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 •
Lama Yeshe visiting a daffodil farm near Melbourne, Australia, 1976.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Chenrezig Institute, Australia

A teaching on refuge by having confidence and trust in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Light of the Path retreat, North Carolina, USA, May 2014. Photo: Roy Harvey.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Advice on the need for FPMT students to actualize the lam-rim teachings and achieve realizations

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India

His Holiness discusses a range of topics, including reincarnation, karma, meditation and other religions

Lama Yeshe at University of California, Santa Cruz, USA, 1978. Photo: Jon Landaw.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Ibiza, Spain

A teaching on karma, the law of cause and effect, and emptiness, the ultimate nature of reality.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India

His Holiness the Dalai Lama discusses a range of topics,including karma, other religions, depression, Buddhist tenets and the mind.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche after the first US course in California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in San Francisco

To eliminate suffering and obtain happiness, the most important thing is to have a good heart

Lama Zopa Rinpoche doing mandala offering during the 9th Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Penang, Malaysia 2009

These teachings include oral transmission of Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga and the Three Principal Aspects of the Path

Chapters:
Motivation, Oral Transmission and Prayers •
Offerings to the Guru •
Benefits of Lama Tsongkhapa's Teachings •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Guadalajara, Mexico 2008

An edited public talk on lam-rim by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2008.

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 Nicholas Ribush

Study as the Basis of Meditation

Group portrait at the Fifth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal,  Nov-Dec 1973.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973

Transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the Fifth Kopan Course in 1973.

Chapters:
Kopan Course No. 5 Index Page •
Mind is Beginningless •
Meditation One: Part I: Our Perfect Human Rebirth •
Meditation One: Part I: Perfect Human Rebirth (continued) •
Meditation One: Part I: Perfect Human Rebirth (conclusion) •
Meditation One: Part II: Death and Impermanence •
The Enlightened One's Understanding of Evolution •
Lower Realms (con't) and Refuge •
Refuge (cont'd) •
Refuge (conclusion) and Karma •
The Four Noble Truths •
The Four Noble Truths (continued) •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1972-1973

Transcript of teachings given by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the 3rd and 4th Kopan Courses

Chapters:
Kopan Course Nos 3 & 4 Index Page •
The Mind is Beginningless •
Meditations •
Meditation One: Part I: The Perfect Human Rebirth •
Meditation One: Part II: Impermanence and Death •
Meditation One (conclusion) and Meditation Two (Parts I and II) •
Meditation Two: Part II (conclusion) and Part III •
Meditation Two: Part III (conclusion) and Meditation Three •
Meditation Three (conclusion), Meditation Four, Meditation Five (partial) •
Appendix One: The Eight Mahayana Precepts •
Appendix Two: Lama Yeshe on Ordination •
Lama Yeshe, Yucca Valley, California, 1977. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Vaddo, Sweden

A commentary on the three principal aspects of the path to enlightenment, with teachings and meditations on the nature of the mind.

Chapters:
Light of Dharma: Introduction and Chapter One •
Light of Dharma: Chapter Two •
Light of Dharma: Chapter Three •
Light of Dharma: Chapter Four •