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Living in the Path Module, “The Secret of the Mind”

In this revised module of Living in the Path, “The Secret of the Mind,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche gives an extensive teaching on karma and the mind based on two verses from the Dhammapada (The Collection of Sayings), each of which ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Losar 2016 Greeting! [Video]

Lama Zopa Rinpoche recorded a 20-minute video Losar greeting for the students and supporters of the FPMT organization during his visit to Tso Pema (Rewalsar) in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, where Rinpoche stayed for a few weeks in ...

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Losar Greetings from LRZTP 7!

The teachers, students and staff of Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translator Programme 7 (LRZTP 7) –FPMT’s Tibetan-language interpreter training program – wished to share their Losar (New Year) greeting with the wider FPMT community. The card reads: “The upcoming year is ...

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Community Hall in Tibetan Settlement of 2,710 Refugees

Community Hall in Tibetan Settlement of 2,710 Refugees

In July we reported that a US$116,8 48 grant from the Social Services Fund had been offered to Rabagayling Tibetan Settlement in South India for the building of a new community hall that will benefit the 2,710 refugees there. We ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Visits Tso Pema

Lama Zopa Rinpoche recently spent several weeks at Tso Pema (Lotus Lake, also known as Rewalsar) in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Rinpoche went to Tso Pema to receive rare oral transmissions on vinaya (monastic discipline) from the abbot ...

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Happy 31st Birthday, Tenzin Ösel Hita!

FPMT International Office wishes Tenzin Ösel Hita a very happy birthday and a long, healthy life. May his beneficial activities flourish and holy wishes come instantly into fruition! Tenzin Ösel Hita, the recognized reincarnation of FPMT founder Lama Yeshe, turned ...

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Rejoice in All the Practices Done to Pacify Earthquakes!

More than 1 million recitations of the Kshitigarbha long mantra have been accumulated as part of an effort to accomplish the advice of Lama Zopa Rinpoche for preventing and pacifying earthquakes in California and the rest of the world. In ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s ‘How to Enjoy Death’ Available Now!

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s much anticipated book How to Enjoy Death: Preparing to Meet Life’s Final Challenge without Fear is now available through the FPMT Foundation Store. The beautifully printed book is a practical guide for students on how to best ...

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Taking the Eight Mahayana Precepts

Lama Zopa Rinpoche recommends taking the 24-hour eight Mahayana precept vows on days on which the karmic effects of positive actions are multiplied, such as Buddha days, full moon, new moon, and eclipses. The eight Mahayana precepts are a powerful ...

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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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