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Congratulations, Geshe Tenzin Namdak!

On April 26, 2016, the Dutch monk known as Ven. Tenzin Namdak received the title of “Geshe” from Sera Je Monastic University in recognition of his completion of the advanced Buddhist studies and practice program. Completing the geshe studies program ...

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Watch Lama Zopa Rinpoche Teach in Hong Kong

Lama Zopa Rinpoche arrived in Hong Kong this week to give teachings and initiations organized by Mahayana Buddhist Association (Cham Tse Ling). Rinpoche’s teachings on May 1 and 2 are scheduled to be streamed live on FPMT’s Livestream page from ...

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FPMT Education’s Death and Dying Materials

All of us live with reminders of impermanence and the loss of those we hold dear, yet it is difficult to accept the inevitability of our own deaths or the deaths of our loved ones. While avoiding death is not ...

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Rinpoche Liberates Three Goats at Maratika Cave [VIDEO]

In late February, Lama Zopa Rinpoche liberated three goat at Maratika, Nepal, site of the famed Maratika Caves associated with Padmasambhava and long life. In a new video on FPMT’s YouTube channel , Rinpoche leads an extensive motivation for the ...

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Food Offered to Monks Studying at Idgaa Choizinling College in Mongolia

For the last few years Lama Zopa Rinpoche has been offering the food for the monks studying at Idgaa Choizinling College in Mongolia. Recently US$5,564 was offered to cover the costs of offering lunch to all of the thirty-five monks ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Rinchen Jangsem Ling Retreat Centre

On April 8, Lama Zopa Rinpoche traveled from Kuala Lumpur, where he taught at Losang Dragpa Centre, to Rinchen Jangsem Ling Retreat Centre (RJL), arriving in the early evening. The beautiful, rural center is located in the middle of a ...

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Chenrezig Meditation and Mantra

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave a photo of Chenrezig to a waitress he met at a restaurant in Darjeeling, India. Later, he sent her this advice, recently published on the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive, which includes an explanation of the visualization, ...

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Institut Vajra Yogini Offers Over 1,000 Recitations of ‘Sutra of Golden Light’ to Rinpoche

By Institut Vajra Yogini staff In September 2014, Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave the transmission of the Sutra of Golden Light at the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion and Wisdom in Bendigo, Australia. Inspired by Rinpoche’s emphasis on the sutra’s contribution ...

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Registration is Open for the Light of the Path Retreat 2016

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

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Visit to Kuala Lumpur

On the last day of March, Lama Zopa Rinpoche arrived at 1:30 a.m. at Losang Dragpa Centre (LDC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, after driving from Penang, where he had given teachings and initiations organized by Chokyi Gyaltsen Center. There were ...

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Reciting the Sutra of Golden Light in Support of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions

One of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for FPMT is for students to recite the Sutra of Golden Light for world peace. Specifically, Rinpoche has said, “The most beneficial thing to have peace and to stop the wars is reciting ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Visit to Penang, Malaysia

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teaching tour of Southeast Asia continues in Malaysia. In mid-March Rinpoche arrived at Chokyi Gyaltsen Center (CGC) in Penang after a 10-hour drive from Singapore. Rinpoche went straight into the center’s gompa and did an hour of ...

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