Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche blesses a rescued goat, Maratika, Nepal, February 2016. Photo: Holly Ansett.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Rinpoche asks students to abandon eating meat and become vegetarian. Rinpoche also discusses animal liberation and other ways to benefit animals, and explains our karmic connection with animals.

Lama Yeshe, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973. Photo by Lynda Millspaugh.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nicholas Ribush

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Why Be a Vegetarian

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, Lake Arrowhead, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Compassion Brings Us Closer to Enlightenment

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the Light of the Path Retreat, North Carolina, USA, May 2014. Photo: Roy Harvey.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in London, England

A public talk on how to bring peace and happiness to oneself and others.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Hong Kong, 2010. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Institut Vajra Yogini, France

Rinpoche responds to a question about FPMT promoting a policy of veganism.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Seventh Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974. Photo: Wendy Finster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains the special meaning and purpose of this human rebirth in this excerpt from the Seventh Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1974.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, Lake Arrowhead, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Offering Thanks to the Guru

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 during the Fourth Meditation Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 1973. Photo: 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 and Lama Yeshe, Lake Arrowhead, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Three Ways to Benefit Animals

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, Lake Arrowhead, 1975. Photo: Carol Royce-Wilder.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taichung, Taiwan, 2007

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Liberating Animals

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 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 bear 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