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Supporting Elderly Tibetan Refugees in India

Due to the kindness of a generous benefactor, FPMT has been able to invest more resources into taking care of the elderly Tibetans living in India, many of whom fled Tibet starting in 1959. In 1950 His Holiness assumed full ...

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Resources Available to FPMT Students

FPMT Education Services makes available a variety of resources for students wishing to deepen and strengthen their Buddhist study and practice. Please explore all that is available to you! News Students can keep up with news and updates from FPMT ...

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Happiness Follows a Good Heart

On May 2, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared on his Twitter page this very brief teaching from Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Lama Zopa ; quoting HHDL [His Holiness the Dalai Lama] … If you follow delusion only suffering follows, if you follow ...

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Nalanda Monastery Installs 19 Dharma Nesting Boxes

Garden manager Ven. Tenzin Yonten designed, manufactured and installed 19 Dharma nesting boxes, placing them in the trees of Nalanda Monastery’s grounds in southern France: “These nesting boxes have been designed and built to attract the widest possible variety of ...

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Mental Illness and the Chenrezig Mantra

A student wrote Lama Zopa Rinpoche: “I have suffered from a torturing mental illness for eight years. I have seen doctors and even counselors, but nothing helps. I’m completely unable to control my mind to think any positive thing.” My ...

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Watch Lama Zopa Rinpoche Blessing Rabbits [Video]

While staying at Osel Labrang at Sera Je Monastery in January 2016, Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave blessings to the rabbits there. You can watch a video of the blessings on FPMT.org’s “Lama Zopa Rinpoche Videos” page, where short videos of ...

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Two Kopan Nuns Take Final Exam for Geshema Degree

In early May, 20 nuns sat at Geden Choeling Nunnery for a fourth and final round of examinations for the Geshema degree, including two nuns from Khachoe Ghakyil Ling (Kopan Nunnery) – Vens. Namdrol Phuntsok and Jangchub Gyalmo. According to ...

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Stupas Made at Chenrezig Institute on Holy Days

For many years, Chenrezig Institute in Eudlo, Australia, has hosted stupa-making sessions on the four holy days of the Tibetan calendar and the finished stupas reside in the center’s gompa. Chenrezig Institute estimates that 2,000 stupas have been created in ...

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Recognize All the Wrong Views and See Things as a Hallucination

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave this teaching to about 50 ordained Sangha during a visit to a giant shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in April 2016. Rinpoche was in Kuala Lumpur giving teachings organized by Losang Dragpa Centre. Think of ...

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ABC Celebrates Vesak 2016 with Grand Weekend Festival

“Here at Amitabha Buddhist Centre (ABC) in Singapore, we just concluded our annual celebration of Vesak Day with a weekend festival held from May 20-22,” shared Ven. Tenzin Tsultrim. “This year, we enjoyed a double celebration as Vesak Day fell ...

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Light of the Path 2016

Light of the Path Retreat 2016 (August 14-28, 2016) is the fourth part of a series of teaching retreats led by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Black Mountain, North Carolina, USA, and hosted by FPMT’s Kadampa Center. The retreat is structured ...

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Tenzin Ösel Hita Spends Time in Southeast Asia

Tenzin Ösel Hita Spends Time in Southeast Asia

Tenzin Ösel Hita recently spent time in Southeast Asia. In March he was in Singapore to attend the long life puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche organized by Amitabha Buddhist Centre. He then traveled to Malaysia later in the month to ...

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