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Land of Medicine Buddha to Host Foundation Service Seminar

From January 23-38, 2015, Land of Medicine Buddha, located in Soquel, CA, will host a Foundation Service Seminar. FPMT service seminars provide support and training to those offering service within FPMT centers, services, and projects. The seminars help develop a ... Read full article

Don’t Be Afraid of Death

Share your love, your wisdom, and your wealth, and serve other beings as much as possible. Live in harmony with one another and be an example of peace, love, compassion, and wisdom. Try to be happy in your practice, to be satisfied with your life. ... Read full article

Offering Elephants at Great Stupa of Universal Compassion

“… All those who make flower offerings to the stupa will achieve a perfect human rebirth, having freedom and richness. …” –From Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s translation of “Padmasambhava’s Instruction on Offerings to Stupas,” which details the benefits of prostrating to, circumambulating, making offerings to, ... Read full article

Khensur Jampa Tegchok Passes Away

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of another one of our precious and kind Buddhist masters. Khensur Jampa Tegchok passed away on October 28 at 1:55 a.m. local time in a hospital in South India. His body was ... Read full article

July 2015

Hosted by Maitreya Institut, Loenen, The Netherlands July 11 – 12 Teachings on the Essence of the Kadam July 14 – 18 Heruka Five Deities Initiation July 20 Long Life Puja

Impermanence and Death

“Impermanence and death don’t wait for us – Every moment, we are so close to death. “Every moment of this life is to prepare for death. Every moment of this life is to free ourselves from suffering. Every moment of ... Read full article

Robes Offered to FPMT Resident Geshes and Touring Teachers

On Losar this year, as a token of appreciation and gratitude for the incredibly kind service offered to the FPMT organization and to the teachings of Buddha, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, through the FPMT Puja Fund sponsored robes 49 sets of ... Read full article

Benefits of Building a Stupa

Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered this advice to students on the benefits of building a stupa: “By building a stupa, without words we are continually liberating so many sentient beings. Every day, the stupa plants the seed of enlightenment and purifies ... Read full article

Khensur Denma Locho Rinpoche Passes Away

Khensur Denma Locho Rinpoche ceased breathing and entered into clear light meditation on Thursday, October 23, at his home in McLeod Ganj, India, after a brief illness. He was 86 years old.  Denma Locho Rinpoche was a highly respected Tibetan ... Read full article

Expenses Covered for Top Scholars to Attend Winter Debate

The Lama Tsong Khapa Teachers Fund was very pleased to offer US$22,570 for the 2013 Winter Debate (Jang Gun-choe). 673 of the top debaters from Sera Je traveled to Drepung Monastery to participate with 8,000 monks from 11 different monasteries. ... Read full article