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‘The Real Holiday’

On May 16 , Ven. Roger Kunsang shared on his Twitter page this brief teaching from Lama Zopa Rinpoche: “Lama Zopa; the real holiday is keeping the mind free of the eight worldly dharmas.” Ven. Roger Kunsang, Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s ...

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Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Palden Passes Away

By Ven. Jampa Khedrub Sera Je Khensur Rinpoche Acharya Geshe Lobsang Palden manifested passing beyond his coarse body on the evening of May 1, 2016, in Taipei, Taiwan, and subsequently remained in the clear light meditation ( thuk-dam ) until ...

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Rebuilding Efforts Continue at Lawudo Retreat Centre

The Lawudo Retreat Centre, situated high in the Himalayan mountains of eastern Nepal, holds particular significance for FPMT. Lama Zopa Rinpoche is the reincarnation of the Lawudo Lama, Lama Kunzang Yeshe, who lived and practiced in Lawudo until his passing ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the Recognition of Lama Lhundrup’s Reincarnation

Lama Zopa Rinpoche sent the following message upon the announcement that His Holiness the Dalai Lama officially recognized the three-year-old Tenzin Rigsel as the reincarnation of the beloved former abbot of Kopan Monastery Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup Rigsel. My dear ...

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Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup’s Reincarnation Officially Recognized

On May 3, 2016, His Holiness the Dalai Lama officially recognized the three-year-old Tenzin Rigsel as the reincarnation of the beloved abbot of Kopan Monastery Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup Rigsel, who died in early September 2011. Lama Zopa Rinpoche said ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Teaching on Emptiness [Video]

During the Medicine Buddha retreat at Rinchen Jangsem Ling in Malaysia in April, Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave an exceptional teaching on emptiness over two sessions on April 14, which can be watched online with all of Rinpoche’s other teachings in ...

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Practices for Saka Dawa

Saka Dawa is one of the four great holy days of the Tibetan calendar, commemorating Shakyamuni Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and passing into parinirvana. Any actions done during Saka Dawa, both auspicious and harmful, are multiplied in their power. Karmic results ...

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Behind the Scenes at the Long Life Puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche [Video]

The long life puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche held in March at Amitabha Buddhist Centre (ABC) in Singapore brought FPMT students together from around the world. Ven. Roger Kunsang, CEO of FPMT, wrote of the puja, “[It] went very well. ...

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Elevator Sponsored at Sera Lachi for His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Elderly Monks

Recently when Lama Zopa Rinpoche was visiting Sera Je Monastery, he was requested to help with a new elevator at Sera Lachi. Sera Lachi is made up of Sera Je and Sera Mey Monasteries in southern India. 6,000 monks study ...

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Make the Mind Wet [Video]

“If we have very strong guru devotion to all the gurus from whom we have received a Dharma connection, even an oral transmission of a mantra or whatever, so to everyone, we look at them as a buddha from our ...

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It’s the Way You Think

On April 28, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared on his Twitter page this brief teaching from Lama Zopa Rinpoche: “Normally people think happiness and suffering comes from outside. That’s not true! Happiness and suffering depends on the way you think.” Video ...

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New Free Multimedia Title from Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive

In late April 2016, the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive released How to Meditate, a new multimedia title based on the fourth chapter of the book Freedom Through Understanding: The Buddhist Path to Happiness and Liberation by FPMT founder Lama Yeshe. ...

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