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Thanks for Practice

An FPMT center wrote Lama Zopa Rinpoche about a New Year’s “sutra-thon,” where students recited the Heart Sutra , the Vajra Cutter Sutra and other sutras. They dedicated for a multitude of things, especially the health and long life of ...

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The Benefits of Vajrasattva Practice

“Of course by purifying negative karma collected since beginningless rebirth and by collecting extensive merits, this allows you to have realizations on the path to enlightenment and for your mind to change,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche wrote to a student who ...

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Retreat Cabin Sponsored for Ordained Sangha

Retreat Cabin Sponsored for Ordained Sangha

Due to the kindness of a generous benefactor, the Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund was able to sponsor the International Mahayana Institute’s building of a retreat cabin specifically to be used by Sangha at Thakpa Kachoe Retreat Land. This new cabin, ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s New Book ‘How to Enjoy Death’

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s much anticipated book How to Enjoy Death: Preparing to Meet Life’s Final Challenge without Fear will soon be released by Wisdom Publications. Rinpoche just received an advance copy of the book at Sera Monastery, where he is ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lama Chopa Tsog

On December 20, Lama Zopa Rinpoche attended a Lama Chopa tsog in the garden of the Kopan House at Sera Je Monastery. In addition to the Kopan monks studying at Sera, several FPMT geshes as well as many IMI Sangha ...

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Ven. Thubten Labdron (Trisha Donnelly) Passes Away in Australia

Long-time FPMT student Ven. Thubten Labdron (Trisha Donnelly) passed away on December 19, 2015, in Queensland, Australia, due to cancer, with which she had recently been diagnosed. She was 71. Ven. Trisha offered decades of service to FPMT. She helped ...

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Celebrate Christmas with a Happy Mind

In December 1971, FPMT founder Lama Yeshe gave teachings to students at Kopan Monastery, which were collected into the book Silent Mind, Holy Mind , published by the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Here’s the beginning of a short excerpt from ...

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

Following Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s wishes we have updated the text, Daily Meditation, which Rinpoche has renamed The Method to Transform a Suffering Life Into Happiness (Including Enlightenment). In addition to the name change, this text has also been revised according ...

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The Blessings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

“On this very important occasion, not only will we have the opportunity to see all the Buddhas’ compassion, but we can see Avalokiteshvara in the dynamic human form of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, a form that allows us to ...

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Long Life Puja Offered to His Holiness the Dalai Lama January 1, 2016

Long Life Puja Offered to His Holiness the Dalai Lama January 1, 2016

Over twenty years ago, Lama Zopa Rinpoche requested that the FPMT organization offers a long life puja to His Holiness the Dalai Lama every year. This year the annual long life puja will be offered on January 1, 2016 following ...

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Season’s Greetings from Lama Zopa Rinpoche and International Office!

Season’s greetings to you! We hope you enjoy the December 2015 FPMT International Office eNews. There’s so much to rejoice about, including: A long life puja being offered to His Holiness the Dalai Lama during the Jangchup Lamrim teachings, Sera ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche in South India for Jangchup Lamrim Teachings with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is currently in South India and attending the Jangchup Lamrim teachings with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, which commenced on Sunday, December 20, at the newly inaugurated Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. The Janchup Lamrim teachings is a busy ...

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