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Tara Home’s Compassionate Care for End of Life

Tara Home, located at Land of Medicine Buddha in Soquel, California, is a home for terminally ill people entering their last few months of life. Around-the-clock compassionate care is provided by trained volunteers. Tara Home relies completely on donations to ...

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Ven. Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez) Passes Away

Ven. Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez) Passes Away

We are sad to share the news that the French monk Ven. Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez) passed away on Sunday, July 24, at 11:46 a.m. in India due to cancer. Ven. Kunsang traveled with Lama Zopa Rinpoche for many years, ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Visit To Dzongdrakha in Bhutan

Lama Zopa Rinpoche visited many sacred places connected with Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) during his June 2016 trip to the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan. In addition to the holy sites of Guru Rinpoche’s body and speech, Rinpoche visited Dzongdrakha, the place ...

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Announcing the Newly Revised FPMT Retreat Prayer Book

The FPMT Retreat Prayer Book was originally compiled in 2008 in preparation for the first Light of the Path Retreat and has become a critical resource for those attending longer teaching events and retreats with Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Many students ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Offers Incense Puja at Dongkarla Lhakhang

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Offers Incense Puja at Dongkarla Lhakhang

Towards the end of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s visit to Bhutan in June, Rinpoche went to Dongkarla Lhakhang, one of the highest holy sites in Bhutan at an elevation of 11,975 feet (3,650 meters).  The temple was built in the 15th ...

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Animal Liberation Fund Supports Animal-Saving Work in Bhutan

Jangsa Animal Saving Trust (JAST), established in 2000 in Bhutan, is a non-profit charity founded on Buddhist principles of animal activism. JAST currently cares for hundreds of animals across ten provinces. Bulls, yaks, sheep, pigs, goats, ducks, dogs, and fish ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Teaching Schedule

July 2016 31 July – White Tara Long Life initiation, hosted by Kunkyab Thadu Ling at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Rd, Maplewood, NJ 07040, USA

FPMT International Office Meets Source of Foundation Store Thangkas

On June 2, the staff of FPMT International Office in Portland, Oregon, US, had tea with Pradip Rajbhandari, the Nepali co-owner, with Birendra Shahi and founder Surendra Bahadur Shahi, of the workshop responsible for creation of all of the hand-painted ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Teaching Schedule

November/December 2016 Teaching during the one month Lam-rim Retreat, Kopan Monastery, Nepal (the retreat runs from 5 November – 5 December 2016)

Rejoice in the More Than 1.8 Million Kshitigarbha Mantras Recited to Pacify Earthquakes!

Recently, Land of Medicine Buddha announced that 1,840,962 recitations of the Kshitigarbha long mantra had been accumulated, completing the remaining advice Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave for preventing and pacifying earthquakes in California and the rest of the world. A total ...

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Please Enjoy the July FPMT International Office e-News

Welcome to the July FPMT International Office e-News! This month we bring you: An update to Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Schedule, How FPMT Charitable Projects support His Holiness the Dalai Lama, What’s in the new issue of Mandala magazine!, An introduction ...

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Tibetan Settlement Community Hall in Hunsur, South India, Completed

Earlier this year we reported that a grant had been offered to Rabagayling Tibetan Settlement in South India for the building of a new community hall to be used by 2,710 refugees. Please rejoice that that construction on this building ...

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