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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 »


Francesca Hampton’s short story about a young monk trying to help an emotionally disturbed Western man shows what it really means to practice, to be a spiritual teacher and to help someone who is suffering. From Wisdom #2 – 1984.

July 29 2011

Dear Friends, Rinpoche is doing well with his recovery. Now the main emphasis is on keeping a strict daily discipline of exercise, massage  specializing in clearing the blockages for helping to restore normal use of the right side) and physio ... Read more »

Getting away from It All

Lori de Aratanha talks to American nun Thubten Angmo, not long before Lama Yeshe “locked her in” for her three-year retreat at Tushita, Dharamsala. From Wisdom #2 – 1984.