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Why We Need the Three Jewels

“So, why do we take refuge?,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche asked during a 2013 refuge ceremony at Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore. “To be free from pervasive compounding suffering, from where the suffering of pain and the suffering of change arises – to ... Read full article
Help Offered to 5,000 Families in Need in Rowaling, Nepal

Help Offered to 5,000 Families in Need in Rowaling, Nepal

Please rejoice that US$49,799 USD was raised to help those in need in Rowaling, Nepal. For this offering, FPMT’s Nepal Earthquake Support Fund offered US$17,543.18 (1,792,000.00 NPR), Kopan’s Helping Hands Project offered, US$11,502.92  and US$20,752.63 was raised locally. This money was used for: 132,277 lb (60,000 kg) rice 1,135 tarpaulin tents13,228 ... Read full article

Escape Problems Forever

“The wisdom realizing emptiness gives us the possibility to escape from problems forever,” said Lama Zopa Rinpoche in a 1990 teaching in Florence, Italy. “Achieving this ultimate happiness mainly depends on this realization. As I mentioned before, only the wisdom ... Read full article

Fourth Round of 108 Nyung Näs at Institut Vajra Yogini

“Following up on the success of previous rounds of 108 nyung näs at Institut Vajra Yogini in France, the center started a fourth round in November 2014,” said director François Lecointre. “Midway through this fourth round, almost 600 nyung näs, an intensive two-day ... Read full article

The Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive Now Offering Audio Books

The Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive has begun offering audio books through Audible.com! Audio books are a powerful way to make the Dharma more accessible to anyone who can understand spoken English. Narrator Brian Nishii offers an accessible presentation of Illuminating ... Read full article

Watch Lama Zopa Rinpoche Teach in New Zealand Live!

Lama Zopa Rinpoche returns to New Zealand’s North Island to continue his teaching tour. Rinpoche’s teachings in Auckland at Dorje Chang Institute will be webcast LIVE on FPMT’s Livestream page:May 22: Teaching on How to Have a Happy, Meaningful Life, schedule to start at 7 p.m. New ... Read full article

Using Our Whole Life for the I That We Can’t Find

“First, the I from beginningless rebirths – the way the I is perceived by us, it appears to us as truly existent, existing from its own side,” taught Lama Zopa Rinpoche at a refuge ceremony at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore in March 2013. “The ... Read full article
Food Offered to Students and Teachers of Ngari Institute in Ladakh, India

Food Offered to Students and Teachers of Ngari Institute in Ladakh, India

 For the third year, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, through the Social Services Fund, has offered food to the school children of Ngari Institute in Ladakh, India. This year, forty children, fifteen teachers, and 15 young monks will benefit from this offering. ... Read full article

Kopan’s Thousands of Helping Hands

While the ground continues shaking in Nepal, Kopan monks and nuns continue their emergency relief work in several districts in Nepal. Since the April 25 earthquake, there have been well over 100 magnitude 4.0+ earthquakes. Kopan teams are delivering relief ... Read full article

Nothing Happens by Itself

On May 15, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared this from Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teachings at Chandrakirti Centre on his Twitter page: Lama Zopa: Nothing happens by itself without causes and conditions. Outside is a condition, not the principal cause. Most think outside.Ven. Roger Kunsang, Lama Zopa ... Read full article