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We will offer Lama Zopa Rinpoche the final count of practices done as requested for Rinpoche’s health and long life at the official long life puja to be offered to Lama Zopa Rinpoche on December 9 at Kopan Monastery, Nepal. So please ensure that you have sent Center Services totals of your practices completed no later than December 5.
Merit Box grant applications are now being accepted, through March 2014. Merit Box grants are intended for centers, projects, services, study groups and initiatives that further the mission of FPMT. If you would like to request a Merit Box grant application, please contact email@example.com
Merit Box grants are made possible by the generosity of Merit Box Practitioners from all over the world. To view past Merit Box grant recipients, or if you want to know how to become a Merit Box Practitioner, please click here.
The November FPMT International Office e-news is out now!
Lama Zopa Rinpoche has created a new Daily Meditation guideline, and tells us how to use cooking on the path! Find out how and when we will offer our practices done for Rinpoche’s health and long life. Rejoice about the money raised to provide meals to monks at Sera Je, and new publications! Find out how to create your new donor record with FPMT International Office – and lots more!
Read to FPMT spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche by Tenzin Ösel Hita, the recognized reincarnation of FPMT founder Lama Yeshe, during the long life puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Land of Medicine Buddha, Soquel, California, USA, on September 29, 2013.
Dearest spiritual friend and guide, Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche, you are so precious to us in so many different aspects. From so many angles in life, do you benefit us constantly with no break, no rest, no sleep.
Dear Lama Zopa-la, we are so grateful for your presence in this planet. We are so lucky to be able to share this space and time with you.
Since the beginning, you have dedicated your life fully to improving peoples’ spiritual lives, even though I’m sure you would love to spend many years in a Lawudo cave deep in meditation. Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and guide us towards our inner potential.
We know how each and every action you do is dedicated to helping sentient beings – every thought, every breath; every sip of water you take is dedicated to sentient beings. We are so lucky to have you in our midst. You inspire us to be better people, and your presence gives us motivation to follow your example. You are constantly helping so many sentient beings from so many different dimensions. It is amazing to see your work in this world.
Please stay with us for as long as it takes all sentient beings to reach enlightenment. We are willing to follow your advice and work hard to accomplish your dreams, which, of course, are always focused on benefiting in the greatest way, in this life and the next.
We all thank you so much from the depth of our hearts; we wish you success in all of your vast visions present and future.
Lama Zopa-la please live a long life. And rest a bit when you can.
Thank you for guiding us relentlessly – without rest, without tiring.
Thank you for helping us purify, for sparking interest into investigating our own egos and ignorance.
Thank you for making us see how mistaken we are.
Please continue helping sentient beings, and live a long life, with no obstacles.
Thank you, Rinpoche, for your kindness and dedication.
We love you Lama Zopa-la.
Thank you so much.
The long life puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche was offered by FPMT Inc. Board of Directors and FPMT North America with logistical support from local FPMT centers and projects. The long life puja included the dance of the five dakinis in accordance with advice given by Khadro-la (Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drolma) for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s health and long life.
Photos from Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s visit to Land of Medicine Buddha can be found on photographer Chris Majors’ Flickr page.
FPMT is profoundly saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Geshe Lobsang Sherab from Kopan Monastery on 25 September 2013. Kopan Monastery are doing strong prayers and pujas for Geshe Lobsang Sherab. At this most critical time Lama Zopa Rinpoche always advises the practice of Medicine Buddha and recitation of King of Prayers: http://fpmt.org/education/teachings/texts/prayers-practices/
My very very dear friends,
From my heart I would like to express billions, zillions, trillions of thanks, I highly appreciate you doing practices for me. This is also puja for yourself. Even if you don’t think that it naturally happens like that as it is very powerful karma!
I highly appreciate all of you being good human beings practicing the Dharma – not only wanting to achieve temporary happiness in the future but also wanting to be free from the oceans of samsaric suffering and to free all sentient beings from the oceans of suffering and for them to achieve the highest peerless happiness, enlightenment, omniscient mind. This is so important, the utmost need. Generally to live life for others, to bring happiness to others.
Again my deep appreciation to all of you.
With much love and prayer,
List of practices specifically recommended for students to do
Webcasts of Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching this year (and before), including the teaching given on Oct 13 at Gyalwa Gyatso Buddhist Center (Ocean of Compassion), USA; and during the 100 Million Mani Retreat in Mongolia are available online 24/7 on FPMT’s livestreaming webpage.
We invite you to rejoice with us as you read our 2012 annual review entitled FPMT Annual Review 2012: Nothing More Important than Helping Others.
It is available now to read online as an e-zine or downloadable PDF.
News and stories from Life on the Road with Lama Zopa Rinpoche authored by Ven. Roger Kunsang, CEO of FPMT and assistant to Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
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