Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in California, 2003.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Nalanda Monastery, France, 2003

Watch the video and read the transcript of this talk given at Nalanda Monastery.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Geshe Thubten Sherab on the study programs of Tibetan Buddhist monks

Portrait of Nick Ribush during the month-long course at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, 1975.
By Nicholas Ribush in January 1979

Written for the Tibetan Review

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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice for Sangha (monks and nuns) about ordination and Dharma practice.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Controlling Desire •
  • Sexual Misconduct •
  • Transforming Depression •
  • Loneliness and Depression •
  • Difficulties With Attachment and Desire •
  • Advice to a Western Monk •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Dealing With Negative Emotions •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Practices for a Monk Experiencing Obstacles •
  • Money Problems •
  • Rape •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Bhikshuni Ordination •
  • Bhikshuni Ordination •
  • Full Ordination for Nun •
  • Whether to Take Gelongma Vows •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Don't Give the Victory to Delusion •
  • How to Give Back Vows •
  • Decision to Disrobe •
  • Giving Back Ordination Vows •
  • Difficulties With Vows •
  • Thinking of Disrobing •
  • Considering Giving Up Vows •
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  • Thanks for Becoming a Nun •
  • A Monk Changes Traditions •
  • Ordination a Wise Decision •
  • Becoming Ordained for all Living Beings •
  • Considering Ordination •
  • Carrying Suitcases •
  • Sangha Correctly Preserve the Dharma •
  • Collecting Merit •
  • The Benefits of Living in Ordination •
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  • Wait for Ordination •
  • The Best Life •
  • The Purpose of Becoming a Monk •
  • Becoming a Nun in the Future •
  • Requesting Ordination Again •
  • Offering Practices and Requesting Ordination •
  • Requesting to Be a Nun •
  • Asking to Be a Nun •
  • Request to Be Monk •
  • Request to Take Ordination •
  • Taking Ordination Again •
  • It’s Best If You Become a Monk •
  • Rabjungma Ordination •
  • Request for Ordination •
  • When to Become a Nun •
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  • Benefits of Wearing Robes •
  • Mindful Sitting •
  • Vows and Conduct for Newly Ordained Monk •
  • Sangha Business Cards •
  • Sangha Dress Code •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • A Gift for a Nun •
  • Back Scratching •
  • Money Offerings to Sangha •
  • Life Guidance •
  • Advice for Geshe •
  • Family Commitments •
  • Jury Duty •
  • How to Continue Life as a Monk •
  • Tired Through Working for Others •
  • Teaching Dharma Has Great Benefit •
  • Ordained Mother and Daughter •
  • Shaving Hair to Renounce Attachment •
  • Sincerely Respect Elder Sangha •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Starting a Monastery •
  • Nuns Community •
  • A Message to Sangha •
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  • Sangha Heroes and FPMT Education •
  • Sangha are the Real Champions •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Advice to Nuns at a Buddhist Conference   •
  • Dharma in Mongolia •

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