Vinaya Resources

Books and Pamphlets about the Vinaya

Learn more about studying and practicing Buddha’s guidelines for monastics with these Vinaya resources.

Please note that some of these texts may only be read by those who are ordained as Buddhist monastics. To contribute to the flourishing of the monastic community and the Dharma in the West, Venerable Chodron has edited numerous books on the Vinaya and what it means to ordain and live as a monastic in community.

If you’re a Buddhist monastic who would like to watch Venerable Thubten Chodron’s Vinaya teachings, send in a request via the ThubtenChodron.org contact form. Please provide information on your level and length of ordination and the name of your preceptor.

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Books For All

Anyone—lay or ordained—may read these books.

Teachings on Vinaya

These books are best read by fully ordained Buddhist monastics.

Monastic Rites

These texts may only be read by those who are ordained as Buddhist monastics.

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