Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive

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The Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive (LYWA) was founded in 1996 by its spiritual director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and is the collected works of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Kyabje Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche.

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What is enlightenment?
Lama Yeshe: Simply put, enlightenment is a state beyond the uncontrolled, agitated, dissatisfied mind; a state of perfect freedom, everlasting enjoyment and complete understanding of the nature of the mind.
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The World and Ourselves: Buddhist Psychology
You set the price! Words: 66,410. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2016 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Buddhist
After seven years experience as a doctor working in hospitals in Australia, New Guinea, and England, I became convinced that human suffering and happiness are largely rooted in our behavior, especially in attitudes behind our behavior. Although I still have a long way to go on my own path, many have requested me to share with them what I have learned since then; hence this book. -Venerable Gyatso
The Peaceful Stillness of the Silent Mind: Buddhism, Mind and Meditation
You set the price! Words: 28,110. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2014 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
"Meditation is the right medicine for the uncontrolled, undisciplined mind. Meditation is the way to perfect satisfaction. The uncontrolled mind is by nature sick; dissatisfaction is a form of mental illness. What's the right antidote to that? It's knowledge-wisdom; understanding the nature of psychological phenomena; knowing how the internal world functions." - Lama Yeshe
Urban Meditation Skills: How to be a Happy Meditator
You set the price! Words: 9,300. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2015 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Success in meditation is often elusive, even for those of us that have meditated for a long time. It depends a great deal upon the fact that we actually practice meditation, and with a regularity and continuity that cannot be attained through mere discipline alone. We need to have the comfort factor in our practice, and take care that we are a happy meditator.
Becoming Your Own Therapist and Make Your Mind an Ocean
You set the price! Words: 33,620. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2010 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
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This book contains public talks by Lama Yeshe on the general topic of Buddhism and mind. Each lecture is followed by a question and answer session. Lama presented one of the talk to a group of psychiatrists who were delighted to meet and question Lama, and this historic exchange underscores the difference between Western and Buddhist concepts of mental health.
A Leaf in the Wind: A Life's Journey
You set the price! Words: 101,920. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2015 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
This personal account of one man's search for happiness is often humorous and sometimes shocking. Adrian Feldman doesn't shirk revealing the mistakes and failings which help to highlight his personal message of hope. His spiritual path is a quest to "slay the ego," and his life story is a parable for modern times.
Virtue and Reality: Method and Wisdom in the Practice of Dharma
You set the price! Words: 28,310. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2010 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
This book contains methods for transforming everyday actions into the cause of enlightenment, anger into patience, and the ordinary view of phenomena as inherently existent into the wisdom realizing emptiness. It also includes several meditations led by Rinpoche, although everything in the book is a topic for meditation.
Sun of Devotion, Stream of Blessings
You set the price! Words: 97,570. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2016 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Sun of Devotion, Stream of Blessings is the record of a remarkable series of powerful and clear Dharma teachings given by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 2014 to students at Leeds and London in the United Kingdom. Rinpoche explains how to take care of our minds so that our happiness is in our own hands, gives profound teachings on the Buddhist philosophy of emptiness and other powerful teachings.
Joyful Parents, Successful Children
You set the price! Words: 18,980. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2015 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Parenting » Childhood development
This book contains advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche, not only providing the Dharma context for how our children should be brought up but also containing many helpful suggestions of how we can introduce simple Dharma practices for our children.
Teaching from the Mani Retreat
You set the price! Words: 42,450. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2011 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
This book is an edited transcript of teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche from December 22 to 26, 2000, as part of the inaugural Mani Retreat at Chenrezig Institute in Queensland, Australia. This title was published by the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive, a non-profit organization established to make the Buddhist teachings of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche freely accessible in many ways.
Cherishing Others: The Heart of Dharma
Series: Lam-rim Teachings from Kopan, 1991. You set the price! Words: 48,710. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2015 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
In this last volume of Lama Zopa Rinpoche's teachings given during the 24th Kopan lam-rim course in 1991, Rinpoche emphasizes renouncing the self-cherishing mind and the benefits of cherishing other sentient beings, teaches on the benefits of taking vows and concludes the Kopan course with advice on how we can practice Dharma in the west.
Life, Death and After Death
You set the price! Words: 28,710. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2011 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
This book help us to understand the death process and trains us to deal with it so that when the time of crisis arrives and the various illusory visions arise, instead of being confused, we’ll know what’s going on and will recognize illusions as illusions, projections as projections and fantasies as fantasies.
Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment
You set the price! Words: 63,980. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Buddhist
His Holiness the Dalai Lama gives a commentary on Lamp of the Path, Atisha's revolutionary work and Lines of Experience, a short text written by the Tibetan scholar Lama Tsong Khapa. This book offers readers one of the clearest and most authoritative expositions of the Tibetan Buddhist path ever published, and it is recommended for those at the beginning of the path, the middle and the end.
Creating the Causes of Happiness
Series: Lam-rim Teachings from Kopan, 1991. You set the price! Words: 51,920. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2015 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
The second volume of Lama Zopa Rinpoche's teachings given during the 24th Kopan lam-rim course in 1991 explores topics such as the nature of the mind, karma, death, reincarnation and emptiness.
Kadampa Teachings
You set the price! Words: 68,910. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2010 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Commentary on the teachings of Atisha and the Kadampa Geshes. In this book Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains how to practice Dharma the way the famous Kadampa geshes did. These lamas were exemplary practitioners of Buddhism in Tibet, renowned for their extreme asceticism and uncompromising practice of thought transformation in order to develop bodhicitta.
Universal Love - The Yoga Method of Buddha Maitreya
You set the price! Words: 44,650. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2010 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
By pulling together some of Lama Yeshe’s introductory teachings on Buddhism, meditation, compassion and emptiness, and combining them with the definitive explanation of tantra, this one valuable volume will inspire to go more deeply into the Yoga Method of Buddha Maitreya–a tantric practice.
Bodhisattva Attitude: How to Dedicate Your Life to Others
Series: Heart Advice. You set the price! Words: 68,110. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
The Bodhisattva Attitude is taken from the sutra teachings of the Buddha and is based on verses by the great bodhisattva Shantideva in his Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life. The verses are meant to be recited each morning. This book is drawn from Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s essential teachings given from 2008 onward. It is the first volume in LYWA’s Heart Advice Series.
Practicing the Unmistaken Path
Series: Lam-rim Teachings from Kopan, 1991. You set the price! Words: 59,890. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
In this first volume of Lama Zopa Rinpoche's teachings given during the 24th Kopan lam-rim course in 1991, Rinpoche covers topics such as compassion and universal responsibility, the benefits of developing bodhicitta, the disadvantages of self-cherishing, and emptiness.
Cutting the Root of Samsara
Series: Lam-rim Teachings from Kopan, 1991. You set the price! Words: 55,640. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015 by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
The third volume of Lama Zopa Rinpoche's teachings given during the 24th Kopan lam-rim course in 1991 includes a clear discussion on sexual misconduct, an explanation of how karmic appearance and emptiness are intertwined and a multifaceted commentary on the eight Mahayana precepts motivation.


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