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How Karma Works

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To achieve fully the most supreme peace, which is freedom from all suffering and the removal of every single obscuration, it is necessary to actualize completely the whole path, the Dharma jewel. This starts by correcting each tiny action: avoiding all negative, harmful actions and practicing all positive actions. This is called ‘observing karma.’

- Lama Zopa Rinpoche

New Arrivals

2015 Liberation Tibetan Calendar 2015 Liberation Tibetan Calendar
The Liberation calendar includes the Tibetan lunar dates and information about more than thirty kinds of practice days and auspicious and inauspicious days for each month. The calendar is prepared by astrologer Ngawang Thartho based on the Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institutes calendar, with additional advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Spiritual Director of FPMT, and Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, astrologer lama of FPMT's Tse Chen Ling in San Francisco.
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Kadampa Stupa Kadampa Stupa
Kadampa stupas differ from other stupas in their form. The most recognizable feature of this stupa is its overall bell-like shape. This form has its roots in ancient India. It is based on a stupa brought to Tibet by Lama Atisha, the great teacher of the second propagation of the Buddhist doctrine in Tibet. This bronze stupa is filled with mantras and was handcrafted in Bhutan.
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Namgyalma Pendant Large Namgyalma Pendant Large
Using nano technology, Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore created these powerful Namgyälma pendants, inspired by Lama Zopa Rinpoche's advice. Each pendant features 1,000 long Namgyälma mantras printed in the shape of an endless knot on a polycarbonate and aluminum base protected by a thin film of lacquer. Pendants are available in plated gold, plated white gold, and plated white gold with rhinestones.
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Books

How Karma Works: The Twelve Links of Dependent-Arising How Karma Works:
The Twelve Links of Dependent-Arising

The twelve-part process of dependent arising shows how actions underlain by ignorance propel us from one rebirth into another, keeping us trapped in suffering, and how through understanding reality correctly we can break this cycle. This oral teaching by Geshe Sonam Rinchen is based on the Rice Seedling Sutra and the twenty-sixth chapter of Nagarjuna's Treatise on the Middle Way.
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Meaning of life Meaning of life
Each of us struggles with the existential questions of meaning, purpose, and responsibility. In The Meaning of Life, the Dalai Lama examines these questions from the Buddhist perpective, skillfully guiding us to a clearer understanding that can liberate us from the prison of selfishness and suffering.
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Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change Living Beautifully with
Uncertainty and Change

We live in difficult times. Life sometimes seems like a roiling and turbulent river threatening to drown us and destroy the world. Why, then, shouldn't we cling to the certainty of the shore – to our familiar patterns and habits? Because, Pema Chödrön teaches, that kind of fear-based clinging keeps us from the infinitely more satisfying experience of being fully alive.
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Steps on the Path to Enlightenment Vol. 2: A Commentary on the Lamrim Chenmo, Karma Steps on the Path to Enlightenment
Vol. 2: A Commentary on the
Lamrim Chenmo, Karma

This second volume of the five-volume commentary by the renowned Buddhist scholar Geshe Lhundub Sopa focuses on the key Buddhist concepts of karma, or cause and effect, and dependent origination. Considered one of the finest scholars of Buddhism alive, Geshe Sopa provides commentaries essential for anyone interested in a sound understanding of Tibetan Buddhist practice and philosophy.
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The Essential Nectar The Essential Nectar
Wisdom Publications is happy to make available, after many years out of print, The Essential Nectar, translated by Martin Willson. The root text, by Yeshe Tsöndru, is one of the 18 great lam-rim texts. This book contains the root text and a commentary by Geshe Rabten, one of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s gurus. Lama Zopa Rinpoche recommends The Essential Nectar to be used in one’s daily lam-rim meditation cycle.
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Cutting through Appearances: Practice and Theory of Tibetan Buddhism Cutting through Appearances: Practice and Theory of Tibetan Buddhism
Presents the practice and theory of Tibetan Buddhism. First is a meditation manual written by the Fourth Pan-chen Lama (1781-1852) based on Tsongkhapa's Three Principal Aspects of the Path and covers the daily practice of Tibetan monks and yogis. Next is the Presentation of Tenets, written by Gon-chok-jik-may-wang-bo. Topics include the two truths, consciousness, hindrances to enlightenment, paths to freedom, and fruits of practice.
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Homestudy Programs

Discovering Buddhism Module Six - All About Karma - Online Discovering Buddhism Module Six -
All About Karma - Online

This module aims to introduce you to the Buddhist concept of karma, the law of cause and effect, and what it means to take personal responsibility. Using examples from everyday life we will analyze how actions determine their results and cause us to experience either happiness or suffering. We will explore purification practices and establish a daily meditation on karma.
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Discovering Buddhism Module Eleven - Transforming Problems - Online Discovering Buddhism Module Eleven - Transforming Problems - Online
In this module you will consider well the disadvantages of self-cherishing and the advantages of cherishing others more than ourselves. Learn how to employ the special techniques of mind training or “lo-jong” as a means to transform problems into happiness and learn to like problems as much as ice cream.
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Living in the Path - Module 2: Taking the Essence - Online Living in the Path - Module 2:
Taking the Essence - Online

The Buddha gave his disciples countless ways to attain enlightenment quickly. In this module, discover mantras to empower your speech and body so that others can benefit from your presence. Practice bodhichitta mindfulness to imbue every action of daily life with a good heart. Create continual merit through the yoga of eating and making offerings. Take the Eight Mahayana Precepts and experience the power of living in vows.
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Basic Program Online: Mind and Cognition Part 2: Minds and Mental Factors Basic Program Online:
Mind and Cognition Part 2:
Minds and Mental Factors

This subject focuses on the states that color and control the mind, known as the 51 mental factors. Based on one of the earliest systematizations of the Buddha’s teachings, this practical guide offers us a key to identifying and cultivating positive attitudes that lead to peace and well-being. This set of 14 sessions of teachings and guided meditations makes for a fascinating study of this popular and practical subject.
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Homestudy Programs More Homestudy Programs
Choose from a range of homestudy programs which fulfill the needs of beginning to advanced practitioners. From introductory meditation programs to introductory courses, from lam-rim to the five great philosophical texts, homestudy programs provide everything needed to learn, practice, and fully realize the Buddha’s teachings.
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Purifying Negative Karma

The Preliminary Practice of Prostrations The Preliminary Practice of Prostrations
Prostrations to the Thirty-five Confession Buddhas with recitation of the "Bodhisattva's Confession of Moral Downfalls" from the Sutra of Three Heaps, is one of the most powerful methods available to purify harmful actions we have done in the past. By doing this practice mindfully, we can prevent unwanted sufferings from occurring in the future. In addition, this practice clears away obstacles to our practice and opens the mind to gain realizations on the path.
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Practice of Prostrations to the 35 Buddhas - MP3 Download Practice of Prostrations to the 35 Buddhas - MP3 Download
This MP3 program follows the booklet The Preliminary Practice of Prostrations and is the extensive performance of this purification practice as advised by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The practice begins with a motivation and visualization and precedes through the recitation of the 35 Buddhas' names in English, confession prayers and dedication, all recited by Ven. Sarah Thresher.
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Vajrasattva: A Short Practice - MP3 Download Vajrasattva:
A Short Practice - MP3 Download

Vajrasattva practice is one of the best ways to purify negative karma, and thus avoid future suffering and to clear away obstacles preventing progress on the spiritual path. This audio program follows the skillful method to purify negative karma contained in A Short Vajrasattva Meditation, written by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. It walks practitioners through the four opponent powers necessary for purification together with Vajrasattva mantra recitation.
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Vajrasattva - The Preliminary Practice of Vajrasattva Vajrasattva -
The Preliminary Practice of Vajrasattva

Doing Vajrasattva retreat is not simply about reciting the mantra and saying some prayers; it is about making the practice effective for your mind, making it the quickest, most powerful way to transform your mind. This practice booklet contains the short and long practice of Vajrasattva as well as Vajrasattva tsog. It also contains commentary, retreat advice, altar set-up, and retreat preliminaries.
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Bodhisattva's Confession of Moral Downfalls Poster PDF Bodhisattva's Confession of
Moral Downfalls Poster PDF

This PDF poster is a perfect meditation tool for visualizing the 35 Buddhas of Confession.

Free electronic delivery! Size: 17.5 x 11.5 inches (45 x 29 cm) approximately.
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Specials

Discovering Buddhism Series DVD - English (Seconds) Discovering Buddhism Series DVD - English (Seconds)
We happily offer the 2010 edition of  Discovering Buddhism DVDs for $10, reflecting a nearly 80% discount! The 2010 edition is exactly the same as the newer 2014 edition for $55, except for two minor and easily corrected technical glitches (instructions included with DVD).
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Green Tara Thangka Extra Small Green Tara Thangka Extra Small
Green Tara is the female manifestation of enlightenment, symbolizing all the buddhas’ enlightened activity. Pray to Green Tara for the quick attainment of realizations and also for worldly desires. Hand-painted on cloth by Nepali-Tibetan artists in Nepal using traditional painting techniques and materials with significant gold accents.
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Lama Tsongkhapa Thangka Medium Plus - High Quality Brocade Lama Tsongkhapa Thangka Medium Plus - High Quality Brocade
Lama Tsongkhapa, who is a manifestation of Manjushri, the Buddha of wisdom, is the founder of the Tibetan Gelug lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. For the practitioners of that lineage, Tsongkhapa symbolizes the essence of the spiritual teacher. This wonderful thangka was painted by Nepali-Tibetan artisans in Nepal especially for the Foundation Store and incorporates a very high quality brocade.
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$214.00   On Sale $180.00*

Green Tara Bronze Statue 8 Inch Green Tara Bronze Statue 8 Inch
According to Buddhist tradition, Tara was born out of the tears of compassion of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. It is said that he wept as he looked upon the world of suffering beings, and his tears formed a lake in which a lotus sprung up. When the lotus opened, the goddess Tara was revealed. Statue is made of bronze: 80% copper,10% brass and 10% zinc. Handcrafted by Nepali-Tibetan artisans in Nepal.
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