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Monks Enjoy the Food Offered by the Sera Je Food Fund

Every day, the 2,500 monks of Sera Je Monastery are offered three vegetarian meals through the Sera Je Food Fund. You can see details of what they are offered for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This project is only possible due ... Read full article

The Appearance of True Existence

More than 200 people attended the teachings organized by Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds. According to Ven. Roger Kunsang, “Rinpoche’s teachings were stressing the importance of emptiness.” “We ordinary beings who haven’t realized emptiness don’t see things as similar to illusions,” Rinpoche told ... Read full article

Our Main Enemy Is Our Negative Mind

“[T]here’s no outside enemy. There’s a reason why people give harm to us, get angry with us or criticize us. There’s a reason, there’s a cause for that, and that cause is our mind,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche instructed. “For anybody, ... Read full article

New Padmasambhava Statue in Australia

A beautiful new 9 ft tall statue of Padmasambhava has manifested at De-Tong Ling Retreat Centre on Kangaroo Island, Australia.  One of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s vast visions for FPMT is to build many large Padmasambhava statues around the world. Please ... Read full article

The Meaning and Purpose of Life

“After waking up in the morning, the first thing to do is to feel happy that you haven’t died yet,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche taught at Osel Shen Phen Ling, an FPMT center in Missoula, Montana, US, on August 31, 1997. This teaching, given ... Read full article

New Lama Zopa Rinpoche Photo Albums

New photo albums have been added to Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Photo Gallery, where you can see Rinpoche in action as he travels around the world. Since April, we’ve added seven new albums. Rinpoche visited Buddha Amitabha Pure Land in Washington State and Maitripa College and ... Read full article

Medicine Buddha Practice for Sickness and Poor Health

Sickness and poor health are experiences shared by all regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age or any other markers of identity that can separate one from another. When it comes to advice for combating sickness and poor health, Lama Zopa ... Read full article

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Visits Geshe Sopa Rinpoche

Over the weekend, Lama Zopa Rinpoche departed from London after a successful series of teachings and initiations. Rinpoche traveled to Deer Park Buddhist Center in Oregon, Wisconsin, where he attended a long life puja offered to Geshe Lhundub Sopa Rinpoche. Jangtse ... Read full article

Offering to the Pores of the Guru

In November 2012, on the very auspicious occasion of the 610th Anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa’s composition of his masterpiece Lam-rim Chen-mo (The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment) and the 600th Anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa’s teaching ... Read full article

The Uncontrolled Mind

“I see that Western people are getting busier and busier, more and more restless,” Lama Yeshe said in Becoming Your Own Therapist. ”I’m not criticizing material or technological development as such, but rather the uncontrolled mind. Because you don’t know who or ... Read full article