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Remembering the kindness of Lama Yeshe

An online talk hosted by Tushita Meditation Centre in Dharamsala, India.

  • Lama Thubten Yeshe’s life story
  • The first encounters between Tibetan lamas and Western hippies
  • How Lama Yeshe taught Western students
  • Early days at Kopan Monastery in Nepal
  • Pith instructions from Lama Yeshe
    • “You’re selfish!”
    • “Use your own wisdom, dear”
    • “Mao Zedong means well, dear”
    • Protecting villagers from stealing
  • Lama Yeshe’s ability to be present
  • Preparing for adversity and death

Watch the talk with Italian translation here:

Venerable Chodron was also invited to speak on this topic in 2022. Watch that talk here:

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.