The Advantages of Monastic Life

From a talk offered by Lama Yeshe to the fledgling Western sangha as part of a series of talks given at Tushita Retreat Centre in Dharamsala, India in April, 1982 during the first Enlightened Experience Celebration. Edited by Nicholas Ribush and published by LYWA in Advice for Monks and Nuns. Multimedia presentation created by Megan Evart. May theContinue reading “The Advantages of Monastic Life”

The Manifestation of Enlightened Activities of A Perfect Guru

Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche How He works day and night, without stopping, for the benefit of all sentient beings. Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive We are so happy to share with you our latest multimedia title based on a book by Venerable Thubten Osel, and edited by Venerable Thubten Munsel, LYWA transcriber extraordinaire, highlighting the perfectContinue reading “The Manifestation of Enlightened Activities of A Perfect Guru”

Making Life Meaningful

The Motivation In this teaching, Lama Zopa Rinpoche rejoices for the rarity and great opportunities afforded by our present human rebirth  and encourages us to examine fearlessly whether or not we are creating the causes necessary to attain human rebirth again in the future. These teachings were offered by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at a weekendContinue reading “Making Life Meaningful”

Switch Your Mind from Emotion to Peace

Analyze the object of fear and worry Lama Yeshe gave this talk in Berkeley, California in 1983 after being asked to comment on how to deal with our fear and anxieties about the future in the context of the development of nuclear power and the nuclear arms race between the United States and Soviet Russia. While the situation todayContinue reading “Switch Your Mind from Emotion to Peace”

Finding Peace in Everyday Life

THE MISTAKE WE MAKE We don’t practice what we know Lama Zopa Rinpoche explores the path to happiness through the practice of patience, right here and right now. Rinpoche gave these introductory teachings during Lama Yeshe’s profound weekend seminar on the death process held in Geneva, Switzerland in 1983, just five months before Lama Yeshe passed away. TheseContinue reading “Finding Peace in Everyday Life”

The Death Process

Recognizing What’s Going On These boisterous, punchy, direct, funny, loving and compassionate teachings are from a weekend seminar on death, the intermediate state and rebirth given by Lama Yeshe in Geneva, Switzerland in 1983. Particularly poignant is the fact they are among the very last teachings Lama gave in the West before Lama directly taught the profound meaning of death and impermanenceContinue reading “The Death Process”

The Nature of the Mind

Removing the Blankets One by One During 1983 Lama Yeshe continued to travel and teach constantly, this time in Italy, Spain, Italy again, India, America, France, back to Italy, Switzerland, and finally, India and Nepal. The teachings below are from a weekend seminar on death given by Lama in Geneva, Switzerland and published by LYWA as Life, Death andContinue reading “The Nature of the Mind”

The Best Answers Come Through Meditation

The Computer of Meditation The Best Answers Come Through Meditation presents Chapter 11 from Freedom Through Understanding and is based on teachings given by Lama Yeshe with Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the Royal Holloway College in England in 1975 during the Lamas’ first trip to Europe. Edited by Nicholas Ribush. Multimedia presentation by Megan Evart. Whenever human problems arise,Continue reading “The Best Answers Come Through Meditation”

The Shortcomings of Attachment

All This Worry Comes From Attachment The Shortcomings of Attachment presents Chapter 8 from Freedom Through Understanding, edited by Nicholas Ribush and based on teachings given by Lama Yeshe at the Royal Holloway College, England, in 1975. Multimedia presentation created by Megan Evart. Sometimes you might think, “I want inner freedom; I want some kind of magic, higherContinue reading “The Shortcomings of Attachment”