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Teachings From Tibet

Guidance from Great Lamas

Back in the 1970s and ‘80s most of the great lamas to leave Tibet were still alive and teaching. Those of us who had the good fortune to be in India and Nepal at that time were able to benefit by sitting at their feet, drinking in the nectar of their holy speech.

Lamas teaching during that time included His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Kyabje Ling Rinpoche, Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, Khunu Lama Rinpoche, Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche, Song Rinpoche, Geshe Lhundub Sopa, Geshe Rabten, Gomchen Khampala, Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey, Gelek Rinpoche, Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche.

Many teachings were given at Tushita Mahayana Meditation Center, in New Delhi. Two of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings were published in a souvenir booklet issued for Tushita’s Second Dharma Celebration, November 1982, the first at which His Holiness spoke. Many other teachings were transcribed and archived.

In 2005, Nick Ribush, Director of the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive, collected many of these transcripts and published the free book Teachings From Tibet. All of the teachings within are listed below, and you can order a print copy or ebook version of the book from the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.


Teachings in this Book

  • Commentary on the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation

    By His Holiness the Dalai Lama Dharamsala, India, 1981 His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave this teaching in Dharamsala, 7 October 1981. It was translated by Alexander Berzin, clarified by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, edited by Nicholas Ribush and first published in the souvenir booklet for Tushita Mahayana ... Read more...
  • The Twelve Links of Interdependent Origination

    By Geshe Rabten New Delhi, India This teaching was given at Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre on April 11, 1980. It was translated by Gonsar Rinpoche. First published in Teachings at Tushita, edited by Nicholas Ribush with Glenn H. Mullin, Mahayana Publications, New Delhi, 1981. Now appears in ... Read more...
  • Four Noble Truths

    By His Holiness the Dalai Lama Dharamsala, India 1981 His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave this teaching in Dharamsala, 7 October 1981. It was translated by Alexander Berzin, clarified by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, edited by Nicholas Ribush and first published in the souvenir booklet for Tushita Mahayana ... Read more...
  • In Search of a Meaningful Life

    By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche New Delhi, India, 1979 This teaching was given at Tushita Mahayana Meditation Center, New Delhi, on July 4, 1979. First published in Teachings at Tushita, edited by Nicholas Ribush with Glenn H. Mullin, Mahayana Publications, New Delhi, 1981. Now appears in the ... Read more...
  • Creating Space for Dharma

    By Lama Thubten Yeshe New Delhi, India, 1979 This teaching was given at Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre, New Delhi, on October 31, 1979. First published in Teachings at Tushita, edited by Nicholas Ribush with Glenn H. Mullin, Mahayana Publications, New Delhi, 1981. Now appears in the 2005 ... Read more...
  • Seeking an Inner Refuge

    By His Holiness the Dalai Lama New Delhi, India, 1960s His Holiness gave this teaching in Delhi in the early 1960s. It was translated by Losang Chöpel and Glenn H. Mullin and first published in English in 1981 in Teachings at Tushita. This teaching was published in ... Read more...
  • Developing Single-pointed Concentration

    By Gelek Rinpoche in New Delhi, India, 1980 Gehlek Rinpoche (1939—) was born in Tibet and studied at Drepung Monastery and later in India, where he gained his lharampa geshe degree. After publishing many important texts and teaching Dharma in India, in the 1980s he came ... Read more...
  • In Search of the Self

    By Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey in New Delhi, India January 1980 This teaching was given at Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre on January 2, 1980. Edited from an oral translation by Robert Thurman. First published in Teachings at Tushita, edited by Nicholas Ribush with Glenn H. Mullin, Mahayana ... Read more...
  • Advice on Guru Practice

    By Gomchen Khampala in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1975 The great meditator Ngawang Norbu Gomchen Khampala (ca. 1901-85) was the incarnation of the renowned fifteenth century Tibetan Lama, Tangtong Gyälpo—mahasiddha, healer, scholar, poet and scientist—who invented a method of forging steel and developed chain-link bridges in Tibet. ... Read more...
  • How to Start Practicing Dharma

    How to Start Practicing Dharma His Holiness Song Rinpoche (1905-84) was born in Kham, Tibet, studied at Ganden Monastery, gained renown as a learned geshe and great debater and served as abbot for nine years. He fled to India in 1959 and later served as principal ... Read more...