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Dutch Monk Geshe Tenzin Namdak Completes Final Geshe Examination

On April 26, 2016, Ven. Tenzin Namdak, Sera IMI House monk and FPMT registered teacher, received the title of “Geshe” after completing coursework for the geshe studies program at Sera Je Monastic University in South India. On May 8, he ...

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Nalanda Monastery’s Five-Year, Full-Time Basic Program

The FPMT Basic Program is an in-depth Buddhist education program designed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche and developed by FPMT Education Services. In-depth Program Coordinator Olga Planken reports on the success of the Basic Program held at Nalanda Monastery in France: ...

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Watch Lama Zopa Rinpoche Teach Live from Moscow

You can watch Lama Zopa Rinpoche teach live from Moscow starting on Saturday, May 27. The teachings run from May 27 through June 3 and will be live-streamed. Details can be found here: http://en.lamazopa.ru/ Rinpoche’s teachings in Moscow—organized by Ganden ...

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Sponsorship of Light Offerings to Holy Objects

Lama Zopa Rinpoche often explains the benefits of offering to holy objects and encourages extensive offerings around the world. “We are not aware of the limitless skies of benefits we achieve from the practice of offering, what we can achieve ...

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Rinpoche Explains the ‘Lung’ or Oral Transmission [Video]

A lung (pronounced loong) is the oral transmission of a text, mantra, or practice by an authorized holder. Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains more about lungs in a video below. In Tibetan the word for oral transmission is spelled lung (ལུང་). ...

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Twenty-Four Kopan Monks Receive Management and Communication Training

In March 2017, twenty-four Kopan Monastery monks who also serve in staff positions at the monastery received coaching and training for six days in management, communication, and leadership from French student Bertrand Beauregard, director of Institut International de Coaching Humaniste ...

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May 2017 FPMT International Office e-News Out Now!

We invite you to read our May 2017 FPMT International Office e-News. This month you’ll find: a new, dynamic photo album chronicling Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s beneficial activities during March–April 2017 in Nepal, a thank-you message to all who have started ...

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Nyung Nä Practice on Saka Dawa, June 9

Saka Dawa is one of the four great holy days of the Tibetan calendar, commemorating Shakyamuni Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and passing into parinirvana. During Saka Dawa, karmic results are multiplied by one hundred million, as cited by Lama Zopa Rinpoche ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Schedule

April/May Continuation of the Bodhicaryavatara and Rinjung Gyatsa retreat, The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, Bendigo, Australia September 1–2 Lam-rim teachings, Losang Dragpa Centre, Malaysia September 7–30 Most Secret Hayagriva initiation and retreat, Chokyi Gyaltsen Center, Malaysia

‘Zina Was Unlike Other People’: Rinpoche Hears First-Hand Account

In the late 1960s, Zina Rachevsky requested Dharma teachings from Lama Yeshe—and that was the beginning of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching Westerners and the planting of the seed that became FPMT. The story is told in detail ...

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The Sera Je Food Fund’s New Chapter: Self Sustainability and Ongoing Support to Sangha

An Incredible Accomplishment: An Endowment Supporting the Monks of Sera Je Monastery Long into the FutureFor the last ten years FPMT International Office has been building an endowment large enough to support the long-term health of the Sera Je Food ...

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New Photo Album: Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Nepal, March-April 2017

New photo albums have been added to Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Photo Gallery, where you can see Rinpoche in action as he travels around the world! Visit FPMT’s website to see a new photo album showing Rinpoche’s March-April visit to Nepal. ...

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