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Kyabje Yongdzin Ling Dorjechang

Kyabje Yongdzin Ling Dorjechang died in December 1983, making him the second of three great lamas (the others being Kyabje Tsenshab Serkong Rinpoche and Kyabje Song Rinpoche) to pass away within 1983-1984. With the additional passing of Lama Yeshe in ... Read more »

Nalanda Monastery

Nalanda Monastery had only existed for three years when this brief news update was published in 1984. From Wisdom #2 – 1984.

Now Here Is a Real Yogi

Brian Beresford shares this anecdote from his time spent with Lama Yeshe, illustrating Lama’s humility and depth of knowledge, despite his lack of formal titles and positions. From Wisdom # 2 – 1984.

Who Simply Breathed Goodness

Father P. Bernard de Give, a Catholic monk, shared some his memories of Lama Yeshe after his death in 1984. Father P. Bernard de Give paints a picture of Lama has radiant and joyful, and also admirably ecumenical. From Wisdom ... Read more »

The Difference a Single Person Can Make

Jeffrey Hopkins, although not a student of Lama Yeshe, made some powerful comments at the time of Lama Yeshe’s death in 1984. To see how Lama Yeshe affected people outside of his immediate circle is both inspiring and indicative of ... Read more »

A Snake Called Thubten Thapkye

Kopan Monastery, Nepal — August 14, 2011 From Ven. Roger: It was dark, maybe 9 p.m., and there was something wriggling on the path going around Bouddha Stupa. It was a baby jet black snake! We got it onto an ... Read more »

August 13 2011

Dear Friends, Now it is nearly 4 months since Rinpoche had a stroke, we are doing our best in changing circumstances to keep the discipline of physio and physical exercises going as well as medication for the control of the ... Read more »
August 8 2011

August 8 2011

Lama Zopa Rinpoche turning a prayer wheel with great effort using his right hand. Rinpoche does 3 koras at Boudhanath stupa walking (with help), and then does 7 koras in the wheelchair, each time stopping to turn the prayer wheel, ... Read more »

Short in Body but Tall in Knowledge

Geshe Jampa Gyatso, a friend of Lama Yeshe since childhood, was resident teacher at Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa in Italy for 27 years. George Churinoff, American monk and spiritual program director at the institute, talked to Geshe-la about his life ... Read more »

The Wind Moaning Down the Valley Is Your Breath

Kathy Perlman wrote this poem on March 16, 1984, just 13 days after Lama Yeshe passed away. From Wisdom #2 – 1984.

Lama Was a Great Yogi

Geshe Wangchen, a close friend of Lama Yeshe, wrote this brief note shortly after Lama Yeshe’s passing in 1984. From Wisdom #2 – 1984.

Journey to Spiti

John Wright, newly-appointed program director of Atisha Centre near Melbourne, was one of a small group of Westerners who traveled to the remote north Indian state of Spiti to attend the Kalachakra initiation given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama ... Read more »