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 Yeshe and 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 •
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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 •
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 •
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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 •
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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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