Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Sera Je Monastery, India, December 2013.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Brisbane, Australia

A short teaching on Lama Chöpa (Guru Puja), an essential guru yoga practice

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe near Lawudo Retreat Center, Nepal, 1970. Photo by Terry Clifford.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal

A translation and commentary on the 36 vows upheld by novice monks and nuns.

Tags: vows, precepts, sangha
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

The eight Mahayana precepts should be taken with the motivation of bodhicitta, remembering the kindness of other sentient beings

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India

His Holiness the Dalai Lama responds to general questions about Buddhism from students at Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A teaching by abbot Achos Rinpoche, with a commentary by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Maitreya Instituut, Holland 1990

Teachings given during a refuge ceremony. Topics include the motivation for refuge and the benefits of taking vows. 

Tags: refuge, vows, merit
Chapters:
Benefits of Taking and Living in Vows •
Motivation for Taking Refuge Vows; Refuge Ceremony •
Refuge Ceremony, continued; Dedications •
By Khen Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, December 1987

A teaching on the bodhisattva vows by Lama Lhundrup at the 20th Kopan Course (1987).

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, 2009. Photo by Ven. Kunsang.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 1989

Rinpoche's advice on the benefits of working for Dharma centers

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The Practice and Benefits of the Eight Mahayana Precepts

Chapters:
The Direct and Unmistaken Method •
Translator’s Preface •
The Benefits of Protecting the Eight Mahayana Precepts •
The Way in Which the Mahayana Ordination Is Taken •
The Eight Mahayana Precepts: The Complete Practice •
Taking the Mahayana Restoring and Purifying Ordination •
Special Allowances for Taking the Precepts •
Merits Dedication •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Singapore, 2010. Photo by Miss Seow.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A student wrote to Rinpoche asking for practices for the rest of his life. Rinpoche responded with this advice. 

His Holiness Kyabje Ling Rinpoche (1903-83)
By HH Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India April 1982

A talk given at the conclusion of a Yamantaka initiation at the first Enlightened Experience Celebration in 1982.

By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in various locations

A small collection of talks by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche to their ordained students.

Chapters:
Advice for Monks and Nuns •
Advice for Monks and Nuns: Editor's Introduction •
Chapter One: The First Talk - Lama Yeshe •
Chapter Two: The Advantages of Monastic Life (Part I) - Lama Yeshe •
Chapter Three: The Advantages of Monastic Life (Part II) - Lama Yeshe •
Chapter Four: The Benefits of Being Ordained - Lama Zopa Rinpoche •
Chapter Five: A Life Well Lived - Lama Zopa Rinpoche •
Translations •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Lavaur, France, March 2001

A talk by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Nalanda Monastery, France, in March 2001

Topics: Holy Objects
Tags: sangha, vows