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How to be free of stress by changing the way we think

2/25/2018
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In this teaching given in Bendigo, Australia in August, 1991, Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches us how to manage our stress by recognizing that stress is not forced upon us from outside but comes from within our own mind and is dependent upon the way we think. Rinpoche then explains how our own mind creates stress … Continue reading How to be free of stress by changing the way we think →

Duration:00:58:52

Cultivating the view of impermanence

1/23/2018
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche helps us understand how the wrong view of permanence is the cause of so much of our negative karma and creates so much fear. Rinpoche further explores how to realize gross and subtle impermanence which cultivates courage and is an essential part of realizing the Four Noble Truths. Rinpoche also gives profound … Continue reading Cultivating the view of impermanence →

Duration:00:52:53

Asking questions is so worthwhile

1/23/2018
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Lama Yeshe encourages students to ask questions fearlessly during a five-day meditation retreat in Australia in 1975. Lama begins by answering practical questions about how to deal with distractions and how to breadth during meditation and then broadens out in response to student wide-ranging questions about attachment, karma and beyond. Read along with the transcript … Continue reading Asking questions is so worthwhile →

Duration:01:10:28

Peaceful action means skillful action

12/18/2017
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Lama Yeshe answers questions from the audience after a public talk given in 1983 in Berkeley, California about how to deal with our anxiety during divisive political times. By letting go of judgment and relaxing our mind, we can reduce our anxiety about the state of the world and become more skillful and effective in … Continue reading Peaceful action means skillful action →

Duration:00:29:18

Make Your Mind an Ocean

10/25/2017
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Listen to Lama Yeshe’s original teaching which was later edited by Nicholas Ribush into the widely read and revered LYWA free book “Make Your Mind An Ocean.” This talk highlights the clarity and skill of Lama’s western teaching methods and explores the general topic of the mind during the course of Lama Yeshe’s and Lama … Continue reading Make Your Mind an Ocean →

Duration:01:27:15

Teachings on Offerings

9/26/2017
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave this profound teaching during a Tara Puja in Singapore, on February 3, 1992, the day before Losar, the Tibetan New Year. In this teaching Rinpoche talks about making offerings, explaining mandala offerings, the seven-limb practice and especially the practice of rejoicing. You can read along with the transcript at https://www.lamayeshe.com/article/teachings-offerings-audio-and-unedited-transcript

Duration:00:53:04

Compassion is the Real Answer

8/30/2017
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave this talk in Madrid, Spain on June 10, 2009. The teaching includes a commentary on the visualization of Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara), the Buddha of Compassion, and group chanting of OM MANI PADME HUM mantra. Rinpoche also explained the benefits of compassion and the laws of karma. Read along with the transcript at http://www.lamayeshe.com/article/compassion-real-answer-audio-and-unedited-transcripts

Duration:00:50:37

Making Space for Wisdom

7/23/2017
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An experiential teaching given by Lama Yeshe during a five-day meditation retreat in Australia in 1975. The edited version of this talk has been published as Chapter One in the book Ego, Attachment and Liberation. You can also follow along with the unedited transcript at www.lamayeshe.com/article/making-space-wisdom-audio-and-unedited-transcript

Duration:00:35:36

How to Find Our Real Potential

6/26/2017
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Tenzin Ösel Hita Torres gives a talk on "How to overcome limitations to find our real potential" at the Center for Wisdom and Compassion in Copenhagen, Denmark on February 11, 2017. Read the talk at http://www.lamayeshe.com/article/how-find-our-real-potential Learn more about Ösel at http://www.lamayeshe.com/teacher/tenzin-osel-hita

Duration:01:50:44

The Kindness of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

5/26/2017
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Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave this Dharma talk prior to a refuge ceremony at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore, on January 18, 2009. Rinpoche discusses the kindness of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in taking responsibility for preserving and spreading the Buddhadharma. Other topics in this teaching include the kindness of all sentient beings, the benefits of offering, and how the Dharma center helps with Dharma practice. Read along with the transcript at...

Duration:00:43:59

Chöd: Slaying the Ego

4/26/2017
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Practicing Dharma is just a question of changing, you know, your own mind, changing, from self-cherishing thought into cherishing others, from anger, those violent, harmful mind, into loving-kindness, compassion to others, so, basically like that. -Lama Zopa Rinpoche Enjoy this profound excerpt from a series of teachings given prior to a chöd initiation by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Maitripa College, Portland, Oregon, in June 2009. You can also read along with the transcript here...

Duration:00:54:52

Taking Care of the Mind

3/28/2017
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Sometimes uncontrollable anger arises and uncontrollable self-cherishing thought arises, self-concern, anger, pride also, but then sometimes it makes you aware there’s choice. There’s choice. You can choose. Listen to a public talk by Lama Zopa Rinpoche on how to bring peace and happiness to oneself and others, given at Conway Hall, London, England on July 10, 2014. Read along with the transcript and more at http://www.lamayeshe.com/article/taking-care-mind-audio-and-transcript

Duration:01:32:53

The Transference of Consciousness

2/22/2017
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"From the Buddhist point of view, human life and death are equally important events. There’s no reason to think that life is important and death is bad, unimportant. You should not think that way. Both are important." Lama Yeshe's teachings on the transference of consciousness at death are particularly poignant as these were from the last teachings Lama gave in the West; he passed away some five months later. These teachings have been published by LYWA as "Life, Death and After Death" and...

Duration:01:41:08

The Benefits of the Enemy

1/27/2017
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"So this time maybe mention little bit about reincarnation, going back from where it started, back to the beginning of the life..." Lama Zopa Rinpoche gives these lam-rim teachings at the 29th Kopan Meditation Course held at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, in 1996. This excerpt includes teachings on patience, bodhicitta, and reincarnation, and a question and answer session. You can also read along with the transcript by navigating to http://www.lamayeshe.com/article/chapter/benefits-enemy

Duration:00:29:51

Refuge Teachings

12/10/2016
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These teachings were given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche prior to a refuge ceremony at Jamyang Meditation Centre in London on November 6, 1992. Topics include the suffering nature of samsara, refuge practice and precepts. You can also read along with the transcripts at www.lamayeshe.com/article/refuge-teachings-audio-and-unedited-transcripts

Duration:01:05:31

Basic Philosophy of Buddhism

10/27/2016
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This teaching is excerpted from Lecture 10 of the 41st Kopan Course held at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, in December 2008. In this section of the teaching, Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses the great meaning of the precious human rebirth, with reference to a verse from Calling the Guru From Afar, and the story of Milarepa, who achieved enlightenment in one brief lifetime. You can read along with the unedited transcript here www.lamayeshe.com/article/chapter/basic-philosophy-buddhism-part-two

Duration:00:45:56

How to Maintain a Harmonious Workplace

9/21/2016
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A short teaching from Lama Zopa Rinpoche on how we can maintain a harmonious workplace. Excerpted from teachings on the power of compassion given in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 14, 2006 and organized by Kasih Hospice. You can read the edited transcripts of this entire teaching at lamayeshe.com/article/power-compassion.

Duration:00:04:34

The Best Attitude for Work

7/23/2016
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches on the best attitude to have during all the work we do. Excerpted from teachings on the power of compassion given in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 14, 2006 and organized by Kasih Hospice. You can read the edited transcripts of this entire teaching at lamayeshe.com/article/power-compassion.

Duration:00:11:37

The Inspiration for Kopan Courses

1/20/2009
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An excerpt from a series of teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche given in 2009 in Singapore. Follow along with the unedited transcript and listen to more of this teaching at lamayeshe.com/article/chapter/inspiration-kopan-courses.

Duration:01:04:07

Hymns of Experience & Refined Gold Oral Transmission

4/5/2008
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From the lam-rim teachings Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave at Guadalajara Mexico in April, 2008. You can follow along with the transcript and listen to the entire series of teachings at lamayeshe.com/article/teachings-guadalajara-days-1-4-audio-and-unedited-transcript.

Duration:01:11:46

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