FPMT » Lama Zopa Rinpoche News http://fpmt.org Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:40:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Destroying Delusionshttp://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/destroying-delusions/ http://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/destroying-delusions/#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:10:44 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=42318 ... Read full article]]> Lama Zopa Rinpoche describing some of his ideas for Lawudo Gompa and Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche describing some of his ideas for Lawudo Gompa and Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered the following advice on the value of retreat during lunchtime at one of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings on “The Wheel of Sharp Weapons”:

You should always remember retreat means making war on delusions. You have to always remember this – this is inner war, but this is a one-time war. Once you defeat delusion by eliminating the cause, the seed of delusion, by actualizing the remedy, the path, it doesn’t come back again; once the seed is removed, delusion never comes back, so this is just a one-time war. The outside, external wars are endless, because you have to fight them again and again.

In Shantideva’s Bodhisattvacaryavatara, he mentions that the outside enemy never ends, never finishes, however much you are able to kill him or her. Shantideva used the example that if the whole earth is covered by thorns, there is not enough leather to cover the whole earth with leather, but if you have leather under your foot, it’s like the whole earth is covered by leather. Shantideva said that the meaning of this is that once the inner enemy, the delusions are destroyed, all the outside enemies are destroyed.

You can read more about this topic from Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive‘s “Retreat Advice” page: http://www.lamayeshe.com/index.php?sect=article&id=326#sthash.Y9xAoI1w.dpuf/.

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Making Homage to the Relics [Video]http://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/making-homage-to-the-relics-video/ http://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/making-homage-to-the-relics-video/#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:30:51 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=42314 ... Read full article]]> Lama Zopa Rinpoche viewing relics of Buddhist masters displayed in the newly remodeled relic room in the exhibition center at the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion,  Bendigo, Australia, October 2014. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche viewing relics of Buddhist masters displayed in the newly remodeled relic room in the exhibition center at the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, Bendigo, Australia, October 2014. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.

In the Sutra of Golden Light, Chapter 18, it says:

“Then the Tathagata struck the surface of the earth with his hand, whose palm was soft as the newly bloomed lotus and marked with a thousand-spoked wheel. As soon as he struck it, the earth shook in six ways and there arose a stupa made of silver, gold and jewels. Then the Tathagata said to the Venerable Ananda: ‘Ananda, open this stupa.’ Heeding these instructions, the Venerable Ananda opened the stupa. Inside he saw an urn covered with gold and inlaid with jewels and pearls. Having seen this, he said to the Tathagata, ‘O Transcendent Lord, there is an urn made of gold.’ The Tathagata said, ‘Open these seven urns.’ Accordingly, he opened them. He saw relics whose colors were like snow and white lily. Seeing this, the Venerable Ananda said to the Tathagata, ‘O Transcendent Lord, there are relics.’ Then the Tathagata said, ‘Ananda, bring here the relics of the great being.’ Then the Venerable Ananda took those relics and brought them to the Tathagata. Taking the relics to the thousand bhikshus and holding them in his hand, the Tathagata addressed them in this way:

Here are the bones of one endowed with excellent virtue and supreme intellect,
Humility, meditation, delight through patience and sublime fame;
One who continually strove for the wisdom of his enlightenment;
Intelligent and possessing steadfast joyous perseverance,
He always delighted in giving.

“Then the Tathagata said this to the thousand bhikshus: ‘O bhikshus, offer homage to the bodhisattva’s relics fully charged with ethics and virtue, which are a field of merit and extremely rare to see.’ Then, their hearts filled with aspiration, those bhikshus paid homage to the relics with hands folded in reverence.”

Watch a short video clip of Lama Zopa Rinpoche doing prayers in front of the relics at the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion in Bendigo, Australia.

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Lawudo Family Reunionhttp://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/lawudo-family-reunion/ http://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/lawudo-family-reunion/#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:45:21 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=42274 ... Read full article]]> Lama Zopa Rinpoche with his sister, Ani Samten, and a Lawudo cow. Rinpoche's brother Sangay Sherpa looks on in the background, Lawudo Gompa and Retreat Center, Solu Khumbu, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Harry Sutton.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche with his sister, Ani Samten, blessing a Lawudo cow. Rinpoche’s brother Sangay Sherpa looks on in the background, Lawudo Gompa and Retreat Centre, Solu Khumbu, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Harry Sutton.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s current visit to Lawudo Gompa and Retreat Centre in Solu Khumbu, Nepal, is special for many reasons. Lawudo cave was the meditation cave of Rinpoche’s previous incarnation Kunsang Yeshe, more commonly known as the Lawudo Lama. Rinpoche was born not far from Lawudo and has a close affinity with the Sherpa people in the area. But also, Rinpoche’s sister and brother are integral to Lawudo’s continued existence and they are all together during Rinpoche’s visit.

Ani Ngawang Samten, Rinpoche’s older sister, has overseen all of the development at Lawudo and has taken care of the students, teachers and retreaters who have visited Lawudo since the early days of FPMT. Back then, she carried stones and helped build the gompa at Lawudo. And for four decades, she has cooked the food and made sure that visitors have what they need. Ven. Roger Kunsang, CEO of FPMT and Rinpoche’s assistant, has called her the “mother” of Lawudo.

Anila also lovingly takes care of the cows. One day during Rinpoche’s visit, he went to the dining room at breakfast and talked to all gathered there about the benefits of not killing and of a vegetarian diet. Then Rinpoche went out and blessed all of the cows until lunch time. 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche with his sister Ani Ngawang Samten (kneeling to the left of Rinpoche) and his brother Sangay Sherpa (in the tan jacket behind Rinpoche) along with other Sherpas at Lawudo, Solu Khumbu, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Harry Sutton.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche with his sister Ani Ngawang Samten (kneeling to the left of Rinpoche) and his brother Sangay Sherpa (in the tan jacket behind Rinpoche) along with other Sherpas at Lawudo, Solu Khumbu, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Harry Sutton.

Rinpoche’s brother, Sangay Sherpa, serves as the director of Lawudo and has been responsible for the recent building work, which includes building a new library and restoring the old gompa. The harsh environment and high altitude create many challenges for construction. Materials must be flown in from Kathmandu to Lukla by plane or to Syangboche by helicopter and then brought up to Lawudo on the backs of yaks and Sherpa porters. 

Rinpoche’s visit to Lawudo is truly a homecoming and a rare opportunity for a reunion with his family, who continue to quietly keep the fires burning at this very special place.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and his brother Sangay Sherpa at the Kathmandu airport before flying up to Lawudo, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Losang Sherab.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and his brother Sangay Sherpa at the Kathmandu airport before flying up to Lawudo, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Losang Sherab.

Anila’s amazing contributions and work at Lawudo have been celebrated and described by Merry Colony, long-time student and former director of FPMT Education Services, in the Mandala January-February 1998 article, “The Keeper of Lawudo.” 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is the spiritual director of the Foundation for the Preservation of Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), a Tibetan Buddhist organization dedicated to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through teaching, meditation and community service.

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Practice Awareness of Karma When You Walk Outsidehttp://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/practice-awareness-of-karma-when-you-walk-outside/ http://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/practice-awareness-of-karma-when-you-walk-outside/#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:30:58 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=41999 ... Read full article]]> Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India, March 2015. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India, March 2015. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang.

“When you are working outside and see a beautiful flower that pleases you, that is your karmic view,” said Lama Zopa Rinpoche during the 16th Kopan course in 1983. “That view comes from your own mind, from virtuous thoughts. Anything which is disagreeable and disturbing to you is the result of bad thoughts in the past – negative karma. Whenever you experience sense objects – good smells, bad smells, when eating food, when looking around at views, practice awareness. When you see people or animals: when you see one person it makes you happy, another makes you unhappy. If one person is helping you, think, ‘This is the result of my good karma, of having the right attitude.’ If somebody makes you unhappy, think, ‘This is the result of my negative karma, the bad thoughts.’ It is so obvious, so clear, how liking or not liking, seeing something as nice or not nice, is dependent on your mind. When some people look at a particular person, they find him so nice, beautiful, good and so on; at the same time when others look at him they find him completely ugly, not worth being attached to! They see the one person in different ways.

“Let’s say you’re in prison and somebody unknown helps you get free. You see that person afterwards but you don’t see him as kind, you don’t have a warm feeling; but when you hear that he is the one that helped when you had troubles, suddenly you see him in a different way. You see him as having a warm beauty, as kind. For your mind, the person becomes nearer. Similarly, when a person is disturbing you, you see him as ugly, very bad, negative, black; but if you think of his kindness in destroying your selfish attitude, your bad thoughts, the view changes. He becomes closer and you feel warmth and kindness from the heart. Now you can see how it’s dependent on the mind. When you change your way of thinking, you will see things in a different way. With one way of thinking you see in one way, with another way of thinking you see in a different way. Some people see one place as very beautiful and like it, some see it as very ugly and undesirable.

“Like this, practice awareness of karma when you walk outside. When pleasure turns into suffering think that is the result of wrong attitudes, of negative karma. Also, you can maybe do meditations on all your past lives. Sometimes you had a good life, sometimes a horrible, terrifying, suffocating life, wanting to kill yourself. Then think, ‘All this came from the wrong attitude in my own mind.’

“We should use this awareness for something, for progressing the mind. We should use this awareness for more happiness, to decrease suffering, to lessen confusion. So, make the decision frequently, ‘This is the result of right attitudes. Therefore, what I should do from now on is renounce the non-virtuous mind as much as possible and practice the right attitude, a good heart, as much as possible.'”

Excerpted from the transcripts of Lecture 3 of the 16th Kopan course (http://bit.ly/16th-kopan-course) made available by the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Edited by Mandala for inclusion on FPMT.org.

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An Easy Way to Benefit Animalshttp://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/an-easy-way-to-benefit-animals/ http://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/an-easy-way-to-benefit-animals/#comments Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:19:40 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=42159 ... Read full article]]> Lama Zopa Rinpoche spent time blessing the chickens at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India, March 2015. Photo by Ven. Sarah Thresher.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche spent time blessing the chickens at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India, March 2015. Photo by Ven. Sarah Thresher.

“When Lama Zopa Rinpoche was traveling from Gaya airport to Root Institute on the day of his arrival in early February 2015, he noticed the roadside shops that sell live chickens,” said long-time student Ven. Sarah Thresher. “The chickens are crammed into small wire cages and sold to customers by the weight, either alive, or beheaded and ready to be eaten. Rinpoche immediately expressed his wish to liberate the chickens and gave instructions for a large coop to be built so they could wander around freely, but still be prevented from eating other creatures. While the coop was being constructed, Rinpoche wrote out by hand the Lotus Pinnacle of Amoghaspasha mantra (FPMT Education Services’ makes available a brief commentary on the mantra by Geshe Ngawang Dakpa; a pre-printed version with a short commentary by Lama Zopa Rinpoche is available through the Foundation Store) to be photocopied and pasted inside, covering the entire ceiling. The Namgyälma mantra was also included so that the birds would constantly purify their negative karma day and night. The Lotus Pinnacle of Amoghapasha mantra OM PÄDMO USHNISHA VIMALE HUM PHAT is usually hung over doorways and purifies eight trillion eons of negative karma by passing under it. By placing the Namgyälma mantra in a high place or in a room, it also purifies and blesses the people, animals or insects in that area, liberating them from the lower realms. Rinpoche has spoken extensively the Namgyälma mantra’s benefits.

“Over the course of the two months spent at Root, Rinpoche liberated 62 chickens and blessed all the animals – goats, cows, chickens, dogs, etc. – at Root and nearby MAITRI Charitable Trust by reciting prayers and mantras. Not just the chicken coop, but also the cow shed ceiling were covered with Lotus Pinnacle of Amoghapasha and Namgyälma mantras – such an easy way to benefit animals!”

Mantras line the roof of the chicken coop at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India, March 2015. Photo by Ven. Sarah Thresher.

Mantras line the roof of the chicken coop at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India, March 2015. Photo by Ven. Sarah Thresher.

Benefiting animals in any way possible is a priority for FPMT and one of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for the organization. Both the Lama Zopa Rinpoche Bodhichitta Fund and the Animal Liberation Fund support animal liberation activities around the world.

FPMT Education Services makes a variety of mantra-related resources available on FPMT.org. 

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A Hundred Eons Is Nothinghttp://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/a-hundred-eons-is-nothing/ http://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/a-hundred-eons-is-nothing/#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 18:10:00 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=41985 ... Read full article]]> The view at Lawudo, Solu Khumbu, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.

The previous Lawudo Lama’s stupa, a short walk from Lawudo Gompa, Solu Khumbu, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.

“How can you recover completely from the heavy disease of the disturbing, unsubdued mind, which has been there from beginningless previous lifetimes?” Lama Zopa Rinpoche asked during the 12th Kopan course in 1979. “How can you recover within one month, within seven days or several years? For an ordinary, chronic disease like cancer and T.B. – which the person wasn’t born with – even for those diseases, the person should have treatment for many years, has to be very careful and should have powerful and long treatment.

“To completely make non-existent the disease of the disturbed, unsubdued mind, which has been there from beginningless previous lifetimes, which has no beginning, the treatment, listening to the holy Dharma and practicing the holy Dharma, of course, is extremely worthwhile. It is necessary to have powerful treatment, the powerful Dharma practice, even if it takes hundreds of lifetimes or a hundred eons. Even it if takes that much to take treatment, to completely make non-existent the heavy disease of the delusions, of course, it is extremely important. It is extremely important and it is worthwhile, even though it takes a hundred lifetimes, a hundred eons, which is nothing.

“Even if it takes a hundred eons to completely eradicate, to completely recover from the disease of the delusions and to be free from samsara, even though it takes a hundred eons, that still is very quick, very short if you think how many eons one has been sick with the delusions of the disturbed, unsubdued mind.”

Excerpted from the transcripts of Section Three of the 12th Kopan course (http://bit.ly/12th-kopan-course) made available by the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Edited by Mandala for inclusion on FPMT.org.

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Rinpoche’s Pillar Altarhttp://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/rinpoches-pillar-altar/ http://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/rinpoches-pillar-altar/#comments Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:05:44 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=42018 ... Read full article]]> Lama Zopa Rinpoche designed this altar that surrounds a support pillar in his room at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India, March 2015. Photo by Ven. Sarah Thresher.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche designed this altar that surrounds a support pillar in his room at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India, March 2015. Photo by Ven. Sarah Thresher.

“When Rinpoche’s room at Root Institute in Bodhgaya, India, was expanded, a support pillar was left exposed in the middle of the room,” said long-time student Ven. Sarah Thresher, who has been sharing news of Rinpoche’s activities in Bodhgaya. “Rinpoche promptly designed a special altar with levels surrounding all four sides of the pillar that could hold many holy objects and be circumambulated every time anyone walks around the room.

“The finished altar also has the eight auspicious signs all around, offering bowls on each side and cupboards to store incense and other items. Each of the small metal Buddhas is filled with many mantras and blessed. On Rinpoche’s instructions, holes were drilled into the bottom of each golden stupa for the four dharmakaya relic mantras to be inserted. Rinpoche particularly wanted the Stainless Beam mantra [Zung of the Exalted Completely Pure Stainless Light] to be put inside the small stupas since the benefits are so great. The idea is that people can carry these stupas with them as they circumambulate.”

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Visits Lawudohttp://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/lama-zopa-rinpoche-in-lawudo/ http://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/lama-zopa-rinpoche-in-lawudo/#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2015 18:05:09 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=42029 ... Read full article]]> Lama Zopa Rinpoche talking about the previous Lawudo Lama in his meditation cave, Lawudo, Solu Khumbu, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche talking about the previous Lawudo Lama in his meditation cave, Lawudo, Solu Khumbu, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.

On April 4, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared via Twitter that FPMT spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche was boarding a helicopter bound for Lawudo Gompa and Retreat Centre, located in the mountainous Solu Khumbu region of Nepal. Lawudo is where Rinpoche’s previous incarnation Lawudo Lama Kunsang Yeshe meditated for 20 years, and it is also near to where Rinpoche was born.

Rinpoche’s visit is big news as his last trip to Lawudo was in June 2008. Not only is Rinpoche’s presence there very important to the Sherpa people in the area, Rinpoche is returning to an essential location in FPMT’s history. “Lawudo is the heart where FPMT started,” Rinpoche has said. Online, you can read the story of Rinpoche’s 1998 visit, “The Lawudo Lama Returns,” and other Mandala stories on Lawudo

In addition to blog posts on FPMT.org, photos of Rinpoche from his visit to Lawudo are being shared over social media and many can be seen by visiting Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Facebook page

Lama Zopa Rinpoche boarding the helicopter for Lawudo, Nepal, April 2014. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche boarding the helicopter for Lawudo, Nepal, April 2014. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.

Ven. Roger Kunsang, Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s assistant and CEO of FPMT Inc., shares Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s recent pith sayings and news on Ven. Roger’s Twitter page. (You can also read them on Ven. Roger’s Facebook page.)

More information, photos and updates about FPMT spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche can be found on Rinpoche’s homepage. If you’d like to receive news of Lama Zopa Rinpoche via email, sign up to Lama Zopa Rinpoche News.

 

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The Base, the Label and the Mindhttp://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/the-base-the-label-and-the-mind/ http://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/the-base-the-label-and-the-mind/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:45:56 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=42036 ... Read full article]]> Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Mahabodhi Stupa, Bodhgaya, India, March 2105. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Mahabodhi Stupa, Bodhgaya, India, March 2105. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang.

During the 25th Kopan course in 1992 Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave a concise explanation of dependent arising, the way in which things exist:

Lama Tsongkhapa says, “By seeing the meaning of the dependent arising, emptiness, it stops the root of all the samsaric beings’ sufferings, ignorance, concept of true existence.” Whatever exists – hell, enlightenment, samsara, nirvana, I, action, object, everything – whatever exists, all these are dependent arising. By depending on the base, the mind which labels and the label, depending on these things, then the I exists, the action exists, the object exists, hell exists, enlightenment exists, samsara exists, nirvana exists, impermanent phenomena, permanent phenomena, all these things exist. All these things exist. So, depending on these three – base, mind, label – depending on these things then it exists. Depending on these things, all these things exist or arise.

Excerpted from the transcripts of the 25th Kopan course (http://bit.ly/25th-kopan-course) made available by the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Lightly edited by Mandala for inclusion on FPMT.org.

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Root Institute [Video]http://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/lama-zopa-rinpoche-at-root-institute-video/ http://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/lama-zopa-rinpoche-at-root-institute-video/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:18:50 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=41889 ... Read full article]]> Lama Zopa Rinpoche in front of Nagarjuna statue at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India, February 2015.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in front of the Nagarjuna statue at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India, February 2015.

While staying at Root Institute in Bodhgaya, India, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explained a verse from Lama Chöpa that he had written out to be put in front of the large Nagarjuna statue at the center. The verse Rinpoche wrote out is as follows:

Samsara and Nirvana lack even an atom of inherent existence
And cause and effect and dependent arising are infallible
I seek your blessings to discern the meaning of Nagarjuna’s thought –
That these two are mutually complementary and not contradictory.*

WATCH: Video of Lama Zopa Rinpoche speaking on a verse from Lama Chöpa

FPMT Education Services has created many resources to enrich your practice of Lama Chöpa, including a new webpage with videos of Rinpoche chanting the tunes. You can also read Rinpoche’s commentary on this important practice.

*Lama Chöpa verse 108, published by FPMT Education Services, 2013

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