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Never Disturb Others’ Happy Minds

On July 31, Ven. Roger Kunsang, Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s assistant and CEO of FPMT, Inc., shared on Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Twitter page this very brief teaching from Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Rinpoche quoting Shantideva; Whatever happens I should never disturb others ...

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FDCW Brings Universal Education to the World

The new issue of Mandala features the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom (FDCW), the UK-based FPMT international project that oversees the development and dissemination of Universal Education for Compassion and Wisdom (UECW) programs, such as the 16 Guidelines for ...

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Everything Is in Your Hand

On July 31, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared on Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Twitter page this very brief teaching from Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Rinpoche; everything is in your hand, your happiness, your suffering, all up to you, up to your mind. Our ...

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Watch Lama Zopa Rinpoche Teach Live at 2016 Light of the Path Retreat!

Light of the Path Retreat 2016 with Lama Zopa Rinpoche begins on Sunday, August 14, at 5 p.m. local time (UTC -5). This retreat is the fourth in a series of teaching retreats led by Rinpoche based on Lama Atisha’s ...

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Revised Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga Practice

Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga is a particularly powerful practice for receiving the blessings of one’s personal teacher and developing the realization of guru devotion. Also known as the Hundred Deities of Tushita (Ganden Lha Gyama), it is a seven-limb practice ...

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How to Stop the Violence

“In America it sometimes happens that small schoolchildren kill many people. Not only small children but adults as well. This happened last year and, from time to time, it has happened before; suddenly, surprisingly. I’m sure it’s not only in ...

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Pujas, Practices, and Prayers Sponsored on Chokhor Duchen

Each year on Chokhor Duchen (commemorating Lord Buddha’s first teaching) the Puja Fund sponsors pujas and offerings all over the world dedicated to success of the entire FPMT organization. The practices are offered by up to 15,650 monks and nuns. ...

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The Good Heart Is the Root of Happiness

“Even if other people don’t practice the good heart, still we should practice the good heart because we want happiness and we don’t want suffering. Even if other sentient beings don’t practice the good heart or they try to harm ...

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Rejoicing Is the Best

“The fourth limb of the seven-limb practice is rejoicing. This is a very important practice and we should do it each day as many times as possible. It is the easiest way to accumulate merit,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains in ...

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The Method to Transform a Suffering Life into Happiness (Including Enlightenment) Update

Recently, FPMT Education Services announced a revision of the FPMT Retreat Prayer Book, a critical resource for those attending longer teaching events and retreats with Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Included in this revision was an update to The Method to Transform ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the Definition of ‘Holiday’

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s definition of “holiday” is: The mind abiding in correctly following the virtuous friend., The mind abiding in renunciation of samsara., The mind abiding in bodhichitta., The mind abiding in emptiness., The mind abiding in tantra path – ...

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Choe Khor Sum Ling Finishes First Discovering Buddhism Lecture Series

In May 2016, five students of Choe Khor Sum Ling in Bangalore, India, completed all the lectures for the first 13 modules of the 14-module FPMT Discovering Buddhism (DB) program series, a process that took three years to complete and ...

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