About LYWA

The Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive (LYWA) is the collected works of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Kyabje Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche. The Archive is affiliated with FPMT and was founded in 1996 by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, its spiritual director, to make available in various ways the teachings it contains. Even though the Archive contains teachings from both Lamas, Rinpoche chose the name Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive in honor of Lama, his teacher.

Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche began teaching at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, in 1970. Since then, their teachings have been diligently recorded and transcribed by dedicated students. At present LYWA contains more than 10,000 hours of digital audio and some 60,000 pages of raw transcript. Many recordings, mostly teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, remain to be transcribed, and as Rinpoche continues to teach, the number of recordings in the Archive increases accordingly.

These podcasts are made possible by kind supporters of the Archive who, like you, appreciate how we make these teachings freely available in so many ways, including on our website for instant reading, listening or downloading, and as printed, digital and multimedia books. Please help LYWA increase our efforts to spread the Dharma for the happiness and benefit of all beings. Find out more about becoming a supporter of the Archive and see all we have to offer in return.

Our website offers you immediate access to thousands of pages of teachings and hundreds of audio recordings by some of the greatest lamas of our time. Our photo gallery and our ever-popular books are also freely accessible there. Become a subscriber to our free monthly e-letter and receive a monthly message from LYWA with a newly edited teaching from Lama Yeshe or Lama Zopa Rinpoche, news about the work of the Archive, and links to great resources on the web. Thank you so much!