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Let Go of the Fire

During March 2015, Lama Zopa Rinpoche taught at Sujata, India, the site where Buddha practiced austerities for six years before later attaining enlightenment at the site of the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya. Ven. Roger Kunsang shared some brief quotes from the teaching: “First, you don’t harm others, that’s the basis. Then as much as you can, benefit others.  “As long as you hold onto ... Read full article

Family Camp 2014 at Milarepa Center

Kasia Beznoska, a long-time student and a mother, wanted FPMT students everywhere to know about the benefits of Buddhist-inspired family camps such as that of Milarepa Center in Barnet, Vermont, United States: The weekend of July 31- August 3, 2014, ... Read full article

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Chanting Lama Chöpa Tunes NOW AVAILABLE

FPMT Education Services is pleased to announce the release of three new videos in which Lama Zopa Rinpoche chants the Lama Chöpa tunes in three ways: fast-paced, medium-paced, and slow-paced. These videos provide an incredibly precious resource for FPMT students ... Read full article

We Should Use Education to Benefit Others, Not Destroy Them

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has been at Root Institute in Bodhgaya, India since February 2, taking every opportunity to engage in round the clock meritorious activities and offer blessings to many people and animals. Rinpoche has also been visiting the students of Root’s Maitreya School, a free school benefiting local ... Read full article

Bringing Dharma into the Corporate World: Rasmus Hougaard Talks about the Potential Project

Rasmus Hougaard is the founder and managing director of the Potential Project, an international program based in Copenhagen, Denmark, that works with corporations and organizations to equip their leaders and employees with methods to be more more kind, clear-minded, focused ... Read full article

A Personal Account of the Benefits of the Sera Je Food Fund

Recently Ven. Roger Kunsang accompanied Lama Zopa Rinpoche when Rinpoche met with Geshe Gelong, a Sera Je Monastery monk, in southern India. Ven. Roger made notes of the conversation, in which Geshe Gelong expressed the importance of the Sera Je ... Read full article

Happy Year of the Sheep from Animal Liberation Sanctuary!

Co-director Phil Hunt of Enlightenment for the Dear Animals provides a brief update on the Animal Liberation Sanctuary, a refuge for animals near Kopan Monastery, FPMT’s mother monastery in Nepal. The Animal Liberation Sanctuary (ALS), Nepal, has had its first anniversary on ... Read full article

The Yoga of Going to Sleep

“When you go to bed, when you go to sleep … this is what you are about to do when you get back to your room. Or maybe here! Maybe, if I continue a little bit, then maybe here!” Lama Zopa ... Read full article

News from Nagarjuna C.E.T. Granada, Spain

Spiritual program coordinator Antonio Jabaloy Sánchez shared some brief news about Nagarjuna C.E.T. Granada in Spain: Here in Nagarjuna C. E. T. Granada, we are having a busy time. We have rented a commercial office in the historic center of Granada, something ... Read full article

Plan to Practice Never Seems to Happen

A student of Lama Zopa Rinpoche wrote: “The reason I’m writing is that I feel that I do not progress, I feel blocked, seemingly blocked by myself. I have clear moments where I have the motivation and plans for practicing, ... Read full article