Teachings

By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Thubten Yeshe: Bodhicitta is the Real Essential

Lama Zopa Rinpoche enjoying his copy of Big Love, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, April 2020. Photo: Ven. Roger Kunsang.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Thubten Yeshe: The Bodhisattva Vows

The lamas with Western Sangha and Mount Everest Centre students in Bodhgaya, 1974.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Bodhgaya, India

This excerpt is from an introductory talk given to Western students who had traveled to Bodhgaya to receive the Kalachakra initiation from His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Topics: Introductory
Lama Yeshe's final teaching at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1983. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

"The best Dharma practice, the most perfect, most substantial, is without doubt the practice of bodhicitta." – Lama Yeshe

Chapters:
Bodhicitta: The Perfection of Dharma •
The Bodhisattva Vows •
Lama Yeshe's final teaching at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1983. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

A teaching by Lama Yeshe on refuge, the five lay precepts, the bodhisattva vows and more. This was one of Lama's last teachings before he passed away.

Lama Yeshe in Vancouver, Canada, 1978. Photo: Jon Landaw.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Thubten Yeshe: Dharma in Daily Life

Lama Yeshe arriving for final teaching at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1983. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

In this question-and-answer session Lama Yeshe discusses the essence of Buddhism and other religions, and advises students how to integrate Dharma when they return to the West.

Topics: Introductory
Lama Yeshe teaching at Manjushri Institute, England, 1976.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Thubten Yeshe: The Importance of Bodhicitta

Lama Yeshe teaching at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1979.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Chenrezig Institute, Austalia

This teaching about the importance of bodhicitta, the mind of enlightenment, was given by Lama Yeshe when he was bestowing bodhisattva vows at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, in 1979.

Lama Yeshe and his dog Dolma, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1972. Photo: Jan Willis.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Thubten Yeshe: The Enlightenment Attitude

Tags: bodhicitta
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in UK

This series presents chapters from the LYWA book Freedom Through Understanding in a format that includes written teachings enhanced by audio, video and images.

Chapters:
Freedom Through Understanding Multimedia: About the Series •
Making the Most of Your Life •
How to Meditate •
The Importance of Motivation •
LYWA Multimedia: Making Life Meaningful •
The Shortcomings of Attachment •
Giving and Taking on the Breath •
The Best Answers Come Through Meditation •
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in France 1982

This multimedia title presents Lama's teachings on the three principal aspects of the path: renunciation, bodhicitta and the right view of emptiness. 

By Lama Thubten Yeshe in California, 1980 and France, 1982

This book contains two teachings by Lama Yeshe. The first teaching is The Three Principal Aspects of the Path and the second teaching, Introduction to Tantra, comprises the first two lectures of a commentary on the Chenrezig yoga method.  

Topics: Introductory
Chapters:
The Essence of Tibetan Buddhism •
Editor's Introduction •
Translations •
Portrait of Lama Yeshe on the roof at Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1974.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Teachings on bodhicitta, adapted by T. Y. Alexander

Tags: bodhicitta
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in UK September 1975

 This book covers the purpose of meditation, bodhicitta, the importance of motivation, tong-len and the shortcomings of attachment, among other topics.

Chapters:
Freedom Through Understanding •
Editor's Preface (Nick Ribush) •
1. What is Meditation? (Lama Yeshe) •
2. An Introduction to the Path to Enlightenment (Lama Zopa Rinpoche) •
3. Making the Most of Your Life (Lama Yeshe) •
4. How to Meditate (Lama Yeshe) •
5. The Importance of Motivation (Lama Zopa Rinpoche) •
6. The Lives of Others (Lama Zopa Rinpoche) •
7. Lama Zopa Rinpoche Answers Questions •
8. The Shortcomings of Attachment (Lama Yeshe) •
9. Giving and Taking on the Breath (Lama Yeshe) •
10. Making Life Meaningful (Lama Zopa Rinpoche) •
11. Lama Yeshe Answers Questions •
Glossary and Suggested Further Reading (FTU) •
Translations (Freedom Through Understanding) •

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