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Mandala Online: A Retreat Center Is Launched

As part of Mandala‘s January-June 2017 online content, long-time FPMT student Andy Wistreich reports on the founding of Land of Joy Retreat Centre in the UK, enthusing, “Creating Land of Joy has been a life-transforming experience for the key people ...

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Resources for Creating and Offering to Holy Objects

The creation of holy objects for world peace is a key priority among Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for the FPMT organization. FPMT Education Services makes available many resources related to creating and offering to holy objects. Holy objects purify ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Blesses Lake-Bound Beings

In the autumn of this year, Lama Zopa Rinpoche blessed several lakes located near Buddha Amitabha Pure Land (BAPL), in Washington State, USA. Omak Lake was one of them. Tremendously beautiful, it has stunning hills rising up behind its light ...

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Monlam Celebration for All Buddhist Traditions in Bhutan

The Preserving the Lineage Fund was pleased to offer US$4,000 toward a March 2017 Monlam festival in Bhutan for 300 individuals representing all Buddhist traditions. Prayers, teachings, discussions, and meals will be shared among the participants in celebration of Monlam ...

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Mandala Online: Expanding a Meditator’s Paradise

“De-Tong Ling Retreat Centre,” says retreat manager Dani Guo proudly in “De-Tong Ling Retreat Centre: Down Under, a Meditator’s Paradise,” a Mandala January-June 2017 online content article, “is the kind of paradise sought after by serious meditators thirsting to actualize ...

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FPMT Retreats at Land of Medicine Buddha

FPMT Center Services is pleased to announce three major retreats being held at Land of Medicine Buddha in Soquel, California, United States in 2017. In April 2017, a Yamantaka qualifying retreat—led by FPMT-registered teacher Ven. Steve Carlier with commentary by ...

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Making Your Holiday Meals Meaningful

This time of year means, for many, an increase in festive meals celebrated with friends and family. There are a variety of ways to enjoy your meal while still practicing virtue. FPMT Education Services makes available a collection of practices, ...

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Practices for Thanksgiving Day Turkeys and Remembering Gratitude

In 2007, Lama Zopa Rinpoche shared what he and some FPMT students did to benefit the millions of turkeys that are killed in the US for Thanksgiving Day. Rinpoche has long been a proponent of vegetarianism and thanks anyone who ...

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An Update on Tenzin Ösel Hita

On October 21-22, Tenzin Ösel Hita attended teachings in Milan, Italy, with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. His Holiness taught on Lama Tsongkhapa’s Three Principal Aspects of The Path and In Praise to Dependent Origination. While in Italy Ösel gave ...

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Snake Does Three-Week Retreat with Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche did extensive practices during November 2016 at Buddha Amitabha Pure Land to benefit animals—even one small snake who inadvertently ended up “in retreat” there! “It says in Sutra Requested by [Lodro] Gyatso, ‘Even if they explained for ...

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Mandala Online: Reflections on Teaching Buddhism

Can university professors help to spread the Dharma? Professor and long-time Dharma teacher Roger Jackson thinks so, and takes the view that scholars of Buddhist studies have plenty to offer to Dharma centers. He discusses this and other issues concerning ...

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Welcome to the November FPMT E-News!

We invite you to read the November edition of the monthly FPMT International Office e-News – out now! Some highlights: Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s advice about the benefits of serving a Dharma center,, Updates from FPMT Education Services,, What’s in the ...

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