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Offering Animals a Good Rebirth

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has given much advice on benefiting animals. Here is a suggestion for helping your pets and other animal friends: “It’s also extremely good to bless food before you give it to animals. If you can’t do it ... Read full article

Monthly Offering to Swayambhunath and Boudhanath Stupas

Every month on the full moon the Puja Fund sponsors offerings towards the holy Bouddhanath and Swayambunath Stupas in Nepal. These offerings are made on behalf of the entire FPMT organization and kindly arranged by Kopan Monastery.  Offerings of white ... Read full article

‘Everything Is in Your Hand’

“Lama Zopa: everything is in your hand –happiness or suffering, hell or enlightenment. Keeping your mind happy is not easy, but your business.” – From Ven. Roger Kunsang’s Twitter page, posted on November 17, 2014 Ven. Roger Kunsang, Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s ... Read full article

Recieve the Oral Transmission of the Sutra of Golden Light ONLINE

During the retreat in Australia September-October 2014, Lama Zopa Rinpoche agreed to allow those who listen to a recording of Rinpoche giving the oral transmission of the Sutra of Golden Light to receive the transmission in full. You may receive ... Read full article

Ten Translators-To-Be Complete First Half of LRZTP 6

Yaron Bahir, director of Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translator Program, recently shared this update with Mandala: The first two years of the Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translator Program 6 finished on October 16. All 10 students successfully passed their exams. It has been two years of intensive study ... Read full article

Putting Effort into Dharma Practice

“People put a lot of effort into climbing Mount Everest, but it means nothing. They spend millions of dollars climbing Mount Everest just to get a reputation, just to get some dry name,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche taught to the students ... Read full article

Long Life Puja Offered to Lama Zopa Rinpoche

At the conclusion of the recent retreat in Australia, inside the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, all of the participants and many others offered a beautiful and moving long life puja to Lama Zopa Rinpoche on October 23. At the ... Read full article

The Limitless Benefits of Compassion

From Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s “Compassion Is of the Upmost Need”: From the Sutra Request by Lodro Gyatso: “The thought of complete enlightenment, preserving Dharma, practicing Dharma and having love and compassion for living beings: these four dharmas have infinite qualities – the ... Read full article

Array of Pujas and Offerings Sponsored for Lhabab Duchen

Please rejoice at the amazing array of pujas and offerings sponsored by the FPMT Puja Fund this year on Lhabab Duchen (November 13), one of the year’s holy Buddha Multiplying Days. Incredibly, over 15,650 Sangha participated in this activity. You ... Read full article

What One Gains or Loses in a Dream Is Nothing

Lama Zopa Rinpoche wrote to a young Tibetan woman, the daughter of a cousin, who was concerned about having failed her exams. Rinpoche had enrolled her in nursing school in Dharamsala and she was afraid of failing her exams again. ... Read full article