Teachings

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 •
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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • 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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • 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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • 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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Sangha Heroes and FPMT Education •
  • Sangha are the Real Champions •
  • Practice Advice •
  • Advice to Nuns at a Buddhist Conference   •
  • Dharma in Mongolia •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Lam-rim Study and Practice •
  • Practice Advice for a Newly Ordained Monk •
  • Training for Nuns •
  • Practice Advice for Newly Ordained Nun •
  • Where to Practice •
  • Advice for a New Monk •

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