FPMT » Osel Hita News http://fpmt.org Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:05:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Repaying the Kindness of Lama Yeshe and Celebrating Osel Hitahttp://fpmt.org/osel-news/repaying-the-kindness-of-lama-yeshe-and-celebrating-osel-hita/ http://fpmt.org/osel-news/repaying-the-kindness-of-lama-yeshe-and-celebrating-osel-hita/#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 17:30:29 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=40696 ... Read full article]]> 1526660_1009531202407659_4765528139497714671_n

February is a month when the incomparable kindness of Lama Yeshe comes to mind.

Thirty-one years ago this year, on Losar (celebrated on February 19 in 2015), FPMT’s precious founder, Lama Yeshe passed away.  A year later, on February 12, 1985, Tenzin Ösel Hita was born in Spain and soon after was recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the unmistaken reincarnation of Lama Yeshe. Tenzin Ösel was enthroned in March 1987 at Tushita Retreat Center in Dharamsala, India.


In recent years, FPMT students have been so happy to stay closely connected to Tenzin Ösel through his  personal messages via social media.

The Big Love Fund was established by remembering the kindness of Lama Yeshe and wanting to offer support to Tenzin Ösel’s educational endeavors. As Tenzin Ösel finds his own unique way of benefiting others,  this fund is one way that FPMT is able to support and encourage him. 


Please rejoice in the incredible kindness of Lama Yeshe and join us in celebrating Tenzin Ösel’s thirty years among us.


Later in 2015, Tenzin Ösel (pictured above drumming in Bali earlier this year) is leading a pilgrimage to India and Nepal from April 12-26, 2015. Details of this pilgrimage, along with information on how to book, can be found by visiting Más Allá del Viaje (Beyond the Journey).

You are welcome to offer any amount to the Big Love Fund in support of Tenzin Ösel’s educational endeavors. You can learn more about the fund, or more about Tenzin Ösel and his current activities.

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Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity to Join Tenzin Ösel Hita on a Pilgrimage to India and Nepalhttp://fpmt.org/osel-news/once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity-to-join-tenzin-osel-hita-on-a-pilgrimage-to-india-and-nepal/ http://fpmt.org/osel-news/once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity-to-join-tenzin-osel-hita-on-a-pilgrimage-to-india-and-nepal/#comments Tue, 03 Feb 2015 20:47:06 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=39778 ... Read full article]]>  


From April 12-26, 2015, pilgrims will have a rare opportunity to join Tenzin Ösel Hita, recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the reincarnation of Lama Thubten Yeshe, (the incomparably kind founder of the FPMT), on a pilgrimage to India and Nepal to engage in daily activities, yoga, ceremonies, and to enjoy talks by Ösel in many incredible places such as Vulture’s Peak, the Ganges River and Kopan Monastery. 

This pilgrimage will benefit from Ösel’s extensive knowledge, his unique experience with the Tibetan culture, and his many years of spiritual practice.

Details of this pilgrimage, along with information on how to book your spot, can be found by visiting the Más Allá del Viaje (Beyond the Journey) website.

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Osel Shares His Insighthttp://fpmt.org/osel-news/osel-shares-his-insight/ http://fpmt.org/osel-news/osel-shares-his-insight/#comments Tue, 30 Dec 2014 17:30:34 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=38728 ... Read full article]]> Osel in attendance of a long life puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Land of Medicine Buddha, September 2013.

Osel in attendance of a long life puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Land of Medicine Buddha, September 2013.

Earlier this month Ösel shared his philosophical insight about the universe and one’s relation to it and others on his Facebook page. Please enjoy his unique and thoughtful perspective:

The universe has a perfect design and the more I live the more I see it. It is always on target, the dates and times, moments and spaces, movements and encounters. All so perfectly coordinated. Look at every present situation, it’s spectacular! All of us in a material form with the capacity to comprehend and digest the creation of life, form, energy, sound, smell… every instance! So many variations in existence, each step, each thought we are creating a whole new universe. How amazing is that!? Look into someone’s eyes and behold the window to their soul, the galaxy, the universe. That is us, that is you, that is me, that is all.

The Big Love Fund helps support the education and creative endeavors of Ösel. You can learn more about this project, follow Ösel’s news or discover other Charitable Projects of FPMT.

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Wisdom from Oselhttp://fpmt.org/osel-news/wisdom-from-osel/ http://fpmt.org/osel-news/wisdom-from-osel/#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:30:27 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=37896 ... Read full article]]> 10750225_955342334493213_9189600323553389624_o

Occasionally Ösel shares his thoughts and experiences on his Facebook page. In this recent update, he reminds us that we are all connected and encourages us to go within to understand our own thoughts and intentions, rather than worrying about other people’s thoughts, words or actions.

Stop fooling yourself and wake up, open your eyes. We are all free interdependent souls; walk and you will see how far you go. Look back, but walk forward. Life gets complicated when you have a material body, but if you investigate inside and observe your mind you will see that it is very simple. Just being the self, aware that you are the captain of your boat, and the rest will fall into place. You have got to find the limits inside yourself, not from external agents, be a warrior and forget about what other people do or say. Forget for the time being about other people’s thoughts words, or actions. Go for the intentions and thoughts inside yourself. Everything starts there, after that you can worry about the words and actions that define YOU. You cannot see it in others without a subjective interpretation, so for the moment forget about them. Focus on what you have inside. Without the ignorance of illusion we have no separation from the rest. Separation is an illusion.

Deja de engañarte a tí mism@ y despierta; abre los ojos. Todos somos almas libres interdependientes; comienza a dar pasos, y podrás ver lo lejos que llegas. Mira hacia atrás, pero camina hacia delante. La vida se complica cuando tienes un cuerpo material, pero si investigas dentro y observas nuestra mente verás que es muy simple. Siendo tu mismo, y reconociendo que tu eres el capitán de tu barco, el resto caerá en su lugar. Debes encontrar los límites dentro de uno mism@, no a través de agentes externos, sé un guerrero y olvídate de lo que piensan, hacen o dicen otras personas. Ve a por las intenciones y pensamientos dentro de ti mism@. Todo empieza ahí, después preocúpate de las palabras y acciones que TE definen. Es difícil no verlo en los demás sin un punto subjetivo propio, por lo tanto olvídate de ell@s por el momento. Focaliza en lo que tienes dentro. Sin la ignorancia de la ilusión no hay separación del resto. La separación es una ilusión.

The Big Love Fund helps support the education and creative endeavors of Ösel. You can learn more about this project, follow Ösel’s news or discover other Charitable Projects of FPMT.

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A Message from Osel Hitahttp://fpmt.org/osel-news/a-message-from-osel-hita/ http://fpmt.org/osel-news/a-message-from-osel-hita/#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:05:18 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=18389 ... Read full article]]> Osel visiting Kachoe Dechen Ling, May, 2014. Photo by Ven.Thubten Kunsang.

Osel visiting Kachoe Dechen Ling, May, 2014. Photo by Ven.Thubten Kunsang.

Occasionally Ösel shares his thoughts and experiences on his Facebook page. In this recent update, he sends a message to his friends, reminding that we are all connected. Ösel is now living in Ibiza, Spain, after studying in the United States for the past year.

Each of us has our own path and existence. We are all experiencing the same reality within our own reality. YOU. If YOU know yourself well then you can understand everything. We are born alone, and we will die alone. Everything in between is momentary illusion. That is why it’s so important to know oneself and feel free of all mental slavery. Our mind can be our best friend, but if we are not careful the mind can become our worst enemy too. Every moment is magic, and we are all living the same moment! We are all connected and I love you all so much! Thank you for being who YOU are!! OneLove

Cada uno tenemos nuestro propio camino y existencia. Estamos todos experimentando la misma realidad dentro de nuestra propia realidad. TÚ. Si TÚ te conoces bien, entonces puedes comprender todo. Nacemos solos, y morimos solos, todo el resto es ilusión temporal. Por eso es tan importante conocerse a uno mismo y sentirse libre de la esclavitud mental. Nuestra mente puede ser nuestro mejor amigo, pero si nos descuidamos la mente puede llegar a ser nuestro peor enemigo. Cada momento es mágico, y ¡Todos estamos viviendo el mismo momento! Estamos todos conectados y ¡Os quiero a todos muchísimo! ¡Gracias por ser quien TÚ eres! Onelove

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Tenzin Ösel Hitahttp://fpmt.org/mandala-today/lama-zopa-rinpoche-and-tenzin-osel-hita/ http://fpmt.org/mandala-today/lama-zopa-rinpoche-and-tenzin-osel-hita/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:15:22 +0000 http://fpmt.org/mandala/?p=32158 ... Read full article]]> Tenzin Ösel Hita and Lama Zopa Rinpoche after having lunch together, Italy, June 16, 2014. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.

Tenzin Ösel Hita and Lama Zopa Rinpoche after having lunch together, Italy, June 16, 2014. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Tenzin Ösel Hita both attended His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s recent public teachings in Livorno, Italy, June 14-15. The following day, Ösel joined Lama Zopa Rinpoche for lunch.

Rinpoche was in Italy through the end of June. He gave teachings at Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa June 28-29. Rinpoche taught on June 28 and conferred the long life initiation of White Tara on June 29.

Ösel recently finished the semester of studies in Hawaii, and later in 2014 will be taking teachings from Geshe Gendun Chomphel at Sera Je Monastery.

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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An Update on Osel Hitahttp://fpmt.org/osel-news/an-update-on-osel-hita/ http://fpmt.org/osel-news/an-update-on-osel-hita/#comments Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:59:21 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=16293 ... Read full article]]> Osel offering drumming to Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Aptos, CA, USA. May, 2014. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang.

Osel offering drumming to Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Aptos, CA, USA. May, 2014. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang.

Rinpoche making the noodles for thukpa.

Rinpoche making the noodles for thukpa.


After Ösel finished his semester of studies in Hawaii, he headed back to his home country of Spain. On the way, he stopped into California and visited Lama Zopa Rinpoche several times.

One afternoon, Ösel offered drumming to Rinpoche and the Sangha at Kachoe Dechen Ling who enjoyed it very much. Then Rinpoche personally supervised and helped make dinner for Ösel, a delicious thukpa (Tibetan noodle soup).

Ösel is now returning to Spain and later in the year he will be going to India to take teachings from his teacher, Geshe Gendun Chomphel.




Lama Zopa Rinpoche helping Sangha make a special thukpa for Osel's visit to Kachoe Dechen Ling.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche helping Sangha make a special thukpa for Osel’s visit to Kachoe Dechen Ling.


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Message from Tenzin Ösel Hitahttp://fpmt.org/osel-news/little-update-on-tenzin-osel-hita/ http://fpmt.org/osel-news/little-update-on-tenzin-osel-hita/#comments Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:30:49 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=13460 ... Read full article]]> 1498078_10153714241970246_1083893839_o

Ösel on his way to begin studies in Hawaii!

Occasionally Ösel shares his thoughts and experiences on his Facebook page. In this update, he gives discusses the role every action has on our experience of life.

Life has so many ways of appearing to us. There is such complexity in each moment, each sensation we receive and create. Are we even aware of each passing second, and each experience, which combined, makes what life is for each of us? We may be very subtly aware, but I don’t think we really assimilate how important every action we do is; how habits are so powerful in our daily life. How these “actions” multiply incredibly every time we repeat an action and create the habit. Habits are so strong in our lives. That is why we must be very aware of our habits, and if we feel we are not on the right path towards understanding our inner being, towards nourishing our body and minds, towards helping ourselves and others become more functional, emotionally balanced, peaceful, loving, kind, and joyful; then we must check our habits and focus on what we want to accomplish in the big picture and the long run.

My thoughts are similar to yours. I can identify with emotions humans may have felt in some great moments of their life. I can imagine what it must have been like for the explorers who were discovering something new for themselves and the rest of humanity. Just like an astronaut, who is moving into a new place, a new dimension. What is different from everything else? We are so complex, and each of our organs means so much to our lifestyle. Each breath we take means so much for the next couple minutes we live. Each bite of food we eat, every time we speak, every time we walk, every time we blink. All those moments are so small in our daily life, but yet so big and important. And these are all actions we do consciously. I guess life is so dependent on so many tiny details, that we don’t realize how interdependent on everything else we are every second of our parallel lives.

Thank you everyone for your love and kindness, really appreciate it! Just turned 29 a couple weeks ago.

La vida tiene muchas maneras de aparecerse a nosotros. Hay tal complejidad en cada momento, cada sensación que recibimos y creamos. ¿Somos conscientes de cada segundo que pasa, y cada experiencia que tenemos? Combinados crean lo que es parte de la vida para cada uno de nosotros. Podemos estar conscientes muy sutilmente, pero no creo que realmente asimilemos la importancia detrás de cada acción que tomamos. Por ejemplo; los hábitos son tan poderosos en nuestra vida diaria. Estas “acciones” se multiplican increíblemente cada vez que se repite la acción y esto en cambio crea el hábito. Los hábitos son tan fuertes en nuestras vidas. Es por eso que tenemos que ser muy conscientes de nuestros hábitos; y si sentimos que no estamos en el camino correcto hacia la comprensión de nuestro ser interior, de nutrir nuestro cuerpo y mente, de ayudarnos a nosotros mismos y los demás a ser más funcionales, emocionalmente equilibrados, con paz interior, amorosos, compasivos, y alegres; entonces debemos investigar nuestros hábitos y enfocar lo que queremos cumplir en esta vida, mirando desde fuera de la burbuja, y a lo largo del tiempo.

Mis pensamientos son similares a los tuyos, al igual que yo puedo identificarme con las emociones humanas que podrían haber sentido muchos individuos en algunos grandes momentos de su vida. Me puedo imaginar lo que debe haber sido para los exploradores que estaban descubriendo algo nuevo para ellos y para el resto de la humanidad. Al igual que un astronauta, que está entrando en un nuevo lugar, una nueva dimensión.

Que es diferente de todo lo demás? Somos tan complejos, y cada uno de nuestros órganos es esencial en muchos aspectos para nuestro estilo de vida. Cada aliento de aire que tomamos significa todo para los próximos par de minutos en que el vivimos. Cada bocado de comida que comemos, cada vez que hablamos, cada vez que caminamos, cada vez que parpadeamos. Todos estos momentos son tan pequeños en nuestra vida diaria, pero al mismo tiempo tan grandes e importantes. Y estas solo son acciones que hacemos conscientemente. Supongo que la vida es tan dependiente de tantos pequeños detalles, no nos damos cuenta de lo importante que son las sutilezas de la vida. Todos somos completamente interdependientes del resto de todo lo demás cada segundo de nuestras vidas paralelas.

¡Muchísimas gracias a todo el mundo por tu amor y cariño, lo agradezco un montón! Cumplí 29 años hace unas semanas.

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An Update on Tenzin Ösel Hitahttp://fpmt.org/osel-news/an-update-on-tenzin-osel-hita/ http://fpmt.org/osel-news/an-update-on-tenzin-osel-hita/#comments Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:00:02 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=10343 ... Read full article]]> Tenzin Ösel Hita is doing very well and continuing his college studies in California.

Ösel offering long life words of praise to Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Rinpoche’s long life puja, Land of Medicine Buddha, Soquel, California, September, 2013. Photo by Chris Majors.

Ösel offering long life words of praise to Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Rinpoche’s long life puja, Land of Medicine Buddha, Soquel, California, September, 2013. Photo by Chris Majors.

While Lama Zopa Rinpoche was in the United States this year, Ösel visited Rinpoche at his residence many times. In September, Ösel participated in a long life puja offered to Lama Zopa Rinpoche on behalf of FPMT, Inc. board members and FPMT North American centers. Ösel offered moving long life words of praise to Rinpoche which can be viewed on video or read in their entirety.

In November, Ösel participated in the FPMT, Inc. board meetings in California.

In 2014, Ösel plans to travel to India and take teachings from his teacher at Sera Je Monastery, Geshe Gendun Chompel, following the advice of Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

 Supporting Ösel, the recognized reincarnation of FPMT’s founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe, is of great importance to the FPMT organization. The Big Love Fund was set up to provide financial resources which support the educational endeavors of Ösel. The fund currently covers all of his educational expenses related to attending college in California as well as the cost of Ösel to travel to India so he can receive teachings from his teacher.

You are welcome to offer any amount to this fund in support of Ösel.


Tremendous thanks to all of the kind donors who have already been supporting Ösel and his education. It is greatly appreciated.

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Tenzin Ösel Hita’s Concern for Planet Earthhttp://fpmt.org/osel-news/tenzin-osel-hitas-concern-for-planet-earth/ http://fpmt.org/osel-news/tenzin-osel-hitas-concern-for-planet-earth/#comments Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:21:27 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=9373 ... Read full article]]> Occasionally Ösel shares his thoughts and experiences on his Facebook page. In this update, he pleads with us to shift our minds from oriented toward gaining wealth, self enjoyment and power, toward taking care of the earth and its inhabitants.

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Tenzin Ösel Hita. September 2013, Land of Medicine Buddha, California, USA. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang.

Today I woke up with a very strong feeling in my being. I felt that Mother Earth is suffering immensely and whatever we are doing every day, if it is not to help Earth get better, there won’t be a planet for us to live in 50 years from now. If these atrocities keep happening then we have no possibility of life, of practicing loving-kindness or Dharma. But worst of all, the opportunity for all the sentient beings who will be born in the future on this planet will become null.

The strong karma we are creating by egoistically focusing on wealth, self enjoyment, and power is keeping alive the ignorance in our beings. This karma is creating a vortex of energy which is drowning Planet Earth and everyone else. The planets may look lifeless from our perspective, but this is just like the perspective that bacteria and ameba have of our individual self. We are composed by millions of living organisms. They don’t understand what we are going through, but they are affected by our emotions and experiences even though they don’t know why or have the capacity to understand.

The main reason why I’m talking about this is because I saw it so clearly this morning. The doctor prescribed me a double dose of the strongest antibiotics due to an infection that suddenly appeared on my leg for no particular reason. After a week it kept growing, no clear cause of why it started, it just popped out by itself. Even with antibiotic cream it kept getting worse. The doctor said it is very dangerous if the infection gets into my bloodstream.


Lama Zopa Rinpoche with Ösel. October, 2013, Aptos, California. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang.

So I’ve been taking antibiotics for two days now and last night i had the two pills on an empty stomach. This morning i was so dizzy and weak, I couldn’t stand up. I felt that my little infection is so small compared to what happens every day on this planet just because people are chasing continuously after wealth, power and self-enjoyment. This is the direct cause of so much suffering everywhere, and I believe very strongly that each of us can make a huge difference if we just try to be more conscious of our actions and our thoughts. Personally i am thinking of studying permaculture and starting work for the planet. To sleep near the earth and be far from all these distractions and chaos created by society. It doesn’t make sense to burn down your own home while you are in the office struggling with what society expects of you. The true richness is inside of us, the true wealth is inside of us, the real understanding of what our potential is. We are not here to make money and pollute the planet, we are here to evolve and help the planet improve. Each individual has the power to do this, and it is our job to make this a reality. Already there are many people involved in this movement, and I really want to help this energy flower everywhere.

Thank you for participating and please keep up the good work.

Take care and Big love. osel


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