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Supporting Sera Je Monastery’s Ngari Khangtsen

While at Sera Je Monastery recently, Lama Zopa Rinpoche was requested to help Ngari Khangtsen raise money needed to build extended accommodation for this community. Each khangtsen (hostel in Tibetan) is linked to a region in Tibet and has to ...

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Welcome to the June FPMT International Office e-News

The June edition of our FPMT International Office e-News is out now – we hope you enjoy it. This month you’ll find: Grants awarded from the Merit Box, Supporting Elderly Tibetan Refugees, Thank you from our Work a Day for ...

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Garsha Drink Offering Practice

Eating and drinking is an essential part of daily life for most living beings. By taking a few minutes to offer what we are about to consume, we can create merit and transform a seemingly mundane activity into a blessing. ...

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Rinpoche Makes Pilgrimage to Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), Bhutan

On May 31, Lama Zopa Rinpoche made a special pilgrimage to Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), a very special temple complex associated with Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) on the steep cliffsides of the upper Paro valley. According to legend, in the 8th ...

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Medicine Buddha Practice and Compassion for Orlando Tragedy

When Lama Zopa Rinpoche heard about the June 12 attack on a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, USA, which resulted in the tragic deaths of 50 people and injuries to at least 50 more, he began offering prayers immediately. Lama Zopa ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Benefits Taiwan

In May 2016, Lama Zopa Rinpoche made a private visit to Taiwan. While there, Rinpoche found plenty of time to benefit others. Rinpoche, with the assistance of Sangha members, preformed naga torma puja near the river next to Shakyamuni Center ...

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Verses for the Eight Noble Auspicious Ones for Success

Mipham Jamyang Namgyal Gyatso (1846–1912), also commonly known as Ju Mipham, was an important Nyingma scholar, lama and practitioner and was also a central figure of the non-sectarian Rime movement. Mipham was born in Derge, Kham. It was exactly in ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Travels to Bhutan and Visits Kyichu Lhakhang with Khadro-la

In May, Lama Zopa Rinpoche traveled to Bhutan, a Buddhist country located in the Eastern Himalayas. On his first day there, he was joined by Khadro-la (Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drönme) and they had lunch and visited the holy temple ...

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Translating His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Teachings into Tibetan

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has offered a grant for the translation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler’s Art of Happiness series from English into Tibetan. These translated books will be offered to the Tibetan community free of ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche on Making Offerings [Video]

While Lama Zopa Rinpoche was at Maitreya Instituut Loenen in July 2015, he gave a short impromptu talk during lunch on offerings. Rinpoche talked about the incredible merit that one can collect making offering to different beings from parents up ...

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Supporting Elderly Tibetan Refugees in India

Due to the kindness of a generous benefactor, FPMT has been able to invest more resources into taking care of the elderly Tibetans living in India, many of whom fled Tibet starting in 1959. In 1950 His Holiness assumed full ...

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Resources Available to FPMT Students

FPMT Education Services makes available a variety of resources for students wishing to deepen and strengthen their Buddhist study and practice. Please explore all that is available to you! News Students can keep up with news and updates from FPMT ...

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