Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Sera Je Monastery, India, 2013. Photo by Bill Kane.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Nalanda Monastery, France, 2003

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.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe near Lawudo Retreat Center, Nepal, 1970. Photo by Terry Clifford.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kathmandu, Nepal

A translation and commentary on the 36 vows upheld by novice monks and nuns.

Tags: vows, precepts, sangha
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 •
Translations •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Nalanda Institute, France, 2010. Photo: Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez).
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Lavaur, France, March 2001

A talk and video from Lama Zopa Rinpoche's visit to Nalanda Monastery, France in 2001.

Topics: Holy Objects
Tags: sangha, vows