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Blessing the Atlantic Ocean with Namgyalma

When Lama Zopa Rinpoche was in New York this past summer, he took the time to go out onto the Atlantic to bless the ocean. A kind friend offered his boat for a ride, and amid rough waves, Rinpoche and ...

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Mahamudra Centre to Build Large Prayer Wheel

In May 2015 Lama Zopa Rinpoche advised Mahamudra Centre in New Zealand to build a large prayer wheel similar in design and size as the one constructed at Root Institute in Bodhgaya. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, through the Holy Object Fund, ...

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‘We Must Respect Other Religions’

“[It would be good] for the centers to arrange regular interfaith dialogues with religious leaders in their local community,” encouraged Lama Zopa Rinpoche when he developed his Vast Visions for FPMT, noting that this is one way FPMT can offer ...

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The Method to Transform a Suffering Life into Happiness

Over the past couple of years, Lama Zopa Rinpoche has put a great deal of emphasis on the practice The Method to Transform a Suffering Life into Happiness (Including Enlightenment). In this practice, Rinpoche has carefully compiled, and in many ...

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How to Benefit Insects and Other Small Beings [Video]

A student wrote to Lama Zopa Rinpoche in October 2016 to ask what to do when finding dead insects. Rinpoche responded from Buddha Amitabha Pure Land in Washington State, taking the opportunity not only to give advice but to describe ...

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Support Offered to Jampaling Elder’s Home, Dharamsala, India

Jampaling Elder’s Home, situated in Dharamshala, is about 15 minutes walking distance from the main temple of His Holiness the Dalai Lama with many prayer wheels lining the way. The resident Tibetan elders are able to attend all the teachings ...

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Should we be happy? In a letter to a student, Lama Zopa Rinpoche once wrote,” I think the most important thing is that you’re happy … I’m talking about the happiness that you can develop from life to life, up ...

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Long Life Puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche on January 2, 2017

A long life puja will be offered to Lama Zopa Rinpoche on behalf of Sera Je Monastery as requested by Abbot Khen Rinpoche, on the Maitreya Project land in Bodhgaya on January 2, 2017 starting in the afternoon. You can ...

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Guhyasamaja Center Celebrates World Vegetarian Day

On October 1, 2016, Guhyasamaja Center in the Washington DC Metro Area of the United States celebrated World Vegetarian Day. Guhyasamaja Center shared this report with Mandala to help encourage other FPMT centers to promote vegetarianism and veganism to their ...

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Advice Regarding Gurus

In FPMT centers, a great deal of devotion can be found with respect to the spiritual teacher (guru). A short booklet, available through the FPMT Foundation Store, Advice Regarding Gurus, introduces newcomers to this practice and explains why such emphasis ...

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‘You Can’t Really See What Is Going to Happen to You’

When he visited New York this past summer, Lama Zopa Rinpoche encountered a skeleton. To benefit the person whose the skeleton it had been, he offered blessings and mantras (see video below). The skeleton, he pointed out, should remind everyone ...

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Another Year of Offering Food to the Monks of Sera Je Monastery

As 2016 comes to a close, we’d like to invite you to rejoice in another year of offering food to all of the monks studying at Sera Je Monastery through the Sera Je Food Fund. Since 1991 the Sera Je ...

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