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‘This Is the Purpose of Our Life’

“Every single sentient being … is our wish-granting jewel,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche instructs in his latest book, Sun of Devotion, Stream of Blessings, newly available from Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive in print and digital formats. He adds, “This is the ...

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Guru Rinpoche Statue Arrives at Lawudo

“My wish is for FPMT to build many holy objects everywhere, as many as possible. Making it so easy for sentient beings to purify their heavy negative karma and making it so easy for sentient beings to create extensive merit. ...

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The Benefits of Serving a Dharma Center

A student served as secretary to an FPMT center for many years. Lama Zopa Rinpoche sent his thanks: My very dear student, Billions, zillion, trillion times numberless thanks to you for working with your body, speech, and mind in the ...

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Registration Open! February 2017 Foundation Service Seminar

Registration is now open for a five-day Foundation Service Seminar (FSS) at Land of Medicine Buddha in California, February 3–7, 2017. The seminar will be led by FPMT’s service seminar coordinator Amy Cayton and senior registered facilitators. Immediately after the ...

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Mantras for Bringing Benefit and Eliminating Obstacles

FPMT Education Services makes available many commonly used mantras, which students can download freely for their personal use. Mantras, meaning “mind protection,” are Sanskrit syllables usually recited in conjunction with the practice of a particular meditational deity. As they embody ...

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‘Put Enlightenment Second’

“Cherish sentient beings first; put enlightenment second,” says Lama Zopa Rinpoche in his book The Joy of Compassion, available from Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive online as well as in print and digital formats. “Why do I say put enlightenment second?” ...

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Progress Made Rebuilding the Gompa at Rolwaling Monastery, Nepal

Earlier this year we reported that due to a donation from a generous benefactor, a substantial grant had been offered from the Social Services Fund to Rolwaling Monastery in Nepal, at the Tibet border, for the rebuilding of their gompa ...

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Partying All the Way to Enlightenment

“You can collect a huge amount of merit even in your own home by having a party,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche instructs in his latest book, Sun of Devotion, Stream of Blessings, newly available from Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive in print ...

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Traditional Dances and Extensive Offerings at Amitabha Buddha Festival

On Saturday, October 1, the second Amitabha Buddha Festival was held at Buddha Amitabha Pure Land in rural Washington State, US. About 60 people, which included neighbors, local students and guests from out-of-town, attended the celebration, which began at 9 ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Schedule

** CANCELLED ** March 30 – April 30 Teachings and celebration of the Jade Buddha (a project of the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion), in Korea. Contact the Jade Buddha Korea Office, Tel: +82-32-522-5553

Long Life Prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

It is said that making sincere requests for one’s guru to live long and to continue teaching creates the causes and conditions needed to receive benefit from that teacher for a very long time. With this in mind, we wanted ...

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‘The West Too Can Become a Blessed Place’

“You have to start with words,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches in his latest book, Sun of Devotion, Stream of Blessings, newly available from Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive in print and digital formats, “but without actualizing the path in your mind, ...

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