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The Preliminary Practice of Altar Set-up and Water Bowl Offerings

The practice of offering 100,000 water bowls is one of nine preliminary practices or “ngöndros” performed in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The preliminary practices are designed to accumulate merit and purify negativities in order to quickly generate realizations on the ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore, Watch Long Life Puja Webcast Live

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has been in Singapore since February 26, when he was welcomed by hundreds of people at the airport. The next day, Rinpoche began his spring teaching tour at Amitabha Buddhist Centre (ABC) where he led a refuge ...

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1,000 Statues of Lama Yeshe for Vajrapani Institute’s New Gompa

Since 2011, Vajrapani Institute has been working with others to create a lifelike statue of FPMT’s precious founder, Lama Yeshe. In 2013, Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered US$10,000 toward the completion of his statue. In November of 2015, after an unusual ...

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Practice and Merit Making at Maratika Caves

Before traveling to Singapore, Rinpoche spent six days at Maratika Caves (also known as Haleshi), during the 15 Days of Miracles. This holy site is where Guru Rinpoche, with the wisdom-mother Mandarava, achieved immortal life through the practice of Amitayus. ...

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“The Eye-Opener” [Video]

Over the course of a year, student François Schick documented in a short film entitled “The Eye-Opener” the talent and technique of Nalanda Moanstery’s master painter Sonam Sherpa. The film captures the painting and gilding of one statue in a ...

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Rejoice before Dying

A student close to passing away wrote Lama Zopa Rinpoche saying she didn’t get to finish her preliminary practices and was not clear what to think and practice. My most dear, most kind, most precious, wish-fulfilling one, Please read Practicing ...

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Preliminary Practice of Prostrations eBook Available

Prostrations to the Thirty-five Confession Buddhas with recitation of the “Bodhisattva’s Confession of Moral Downfalls” from the Sutra of Three Heaps , is one of the most powerful methods available to purify harmful actions we have done in the past. ...

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Start ‘Living in the Path’

“The daily activities that you are doing, the point is to make them most beneficial for sentient beings, a cause for enlightenment, a cause for oneself to attain omniscience so that one can liberate sentient beings from the oceans of ...

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Losang Dragpa Centre’s All-Night Praises to the Twenty-One Taras

On January 23, Losang Dragpa Centre in Malaysia hosted its annual all-night Tara event. Beginning at 10 p.m., the event encourages participants to continuously recite “Praises to the the Twenty-One Taras” through the night and into the early morning. The ...

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Food Offered to 17,000 During His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Teaching Event at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

In December, the Preserving the Lineage Fund sponsored the offering of lunch to 17,000 people during His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s anticipated three day teaching event at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery which preceded His Holiness’s Jangchup Lamrim teachings, also held at ...

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Rinpoche Livestreaming from Singapore

On February 27, Lama Zopa Rinpoche began teaching at Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore by giving teachings in preparation for giving refuge. The next day, Rinpoche gave teachings while leading a puja of 1,000 offerings to Maitreya. Rinpoche’s public teachings ...

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FPMT Hispana Sends Student to Kopan November Course 2015

In June 2015 FPMT center directors and study group coordinators in Spain decided to hold a national lottery to send one dedicated volunteer to Nepal to attend the annual Kopan November Course. The prize included a plane ticket and covered ...

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