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By Lama Thubten Yeshe

This audiobook includes either one of the highly regarded Lama Yeshe booklets, turning into your personal Therapist and Make Your brain an Ocean. those lectures discover the final subject matters of Buddhism and the brain and are through question-and-answer classes that come with a desirable old alternate among Lama and a gaggle of psychiatrists illuminating the variations among Western and Buddhist innovations of psychological healthiness.

Becoming your personal Therapist: those 3 public talks given by way of Lama Yeshe current the overall subject of Buddhism and every is by means of a full of life alternate among Lama and the viewers. Lama consistently loved the provide and take of those exchanges and pretty well whatever went! whereas those talks have been categorized lectures, Lama truly sought after every one people to exploit them as mirrors for our minds, to seem past the phrases and locate ourselves and during this method develop into our personal psychologists.

Make Your brain an Ocean: The talks given by way of Lama during this part discover the services of the brain. have been lunchtime lectures at Melbourne and Latrobe Universities and one was once a night lecture given to most people. possibly of maximum curiosity is the lecture entitled "A Buddhist method of psychological ailment” within which Lama met with a gaggle of psychiatrists at Prince Henry's health center who have been extremely joyful to hear and query Lama and thereby show the variations among Western and Buddhist suggestions of psychological future health.

The Lama Yeshe knowledge Archive (LYWA) is the amassed works of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Kyabje Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche. The Archive was once based in 1996 via Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the Archive’s religious director, to unfold the Dharma for the happiness and good thing about all beings in as many ways as attainable. stopover at us on-line at www.LamaYeshe.com.

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But you know that your mind can’t stay up like that. It’s impermanent, transitory, so of course, you soon crash back down. Then, automatically, your unbalanced mind gets depressed. You have to understand exactly how much energy you expend in pursuit of or in flight from mental feelings. We are always too extreme; we have to find the middle way. If you look a little deeper, you will also find that feelings are responsible for all the conflict in the world. From two small children fighting over a piece of candy to two huge nations fighting over their very existence, what are they fighting for?

Therefore, when we’re doing serious meditation, we eat only once a day. In the morning, we just drink tea; at midday we have lunch; and in the evening, instead of eating, we again drink tea. For us, this kind of routine makes life desirably simple and the body very comfortable; but for someone not engaged in mind training, it would probably feel like torture. Normally, we don’t advocate fasting. We tell people not to punish themselves but simply to be happy and reasonable and to keep their bodies as healthy as they can.

Are you familiar with the Hindu concepts of atman and brahman? Lama. While Hindu philosophy accepts the idea of a soul [atman], Buddhism does not. We completely deny the existence of a self–existent I, or a permanent, independent soul. Every aspect of your body and mind is impermanent: changing, changing, changingÖ. Buddhists also deny the existence of a permanent hell. Every pain, every pleasure we experience is in a state of constant flux; so transitory, so impermanent, always changing, never lasting.

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