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The 103rd Ganden Tripa Passes Away

We are saddened to share the news of the passing of the 103rd Ganden Tripa Jetsun Lobsang Tenzin Rinpoche, who died on April 21, 2017, at 11:45 p.m. in Delhi, India, after an illness. According to the Central Tibetan Administration, ...

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April FPMT International Office e-News Out Now!

We welcome you into our April FPMT International Office e-News – out now! Click to find: Practices to do for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Health, and a Highlighted Teaching from Rinpoche, New Additions to Rinpoche’s Schedule, New Mandala ebook, Highlighted Retreats ...

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‘Abandon Stretching the Legs,’ A Living in the Path Module

In “Abandon Stretching the Legs,” a module of the Living in the Path program, Lama Zopa Rinpoche tells us to give up being lazy in our pursuit of understanding the nature of samsara and samsaric pleasures and to generate bodhichitta ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Schedule

Thubten Norbu Ling, USA August 9 Manjushri initiation August 10 Vajrasattva initiation August 12 – 13 Great Medicine Buddha initiation

Dharma in the City

Do we have to go to a retreat center or a faraway country to really meditate? Way back in 1979, Lama Zopa Rinpoche responded to this question with a teaching on how to practice Dharma in the city. Rinpoche said, ...

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Daily Lunch Offered for 2017 for the Monks of Idgaa Choizinling, Mongolia

The Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund offers sponsorship for daily lunch for the 57 monks studying at Idgaa Choizinling Dratsang in Mongolia. Recently US$9,000 was offered to cover all of 2017. Idgaa Choizinling was established in 2003 through FPMT Mongolia due ...

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Graduating from Geshe Studies: ‘You Have Gained So Much’ [Video]

Kopan Nunnery has its first two geshemas. They are Geshe Namdrol Phuntsok and Geshe Jangchub Gyalmo, who graduated with their Geshe degrees in 2016 after an intense program lasting more than twenty years. Lama Zopa Rinpoche met with them in ...

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Prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Good Health This Year

Every year FPMT CEO Ven. Roger Kunsang, on behalf of the FPMT organization, checks with one of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s gurus and also with Khadro-la (Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drönme) to determine what practices should be done to help create ...

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Learn to Chant Lama Chöpa Tunes

FPMT Education Services would like to remind students of three videos available in which Lama Zopa Rinpoche chants the Lama Ch ö pa tunes in three ways: fast-paced, medium-paced, and slow-paced. These videos are an incredibly precious resource for FPMT ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Teaches ‘Seven-Point Mind Training’ [Video]

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave a wonderful teaching on the Seven-Point Mind Training (also called Seven-Point Thought Transformation) on February 5, 2017, at Root Institute in Bodhgaya, India. The mind training (Tibetan: lojong) text Rinpoche taught was by Kadampa Geshe Chekawa. ...

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Stupa for Khen Rinpoche Geshe Gendun Choephel

A new stupa is being built at Sera Je Monastery for Khen Rinpoche Geshe Gendun Choephel who passed away on July 31, 2016. Among Khen Rinpoche’s many students is Tenzin Ösel Hita, the recognized reincarnation of FPMT founder Lama Yeshe. ...

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Feed the Birds

In 2007, Lama Zopa Rinpoche talked about the benefits of feeding birds, saying, “When we give food to birds we should chant the Mitukpa, Medicine Buddha, Chenrezig, and the five powerful mantras and then blow over the food. Giving food ...

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