In October 1982, Lama Yeshe was interviewed at Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa, Italy, by Geoff Jukes, the founder of the Meridian Trust, and Brian Beresford. These two interviews are now available with Italian subtitles. You can watch Interview 1 and Interview 2 on the FPMT Italiano YouTube channel. The interviews offer a fascinating insight into one of the greatest Tibetan masters to come out of Tibet and one of the most effective in bringing the teachings of the Buddha to the world at large.
We have new Italian translations to share with you, published by Nalanda Edizioni, a publishing house affiliated with FPMT:
L’anno del Lam Rim (Lamrim Year), by Lama Yeshe and 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.
Liberi tutti (Enjoy Life Liberated from the Inner Prison), by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. This book presents Lama Zopa Rinpoche's advice to prison inmates drawn from more than 100 letters he has written to prisoners over the years. It has been skillfully edited into a coherent whole emphasizing essential lamrim topics by Ven. Robina Courtin.
Insegnamenti dal Tibet (Teachings From Tibet), edited by Nicholas Ribush. This is a compilation of teachings on the path to enlightenment (lamrim) given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Kyabje Ling Rinpoche, Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, Khunu Lama Rinpoche, Tsenshab Serkong Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Geshe Lhundub Sopa, Geshe Rabten and other great Tibetan lamas.
L’essenza del Buddhismo tibetano (The Essence of Tibetan Buddhism), Lama Thubten Yeshe. 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.
Virtù e realtà (Virtue and Reality), by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. This book contains methods for transforming everyday actions into the cause of enlightenment, anger into patience, and the ordinary view of phenomena as inherently existent into the wisdom realizing emptiness.
L’addestramento mentale mahayana (The Wish-Fulfilling Golden Sun of the Mahayana Thought Training) by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. This book provides an overview of the Mahayana Buddhist path to enlightenment and presents the essential daily lam-rim meditations and practices.
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. You can download a free PDF here.
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. You can download a free PDF here.
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. 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.
Published by Chiara Luce Edizioni
Educazione e Responsabilità (Joyful Parents, Successful Children), by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. In this book, Rinpoche advises how we can teach our children the good qualities and behavior that are essential for achieving every type of happiness, both short- and long-term. The book also contains many helpful suggestions of how we can introduce simple Dharma practices to our children.