LYWA Translations into Italian

Lama Yeshe meditating by the ocean at Maroochydore, Australia, 1974.

We have new Italian translations to share with you, published by Nalanda Edizioni, a publishing house affiliated with FPMT:

La gioia della compassione (The Joy of Compassion). In this book Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches on one of his favorite topics—compassion. He tells us that compassion for others is the best way to overcome any obstacles we encounter, in our Dharma practice, or occupation and life itself, and the best medicine for treating any illness we experience. As always, his teachings are clear, relevant, insightful and direct—a perfect guide to giving meaning to our lives.

Ego, attacccamento e liberazione (Ego, Attachment and Liberation), by Lama Thubten Yeshe. Teachings and meditations given by Lama Yeshe at a five-day retreat he led near Melbourne, Australia, in 1975. It is dedicated to the awakening of inner freedom within the minds of its readers and all other sentient beings.

Il cuoro del sentiero (The Heart of the Path), by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. This book presents extensive teachings on guru devotion, the root of the path to enlightenment. Rinpoche explains the importance of the spiritual teacher, advises the correct way to develop a student-teacher bond, and offers commentary on each traditional guru devotion sub-topic found in Lama Tsongkhapa’s lamrim.

Il modo in cui esistono le cose (How Things Exist), by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. This collection of five talks includes an extensive explanation of emptiness and the importance of compassion and universal responsibility. Translated by Erica Pellati.

La pacifica tranquillità del silenzio mentale (The Peaceful Stillness of the Silent Mind), by Lama Thubten Yeshe. Introductory lectures and question-and-answer sessions from Lama Yeshe’s 1975 visit to Australia. Translated by Erica Pellati.

La perfetta rinascita umana (The Perfect Human Rebirth: Freedom and Richness on the Path to Enlightenment)by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. In this book, Rinpoche explains in the greatest possible detail just how precious this opportunity is and why we should not waste a moment of it. We have received not only a human rebirth but a perfect human rebirth, which gives us every opportunity to practice Dharma to the fullest possible extent. Translated by Carolina Lami. You can download a free PDF of Chapter One here.

Come praticare il Dharma (How to Practice Dharma: Teachings on the Eight Worldly Dharmas), by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. **Forthcoming** This book deals with the eight worldly dharmas, essentially, how craving desire and attachment cause us to create problems and suffering and how to abandon these negative minds in order to find perfect peace and happiness. Come praticare il Dharma is a “must have” for all Dharma students, especially those of Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Translated by Carolina Lami. You can download a free PDF of Chapter One here.

The following LYWA publications have been translated into Italian by Chiara Luce Edizioni:

Joyful Parents, Successful Children, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. This book provides the Dharma context for how our children should be brought up and also contains many helpful suggestions of how we can introduce simple Dharma practices to our children. Translated by Chiara Luce Edizioni and now available as a free PDF.

Making Life Meaningful, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. In this book, Rinpoche answers the perennial question of how to integrate Dharma into our daily lives. Rinpoche also discusses the purpose of our life and the practice of guru devotion.


Make Your Mind an Ocean, by Lama Thubten Yeshe. The talks in this booklet are on the general topic of the mind and were given during Lama Yeshe’s and Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s second world tour, in 1975. As ever, Lama’s timeless wisdom shines through, and his teachings are as relevant today as they were back then.This publication can be downloaded for free from Chiara Luce Edizioni.


Becoming Your Own Therapist, by Lama Thubten Yeshe. First published in 1998, this booklet contains three public talks by Lama Yeshe on the general topic of Buddhism. This publication can be downloaded for free from Chiara Luce Edizioni.


Chiara Luce Edizioni has also translated books by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche that have been published by Wisdom Publications. Visit Chiara Luce Edizioni website to see a full list of publications, or email