and read along with the edited transcripts, or listen to a free audiobook on Google Play.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, New Zealand, 1975.
  • Chinese -- Available from Bodhicitta Cultural Enterprise Publishing (Bodhicitta Publications), which is located in Taiwan and is affiliated with the FPMT. Email:
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