Getting Started

Welcome to the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive website!

We hope you find our website easy to navigate and easy to read, and that you are able to find what you are looking for. We have over 25,000 pages of teachings! You can approach the content on our site in a number of ways:

Browse Teachings by Topic

All of the teachings on our website are organized by topic. You can browse teachings by topic on our main Teachings page, which can be accessed by clicking the Teachings menu item above. You can choose a particular topic from the menu, or view all topics. Once on our main Teachings page, you can filter the articles by using the column on the left. Click the "+" sign to expand any topic to see its subtopics. Click on the topic or subtopic, or on the Teacher name, to filter the list of articles.

Articles are listed with the newest articles shown first. You can also sort by title, or have articles with audio or video show at the top of the list, by using the radio buttons. You can search the group of articles listed by using the "Search results by keyword" box on the right side of the page.

Also, when you are viewing a teaching you will notice a series of tags on the right; click on any of these tags to see other teachings which also address that topic.

If you are new to Buddhism, take a look at the articles in the Introductory topic and browse the articles there.

 Search for Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Rinpoche receives thousands of letters every year from people seeking guidance on a variety of issues. His advice is made available in the Online Advice Book, so it may be of benefit to others.

From the main Teachings page, you can click on the box that says "View advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche only" to see Advice Book Topic pages.

To search for an individual advice, or to see a list of advices recently added to the Online Advice Book, see our View and Search Online Advice Book page. Here you can see all advices listed in order of date posted, and do a full-text search of all the individual advices.

Browse List of All Teachings by Teacher

All of the teachings on our website are also organized by teacher. You can select to only see teachings by a particular teacher by using the filters on our main Teachings page and you can also learn more about each teacher by visiting Our Teachers page.

Search All Pages on the Website

You can use the website's Site Search function to search all the pages on our site. Type your query in the search box on the yellow menu bar at the very top of any page on our site. Refine your search by simply adding quote marks to a phrase.

Book, Ebook and DVD offerings

Many of our books can be downloaded or read online for free. Use the Site Search to search by book title, or browse through our Online Store. If you would like a copy of our publications, they can be ordered through our shopping cart for a small donation to cover the costs of packaging and postage.

You may order DVDs through our Online Store, or you may watch them -- along with many more hours of video of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche never released on DVD -- on our YouTube channel.

Listen to Audiobooks, Teachings Online or via Podcast

We now offer a selection of our most popular and much-loved books by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche as audiobooks. The LYWA audiobook catalog includes free audiobooks available on Google Play, as well as audiobooks available for purchase from Audible, an audiobook service from Amazon. You can browse the LYWA audiobook collection here.

We have made available many thousands of hours of audio recordings of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. You can listen to the teachings on our website and follow along with the unedited transcript. To find audio teachings, you can choose to sort by audio on the main Teachings page.

You can also sign up for our podcasts. You can find more details on our Online Recordings and Podcasts page.


LYWA is pleased to bring you a growing collection of multimedia titles which present the teachings in all their multimedia aspects: transcripts and related material enhanced by images, audio and video. Go to our multimedia page to find the free collection of all LYWA multimedia titles.

Subscribe to our E-letter

Each month we send out our free monthly e-letter which includes the latest news about our offerings along with a new, previously unpublished teaching. All previous versions of our e-letter are archived on this site.

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Content Disclaimer

You may encounter words in LYWA publications that describe people with a disability or sensory impairment in a negative way. Language is continually evolving and certain terms used by some teachers and translators are now considered offensive and disrespectful. We modify and remove inappropriate terms as much as possible, however, some outdated terms may remain in our publications and should be considered in context.