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Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, Lake Arrowhead, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.

LYWA Publications in Braille: We are happy to make available these LYWA titles converted into Braille. Right-click on the link below to download a .brf file in contracted Braille (grade two Braille) formatted to 40 characters per line and 25 lines per page. We recommend using Chrome, Firefox or Safari to download these files. Files are in pre-UEB literary format. BRF files are suitable for use in Duxbury, for review on a refreshable Braille display, or for output to a Braille embosser. Our sincerest gratitude to volunteer Alan Wilson, who has converted all these titles, enabling us to share them with you.

 Audiobooks: Several LYWA titles are now available as audiobooks from Audible.com. Download the free Audible app and listen to the audiobooks on your Apple, Android or Windows device. You can also start a free trial membership or listen to a five-minute audio sample. You can browse our audio book collection by going to audible.com and searching for "Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive".

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Teachings from Tibet, a compilation of teachings on the path to enlightenment (lam-rim) by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other great Tibetan lamas, is now available in Braille. This book has been divided into four volumes. Right click on the links below to download each of these files.

Bodhisattva Attitude: How to Dedicate Your Life to Others, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, edited by Ven. Sarah Thresher.

This book comprises several motivations taught by Lama Zopa Rinpoche called “bodhicitta motivations for life.” The book is now available in Braille, and has been divided into three volumes. Right click on the links below to download each of these files.

Becoming Your Own Therapist and Make Your Mind an Ocean, a combined edition of two very popular Lama Yeshe booklets, is now available in Braille. Right click on the links below to download each of these booklets.

Ego, Attachment and Liberation: Overcoming Your Mental Bureaucracy, by Lama Yeshe. This book contains the teachings and meditations Lama gave at a five-day retreat he led near Melbourne, Australia, in 1975. The book is now available in Braille, and has been divided into two volumes. Right click on the links below to download each of these files.

The Essence of Tibetan Buddhism, by Lama Thubten Yeshe. This publication includes teachings on the three principal aspects of the path and an introduction to tantra.

 

 

Freedom Through Understanding: The Buddhist Path to Happiness and Liberation, by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Included is a weekend seminar and a lecture on meditation by Lama Yeshe. This book has been divided into two volumes. Right click on the links below to download each of these files.

How Things Exist, by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche. This book is a collection of five talks given by Rinpoche in New York in 1990. The book is now available in Braille, and has been divided into two volumes. Right click on the links below to download each of these files.

The Joy of Compassion, by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche. In this book, Rinpoche teaches on one of his favorite topics; compassion. As ever, his teachings are clear, relevant, humorous and direct—a perfect guide to making our lives meaningful.

 

Life, Death and After Death, by Lama Yeshe. Teachings by Lama Yeshe on death, intermediate state and rebirth, and an introductory talk by Lama Zopa Rinpoche on cultivating a peaceful mind.

Making Life Meaningful, by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, gives us the answer to the perennial question of how to integrate Dharma with our daily lives. The book is now available in Braille, and has been divided into two volumes. Right click on the links below to download each of these files.

The Peaceful Stillness of the Silent Mind, by Lama Yeshe. Six public teachings from Lama Yeshe’s 1975 visit to Australia. Includes a guided meditation and dynamic question and answer sessions.

 

Virtue and Reality: Method and Wisdom in the Practice of Dharma, by Kyabje 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.