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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Advice for After the US Election

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has offered some advice in the wake of the recent election in the United States: My most dear, most kind, most precious wish-fulfilling ones, In regard to the recent election in the United States, I wanted to ...

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15,600 Sangha Joining in Group Prayer This Lhabab Duchen, November 20

Every year on Lhabab Duchen (Buddha’s Descent from Tushita) the Puja Fund sponsors prayers, pujas, offerings to Sangha all over the world, as well as offerings to holy objects in India, Nepal, and Tibet. This year, Lhabab Duchen, one of ...

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For the Love of Beings: Filling the World with Mantras

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has been busy in recent weeks filling the world with mantras! At Buddha Amitabha Pure Land in Washington State in the United States, in order to bless sentient beings on the land there and in the water ...

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A New Mandala Magazine!

Mandala magazine is in the mail! The exciting new issue is winging its way this very minute to supporters of the Friends of FPMT program as well as to students who receive it through the FPMT centers and projects that ...

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FPMT North America Holds August 2016 Regional Meeting

“FPMT North America held it’s annual regional meeting on August 15-16, 2016, during the Light of the Path retreat in Black Mountain, North Carolina,” reported regional coordinator Drolkar McCallum. “About forty people attended, representing eighteen FPMT centers, projects and services ...

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Buddha Day Lhabab Duchen Is on November 20

Lhabab Duchen, one of the four great holy days of the Tibetan calendar, takes place this year on Sunday, November 20. Lhabab Duchen celebrates when Lord Buddha actually descended from the God Realm of Thirty-Three after teaching his mother and ...

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Blessing the Sentient Beings of Omak Lake

Rinpoche recently spent some time blessing Omak Lake, near Buddha Amitabha Pure Land in Washington State, USA. Rinpoche did extensive prayers and mantras for all the sentient beings in the lake now as well as those who will be there ...

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Support to 120 Students of Sagarmatha Lower Secondary School

For the past two years, Kopan Monastery has taken on the responsibility of supporting Sagarmatha Secondary School in Chailsa, Nepal. The school is located on what was once a Tibetan refugee camp and currently serves 120 young students. A foundation ...

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Time Is Emptiness; Emptiness Is Time

“This is a very good meditation on emptiness,” says Lama Zopa Rinpoche in his book Kadampa Teachings, adding, “It’s simple but profound, and gives us a clear understanding.” “When we hear or think of one year, ‘Oh, it takes one ...

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Documentary! ‘Awakening the Mind: ILTK Life’ (Video)

Two years ago, student Quy N. Sam released Awakening the Mind: ILTK Life, a 25-minute documentary capturing the history and daily life of Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa (ILTK), an FPMT center in Pomaia, Italy. Awakening the Mind is filled with ...

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Samantabhadra Card for Protection

Lama Zopa Rinpoche recently updated the design of a Samantabhadra protection card for one’s wall. FPMT Education Services is pleased to make this protection card available as a printable PDF. Rinpoche advises, “By displaying this card, all the outer and ...

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Fulfilling Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Vision: His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Strasbourg, France

With organizational help from numerous FPMT volunteers, the city of Strasbourg, France, hosted His Holiness the Dalai Lama on September 17 and 18, 2016. His Holiness taught from Nagarjuna’s Commentary on Bodhichitta, conferred an Avalokiteshvara initiation, and gave a public ...

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