Teachings

Find links to the new translation of Enjoy Life Liberated from the Inner Prison, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, as well as many other Russian translations of books and teachings by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

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We have new Hebrew translations to share with you, Days 1–4 from Lamrim Year, a book of daily meditations on the graduated path to enlightenment.

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By Lama Thubten Yeshe

LYWA’s forthcoming book, Knowledge-Wisdom: The Peaceful Path to Liberation, is about to go to the printers and is due out early 2023. Lama Yeshe was a pioneer in bringing Dharma to the West, and the collected teachings in this book demonstrate his understanding of the Western psyche and his ability to express profound truths in simple terms.

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Lama Yeshe in Zurich, Switzerland, 1978. Photo: Ueli Minder.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

Welcome to our latest e-letter. Thanks so much for your interest and support.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, 2009. Photo: Kunsang Thubten (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

A brief outline of tonglen, the meditation practice of taking and giving.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on bodhicitta, the altruistic mind of enlightenment.

  • Practicing Patience •
  • Generating Bodhicitta  •
  • You Have So Much to Rejoice About in This Life •
  • Effortful Bodhicitta Motivation •
  • Motivation is Most Important •
  • Live Your Life With Bodhicitta •
  • The Ultimate Good Heart •
  • Living With Bodhicitta •
  • Pray to Benefit Others •
  • Ultimate Advice for Success •
  • The Most Important Thing Is Bodhicitta •
  • Motivation for Tara Prayer •
  • What Makes Our Life Most Meaningful •
  • When Others Harm Us •
  • Living Your Life for Others •
  • Remember the Kindness of Sentient Beings •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to purify negative karma in relation to the guru, given to students confessing mistakes.

  • Regretting Anger Toward Rinpoche •
  • Confession of Anger •
  • Confessing Mistakes •
  • Confessing Negative Thoughts •
  • Heavy Karma of Criticizing the Guru •
  • Mitukpa Mantra and Being Vegetarian •
  • Not Following the Guru’s Advice •
  • Degeneration of Guru Devotion •
  • Impatient and Upset at the Teachings •
  • Confession of Anger and Worry About Cognitive Decline •
  • Criticizing the Guru and Causing Problems at the Dharma Center •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on karma, including how to create good karma and avoid nonvirtue.

  • Accepting Karma •
  • Many Obstacles Due to Karma •
  • Karma of a Group is More Powerful •
  • Everything is Produced by Karma •
  • Result of Past Karma •
  • Karma and Its Results •
  • Good Karma of Caring For Animals •
  • Think of the Kindness of Sentient Beings •
  • The Karma of Harming Others •
  • Treat Others Peacefully, Be a Good Example to the World •
  • It Is Best to Live in Morality •
  • The Power of Dharma Practice •
  • Happiness Comes from Cherishing Others •
  • The Merit Will Run Out •
  • The Truth Will Win •
  • Dharma Practice Is So Important •
Lama Yeshe leading practice at Manjushri Institute, England, 1976.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

Lama T hubten Yeshe: Teaching Dharma to Westerners

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on tantric practices, including the generation and completion stages of Highest Yoga Tantra.

  • Completion Stage Practices •
  • Request for Initiation •
  • Visualizing the Guru as Deity During Initiation •
  • Deity Practice •
  • Generating as a Deity •
  • Self-Initiation and Mahamudra Meditation •
  • Highest Yoga Tantra Practice •
  • Personal Deity for Tantric Practice •
  • Five Buddha Types •
  • Request to Practice Six Yogas of Naropa •
  • Highest Yoga Tantra Practice •
  • How to Achieve Enlightenment Quickly •
  • Six-Session Guru Yoga •
  • Method and Wisdom in Highest Yoga Tantra Practice •
  • Generation and Completion Stage Practices •
  • How to Quickly Achieve Full Enlightenment •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice and methods for purifying past nonvirtuous actions.

  • How Vajrasattva Practice Purifies Negative Karma •
  • Purifying Negative Karma •
  • Mantras for Purifying Negativities •
  • Practices for Purification •
  • Tsa-tsas for Purification and Merit •
  • Benefits of Vajrasattva Practice •
  • Diamond Cutter Sutra and Prostrations •
  • Purification Practices, Water Bowls and Tong-len •
  • Purifying Sexual Misconduct •
  • Stupa Tsa-tsas for Purification •
  • Mitukpa and Prostrations •
  • How to Purify Sexual Misconduct •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Practices to Purify Negative Karma •
  • Purifying the Karma of Killing Many Fish •
  • Motivation for Vajrasattva Recitations •
  • Why Vajrasattva Practice Is So Important •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, 1990. Photo: Merry Colony
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India

Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises the importance of having a pure motivation free from worldly concerns, so that our actions become Dharma. This excerpt is from a series of ten discourses that form the basis of Rinpoche's book The Door to Satisfaction.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche blessing food as an offering to lepers, Bodhgaya, 1990. Photo by Andy Melnic.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India

In this teaching excerpt, Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses the great Kadampa master, Dromtönpa, who completely abandoned all worldly activities and devoted himself correctly to his guru, Lama Atisha.

Lama Yeshe with Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching ritual dance at Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1978.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Thubten Yeshe: Anxiety in the Nuclear Age

Guru Shakyamuni Buddha. Painted by Jane Seidlitz.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Thubten Yeshe: Refuge in Sangha

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