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Daily Meditation Practice

An essential practice for all students, Daily Meditation by Lama Zopa Rinpoche has been updated, with advice from Rinpoche, several times and is now in its most final form. You can download this practice from the FPMT Foundation Store. Every ... Read full article

The Very Beginning of Dharma: The Thought of Impermanence

“When you have in mind the thought that death can come today, if something suddenly happens, it is not a shock,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche instructs in his book Bodhisattva Attitude: How to Dedicate Your Life to Others. “It is not a shock ... Read full article

CPMT – Schedule and Last Chance to Book

CPMT 2014 begins in two and a half weeks! As one participant said on looking at the agenda for this meeting:  “Thank you for sharing it, as it has really inspired me now. Those who do not make the effort ... Read full article

O.Sel.Ling Installs 11 New Prayer Wheels

Ven. Fabio Poza, spiritual program coordinator at O.Sel.Ling Centro de Retiros in Órgiva, Spain, sent Mandala some photos of the center’s 11 new prayer wheels, located at the main entrance. “With these 11 prayer wheels, O.Sel.Ling wants to contribute to Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s ... Read full article

800 Meals Offered Daily to Young Monks of Sera Je School

In addition to offering three meals a day to all 2,500 monks studying at Sera Je Monastery, the Sera Je Food Fund offers breakfast daily to 800 young monks studying at the Sera Je School. Lunch and dinner are sponsored ... Read full article

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Chants “Calling the Guru from Afar”

“Calling the Guru from Afar” begins: LA MA KHYEN Lama, think of me. LA MA KHYEN Lama, think of me. LA MA KHYEN Lama, think of me. SANG GYÄ KÜN GYI YE SHE DE CHHEN CHHÖ KUR RO CHIG The ... Read full article

Our Lives Have Been Most Fortunate

“I would say that compared to others, our lives have been most fortunate,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche instructs in his book Bodhisattva Attitude: How to Dedicate Your Life to Others. ”First of all, many of us have heard the heart of the Buddhadharma, ... Read full article

Big Successes for FPMT Taiwan

Ven. Thubten Osel, director of Jinsiu Farlin, reported on the events happening at the three centers – Heruka Center, Jinsiu Farlin and Shakyamuni Center – that comprise FPMT Taiwan: Heruka Center Buddhist Education – Satellite Program Last year, Heruka Center expanded its ... Read full article

The Purpose of Retreat Places

“A retreat place is not for gaining power like black magic, it’s not for a honeymoon or holiday. Also it is not a place in which to be spaced out,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche advised in 2007. “The whole purpose of a retreat ... Read full article

Pujas Sponsored for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Safe Travel

In addition to the continuous pujas sponsored by the Puja Fund, pujas are also often arranged when Lama Zopa Rinpoche travels internationally in order to ensure health and safe flights and for obstacles to be removed, These pujas are often ... Read full article