Teachings

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 Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Genting View Resort, Malaysia 1997

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gives a commentary on and confers the eight Mahayanaprecepts 

Chapters:
Eight Mahayana Precepts Part A •
Eight Mahayana Precepts Part B •
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's Online Advice Book
  • Confessing Broken Commitments •
  • Purifying Broken Commitments •
  • Giving Up Lay Vows •
  • Problem Doing Commitments •
  • Giving Up Commitments •
  • Giving Back Commitments •
  • Confession of Broken Commitments •
  • Broken Lay Vows •
  • Unable to Keep Commitments •
  • Illness During the Teachings •
  • Broken Vows •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Broken Vows and Commitments •
  • Initiation and Tsa-tsa Commitment •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Abandoning Harmful Actions •
  • Benefits of Taking Vows •
  • The Merit of Taking Precepts on Chokhor Duchen •