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Practicing Patience for World Peace

“If you are patient, you don’t get angry at sentient beings,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche wrote in a letter to a student who was experiencing the impact of his anger. “In that way, sentient beings only receive peace and happiness from you. Each ... Read full article

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Lawudo, Nepal, 1969 [Video]

Alexis Benelhadj, an FPMT student at Institut Vajra Yogini in France, recently helped digitize an old roll of film donated by Georges Luneau, who in 1969 recorded Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the home of his previous incarnation in Lawudo, located in the Solo Khumbu region ... Read full article

Lama Zopa Rinpoche on ‘Calling the Guru from Afar’

“‘Calling the Guru from Afar’ was composed by Pabongka Dechen Nyingpo, the great yogi of Heruka Chakrasamvara, which is a manifestation of the kind, compassionate Shakyamuni Buddha,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche instructed during a teaching on guru devotion given in Singapore in 1992 ... Read full article

Mantra Recitations from Lama Zopa Rinpoche

In this free collection of studio recordings, Lama Zopa Rinpoche chants several deities’ mantras at different speeds, allowing students to become familiar with Rinpoche’s pronunciation and also Rinpoche’s preferred tunes.  This collection of MP3 recordings include: Green Tara mantra  Maitreya ... Read full article

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Teaching Schedule

June – July 2015 – Russia June 30 Public talk “How to Find Peace”, Ganden Tendar Ling, Russia July 1 – 2  Teaching on the 3 Principles of the Path, Ganden Tendar Ling, Russia July 3 – 5 Great Medicine ... Read full article

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Teaching Schedule

May 2015 – New Zealand May 9 – 10 Teaching on” Working for Peace – Pacifying Inner and Outer Turmoil”, Mahamudra Centre, New Zealand May 16 Teaching on Bodhisattvacharyavatara, Chandrakirti Centre, New ZealandMay 17 Vajrasattva initiation, Chandrakirti Centre, New Zealand ... Read full article

Gold Offered Every Month to Holy Jowo Statue in Tibet

Every month, the Puja Fund offers gold to the most precious Jowo Buddha statue in Lhasa, Tibet. Said to have been blessed by Shakyamuni Buddha himself, the Jowo Buddha statue is one of the most sacred statues in all of ... Read full article

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Visits Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave teachings and an oral transmission of the Golden Light Sutra at Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre in New Dehli, India, between January 25-31. Ven. Sarah Thresher, who was there, shared the following: “Rinpoche gave five teachings on the Golden ... Read full article

‘Bodhisattvas Learn Anything to Benefit Sentient Beings': The Benefits of Knowing How to Cook

“At the beginning, when the Sangha was flourishing, Lama Yeshe got all the monks and nuns to take turns to cook for the other Sangha members. Ven. Pemo didn’t know how to cook, so when it was her turn, she ... Read full article

Grants from Merit Box Project Support Carers in UK and Australia

Every year, the International Merit Box Project collects offerings from students all around the world and disburses them as grants to deserving FPMT centers, projects and services. Since 2001, almost US$1,000,000 in Merit Box grants has been given to build stupas, help ... Read full article