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‘If We Have Met Dharma, Our Negativity Can Be Purified’

Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered this advice about karma in a letter to a student, recently published on the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive (LYWA). He emphasized the importance of living in pure morality and of understanding the suffering of this life. ... read full article

Robes Offered on Losar to FPMT Touring and Resident Teachers on Losar

As part of an array of offerings made through the FPMT Puja Fund on Losar, Lama Zopa Rinpoche sponsored 57 sets of robes for FPMT’s touring teachers and resident geshes. “If you were Sangha but you didn’t wear robes, then ... read full article

‘There Is So Much in Which to Rejoice’

“[T]he whole thing about whether (service to others) becomes a burden or whether it becomes a pleasure for you, it depends on your attitude,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche taught at a May 2003 teaching at Institut Vajra Yogini in France. “Whether ... read full article

Enjoy Your Meal While Making Merit!

This time of year means, for many, an increase in festive meals celebrated with friends and family. There are a variety of ways to enjoy your meal while still practicing virtue. FPMT Education Services also makes available a collection of ... read full article

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Advice for Thanksgiving Day

In 2007, Lama Zopa Rinpoche shared what he and some FPMT students did to benefit the millions of turkeys that are killed in the U.S. for Thanksgiving Day. Rinpoche has long been a proponent of vegetarianism and thanks anyone who ... read full article

Choe Khor Sum Ling Goes on Retreat

Student Jeffrey G. Butts, Jr. shares the latest news from Choe Khor Sum Ling in Bangalore, India: Taking advantage of a long weekend earlier in October, students from the Choe Khor Sum Ling (CKSL) meditation and study center in Bangalore, ... read full article

Meditate Until You Achieve the Effortful and Effortless Experiences

“One thing is guru devotion. First, you do it like this, you can do like this, tsöl je kyi nyong wa, generating or developing the experience of the lam-rim – the experience of the graduated path to enlightenment – with ... read full article
7 Short Geshe Thubten Sherab Teachings Released [VIDEO]

7 Short Geshe Thubten Sherab Teachings Released [VIDEO]

Shantideva Meditation Center in New York City recently released seven video clips of Geshe Thubten Sherab answering questions and teaching for beginning Dharma practitioners during a recent visit. All the videos are freely available on YouTube, and include: We sometimes ... read full article

November FPMT International Office E-News out Now!

We invite you into the November FPMT International Office E-News, out now. Enjoy: Highlights of Lama Zopa Rinpoche News, What’s New from FPMT Education Services, How to Give a Gift that Helps Others, Opportunities to Rejoice, and more!
Progress on Sera Mey Debate Courtyard

Progress on Sera Mey Debate Courtyard

In September we reported that a grant from the Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund was offered to Sera Mey Monastery, Mysore, India, toward the construction of a new debate courtyard. The old debate courtyard posed problems such as echoing, exposure to ... read full article

We Should Practice the Good Heart

“Even if other people don’t practice the good heart, still we should practice the good heart because we want happiness and we don’t want suffering,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche taught at Kopan Monastery in Nepal in June 2011. “Even if other ... read full article

Living in the Path: Studying Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Lam-Rim Teachings

Living in the Path is an FPMT online and center-based program drawn exclusively from the teachings of Lama Zopa Rinpoche. In particular, it makes use of teachings given at events recorded by qualified media technicians using high quality video and ... read full article