Teachings

By Lama Thubten Yeshe

This multimedia presentation is based on a talk given by Lama Yeshe in Berkeley, California in 1983. The teachings are presented in a format that weaves together transcripts, video, audio and images.

Lama Yeshe at Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa, Pomaia, Italy, 1983. Photo: Merry Colony.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Pomaia, Italy

Lama Yeshe articulates his far-reaching vision for universal education.

Lama Yeshe teaching at Vajrapani Institute, California, 1983. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Berkeley, Ca, 1983

In two public lectures in California in July 1983, Lama Yeshe addressed the perils of the First Nuclear Age, exacerbated at that time by the Cold War and Americans' worries over the Soviet nuclear threat.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Brisbane, Australia, 2000

How to make eating the cause of enlightenment for oneself and all other sentient beings. Through the Mahayana practice of offering the food we eat, our lives become most beneficial, not only for ourselves but for all sentient beings.

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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 Pomaia, Italy

A teaching on the significance of His Holiness' visit to Europe in 1982

Lama Yeshe, Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1982. Photo: Dan Laine.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Grizzly Lodge, California, USA

How painful experiences help us develop a deeper understanding that is beyond the merely intellectual.

Lama Yeshe wearing a ceremonial crown of the five dhyani buddhas, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Christchurch, New Zealand

Archetypal images of enlightened beings symbolize wisdom and understanding, and give positive imprints to the mind

Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Solu Khumbu, Nepal, 1970. Photo possibly by Terry Clifford.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

How to establish our motivation so each day is meaningful

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Tarzana, California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Whenever we’re practicing Dharma in daily life, at that time we’re taking care of ourselves.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the 12th Meditation Course at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1979. Photo: Ina Van Delden.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

How to transform sleep into virtue by practicing the yoga of sleeping

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1974. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

We don't have to live in a hermitage to generate the realizations of the stages of the path to enlightenment

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery,Nepal

Subduing one's mind and practicing compassion is the essence of spiritual practice

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Chenrezig Institute, Queensland, Australia 1975.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

The importance of putting effort into Dharma practice during and after the Kopan meditation course

Lama Zopa Rinpoche after the first US course in California, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal 1984

How all our actions can become virtuous and we can accumulate merit

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1976

The meaning of Dharma and how to practice is explained by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

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