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The Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive (LYWA) is the collected works of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Kyabje Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche. The Archive was founded in 1996 by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, its spiritual director, to make available in various ways the teachings it contains. Publication of books of edited teachings for free distribution is one of the ways.

Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche began teaching at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, in 1970. Since then, their teachings have been recorded and transcribed. At present we have more than 10,000 hours of digital audio and some 60,000 pages of raw transcript. Many recordings, mostly teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, remain to be transcribed, and as Rinpoche continues to teach, the number of recordings in the Archive increases accordingly. Most of our transcripts have been neither checked nor edited.

Here at the LYWA we are making every effort to organize the transcription of that which has not yet been transcribed, to edit that which has not yet been edited, and generally do the many other tasks detailed below.

The Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive is an affiliate of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition. LYWA is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible, non-profit corporation dedicated to the welfare of all sentient beings and totally dependent upon your donations for our continued existence.

         Lama Zopa Rinpoche with LYWA main office staff, August 2010.

Left to Right: Wendy Cook, Jennifer Barlow, Lama Zopa Rinpoche,

Ani Tenzin Desal and Dr. Nicholas Ribush

The Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive
PO Box 636
Lincoln, MA 01773· USA

Phone and fax (call ahead) : (781) 259-4466

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  • Webmaster and Finance Manager: Jennifer Barlow –
  • Office Manager and Technical Archivist: Ani Tenzin Desal –
3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Michael Du Mais #

    Can you order big love set of books from Cenrezig institute ? Or do we order through LYWA ?

    March 15, 2013
    • Hi Michael, When the books become available, you would be able to order it through the LYWA website, Karuna Books may also decide to carry it. Also note that with a donation of $250 or more to the project the books will be sent to you automatically. Hope this helps! Jen

      March 15, 2013
  2. maggie alexander, lcsw, ca #

    how may I find Lama Yeshe chanting Chod

    October 28, 2014

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