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Lama Zopa Rinpoche and all at Kopan are fine after earthquake

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Tenzin Osel Hita and all at Kopan Monastery and Nunnery are fine after the strong earthquake that hit Nepal today. There has been some minor damage in Kopan but it is not bad. Rinpoche’s sister –  Ani ... Read full article

Practice Patience!

Lama Zopa Rinpoche was at Root Institute in Bodhgaya, India, during February and March 2015.  On March 20, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared this on his Twitter page:  Lama Zopa; we need to cherish the one who is causing us most difficulties, see as most kind! … ... Read full article

Tenzin Ösel Hita: ‘Think About the Person Next to You’

  On February 19, Tenzin Ösel Hita, the recognized reincarnation of FPMT founder Lama Yeshe, made a surprise visit to Malaysian center Losang Dragpa Centre to participate in its Guru Puja for Losar, Tibetan New Year. Just before the puja began, Ösel gave a short talk, ... Read full article

Motivation Is More Important than Korwa

When Lama Zopa Rinpoche stays at Root Institute in Bodhgaya he frequently goes to circumambulate the Mahabodhi Stupa. Long-time student Ven. Sarah Thresher recounts an excursion to the stupa in 2014 when Rinpoche’s actions taught an important lesson. “The day before Losar we had a ... Read full article

Online Learning Center Découverte du Bouddhisme en Français

Le Service de traduction francophone de la FPMT est heureux de vous proposer d’étudier en ligne sur le les modules de Découverte du bouddhisme. Découverte du bouddhisme est un programme d’étude de la FPMT composé de 14 modules. Chaque module est composé de ... Read full article

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Gives Long-life Initiation to 1,000 Sherpas

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave the Amitabha long-life initiation to about 1,000 Sherpa people at Lawudo Gompa and Retreat Centre on Tuesday, April 21. Before the initiation, Sherpa women offered a dance to Rinpoche. Lawudo is in the Solu Khumbu region of Nepal, ... Read full article

When the Mind Gets in the Way

A message from Ösel Hita What to do when our mind gets in the way of finding peace of mind and comfort with oneself? Even though the circumstances are amazing, if our mind is unhappy then it makes no difference. ... Read full article

Reading Sutras Has So Much Meaning

“I am very happy to hear that you immediately rushed to read the sutras. That made me so extremely happy. That means you are truly a very devoted student, maybe not quite truly existent. Please keep reading the sutras, even ... Read full article

Destroying Delusions

Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered the following advice on the value of retreat during lunchtime at one of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings on “The Wheel of Sharp Weapons”: You should always remember retreat means making war on delusions. You have to always ... Read full article

News from Milarepa Center

“During the past few months Milarepa Center has had the honor of hosting an array of teachers that have benefited the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont in the United States greatly,” said office assistant Tommy Nimrod. “Geshe Konchog from Florida visited ... Read full article