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”

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”

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”

Giving & Taking on the Breath

Freak Out Your Ego and Attachment Giving and Taking on the Breath presents Chapter 9 from Freedom Through Understanding and is based on teachings given in 1975 by Lama Yeshe at the Royal Holloway College in England during the lamas’ first trip to England and edited by Nicholas Ribush. Multimedia presentation created by Megan Evart. In this chapter Lama YesheContinue reading “Giving & Taking on the Breath”

Making the Most of Your Life

We Are Very Fortunate This multimedia title presents Chapter 3 from Freedom Through Understanding, edited by Nicholas Ribush and based on teachings given in 1975 by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the Royal Holloway College in England. Multimedia presentation created by Megan Evart. This weekend we are very fortunate in that we have the opportunity to cultivateContinue reading “Making the Most of Your Life”

Freedom – Courage – Realization

Lama’s Introduction At Institut Vajra Yogini, during an FPMT-sponsored teaching tour of Europe in 1982, His Holiness the Dalai Lama manifested ill health and asked Lama Yeshe to fill in for him for the first day’s teachings. The following teachings, edited by Nicholas Ribush, ensued. Multimedia presentation created by Megan Evart. Today, I’m unfortunate. And today, you’reContinue reading “Freedom – Courage – Realization”