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Karma Yeshe Rabgye is a Western Monk in the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Originally from England, he now lives in Northern India. Yeshe spent several years in a monastery in the foothills of the Himalayas teaching young monks basic Buddhist philosophy and meditation. He now offers teachings freely to all in a manner that is unpretentious and clear. He does not demand students to blindly accept what he says, but instead invites them to examine their own minds and experiences to discover the validity of Gautama Buddha’s teachings. Yeshe quietly demonstrates Gautama Buddha’s teaching on compassion through the charitable trust ‘Sangye Menla’ that he founded in 2008 in Chandigarh, Northern India. The trust provides medical assistance and care to people from the Himalayan region in India.

Karma Yeshe Rabgye is a Western Monk in the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Originally from England, he now lives in Northern India. Yeshe spent several years in a monastery in the foothills of the Himalayas teaching young monks basic Buddhist philosophy and meditation. He now offers teachings freely to all in a manner that is unpretentious and clear. He does not demand students to blindly accept what he says, but instead invites them to examine their own minds and experiences to discover the validity of Gautama Buddha’s teachings. Yeshe quietly demonstrates Gautama Buddha’s teaching on compassion through the charitable trust ‘Sangye Menla’ that he founded in 2008 in Chandigarh, Northern India. The trust provides medical assistance and care to people from the Himalayan region in India.
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Karma Yeshe Rabgye is a Western Monk in the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Originally from England, he now lives in Northern India. Yeshe spent several years in a monastery in the foothills of the Himalayas teaching young monks basic Buddhist philosophy and meditation. He now offers teachings freely to all in a manner that is unpretentious and clear. He does not demand students to blindly accept what he says, but instead invites them to examine their own minds and experiences to discover the validity of Gautama Buddha’s teachings. Yeshe quietly demonstrates Gautama Buddha’s teaching on compassion through the charitable trust ‘Sangye Menla’ that he founded in 2008 in Chandigarh, Northern India. The trust provides medical assistance and care to people from the Himalayan region in India.

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English


Episodes

Advice On Attachment And Practice

12/15/2018
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This track is recorded live in the City Forest, Chandigarh, India. Lama Yeshe teaches from One Hundred Verses of Advice by Padampa Sangye. In this episode he talks about the dangers of attachment and what is the best time to practice. As this is recorded outside you will hear many birds happily singing - I hope it doesn't distract you.

Duration:00:16:55

Advice on Death and Delusion

11/24/2018
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This track is recorded live in the City Forest, Chandigarh, India. Lama Yeshe teaches from One Hundred Verses of Advice by Padampa Sangye. In this episode he talks about death and delusion. As this is recorded outside you will hear many birds happily singing - I hope it doesn't distract you.

Duration:00:16:19

Understanding Consciousness

11/3/2018
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The Yogacara school of Buddhism states that there are eight consciousnesses, and these teach us how to understand consciousness, so we can free ourselves from afflictive emotions, such as anger, selfishness and so on. Personally, I have always found this school of thought to be very logical, even though later schools of Buddhism refute some of the Yogacara findings. I believe that if we want to understand our minds, we need to understand our consciousness.

Duration:00:10:39

Can we be reborn?

9/23/2018
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I personally feel rebirth is one of the most unclear aspects of Buddhism. So, here I will try to explain it from my personal point of view. Of course, others will disagree, and they will have to fight their own corner. This is how I see it.

Duration:00:09:32

The Five Spiritual Strengths

8/22/2018
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To enhance and accelerate your progress on your spiritual path, you should train and develop these five strengths and implement them into your daily life. The strengths are taken from the seven-point mind training practice, and they will help build true and lasting compassion within you. The five strengths are strong determination, familiarization, seed of virtue, taming the ego and aspiration.

Duration:00:07:18

Can We Forgive The Unforgivable?

7/12/2018
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When you have lost a loved one through a terrorist act, a drunken driver or any other act of violence, how do you forgive the unforgivable? Does forgiveness mean we just accept what has happened and we surrender to defeat? No, I don’t believe it does. Forgiveness is not about helplessly accepting, giving up, surrendering to defeat, being weak or avoiding justice. It is about how you respond to the terrible wrong and how you can let go of the past and move forward with your life.

Duration:00:08:58

The Eightfold Path - An Audio Blog Compilation

6/15/2018
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This is a compilation of several episodes of Buddhism Guides podcasts. This compilation is on the eight-fold path, which is the path leading to the end of suffering. It was Buddha's first teaching and it still remains one of the most important teachings in Buddhism. The teaching is not only still relevant, but also easily implemented into today's world. As this is a compilation of several podcasts, the sound quality differs between the tracks - I apologise for this.

Duration:00:47:37

A Sense of Self

5/11/2018
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In Buddhism, one of the most difficult teachings for people to understand is anatman or non-self. The doctrine states that in humans there is no permanent entity that can be called a self or a soul. This denial of “any Soul or Self” is what distinguishes Buddhism from other major religions, such as Christianity and Hinduism, and gives Buddhism its uniqueness. This sense of being a permanent, solid, autonomous self is an illusion. The problem is this illusion doesn’t fit in with our ordinary...

Duration:00:09:35

The Four Truths - An Audio-Blog Compilation

4/20/2018
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This is a compilation of several episodes of Buddhism Guides podcasts. This compilation is on the four truths, which are (1)life is suffering, (2) the causes of suffering, (3) there is an end to suffering and (4) the path leading to the end of suffering. It was Buddha's first teaching and it still remains one of the most important teachings in Buddhism. The teaching is not only still relevant, but also easily implemented into today's world.

Duration:00:37:06

Mindful Communication

3/16/2018
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I believe social media has replace our ability to communicate in an honest and thoughtful way. Social skills we once learned by having a face-to-face conversation have been diminished. We seem to have lost the capacity to be thoughtful and kind. We don’t seem to be able to give our opinions without being disrespectful to one another. This is where mindfulness can help us improve our digital communication skills.

Duration:00:08:38

Understanding non-dual awareness

2/9/2018
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This is a special episode and is recorded live at the Prajna Meditation Centre in Northern India. It is a difficult teaching but Lama Yeshe explains it in his easy to understand teaching style. Our lives are built on assumptions. We assume the world is exactly as we’ve been taught and that our personal memory speaks the truth. For the most part, our lives are virtual, a projection of the mind. We’re so busy with our conceptual lives that we fail to truly experience the here and now. In other...

Duration:00:32:03

Thought Transformation Part Two

1/26/2018
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The Eight Verses of Thought Transformation is an important text from Tibetan spiritual writings known as lojong (mind training). The root text was written by the eleventh-century meditator Langri Tangpa Dorje Senghe. These verses explain how we can see life through the eyes of compassion, and not through our self-cherishing ego. The more we meditate on thought transformation, the more compassionate we become. You meditate on these verses by reciting each verse and then pausing to contemplate...

Duration:00:13:06

Thought Transformation Part One

12/12/2017
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The Eight Verses of Thought Transformation is an important text from Tibetan spiritual writings known as lojong (mind training). The root text was written by the eleventh-century meditator Langri Tangpa Dorje Senghe. These verses explain how we can see life through the eyes of compassion, and not through our self-cherishing ego. The more we meditate on thought transformation, the more compassionate we become. You meditate on these verses by reciting each verse and then pausing to contemplate...

Duration:00:16:20

How To Reduce Your Suffering

11/3/2017
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In Buddhism, there is a practice called Mind Training and within this practice there is a section on reducing one’s suffering. Now, suffering here means a dissatisfaction with life, an unease, a discontentment and a feeling that life could be better. The following four methods are described in mind training as the best way to stop the suffering of all beings, and bringing them, and ourselves, happiness. Of course, we have to be realistic and understand that life is not always going to be...

Duration:00:09:39

Becoming A Buddhist Teacher

10/3/2017
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This is the last part of a four part series of interviews with Karma Yeshe Rabgye. In this podcast he speaks about his experience teaching Buddhism. Books by Karma Yeshe Rabgye: The Best Way to Catch a Snake - https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00TEPZ6G0?r... Life's Meandering Path - https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00NWU13R4?r... Ripples in the Stream - https://www.amazon.in/dp/B018GXNJU0?r...

Duration:00:30:31

My Experience Teaching Mindfulness

9/14/2017
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This is part three of a four part series of interviews with Karma Yeshe Rabgye. In this video podcast he speaks about his experience teaching mindfulness. He talks very frankly about his experiences teaching in schools, businesses and individually. Books by Karma Yeshe Rabgye: The Best Way to Catch a Snake - https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00TEPZ6G0?r... Life's Meandering Path - https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00NWU13R4?r... Ripples in the Stream - https://www.amazon.in/dp/B018GXNJU0?r...

Duration:00:26:28

Mindfulness: An Introduction

8/19/2017
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There are many great podcasts on Buddhism as a religion and even more on Buddhism as a philosophy. This podcast is about Buddhism as a way of life, which means there is no Buddhist jargon or dogma. It is not based in the metaphysical world, but has its feet planted firmly on this planet. It is easy to understand and practical. I use the Buddha’s early teachings as the foundation for the podcast, and explain them in a way that is relevant to your life today. The Podcast is aimed at people who...

Duration:00:39:46

Crossing The Line Of Trust - Abuse In Buddhism

8/5/2017
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This is part one of a four part series of interviews with Karma Yeshe Rabgye. In this podcast he speaks about abuse in Buddhism and how it is simply not acceptable. He is forthright and makes his views very clear. As he says, 'Abuse is not Buddhism and it is not acceptable.' Books by Karma Yeshe Rabgye: The Best Way to Catch a Snake - https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00TEPZ6G0?ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_YoCFyb114RJHV&tag=lifestylbudd-20&linkCode=kpe Life's Meandering Path -...

Duration:00:40:28

Teachers.....for Learning or Leaning?

7/8/2017
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There are many great podcasts on Buddhism as a religion and even more on Buddhism as a philosophy. This podcast is about Buddhism as a way of life, which means there is no Buddhist jargon or dogma. It is not based in the metaphysical world, but has its feet planted firmly on this planet. It is easy to understand and practical. I use the Buddha’s early teachings as the foundation for the podcast, and explain them in a way that is relevant to your life today. The Podcast is aimed at people who...

Duration:00:05:33

The Hindrances

6/2/2017
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There are many great podcasts on Buddhism as a religion and even more on Buddhism as a philosophy. This podcast is about Buddhism as a way of life, which means there is no Buddhist jargon or dogma. It is not based in the metaphysical world, but has its feet planted firmly on this planet. It is easy to understand and practical. I use the Buddha’s early teachings as the foundation for the podcast, and explain them in a way that is relevant to your life today. The Podcast is aimed at people who...

Duration:00:11:19