LYWA is pleased to bring you a growing collection of multimedia titles on a range of topics. We are now able to present the teachings in all their multimedia aspects: transcripts enhanced as much as possible by images, audio and video from that teaching plus informal video, advice on the same topic and other related material in the Archive.
By weaving Archive resources together in this way we hope to provide the means for you to deepen your experience of the teachings, almost as if you had attended the teachings in person.
Our multimedia collection includes three series, drawn from the LYWA books Bodhisattva Attitude, Freedom Through Understanding and Life, Death and After Death, as well as a selection of individual titles. Find links below to all these titles.
Bodhisattva Attitude: This series presents chapters from Bodhisattva Attitude, a book which brings together several motivations taught by Lama Zopa Rinpoche to be used first thing each morning to generate a bodhicitta motivation and, on the basis of that, train the mind in the bodhisattva attitude. Each of these motivations is a guided lam-rim meditation aimed at directing our minds into at least an effortful thought of bodhicitta.
Guru Puja is the Heart Practice Series: This series contains a wealth of teachings and instructions on the Guru Puja, which Rinpoche emphasizes is to be taken as the very heart of our practice, just as it has been for generations of great masters and yogi-practitioners of the past. Experience The Importance of Practicing Guru Puja, the first title in this series
Freedom Through Understanding: This series presents chapters from Freedom Through Understanding, a book based upon teachings given by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche at a weekend seminar in England in 1975. Preceded by Lama Yeshe’s lecture on meditation, these teachings encompass the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment.
Life, Death and After Death: This series presents chapters from Life, Death and After Death in a multimedia format. The essence of this book is a weekend seminar on death, intermediate state and rebirth. The topic is particularly poignant as this was the last teaching Lama gave in the West; he passed away some five months later.
Other titles now available in multimedia format are:
Switch Your Mind from Emotion to Peace: A talk by Lama Yeshe on how to deal with our fear and anxieties about the future in the context of the development of nuclear power. Lama's observations and insights are as just as powerful and relevant today as they were when he first made them.
Freedom - Courage - Realization: This title presents Lama Yeshe's teachings on the three principal aspects of the path: renunciation, bodhicitta and the right view of emptiness. These teachings were given during a tour of Europe in 1982 and are included in the book The Essence of Tibetan Buddhism.
The Merely Imputed I: This title presents Rinpoche's extensive teachings on emptiness, given at the 33rd Kopan Course, Nepal, 2000.