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Dharma Practices Dates for Year of the Wood Sheep 2142

Dharma Practice Dates on FPMT.org is a collaborative project between FPMT International Office and Liberation Prison Project, an FPMT service offering Dharma support to interested prisoners around the world. Dharma Practice Dates is drawn from the Liberation Tibetan Calendar, prepared ... Read full article

Losar Greetings – and February E-News

Good wishes for Losar from Lama Zopa Rinpoche and all at FPMT International Office! We also hope you enjoy our February E-News, in which you will find: Updates to Rinpoche’s Schedule Remembering the Kindness – Tenzin Osel Hita Turns 30! ... Read full article

Skies of Thanks

Lama Zopa Rinpoche wrote the following letter in 2014 to a benefactor and said that this message could be given to others who are generous and in this way bringing sentient beings to enlightenment. My very dear friend, This is ... Read full article

French Translation Services Successful Training

Thirteen members of the FPMT French Translation Services team met for a two-day training from February 14-15, 2015. The meeting was a mix of old and new translators and offered a rare opportunity for translators to meet each other in ... Read full article

New Online Feature Story from Mandala!

“Memorization: Beneficial Exercise for the Mind,” our online feature story for February, has just been published! American monk Ven. Tenzin Gache (Brian Roiter), who just finished his seventh year at Sera Je Monastic University, writes about the history and role of memorization ... Read full article

Life Is Short

Lama Zopa Rinpoche wrote a letter, posted in 2012 on the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive, thanking a student for his concern regarding Rinpoche’s health and giving advice about the essence of lam-rim practice: My dear Sam,  Life is very short. We ... Read full article

Another Successful Year for the Sera Je Food Fund

Over the past year we have reported details about the incredible amount of food required to offer three nutritious meals daily to all of the monks studying at Sera Je Monastery (3,300 for breakfast, 2,500 for lunch and dinner). The ... Read full article

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Teaching Schedule

February – March February 28 – March 5 Teachings on “How to Meditate on Patience” and Cittamani Tara initiation, Root Institute, India

Rinpoche at Root Institute: ‘Your Whole Life Is Lived in Total Hallucination’

Lama Zopa Rinpoche arrived at Root Institute in Bodhgaya, India on February 2. Ven. Sarah Thresher recently shared some of Rinpoche’s beneficial activities with Mandala: Much work has been done on improving Rinpoche’s house [at Root Institute]. A library has ... Read full article

Geshe Kelsang Wangmo Visits Jamyang Buddhist Centre London

“We were very honored to welcome Geshe Kelsang Wangmo last November,” said Jamyang Buddhist Centre London’s Natascha Sturny. “She kindly agreed to visit us as part of her first UK tour at the invitation of FPMT UK. “On the evening of November ... Read full article