Monday, December 14, 2009

Tibetan Buddhism: Lama Thubten Yeshe: Introduction to Tantra (Part 1)

Nice intro to Tantra teachings from Lama Yeshe.
Lama Yeshe, teacher of Tibetan Buddhism, gave this teaching in California in 1980 for Vajrapani Institute as an introduction to his commentary on the Thousand-Arm Avalokiteshvara yoga method. Part 2 will be made available later, but both are available on DVD from the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive and have been published in a free book, The Essence of Tibetan Buddhism, also available from the Archive. Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935–84) was born in Tibet and educated at Sera Monastic University in Lhasa. In 1959 he fled Chinese oppression for India. In 1969 he began teaching Buddhism to Westerners at Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, and in 1974 began traveling the world to spread the Dharma. In 1975 he founded the international Buddhist organization The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), which now numbers more than 150 centers in over 30 countries worldwide.
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