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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Upcoming Portland Teaching Event: Materials Available

This upcoming week, on Saturday April 19 and Monday April 21, Lama Zopa Rinpoche will offer Vajrasattva Initiation and the Oral Transmission for Dorje Khadro at Maitripa College in Portland, Oregon. All public portions of the Vajrasattva initiation and oral ... Read full article

24-Hour Stupa Wheelathon at Land of Medicine Buddha

On April 6, students of Land of Medicine Buddha in Soquel, California launched a 24-hour “Wheelathon” fundraiser for the construction of a four-story replica of the Mahabodhi Stupa on their property. The original Mahabodhi Stupa in Bodhgaya, India, marks to ... Read full article

Live Webstream: Lama Zopa Rinpoche Teaches at Maitripa College, April 19 & 21

On Saturday, April 19 at 7 p.m. PDT, Lama Zopa Rinpoche will offer a Vajrasattva initiation at Maitripa College in Portland, Oregon, United States. Then on Monday, April 21 at 7 p.m., Rinpoche will offer the oral transmission of the preliminary ... Read full article

Strong Compassion Serving Others

“… Tong-len practice is extremely good and we collect limitless skies of merit. When we give our merit from the past, present and future, as well as our body and material things, this results in happiness from now up to enlightenment, including all happiness ... Read full article

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The Simple Art of Meditation

In 1975, FPMT founder Lama Yeshe explained why “meditation is simple” to a group of students in Bloomington, Indiana, United states. Mandala shared some of that teaching in the September-November 2002 issue: Meditation is very simple. When hearing about meditation for the first time, you might think, “That ... Read full article

Rinpoche in Sarnath

Lama Zopa Rinpoche visited Sarnath, India, in March 2014. Sarnath is the location where Buddha Shakyamuni first taught Dharma and is one of the four major Buddhist pilgrimage sites. While at the deer park at Sarnath, Rinpoche made prayers at ... Read full article

A Meaningful Life

“There is no question what to do to make your life meaningful. The most important thing is to practice Dharma, because everyone wants happiness and does not want suffering, even the tiniest insect does not want to suffer. In order ... Read full article

Purifying Past Karma

A new post on the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive features Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s advice on purifying past karma. Rinpoche responds to a letter from a student diagnosed with breast cancer at length. Here’s an excerpt: “… Even this life’s problems come from the wrong ... Read full article

We So Strongly, Concretely Believe

“We so strongly, concretely believe what we see exists from its own side! And then if we can’t see it, it doesn’t exist!” – From Ven. Roger Kunsang’s Twitter page, posted on April 4, 2014 Ven. Roger Kunsang, Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s assistant and ... Read full article