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‘Many Problems Arise When Our Motivation Is the Selfish Mind’

“Many problems arise when our motivation is the selfish mind, concentrated in our heart,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches in The Power of Compassion, a 2006 Malaysia teaching now available through the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. “The main achievement is our ...

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Observations from Final Jangchup Lamrim Teaching

FPMT student Cynthia Karena shared with Mandala observations from the final teachings in the Jangchup Lamrim series given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. During the four-year series, His Holiness transmitted and taught on 18 important lam-rim texts and commentaries: ...

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Losar Tashi Delek!

Happy Tibetan new year to all our dear friends! With love from Lama Zopa Rinpoche and everyone at FPMT International Office Wow, wow, wow! We have an unbelievable opportunity to create the causes for this life’s happiness, for all future ...

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79,000 Sentient Beings Liberated in 2015 in California and Washington

79,000 Sentient Beings Liberated in 2015 in California and Washington

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has requested the Sangha at his residences in California and Washington state to offer the practice of animal liberation every week dedicated to anyone who is sick or having life obstacles. Additionally, Sangha in California offer a ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche on Celebrating Losar

In 2014, while Lama Zopa Rinpoche was celebrating Losar at Root Institute in Bodhgaya, he gave an inspiring teaching during a long life puja being offered to him. Ven. Sarah Thresher shared this report: “… Following the tsog offering, Rinpoche ...

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Losar Greetings from Raven Jones & Mandala Magazine

Liberation Prison Project student Raven Jones recently wrote Mandala to share his annual Losar (New Year) greeting card. Raven hand drew and colored the card and sent it in the mail to Mandala. In celebration of the year Fire Monkey ...

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Advice on Practices to Do for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Health and Long Life

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has recently said that in order to purify our karma students can do the following practices dedicated for the health and long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama: “Prayer to Guru Rinpoche to Clear Away Obstacles ...

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Please Offer Lama Chöpa with Tsog on Losar in Honor of Lama Yeshe

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has recently reminded FPMT centers to offer extensive Lama Chöpa with Tsog on Losar (Tibetan New Year) in honor of the anniversary of FPMT founder Lama Yeshe’s passing away. Rinpoche added that it would be good to ...

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‘We Can Cut Attachment and Be Totally Free’

“The whole life, busy with attachment and anger, is like an elephant caught in a quagmire. It cannot get out, it is completely caught in a quagmire of mud,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche taught in 2013 at Amitabha Buddhist Centre in ...

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Geshe Dorji Damdul Teaches at Choe Khor Sum Ling

Student Ven. Gyalten Rabten shares the latest news from Choe Khor Sum Ling in Bangalore, India: Around 25 people attended an intensive 10-day teaching program November 6-15, 2015, organized by Choe Khor Sum Ling in Bangalore . It was taught ...

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‘Your Roles As a Parent Is Extremely Important’

“A good parenting plan comes from having a healthy, positive motivation for bringing up your children, one that is based on a good heart rather than on attachment. If you have a good heart and a good attitude toward life, ...

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Yeshe Norbu Onlus Ongoing Support to Post-Earthquake Nepal

Yeshe Norbu Onlus is an Italian FPMT non-profit association which supports important projects benefiting Tibetan refugees and children. Since the earthquake in Nepal last April, Yeshe Norbu has offered a tremendous amount of emergency aid to assist those in need ...

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