Teachings

Long-life puja for Lama Yeshe, Tushita Retreat Centre, Dharamsala, India, 1982. Photo: Dan Laine
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Tushita Retreat Centre, Dharamsala, India

Lama Yeshe gave this powerful teaching about bringing the Dharma to the Western world at the first Enlightened Experience Celebration (EEC1), 1982.

Topics: Introductory
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in a group photo from the Fourth Kopan Course, spring, 1973.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

In this excerpt from the 13th Kopan Course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises the importance of a long-term plan to practice Dharma, generate realizations and seek enlightenment for the benefit of others.

Topics: Introductory
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the enthronement of Yangsi Rinpoche, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1975.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

In this excerpt from the 13th Kopan Course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises that if we listen to the teachings but don't practice, our mind will not be transformed.

Topics: Introductory
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo, Australia

In this video extract, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises that all our happiness and suffering come from the mind, and if there is no anger, there is no external enemy.

Topics: Introductory
Nick Ribush during the month-long course at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1975.
By Nicholas Ribush

A brief overview of the path to enlightenment, as taught and followed by most of the Tibetan schools of Buddhism. This outline was written by Nicholas Ribush as the Preface for the book Teachings from Tibet.

Topics: Introductory
By Lama Thubten Yeshe

Volume 3 in this ebook series of collected teachings by Lama Yeshe features three discourses given at the Sixteenth Kopan Meditation Course in 1983.  In these teachings Lama discusses many aspects of the path to enlightenment and gives practical advice for both new and old students. 

Topics: Introductory
Chapters:
The Enlightened Experience •
Preface: The Enlightened Experience, Volume 3 •
Table of Contents: The Enlightened Experience, Volume 3 •
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 teaching at University of California, Santa Cruz, US, 1978. Photo: Jon Landaw.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Tokyo, Japan

Lama Yeshe discusses the meaning of "buddha" and how to become completely open and free from ignorance, in this excerpt from a public talk on the four noble truths.

Topics: Introductory
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 Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Nalanda Institute, France, 2010. Photo: Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche wrote this article at the request of Renuka Singh for her anthology, The Path of the Buddha, published in 2004. 

Topics: Introductory
Lama Yeshe, His Holiness Zong Rinpoche and Lama Zopa Rinpoche at EEC1, Dharamsala, India, 1982.
By Nicholas Ribush, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, HH Ling Rinpoche

This Dharma celebration was held in India in 1982 from January to June 1982, and was hosted by International Mahayana Institute. Find links to teachings and videos from this event, and read the EEC1 report, with advice from His Holiness Ling Rinpoche, a summary of the program and a Tara practice by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Topics: Introductory
Tenzin Ösel Hita with Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, February 2016. Photo: Holly Ansett.
By Tenzin Ösel Hita in Institut Vajra Yogini, France

A talk by Ösel about developing a positive attitude and inner values.

Topics: Introductory
Tenzin Ösel Hita at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore, November 2012. Photo: Tan Seow Kheng.
By Tenzin Ösel Hita in Maitreya Instituut, Amsterdam

In this talk, Tenzin Ösel Hita discusses easy ways to reduce ego and develop compassion. Watch the video and read along with the transcript.

Topics: Introductory
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
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

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