Teachings

The great Indian scholar and yogi, Lama Atisha.
By Lama Atisha

A seminal text that sets out the stages of the path to enlightenment (lam-rim)

Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Solu Khumbu, Nepal, 1970. Photo possibly by Terry Clifford.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

How to benefit others by practicing the graduated path the enlightenment

Topics: Introductory
The great Indian scholar and yogi, Lama Atisha.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976

Lama Zopa Rinpoche describes the life and work of the great bodhisattva Atisha.

The great Indian scholar and yogi, Lama Atisha.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The lineage of the teachings was handed down to the Kadampas by Atisha, an Indian pandit who revived Buddhism in Tibet.

Khunu Lama Rinpoche.
By Khunu Lama Rinpoche in Boudhanath, Nepal, 1975

A commentary on Atisha's text, given to Western monks and nuns in Boudhanath, Nepal, in 1975. The teaching is translated by Lama Zopa Rinpoche and edited by Nicholas Ribush.

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Los Angeles, CA 2000

Commentary on two core lam-rim texts by Atisha and Lama Tsongkhapa.

Chapters:
Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment •
Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment: Foreword •
Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment: Prologue •
Chapter One: General Introduction •
Chapter Two: Features of the Lam-Rim Teachings •
Chapter Three: Relying on a Spiritual Teacher •
Chapter Four: Becoming inspired to practice Dharma •
Chapter Five: Refuge, Karma and Precepts •
Chapter Six: Seeking freedom from cyclic existence •
Chapter Seven: Cultivating the altruistic intention of Bodhicitta •
Chapter Eight: The ceremony for generating Bodhicitta •
Chapter Nine: Bodhisattva outlook and action •
Chapter Ten: The Perfection of Wisdom •
Appendix 1: A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment •
Appendix 2: Lines of Experience •
Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment: Notes •