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Purification for the New Year

As Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises, “If you want others to love you, you must first love others. If you benefit others, naturally they will benefit you. The cause and effect of karma is as simple as this. The Vajrasattva purification ... Read full article

Monthly Extensive Most Secret Hayagriva Puja Offered

Every month on the Tibetan 29th day, an important day to offer protector pujas, The Puja Fund sponsors about 40 of the most senior monks of Sera Je Monastery, who specialize in the practice of Most Secret Hayagriva, to offer ... Read full article

Annual Long Life Puja for His Holiness the Dalai Lama

FPMT has the incredible opportunity to be one of the main sponsors of the long life puja that will be offered to His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the conclusion of this year’s Jangchub Lam-Rim teaching event at Sera Je ... Read full article

2013 Continuation of the Eighteen Great Lam-Rim Commentaries by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

In November 2012, on the very auspicious occasion of the 610th Anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa’s composition of his masterpiece Lam-rim Chen-mo (The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment) and the 600th Anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa’s teaching ... Read full article

Basic Program News from FPMT Education Services

Basic Program Guidelines 2013: The new, entirely revised edition, is now available online! The new edition of the updated and revised Basic Program Guidelines for Implementation is now available online. The Basic Program Guidelines 2013 web page (members area login ... Read full article

Annual Long Life Puja Offered to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Kopan Monastery, Nepal

The annual long life puja was offered to Lama Zopa Rinpoche on behalf of the entire FPMT organization at Kopan Monastery, December 9, 2013.  800+ monks and nuns; 280+ Western students; and many local Nepalis, Tibetans and Sherpas were in ... Read full article

An Update on Tenzin Ösel Hita

Tenzin Ösel Hita is doing very well and continuing his college studies in California. While Lama Zopa Rinpoche was in the United States this year, Ösel visited Rinpoche at his residence many times. In September, Ösel participated in a long ... Read full article

Practicing Good Heartedness

“Lama Zopa: The essence of all religions is practicing good heartedness, kindness to everyone. This is the real cause of happiness … satisfaction.” – From Ven. Roger Kunsang’s Twitter page, posted on December 6, 2013 Ven. Roger Kunsang, Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s assistant and ... Read full article

Ven.Tsering: “The most fortunate one in the whole world to do this.”

Ven. Tsering, a Kopan Monk, has dedicated his life to writing out the Prajnaparamita in pure gold at the request of Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Effort of this magnitude is worth rejoicing in, as this is the eleventh consecutive year he ... Read full article

Maitreya Project Kushinagar Takes Important Step Forward

The laying of the foundation stone for a very large Maitreya Buddha statue in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, India, will take place during a ceremony on Friday, December 13, 2013. The ceremony and foundation stone laying will signify the handing over ... Read full article