By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Chenrezig Institute, Australia

In this teaching Lama Yeshe advises the importance of pratimoksha vows and responds to students' questions about the five lay vows.

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Advice for students who have broken their vows or stopped their daily practice commitments.

  • Confessing Broken Commitments •
  • Purifying Broken Commitments •
  • Giving Up Lay Vows •
  • Problem Doing Commitments •
  • Giving Up Commitments •
  • Giving Back Commitments •
  • Confession of Broken Commitments •
  • Broken Lay Vows •
  • Unable to Keep Commitments •
  • Illness During the Teachings •
  • Broken Vows •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Broken Vows and Commitments •
  • Initiation and Tsa-tsa Commitment •
  • The Effect of Broken Commitments •
  • Too Busy for Daily Commitments •
  • Broken Tantric Commitments •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

The eight Mahayana precepts should be taken with the motivation of bodhicitta, remembering the kindness of other sentient beings

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Genting View Resort, Malaysia 1997

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gives a commentary on and confers the eight Mahayanaprecepts 

Eight Mahayana Precepts Part A •
Eight Mahayana Precepts Part B •
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The Practice and Benefits of the Eight Mahayana Precepts

The Direct and Unmistaken Method •
Translator’s Preface •
The Benefits of Protecting the Eight Mahayana Precepts •
The Way in Which the Mahayana Ordination Is Taken •
The Eight Mahayana Precepts: The Complete Practice •
Taking the Mahayana Restoring and Purifying Ordination •
Special Allowances for Taking the Precepts •
Merits Dedication •
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  • Abandoning Harmful Actions •
  • Benefits of Taking Vows •
  • The Merit of Taking Precepts on Chokhor Duchen •
  • Motivation for Eight Mahayana Precepts •