Category Archives: Lama Yeshe

Your Mental Bureaucracy



Understanding, the wisdom makes you happy. Always with you. But all the material, what you consider build up this life, is, when you need, not there. It’s there, it’s not there.

Lama Yeshe explains in his uniquely skillful and powerful way how our mental bureaucracy, the departments of ego and attachment, are working together constantly to confuse us and keep us from finding the door to everlasting peace and happiness. Instead, these departments divert us into thinking that everlasting happiness can be found by clinging to compounded phenomena that are in fact impermanent by nature. This talk was given at a five-day meditation retreat in Australia in 1975 and is the basis for Chapter Four in the LYWA free book “Ego, Attachment and Liberation.” You can read along with the unedited transcript at https://www.lamayeshe.com/article/your-mental-bureaucracy-audio-and-unedited-transcript


Peaceful action means skillful action



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 our personal and political interactions with others.


Three Principal Aspects of the Path: Part 2



From teachings given by Lama Yeshe in 1982 in France. These teachings were edited into the book called Essence of Tibetan Buddhism.

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Three Principal Aspects of the Path: Part 1



From teachings given by Lama Yeshe in 1982 in France. These teachings were edited into the book called Essence of Tibetan Buddhism.

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The Transference of Consciousness



“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 are drawn from teachings given by Lama in London, 1982 and Geneva, 1983. You can also read along to the transcript of this podcast at http://www.lamayeshe.com/article/chapter/6-transference-consciousness


Transference of Consciousness



Teachings given by Lama Yeshe on po-wa, the transference of consciousness at the time of death, given in London in September, 1982.  These teachings were edited into the book Life, Death and After Death.

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Introduction to Tantra: Part 2



Teachings by Lama Yeshe on the practice of tantra.  These teachings were published in the book Essence of Tibetan Buddhism which you can read online here.

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Introduction to Tantra: Part 1



Teachings by Lama Yeshe on the practice of tantra.  These teachings were published in the book Essence of Tibetan Buddhism which you can read online here.

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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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