Teachings

Lama Yeshe with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and entourage arriving at O Sel Ling Retreat Center, Spain, in September, 1982.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Madrid, Spain

An interview with the directors and staff of O Sel Ling Retreat Centre about the benefits of the retreat center.

 Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, 1970.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Melbourne, Australia 1991

Part Two of a series of teachings which are the basis for the book Ultimate Healing.

Chapters:
Transforming Problems; Using Criticism •
The Power of Holy Objects •
The Power of Compassion; Disciplining the Mind •
The Importance of Compassion •
Compassion; Accepting Problems •
Motivation; The Benefits of Problems •
Compassion and Happiness •
Offering the Victory to Others; Lama Atisha •
Eliminating Pride •
The Benefits of Problems, Continued •
The Heart of Life's Practice; What the 'I' Is •
What the 'I' Is, Continued; Non-Virtuous Actions •
Results of the Ten Non-Virtuous Actions •
Results of the Ten Non-Virtuous Actions, Continued •
Medicine Buddha Mantra •
Self-Cherishing Thought; Searching for the 'I' •
Cherishing Other Sentient Beings •
Experiencing Suffering on Behalf of Others •
 Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, 1970.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Melbourne, Australia, 1991

Part One of a series of teachings which form the basis for the book Ultimate Healing

Chapters:
Rinpoche's Early Life •
Benefits of Healing Practices •
Purifying Disease; White Light Meditation •
Equanimity •
Cause of Disease •
Nature of Mind •
Method and Wisdom; Omniscient Mind •
Oral Transmission of Logyuma mantra; Commentary on Logyuma •
Inner and Outer Obstacles; Ways of Thinking •
Three Types of Sufferings; Using Problems and Death in the Path •
Dedicating One's Life To Others •
Merely Labelled Death; Exchanging Self For Others; Transforming Problems •
Fly and Stupa Story; Karma •
Portrait of Nick Ribush during the month-long course at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1975.
By Nicholas Ribush in Pomaia, Italy 1995

In this article written for Kung-Fu Magazine, Nicholas Ribush gives an overview of Buddhism and the importance of meditation on the path to enlightenment.

Tags: meditation
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Sixth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974. Photo by Ursula Bernis.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Indiana, USA July 1974

An introduction to the practice of meditation, given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Indiana, USA.

By Gelek Rinpoche in New Delhi, India, 1980

Teaching on the development of single-pointed concentration (samadhi)

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 Melbourne, Australia, 1975

The audio recording and transcript for Chapter Two of "Ego, Attachment & Liberation."

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."

By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Melbourne, Australia 1975

Teachings and meditations given by Lama Yeshe at a five-day meditation retreat in Australia.

Chapters:
Ego, Attachment and Liberation •
Ego, Attachment and Liberation: Editor's Introduction •
Chapter One: Making Space for Wisdom •
Chapter Two: Techniques for the Meditation Session and the Break •
Chapter Three: Give Your Ego the Wisdom Eye •
Chapter Four: Your Mental Bureaucracy •
Chapter Five: Questions and Answers •
Chapter Six: Every Problem on Earth Comes from Attachment •
Chapter Seven: Developing Equilibrium •
Chapter Eight: Taking Suffering and Giving Happiness •
Appendix and Bibliography •
Translations of EAL •
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Bloomington, IN

A talk about the essence and purpose of meditation practice. 

Tags: meditation, mind
Lama Yeshe at an outdoor puja  to celebrate the end of the first year of a geshe studies course, Manjushri Institute, England, 1979.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in India

A description of chulen (taking the essence) pills and the methods for practicing a pill retreat.