Teachings

Lama Yeshe teaching at the Ethnographic Museum, Stockholm, Sweden, September 8, 1983. Photo: Holger Hjorth.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Stockholm, Sweden

Lama Yeshe teaches on the death process according to Tibetan Buddhism.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to care for others at the death time, with essential advice and practices for the moment of death. 

  • Working With the Dying •
  • Close to Death •
  • Imminent Death •
  • When Someone Is Dying •
  • How to Support Someone Who is Dying •
  • Helping a Dying Grandmother •
  • Helping a Friend Die •
  • Dying Father •
  • Sickness and Death •
  • Dying of Cancer •
  • Mantra Recitation for a Dying Person •
  • What to do for Dying Mother •
  • Whether to Tell Someone She Is Dying •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Caring for the Dying •
  • How to Help People Who Are Sick and Dying •
  • Make Strong Prayers to Medicine Buddha •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to make the best use of our life, which is very short.

  • The Cause of Death •
  • Life is Short •
  • How to Use an Hourglass for Dharma Practice •
  • Impermanence and Death Don't Wait •
  • Death Meditation  •
  • Death Comes Suddenly •
  • Remember Impermanence and Death •
  • Death Can Happen Anytime •
  • Grief After Baby’s Death •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Essential advice and practices for the moment of death.

  • Support at Death Time •
  • Namgyalma Visualization •
  • Recitation of the Tengyur •
  • Brother Dying •
  • Preparing for Death •
  • Friend Dying of Cancer •
  • Father Dying •
  • Mother Dying •
  • Mother Close to Death •
  • Practices for Mother Passing Away •
  • How to Help Dying Mother •
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Geneva, Switzerland

This multimedia series presents chapters from the LYWA book Life, Death and After Death in a format that includes written teachings enhanced by audio, video and images. 

Chapters:
Life, Death and After Death Multimedia: About the Series •
Finding Peace in Everyday Life •
The Nature of the Mind •
The Death Process •
Lama Yeshe teaching at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974. Photo: Ursula Bernis.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kathmandu, Nepal

A teaching on impermanence at the Seventh Kopan Meditation Course, November, 1974.

Lama Yeshe, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973. Photo by Lynda Millspaugh.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Teachings by Lama Yeshe on impermance and death, adapted by T. Y. Alexander

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Lincoln, MA

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches via live stream to students in Singapore and around the world.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lake Arrowhead, California, 1975. Photo by Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1975

Life finishes quickly, like autumn clouds or lightning in the sky

By Lama Thubten Yeshe in London, 1982 and Geneva, 1983.

Teachings by Lama Yeshe on death, intermediate state and rebirth, and an introductory talk by Lama Zopa Rinpoche on cultivating a peaceful mind.

Chapters:
Life, Death and After Death •
Life, Death and After Death: Editor's Preface •
Chapter 1. Finding Peace in Everyday Life: Lama Zopa Rinpoche •
Chapter 2. Why We Should Understand the Death Process •
Chapter 3. The Nature of the Mind •
Chapter 4. The Death Process •
Chapter 5. Understanding and Dealing with Death •
Chapter 6. Transference of Consciousness •
Glossary, References and Suggested Further Reading (LDAD) •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1981

Death is definite and this precious human body is more valuable than a mountain of diamonds.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Solu Khumbu, Nepal, 1979. Photo: Georges Luneau.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976

Meditation on impermanence and death is a powerful method to protect us from the delusions.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, in 2000. Photo: Todd Moore.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Theosophical Society, Brisbane, Australia

A public talk about the purpose of life and developing the correct attitude toward death

Chapters:
What is Mind •
Ultimate Nature of Mind •
Compassion, Universal Responsibility •
Purpose of Life, Benefits of Problems •
Dying, Five Powers, Dedications •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan Monastery, 1987
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, December 1987

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains how to analyze reincarnation

Bea Ribush, 2007. Photo by Wendy Cook.
By Nicholas Ribush

An obituary by Nicholas Ribush and a brief remembrance written by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

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