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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Visits Drakarpo in Bhutan

On June 3, Lama Zopa Rinpoche made pilgrimage to Drakarpo in Paro, Bhutan, a sacred temple connected to the holy body of Guru Rinpoche. “With help, Lama Zopa Rinpoche climbed down a steep mountain to Drakarpo, a site regarded as ...

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Learn the Tunes and Pronunciations for FPMT Standard Prayers, Practices, and Mantras

Learn the Tunes and Pronunciations for FPMT Standard Prayers, Practices, and Mantras

FPMT Education Services makes available several resources for those wishing to learn the advised pronunciations of FPMT standard prayers, practices, and mantras. Lama Chöpa “Practicing this Guru Puja, which is an integration of the three deities, makes it much easier ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Earliest Experiences of Bhutan

“In 1959, Lama Zopa Rinpoche escaped Pagri, Tibet, through Bhutan and from there was sent to Buxa in India. Rinpoche stayed in Bhutan about a week in the temple of Kyichu Lhakhang in Paro,” said Ven. Holly Ansett, executive assistant ...

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Updates from the Maitreya Projects

The Maitreya Buddha Project Kushinagar and Buddha Maitreya Bodhgaya (formerly, Maitreya Project Bodhgaya), projects to build large statues of Maitreya Buddha in Kushinagar and Bodhgaya, India, continue to make progress. On December 13, 2013, Lama Zopa Rinpoche attended and spoke ...

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Dog Shelter in Malaysia Caring for over 1,000 Destitute Dogs

While in Malaysia recently Lama Zopa Rinpoche heard about a dog shelter, Auntie Mee Fah’s Dogs’ Shelter, which is caring for over 1,000 at-risk dogs with food and shelter. Rinpoche very much wanted to visit the shelter to bless the ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Visits the Annual Flower Exhibition in Paro, Bhutan

On June 6, Lama Zopa Rinpoche visited the beautiful annual flower exhibition in Paro, Bhutan, in front of the magnificent Rinpung Dzong in the gardens of the Kings Palace. “Rinpoche walked around all the beautiful flower offerings, reciting the multiplying ...

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Statues of 18 Arhats Installed at Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery

In late May, Thubten Shedrup Ling Monasatery near Bendigo, Australia, received and installed a shipment of solid marble statues of Shakyamuni Buddha and the 18 Arhats carved in Vietnam. The entire project was sponsored by Quang Minh Buddhist Temple, a ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Meets Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche

On June 4, Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche, the reincarnation of the previous Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, and Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche invited Lama Zopa Rinpoche for lunch at Satsam Chorten in Paro, Bhutan. Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche is the previous Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s ...

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Materials for Benefiting Animals

Animal liberation is a specific practice done for animals which would otherwise be killed. The practice involves taking the animals-in-danger around holy objects to leave positive imprints in their minds, reciting mantras for them, blessing water to sprinkle onto their ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Visit to Thimphu, Bhutan

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Visit to Thimphu, Bhutan

On June 1, 2016, Lama Zopa Rinpoche visited Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Ven. Roger Kunsang, CEO of FPMT, Inc. and Rinpoche’s assistant, described the trip: “On a mountain above Thimphu is an extraordinary 169-foot (52-meter) statue of Buddha Shakyamuni ...

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Continual Offering of Lights to Holy Objects

Through the Puja Fund, Lama Zopa Rinpoche sponsors continuous light offerings to two precious statues in Mongolia and India. Electricity is sponsored for lotus light offerings to all the holy objects on the altar at Idgaa Choizinling College in Mongolia. ...

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New Merit Box Grants Awarded Around the World

The International Merit Box Project has reached its 15th year, and 21 new Merit Box grants totaling US$33,500 were awarded in May for qualified projects and initiatives spanning six countries. The funding for the grants comes from a year’s worth ...

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