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 •
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) •
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Bloomington, Indiana, USA 1999

A commentary on Chapter 8—the chapter titled "Meditation"—of Shantideva's Bodhicaryavatara (A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life)

Chapters:
Bodhicaryavatara Commentary: Index of Teachings •
Section One: August 20th AM •
Section Two: August 20th PM •
Section Three: August 21st AM •
Section Four: August 21st PM •
Section Five: August 22nd AM •
Section Six: August 22nd PM •
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Holland 1981

The Yoga Method of Buddha Maitreya: a definitive explanation of tantra, prefaced by introductory teachings on Buddhism.

Chapters:
Universal Love •
Universal Love: Editor's Introduction •
Chapter 1: What is Buddhism? •
Chapter 2: The Purpose of Meditation •
Chapter 3: Compassion and Emptiness •
Chapter 4: A Brief History of Maitreya Buddha •
Chapter 5: The Practice of Tantra •
Chapter 8: Becoming Maitreya •
Appendix 1: An Explanation of the Shunyata Mantra and a Meditation on Emptiness •
Appendix 3: The Mantra of Maitreya Buddha's Promise •
Universal Love: Translations •
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."