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Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive
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This expanded edition contains both of the very popular Lama Yeshe booklets,
Becoming Your Own Therapist and Make Your Mind an Ocean.
Becoming Your Own Therapist
First published in 1998, this booklet contains three public talks by Lama Yeshe on the general topic of Buddhism. Each lecture is followed by a question and answer session. Lama and his audiences always enjoyed the give and take of these lively exchanges, and pretty much anything went. Although these talks were called lectures, Lama would have each of us use them as a mirror for our minds and look beyond the words, find ourselves, and become our own psychologist.
Make Your Mind an Ocean
The talks in this booklet are on the general topic of the mind. Two were lunchtime lectures at Melbourne and Latrobe Universities. One was an evening lecture given to the general public. Perhaps of greatest interest is the lecture entitled “A Buddhist Approach to Mental Illness.” Lama presented this talk to a group of psychiatrists at Prince Henry’s Hospital who were delighted to meet and question Lama, and this historic exchange underscores the difference between Western and Buddhist concepts of mental health.
The Buddhist Path to Happiness and Liberation
Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche
In Lama Yeshe’s and Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s first trip to Europe in 1975 they offered a weekend seminar based on their famous month-long Kopan meditation courses. Preceded by Lama Yeshe’s lecture on meditation at Kensington Town Hall, these teachings at Royal Holloway College, Surrey, encompass the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment. This short course was also videotaped and is available on a historic DVD also entitled Freedom Through Understanding.
REVIEWED IN MANDALA MAGAZINE (JANUARY-MARCH 2010)
In 1975 during their first trip to Europe, Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave a weekend seminar in England, once again demonstrating their charisma and knowledge, and the profound effect of Buddha’s wisdom on Western people. Freedom Through Understanding covers the purpose of meditation, bodhicitta, the importance of motivation, tong-len and the shortcomings of attachment, among other topics. Produced by the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive, this is one of the few works that feature both Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. With the book being offered free in print and online formats, there is no excuse for not treating yourself and a friend to a copy of these beautiful teachings!
Recordings of Jon Landaw’s teaching
at Gendun Drubpa Centre, April 2016
Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi’s teachings
For audio files of teachings, see www.archive.org and search for Tenzin Chogkyi. Ven. Tenzin’s teachings given at Gendun Drubpa are bookmarked here. For a set of video teachings on the Seven Point Thought Transformation teachings called “Radical Compassion” click here. And for Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi’s suggested reading lists, click here.
Land of Medicine Buddha’s Media Lab
Land of Medicine Buddha’s Media Lab is migrating to Vimeo. Content will start to appear there gradually, month-by-month, beginning in 2014. Click here to be redirected to their page.
The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) is an international, non-profit organization devoted to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through teaching, meditation, and community service.
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LYWA is the Archive of FPMT. It contains the recordings and transcripts of Lama Thubten Yeshe’s and Kyabje Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche’s teachings dating back to the early 1970s. You can read transcripts, view photos and listen to teachings.
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Kopan Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery near Boudhanath, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal. The monastery, established in 1969 by the FPMT founders, has become especially famous for teaching Buddhism to visiting Western foreigners. The first of what would become annual month-long (November-December) meditation courses was held in 1971. These courses generally combine traditional Lam Rim teachings with informal discussion and meditation.
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