LYWA Podcasts and Audio Recordings

Lama Yeshe, Beatrice Ribush and Lama Zopa Rinpoche in meditation on Saka Dawa, Chenrezig Institute, Australia, May 25, 1975. Photo: Wendy Finster.
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This month on the LYWA podcast, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains why we must prepare the ground of our mind with merit accumulation and karmic purification so that the seeds of our practice of listening, contemplation and meditation can grow into realizations on the path to attain enlightenment for the sake of all mother sentient beings. These teachings were given by Rinpoche at Manjushri Institute, Cumbria, England, August 16–24, 1979. You can find the transcript here on our website.

About LYWA Podcasts

LYWA publishes free digital audio in podcasts which you can download and listen to on your computer or portable device. The LYWA podcast contains hundreds of hours of audio, each with links to the accompanying lightly edited transcripts.

Visit the LYWA podcast page to browse the entire collection by topic or date, and for simple instructions on how to subscribe. If you subscribe to the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive podcast you will receive a new teaching about once a month.

iTunes, desktop software packages like Juice, and apps like Podbean, provide an easy way to search, organize and listen to podcasts. You can also search for our podcast in your favorite podcast software or app. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive is listed on podcast services such as iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music Podcast Portal, TuneIn and others.

FPMT Podcasts

FPMT also offers podcasts featuring recent teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Visit FPMT Podcasts to read more about podcasts currently available through FPMT and learn how to find the podcast series in your podcast app. Each new podcast episode is published by FPMT at the same time as the latest video teaching and blog from Lama Zopa Rinpoche. In that way listeners will have access to transcripts and other materials associated with a specific teaching. For the podcast episodes, pauses have been shortened and background noise reduced, but otherwise the teachings are unedited.


Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Italy. Photo: Piero Sirianni.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 also listen to several of our audiobooks on the LYWA Youtube channel

All Audiobook Titles: You can browse the LYWA audiobook collection here.

About Google Play: You can listen to the free LYWA audiobooks on your smartphone and tablet by installing the Google Play Books and Audiobooks app for Android and iPad/iPhone or you can listen to them on your computer's web browser. The Google Play audiobooks are auto-narrated by a digital voice. 

About Audible: Download the free Audible app and listen to the audiobooks on your Apple, Android or Windows device. Access to Audible is by subscription, but you can start a free trial membership or listen to a five-minute audio sample. You can browse our Audible collection by going to and searching for "Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive". The Audible audiobooks have a human narrator.

Online Audio Recordings

The core of the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive is the collection of audio recordings of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche dating back to 1971. The quality of the recordings varies, but as we prepare the teachings for online publication we will make the audio available on our website whenever possible.

Audio recordings available on our website can be found on our Teachings page. Simply click the box that says "Teachings with audio." Where available, we have also included the unedited transcripts for ease of listening.

All audio recordings are in MP3 format. You can either download the file or listen via "streaming" without having to download the file. If the teaching on our website includes audio, the "Audio" link at the top of the page will launch an audio player that should work for you no matter what kind of computer or device you are using.

If you have questions about any of the above, please email the webmaster. Enjoy!