Teachings

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
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Thubten Yeshe: Doing Two Things at Once

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 •
Portrait of Lama Yeshe during the month-long course at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1975.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Chenrezig Institute, Australia

Discussion of the real meaning of Dharma and the nature of the mind.

Topics: Introductory
Lama Yeshe, Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1982. Photo: Dan Laine.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Grizzly Lodge, California, USA

How painful experiences help us develop a deeper understanding that is beyond the merely intellectual.

Lama Yeshe at University of California, Santa Cruz, USA, 1978. Photo: Jon Landaw.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Ibiza, Spain

A teaching on karma, the law of cause and effect, and emptiness, the ultimate nature of reality.

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) •
Lama Yeshe at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973. Photo: Lynda Millspaugh.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Melbourne, Australia, 1975

The audio recording and transcript for Chapter Seven of "Ego, Attachment and Liberation."

By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Brisbane, Australia, April 1975

Chapter Two of "Becoming Your Own Therapist"

Topics: Introductory
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Australia and New Zealand

Public talks that provide a clear and accessible introduction to Buddhism. 

Now available as an audiobook

Topics: Introductory
Chapters:
Becoming Your Own Therapist •
Editor's Introduction •
Chapter One: Finding Ourselves Through Buddhism •
Chapter Two: Religion: The Path Of Inquiry •
Chapter Three: A Glimpse of Buddhist Psychology •
Translations (BYOT) •
Lama Yeshe, Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1982. Photo: Dan Laine.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Chenrezig Institute, Australia

Lama Yeshe discusses how to practice Dharma in everything we do.