A teaching by Lama Yeshe on refuge, the five lay precepts, the bodhisattva vows and more, given at the Sixteenth Kopan Meditation Course. This was one of Lama's last teachings before he passed away.
This teaching about the importance of bodhicitta, the mind of enlightenment, was given by Lama Yeshe when he was bestowing bodhisattva vows at Chenrezig Institute, Australia, in 1979.
Lama Thubten Yeshe: The Importance of Bodhicitta
Lama Thubten Yeshe: The Peaceful Prison
In this teaching Lama Yeshe advises the importance of pratimoksha vows and responds to students' questions about the five lay vows.
Watch the video and read the transcript of this talk, as Rinpoche discusses the importance of living in vows and purifying negative karma, while staying focused on the goal, enlightenment.
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A translation and commentary on the 36 vows upheld by novice monks and nuns.
The eight Mahayana precepts should be taken with the motivation of bodhicitta, remembering the kindness of other sentient beings
His Holiness the Dalai Lama responds to general questions about Buddhism from students at Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala
A teaching by abbot Achos Rinpoche, with a commentary by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
Teachings given during a refuge ceremony. Topics include the motivation for refuge and the benefits of taking vows.
Rinpoche's advice on the benefits of working for Dharma centers
The Practice and Benefits of the Eight Mahayana Precepts