Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche blesses a rescued goat, Maratika, Nepal, February 2016. Photo: Holly Ansett.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Rinpoche asks students to abandon eating meat and become vegetarian. Rinpoche also discusses animal liberation and other ways to benefit animals, and explains our karmic connection with animals.

Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche in front of the cave of the Lawudo Lama, Lawudo Retreat Centre, 1981. Photo by Peter Kedge.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Why Be a Vegetarian

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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Hong Kong, 2010. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
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 and Lama Yeshe, Lake Arrowhead, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Offering Thanks to the Guru