Category Archives: Introductory

The Nature of Samsara



These teachings were given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India, December 26-31, 2006.  The selection begins with a question and answer between Rinpoche and students on the nature of the mind followed by a discourse by Rinpoche on the nature of samsara.  You can also read along with a lightly edited transcript of these teachings at https://www.lamayeshe.com/article/chapter/day-six-nature-samsara


You have to find your own truth



Tenzin Ösel Hita, the recognized reincarnation of Lama Yeshe, gave this talk during the 45th Kopan Lamrim Course at Kopan Monastery in 2012. Ösel covers many lamrim topics such as guru devotion, Dharma, the sufferings of samsara, our five senses and love, all from a contemporary viewpoint. You can also read along to the transcript at https://www.lamayeshe.com/article/teachings-45th-kopan-course-audio-and-unedited-transcripts.


The Inspiration for Kopan Courses



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.

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Refuge Teachings



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


What is Buddhism?



Introductory talk on Buddhism by Lama Yeshe in 1975 to a US audience followed by lively question-and-answer session. Listen to the rest of the series and follow along with the unedited transcript here.

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A Glimpse of Buddhist Psychology



This talk was given in Christchurch, New Zealand in June, 1975, and was published in Lama Yeshe’s most popular titles called Make Your Mind an Ocean which you can read online.

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Religion: The Path of Inquiry



This talk was given by Lama Yeshe in Brisbane, Australia in April, 1975, and was published in Lama Yeshe’s most popular title Becoming Your Own Therapist. You can read the transcripts here.

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Make Your Mind an Ocean



This talk was given at Assembly Hall in Melbourne, Australia in March of 1975 and was published in Lama Yeshe’s book Make Your Mind an Ocean.  Read the transcripts here.

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Making Space for Wisdom



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