Teachings

Lama Yeshe visiting a daffodil farm near Melbourne, Australia, 1976.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Chenrezig Institute, Australia

A teaching on refuge by having confidence and trust in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

Portrait of Lama Yeshe on the roof at Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1974.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Cumbria, England

Lama Yeshe explains why it is worthwhile to take refuge in that which can truly liberate us—the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

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

In this book, His Holiness the Dalai Lama offers readers one of the clearest and most authoritative expositions of the Tibetan Buddhist path ever published.

Now available as an audiobook

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 •
Lama Yeshe teaching at Vajrapani Institute, California, 1983. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Zollikon, Switzerland, 1978

Clarifying the meaning of refuge, as the first step on the Buddhist path