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Resources for Retreat

Resources for Retreat

“By entering into retreat, we enter into a situation where it is possible to fulfill our basic human potential and develop all the positive qualities within us. Retreat gives one the time and the space to allow for the growth ...

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The Importance of Holy Objects

“Every time you look at holy objects—pictures of the Buddha, statues, scriptures, stupas—they plant the seed of liberation and enlightenment in your mental continuum. So every time you look at them they purify your mind. They plant the seed of ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Visits the Himalayan Elders Project [VIDEO, Tibetan]

On August 10, Lama Zopa Rinpoche had lunch with and gave a public talk and oral transmission of the Medicine Buddha mantra to the members of the Himalayan Elders Project during his 2016 visit to New York City. After the ...

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4.3 Million Guru Rinpoche Mantras Offered to Lama Zopa Rinpoche

“In mid-August, Amitabha Buddhist Centre (ABC) students were exceedingly happy to offer a total of 4.3 million Guru Rinpoche mantras to our most precious guru, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, for the success of the Maitreya Projects in India,” wrote Ven. Tenzin ...

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New and Updated Essential Practices Now Available to Students

New and Updated Essential Practices Now Available to Students

FPMT Education Services would like to remind you that we have several new and updated practice materials that are essential resources for FPMT students. FPMT Retreat Prayer Book The FPMT Retreat Prayer Book was originally compiled in 2008 in preparation ...

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How to Make Your Life Most Beneficial for Sentient Beings, Even with Your Speech

During the recent Light of the Path retreat, Lama Zopa Rinpoche dictated this advice and had it distributed to all participants. Rinpoche also wanted it shared with people offering service at FPMT centers, projects and service as well as with ...

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100 Million Mani Retreat Begins at Newly Built Tibetan Settlement Community Center

In July we reported that a new community hall at Rabagayling Tibetan Settlement in South India was completed. The Social Services Fund provided a grant for this new building which will be used by by 2,710 refugees. We are delighted ...

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Every Step Brings Us Closer to Death

On August 17, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared on Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Twitter page this very brief teaching from Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Walking meditation … Every step, every breath brings us closer to death … Only thing to do .. Practice ...

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Rachen Nunnery Completes Community Retreat

“During July, a nine-day community mani retreat was held in Tsum, Nepal, during which also Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) mantras were recited,” shared Kopan Monastery’s Ani Fran Mohoupt. “On the last day, there was also 100,000 tsog offerings. The mani retreat ...

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New from Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Sun of Devotion, Stream of Blessings

Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive (LYWA) recently announced the arrival of our latest book from Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Sun of Devotion, Stream of Blessings. Sun of Devotion, Stream of Blessings is the record of a remarkable series of powerful and clear ...

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Praise and Request to Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

At the conclusion of the Light of the Path retreat with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nick Ribush composed and delivered a praise of Rinpoche that also requested for him to live a long life. Nick is a long-time student of Lama ...

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Sera Je Food Fund is Twenty-five Years Old

We’d like to invite you to rejoice in twenty-five years of the Sera Je Food Fund offerings meals to the monks of Sera Je Monstery! The Sera Je Food Fund began in 1991 when Tenzin Ösel Hita, the recognized incarnation ...

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