Teachings

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 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.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Manjushri Institute, England, 1976.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in ACI, New York, 1999

A teaching on the purpose of life, compassion and guru devotion

Chapters:
The Importance of Compassion in Daily Life •
The Importance of Compassion in Daily Life, continued •
Guru Devotion •
Guru Devotion, continued •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Mahayana refuge has three causes - fear, faith and compassion

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) •
His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Munich, Germany, April 2001

The meaning of "guru," the qualities of a guru, and the practice of guru devotion, with a focus on His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This teaching also contains advice on the practice of Dorje Shugden.