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You Have So Much to Rejoice About in This Life

A student completed Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s advice of accumulating 200,000 Vajrasattva mantras and wrote Rinpoche to let him know. Rinpoche responded with thanks and teachings on the power of bodhichitta: My very dear, most precious, most kind, wish-fullfilling one, Thank you ... Read full article
Helping Rebuild Lawudo Retreat Centre After the Earthquake

Helping Rebuild Lawudo Retreat Centre After the Earthquake

For students of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lawudo, which is situated high in the Himalayan mountains of eastern Nepal, holds particular significance. Lama Zopa Rinpoche is the reincarnation of the Lawudo Lama, Lama Kunzang Yeshe, who lived and practiced in Lawudo until ... Read full article
Blessing Medicine Practice Now Available from FPMT Education Services

Blessing Medicine Practice Now Available from FPMT Education Services

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches that every activity can be transformed into an opportunity to benefit ourselves and others. FPMT Education Services is pleased to release, as a free PDF, Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s translation of Pänchen Losang Chögyen’s Blessing Medicine practice. This practice ... Read full article

“You Know So Much, But You Make One Mistake”

On July 25, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared on his Twitter page this from Lama Zopa Rinpoche, who was teaching in Copenhagen, Denmark, at an event organized by Tong-nyi Nying-je Ling: Lama Zopa; you know so much but you make one mistake that cheats you from ... Read full article

LRZTP7 Introduces Tibetan Langauge Teacher Franziska Oertle

In October 2015 the seventh Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translator Programme (LRZTP7) will begin. LRZTP is FPMT’s only Tibetan-language interpretation program, located in Dharamsala, India. Students spend two years in Dharamsala acquiring the language skills necessary for interpretation and can spend another ... Read full article

Experiencing Disease as a Meaningful Retreat

“Without the self-cherishing thought, if we experience AIDS, cancer or any heavy disease, we can use this disease to become a great, quick, very powerful purification,” encourages Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Cutting the Root of Samsara,  the third volume in ... Read full article

‘The Remedy Is to Think of Reincarnation’

A student asked Lama Zopa Rinpoche a question: I’m doing my best for my parents and family at this juncture, but we’re going through a very difficult time now. My dad’s business failed and has since chalked up a huge ... Read full article
Twelve Months of Extensive Most Secret Hayagriva Pujas Sponsored

Twelve Months of Extensive Most Secret Hayagriva Pujas Sponsored

Twenty years ago, Lama Zopa Rinpoche established the Puja Fund as a way to sponsor ongoing prayers and practices dedicated to the success and longevity of the entire FPMT organization. One puja that Rinpoche advised was particularly important for FPMT ... Read full article

The Nature of the Mind Is Pure

“… [T]he obscurations are temporary. No matter how much heavy negative karma we have created, it’s temporary. No matter how much we have live an evil life, that is also temporary. No matter how much depression we are experiencing, how ... Read full article

Kopan Nun Earns First Position in Third Round of Geshe-ma Exams

Tibetan Nuns Project recently announced on its website the results of the third round of geshe exams for women (sometimes referred to as “geshe-ma exams”) that took place May 1-12, 2015 at Jangchub Choeling Nunnery in southern India. Two of the 37 ... Read full article