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Ven. Lobsang Konchok, Buddha House Artist-in-Residence (Video)

Student Carole Migalka of Buddha House, near Adelaide, Australia, shared a brief profile of resident artist Ven. Lobsang Konchok: During Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s visit to Buddha House in May 2015, Rinpoche spoke of a Tibetan artist, Ven. Lobsang Konchok, residing ...

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Resources for Realizing the Lamrim

“What makes your life most meaningful is meditation on the lamrim, then to live your life with bodhichitta motivation. This is the best.” – Lama Zopa Rinpoche FPMT Education Services would like to remind you of several resources available to ...

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‘If You Offer Even One Water Bowl with Bodhichitta …’

Rinpoche wrote this letter to students in Mongolia who make extensive water bowl offerings every day. My most dear, most kind, most precious, wish-fulfilling ones, I don’t have much to say, but when we make offerings, I always remember in ...

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Rejoicing in Long-Term Retreat Cabin Rebuild

Out of control wildfires ravaged many parts of the United States’ Pacific Northwest during the Summer of 2015. Several fires occurred in Okanogan County, Washington, where Buddha Amitabha Pure Land (BAPL) is located. Among the damage done, a retreat cabin ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Explains Tormas

What exactly are tormas? The word is Tibetan (the Sanskrit is balingta) and refers to an offering cake used in rituals. There are various different types of tormas for different purposes. Tormas can be ornamented in many ways, such as ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Schedule

September 29 Teaching on refuge, Panchen Losang Chogyen, Vienna, Austria September 30 – October 1 Great Medicine Buddha initiation, Panchen Losang Chogyen, Austria

Kopan Community Celebrates Annual Monlam

During March 9-13, Kopan Monastery hosted its annual Monlam, a prayer festival first founded by Lama Tsongkhapa in 15th-century Tibet that has survived the Tibetan diaspora. Kopan hosts the annual event for all of the Gelug monasteries and nunneries in ...

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March FPMT International Office e-News Out Now

We invite you to read our March FPMT International Office e-News. This month you’ll find: How to Prepare for the 2017 Light of the Path Retreat, Updates to Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Schedule, Rejoicing in Friends Old and New, New from ...

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Verses for Success

The “ Verses for the Eight Auspicious Noble Ones,” or “Tashi Gyepa” in Tibetan, is one of Mipham Rinpoche’s most well-known compositions and is recited daily by practitioners from a variety of traditions. In these verses one pays homage to ...

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‘The Kindness of the Enemy—Wow, Wow, Wow’ [Video]

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave a concise teaching last April at Losang Dragpa Centre in Malaysia on “the kindness of the enemy,” now available in a 20-minute video or in a transcript (see below for both). “What is the advice?” asked ...

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Supporting Land of Joy, a UK Retreat Center

Land of Joy is an FPMT-affiliated Buddhist retreat center located in the Northumberland National Park in the north of England. We are pleased to report that due to the kindness of a generous benefactor, the Practice and Retreat Fund was ...

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Vajrapani Founders’ Retreat Participants Record Early History

Long-time student and Vajrapani Institute co-founder Elaine Jackson shares some early Vajrapani Institute history and reports on the January 2016 Vajrapani Institute’s founders’ retreat: It was 1977. Two hundred or more baby Dharma students gathered in Yucca Valley, California for ...

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