Lama Thubten Yeshe

Lama Thubten Yeshe was born in Tibet in 1935. At the age of six, he entered the great Sera Monastic University, Lhasa, where he studied until 1959, when the Chinese invasion of Tibet forced him into exile in India. Lama Yeshe continued to study and meditate in India until 1967, when, with his chief disciple, Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche, he went to Nepal. Two years later he established Kopan Monastery, near Kathmandu, in order to teach Buddhism to Westerners.

In 1974, the Lamas began making annual teaching tours to the West, and as a result of these travels a worldwide network of Buddhist teaching and meditation centers—the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT)—began to develop.

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Lama Yeshe Videos

Anxiety in the nuclear age


Lama Yeshe
Part 1 – 83:56 mins
Part 2 – 78:04 mins
July, 1983
Berkeley, California

Offering tsok to Heruka Vajrasattva


Lama Yeshe
4 sessions each approx. 1:30 mins
July & August, 1983
Vajrapani Institute, California

The three principal aspects of the path


Lama Yeshe
90:48 Mins
Institut Vajra Yogini, France

Introduction to Tantra


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Lama Yeshe Text teachings

What is Buddhism?


Lama Thubten Yeshe