LYWA Podcasts and Online Recordings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, Sydney, Australia, 1975.
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This month on the LYWA podcast, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains how subduing the mind by meditating on the reality of impermanence is the method by which we can become liberated from samsara. Many of the powerful and poignant examples Rinpoche uses to illustrate impermanence are also used as classic illustrations of emptiness. These teachings were given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Sydney, Australia, in 1993. You can read along with the transcript 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.

About Our Audio Recordings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Italy. Photo: Piero Sirianni.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 on the left 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 you are using.


Several LYWA titles are now available as audiobooks from 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 and searching for "Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive".

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