Teachings

Portrait of Nick Ribush during the month-long course at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1975.
By Nicholas Ribush

A brief overview of the entire path to enlightenment (lamrim).

Topics: Introductory
Lama Yeshe teaching in Olinda, Australia, July 1976.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Thubten Yeshe: The Reality of What You Are

Guru Shakyamuni Buddha. Painted by Jane Seidlitz.

The Wheel of Sharp Weapons by Dharmarakshita, a ninth-century Indian scholar, combines teachings on lojong (mind training) with the lamrim, especially karma. This text is now freely available for download as a PDF file.

Lama Yeshe teaching at Manjushri Institute, England, 1976.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Cumbria, England

In this teaching Lama Yeshe discusses the fundamentals of karma, the actions of body, speech and mind.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche doing puja during the Fourth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973. Photo: Christine Lopez.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains how freedom from the eight worldly concerns creates real peace, in this teaching excerpt from the Fourth Kopan Meditation Course.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: How a Positive Label Creates the Cause for Happiness

By Lama Thubten Yeshe

Volume 2 in our new ebook series includes teachings on a range of lamrim topics and excerpts from Lama's commentary on the deity yoga practice of Manjushri.

Chapters:
The Enlightened Experience •
Preface: The Enlightened Experience, Volume 2 •
Table of Contents: The Enlightened Experience, Volume 2 •
Portrait of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Geneva, Switzerland, 1983. Photo by Ueli Minder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Subdue Your Mind

Lama Zopa Rinpoche blesses a rescued goat, Maratika, Nepal, February 2016. Photo: Holly Ansett.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Rinpoche asks students to abandon eating meat and become vegetarian. Rinpoche also discusses animal liberation and other ways to benefit animals, and explains our karmic connection with animals.

Lama Yeshe, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973. Photo by Lynda Millspaugh.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Why Be a Vegetarian

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Singapore, 2010. Photo: Ven. Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
By Nicholas Ribush

Lama Yeshe: The Dangers of the Discriminating Mind

Tags: mind, karma, action, merit
Lama Yeshe and the Mount Everest Centre boys enjoying a picnic at the Hindu water gardens, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1979.

Happy New Year to all our friends and supporters! This special e-news includes a teaching on karma by Lama Thubten Yeshe.

Tenzin Ösel Hita at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore, November 2012. Photo: Tan Seow Kheng.
By Tenzin Ösel Hita in Copenhagen, Denmark

Ösel discusses how to break negative habits and recognize our inner qualities. 

Topics: Introductory
Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche in a group photo from the 8th Meditation Course at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1975.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe

Lama Yeshe: Life is Karma

Tags: karma
Lama Yeshe teaching at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1976.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Chenrezig Institute, Australia

An introductory teaching on karma given by Lama Yeshe, who explains that every action—positive or negative, good or bad—produces an appropriate result.

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