Teachings

The first teaching featured on this page is fittingly by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on what is probably the most well-known mantra in Buddhism, with comments from Lama Zopa, the Spiritual Director of the FPMT, on the benefits of reciting it. Check it out, it could change your life - and you'll be able to say you know some Sanskrit!

OM MANI PADME HUM    
The Meaning of Om Mani Padme Hum
  His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Benefits of Reciting Om Mani Padme Hum
  Lama Zopa Rinpoche

THE GURU
   
Prolonging the Life of the Guru   Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Gathering for the Guru   Ven. Thubten Dondrub
The Importance of the Guru
  Lama Thubten Yeshe

LIVING LIFE WITH A GOOD HEART
   
The Purpose of Life  

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Making your life meaningful   Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Practising the Good Heart   Lama Zopa Rinpoche
The Antidote to Selfishness   Lama Thubten Yeshe

TAKING REFUGE
   
Taking Refuge   Pabongka Rinpoche
Taking Refuge   Lama Thubten Yeshe

MEDITATION
   
What is Meditation?   A Vajrayana Institute Fact Sheet with practical instructions
Introduction to Meditation
  Ven. Geshe Doga
Visualisation - An Important Step on the Tantric Path   Kathleen McDonald (Sangye Khadro)
Meditation on Compassion   Kathleen McDonald

 

LAMA THUBTEN YESHE

  Clarity and Non-duality
  Introduction to Tantra
  True Love
  What Is Tsog?
  What is a Religious Person?
  Making Space
  Integrating Dharma into Everyday Life
  Creating Space for Dharma
  What Does It Mean To Renounce?
  Integrating Emptiness into Everyday Life

 

LAMA ZOPA RINPOCHE

  Eliminating Anger
  Everything comes from the mind
  Circumambulating Stupas
  Buddhism, Euthanasia and Compassion
  Remembering Impermanence and Death
  Desire is the source of all problems
  Creating Peace of Mind
  Understanding Suffering and Controlling the Mind
  Fulfilling Life's Purpose

 

HH THE DALAI LAMA

  Compassion: A Religion for All   His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  Healing Hatred   His Holiness the Dalai Lama

 

OTHER LAMAS

     
  Geshe Dawa's Heart Advice    
  A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life: Guarding Alertness   by Acharya Shantideva (translated by Stephen Batchelor)
  Immeasurable Equanimity   Pabongka Rinpoche
  The Eight Mundane Concerns   Compiled by Ven. Karin Valham, Lama Zopa

VEN. THUBTEN GYATSO - Teachings from Mongolia

Great news! The Venerable Gyatso's Teachings are being collected in a new book called "The Perfect Mirror" to be published by Lothian Books, Melbourne, Australia. Alison Ribush of Mandala Books will be handling distribution in Australia. Any income will go to the building fund at Thubten Shedrup Ling monastery in Australia.
Consequently, we have removed the few teachings we had from this site and urge everyone to buy the book which contains a much more extensive range of Venerable Gyatso's direct, incisive teachings!

 

35 teachings by Australian monk Gyatso (formerly Adrian Feldmann)

 

OTHER MATERIALS

     
  The Kalachakra Initiation: An Outline    
  The Heart Sutra   Translation of perhaps the most essential Buddhist teaching
  Suggested Reading on Tibetan Buddhism   Some useful books suitable for different levels

 

STUFF TO THINK ABOUT

     
  Buddhism and the Illusion of Time
  Contribution to BV Forum by Tom Huston

 

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