Teachings

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 •
Section One: Udamwara: Statements from Sutra •
Section Two: Question and Answer •
Section Three: Compassion is the Root of the Teachings •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
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.

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Mantras that will free animals from the lower realms and plant the seeds of enlightenment in their mind streams

Lama Zopa Rinpoche doing puja (spiritual practice) during the Fourth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973. Photo by Christine Lopez.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Shakyamuni Center, Taichung, Taiwan

A talk at an Animal Liberation event at Shakyamuni Center, Taichung, Taiwan

Chapters:
Animal Liberation Part A - English with Chinese Translation •
Animal Liberation Part B - English with Chinese Translation •
Animal Liberation - English Only •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche with kangaroo in Adelaide, Australia, 1983. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taichung, Taiwan, 2007

Saving the lives of others brings peace in this world and creates incredible merit

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, 1989. Photo by Ueli Minder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal

All our past, present and future happiness is due to the kindness of the mosquito

By Geshe Thubten Soepa

Why we should be vegetarian and protect the lives of animals

By Geshe Thubten Soepa

French translation of teachings on the beneficial practices of giving up killing and protecting life

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Boston MA USA 2007

These teachings and events were recorded in Boston, MA, USA, from July 27-31 2007.

Tags: animals
Chapters:
Friday, July 27th: Dear Lama Zopa Book Launch •
Saturday, July 28th: Animal Blessing: Part A •
Saturday, July 28th: Animal Blessing: Part B •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche with koala in Adelaide, Australia, 1983. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in various locations

Practices for benefiting animals in daily life and in death