Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Ven. Munsel, 2016.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe

Lama Yeshe:  More Pleasure, Less Ignorance

By Geshe Thubten Soepa in 1995 and 2005

A "must-read" for all Buddhists, this text presents a detailed discussion in support of vegetarianism and animal welfare.  Now available as an ebook.

Chapters:
Protecting the Lives of Helpless Beings •
Section One: Udamwara: Statements from Sutra •
Section Two: Question and Answer •
Section Three: Compassion is the Root of the Teachings •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Compassion Brings Us Closer to Enlightenment

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the Light of the Path Retreat, North Carolina, USA, May 2014. Photo: Roy Harvey.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in London, England

A public talk on how to bring peace and happiness to oneself and others.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Institut Vajra Yogini, France

Rinpoche responds to a question about FPMT promoting a policy of veganism.

The worm-infested Dr. Nick, Kopan, 1974.
By Nicholas Ribush

Dr. Nicholas Ribush discusses the benefits of being vegan.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Seventh Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal

Rinpoche explains the special meaning and purpose of this human rebirth

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Offering Thanks to the Guru

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Mantras that will free animals from the lower realms and plant the seeds of enlightenment in their mind streams

Lama Zopa Rinpoche doing puja (spiritual practice) during the Fourth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973. Photo by Christine Lopez.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Shakyamuni Center, Taichung, Taiwan

A talk at an Animal Liberation event at Shakyamuni Center, Taichung, Taiwan

Chapters:
Animal Liberation Part A - English with Chinese Translation •
Animal Liberation Part B - English with Chinese Translation •
Animal Liberation - English Only •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Three Ways to Benefit Animals

Lama Zopa Rinpoche with kangaroo in Adelaide, Australia, 1983. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taichung, Taiwan, 2007

Saving the lives of others brings peace in this world and creates incredible merit

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taichung, Taiwan, 2007

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Liberating Animals

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, 1989. Photo by Ueli Minder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

All our past, present and future happiness is due to the kindness of the mosquito

By Geshe Thubten Soepa

Why we should be vegetarian and protect the lives of animals

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