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Benefits of Offering Gold to Statues

Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered this advice at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, in December 2012: I thought to tell of some benefits. In the time of Buddha Kashyapa, one person offered gold to a cement elephant and was born having an elephant ... Read full article

Sponsorship of Annual Gelug Winter Debate

Monks from various Gelugpa monasteries participated in the extensive month-long debate on Buddhist logic at Sera Je Monastery, India, this January known as the Winter Jang Debate. This annual debate dates back to the time of Lama Tsongkhapa and was ... Read full article

‘Happiness or Unhappiness Come from the Mind’

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave teachings in New Delhi, India on January 23-26. On January 24, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared this on his Twitter page:  Lama Zopa: happiness or unhappiness come from the mind. If self-cherishing mind, then problems; if mind cherishing others, then happiness. ... Read full article

Thubten Norbu Ling Grows

In late October, Rowena Mayer, director of Thubten Norbu Ling in Santa Fe, New Mexico, US, shared a brief news update with Mandala. Thubten Norbu Ling has been experiencing promising and beneficial developments. Geshe Thubten Sherab finished his six-month stay with us ... Read full article

‘I Am a Most Fortunate Kangaroo’

While Lama Zopa Rinpoche was in the Bendigo-area for the CPMT 2014 meeting and the retreat that followed, he added mantras to statues of an elephant and a kangaroo and wrote text for many signs to be placed next to those statues ... Read full article

January e-News out now!

We hope you enjoy our January FPMT International Office e-news, out now! In it you’ll find: Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s advice and activities How to get FPMT news blogs regularly An invitation to rejoice in FPMT Charitable Projects New materials from ... Read full article

Support Offered to Young Mongolian Tulku Entering Sera Je Monastery

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, through the Lama Zopa Rinpoche Bodhichitta Fund, recently made a substantial offering toward the costs associated with a young Mongolian tulku, Lama Jamyang Garpo, said to be an emanation of White Manjushri, entering Sera Je Monastery. Traditionally, ... Read full article

‘Even If Buddha Appeared to Us’

Lama Zopa Rinpoche taught in January 9-15 at Choe Khor Sum Ling in Bangalore, India. On January 13, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared on his Twitter page:  Lama Zopa: We have had an ordinary view from beginningless time. Even [if] Buddha appeared to us, we ... Read full article

Jeffrey Hopkins’ Transmission of Honesty

Dr. Jeffrey Hopkins, now 74, is professor emeritus at the University of Virginia and one of the world’s top scholars of Buddhism. He has published 42 books, acted as His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s translator, and had a long academic ... Read full article

The Altruistic Thought Is the Cause of Success

“Having a positive attitude, such as the altruistic thought to help other sentient beings and not harm them, is the cause of success in life,” said Lama Zopa Rinpoche in a 1991 teaching in Adelaide, Australia now available through the ... Read full article