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‘Something to Rejoice In’: An Interview with Geshe Tenzin Namak

“Finishing the whole study program [at Sera Je Monastic University] gives an opportunity to rejoice,” Geshe Tenzin Namdak told Ven. Gyalten Lekden in the just published interview “‘Something to Rejoice In’: Geshe Tenzin Namdak In His Own Words.” In the ...

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Welcome to Our Round Up of FPMT News in August!

Welcome to the August FPMT International Office e-News! In this month’s e-News we bring you: Updates on Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Schedule, News about New Modules of Living in the Path , New Features from Mandala , News of a New ...

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Practices During the Upcoming Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible within a band across the entire contiguous United States. It will only be visible in other countries as a partial eclipse. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon ...

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Blessing Beings: ‘The Result is Unbelievable’ [Video]

Wherever he goes, Lama Zopa Rinpoche tries to find time to offer blessings not just to humans but also to animals. For example, in July, in New Mexico, Rinpoche blessed wild horses. In June, in California, Rinpoche blessed the Pacific ...

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Prayer for Peace

“When there was unceasing war in Kham (Me Nyak), Tibet, and nobody was able to create harmony, the Great Lord Yogi (Thang Thong Gyalpo) came to Kham, generated bodhichitta, and just by merely saying these true words and sprinkling flowers, ...

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Top Scholars Awarded New Robes for Memorization

For seventeen years the Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund sponsors an oral examination of Sera Je Monastery’s top scholars who have shown a propensity for memorization. This year, 213 monks were awarded new robes for their successful memorization of particular texts. ...

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Countdown to Light of the Path 2017: Where to Watch

The month-long Light of the Path retreat with Lama Zopa Rinpoche begins on Sunday, August 20, in Black Mountain, North Carolina, US. The retreat, hosted by Kadampa Center, was inspired by a “significant and auspicious” dream that Rinpoche had to ...

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‘Transforming Kaka into Gold,’ A New Living in the Path Module

In February 2017, Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave a three-and-a-half hour teaching at Root Institute in Bodhgaya, India, on the essence of lojong, the Tibetan word for “thought transformation” or “mind training.” In this new Living in the Path module “Transforming ...

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‘Put All the Blame to One’

Rinpoche gave this advice to one student and said it is applicable to anyone. If you are my student, then you must do the morning motivation, The Method to Transform a Suffering Life into Happiness (Including Enlightenment). Do not just ...

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Grant Offered to the Animal Liberation Sanctuary in Nepal

Every day around the world millions of animals are killed and mistreated needlessly. In countries like Nepal, the care and management of animals is very poor and animal sacrifices are common creating tremendous suffering for the animals and those involved. ...

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‘In Lamrim, Bodhichitta should be the Emphasis’ [Video]

When training in the graduated path to enlightenment (lamrim), Lama Zopa Rinpoche emphasizes that bodhichitta is most important. In the video clip below, recorded during the Light of the Path 2016 retreat, Rinpoche notes that although bodhichitta as a topic ...

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Helping Monasteries and Nunneries Thrive

The Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund was established to support monasteries, nunneries, and individual monks and nuns with food, accommodation, health care, education and Dharma practice. Supporting monks and nuns is one of the highest priorities for the FPMT organization, because ...

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