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‘The Bodhichitta Arises Like That’

“In order to develop compassion for all living beings, we need to understand all the sufferings of all the different beings in samsara, their different types of sufferings,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche taught in “Not One Single Difficulty to Work for ...

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Kshitigarbha Long Mantra Recitations Needed to Help Mitigate Possible Earthquakes

In November 2015, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advised students to urgently undertake certain practices to help mitigate a possible earthquake in California and elsewhere in the world. The advice was that the following should be completed by February 1: 1,800,000 recitations ...

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Traditional Sherpa Dances Offered to Lama Zopa Rinpoche [Video]

The Solu Khumbu region of Nepal is home to the Sherpa people, Lawudo Retreat Centre and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, whose previous incarnation Lawudo Lama Kunsang Yeshe meditated in a cave at Lawudo for 20 years. Rinpoche’s previous visit to Lawudo ...

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Setting a Dharma Example for Children Is Important

“Since Buddhist should give even the animals in their care a special life, there is no question that they should do this for their children,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches in Joyful Parents, Successful Children, a new publication from Amitabha Buddhist ...

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UPDATE: A Message from Ven. Roger Kunsang on the Importance of the Long Life Puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore

UPDATE: The FPMT Education Services’ booklet How to Offer a 1,000 Tsog Offerings is now available to help complete this advice. Ven. Roger Kunsang is the assistant to Lama Zopa Rinpoche and CEO of FPMT Inc. He shares this message ...

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Offering to 32,000 Participants of the Jangchup Lamrim Teachings with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Offering to 32,000 Participants of the Jangchup Lamrim Teachings with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

During the 2015 Jangchup Lamrim teachings ( 18 Treatises on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment ) with His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the newly inaugurated Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered tea to 32,000 participants, money ...

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MAITRI Charitable Trust Supports World Leprosy Day 2016

Every year MAITRI Charitable Trust participates in World Leprosy Day, founded in 1953 by French writer and humanitarian Raoul Follereau. Director Adriana Ferranti serves some of India’s poorest people in the state of Bihar and has worked for 25 years ...

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January FPMT International Office e-News out Now!

We hope you enjoy our January E-News – out now! In it you’ll find: News about Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Official Long Life Puja, It’s Merit Box Collection time!, Updates from FPMT Education Services, Photos from the Long Life Puja Offered ...

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‘Your Partner Is the Most Kind Person in Your Entire Life’

“[Y]ou should make sure that being together with someone becomes a cause of enlightenment by keeping in mind the motivation of bodhichitta,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches in Joyful Parents, Successful Children, a new publication from Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore, ...

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Ven. René Feusi Distills Shantideva’s ‘Bodhicharyavatara’

“In the 1990s, I went to Bodhgaya to do two months’ retreat. I had rented a cabin in Bodhgaya and one of the texts I had with me with was Bodhicharyavatara. It was Stephen Batchelor’s translation. While doing retreat there, ...

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New Free Module from the Living in the Path Program: The Method to Transform a Suffering Life into Happiness (Including Enlightenment)

A new free module from Living in the Path program, “The Method to Transform a Suffering Life into Happiness (Including Enlightenment)” is now available on the Online Learning Center. In this module of Living in the Path, you will find ...

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Rinpoche’s Flower Offering Card

When Rinpoche was at his home in California in October and part of November last year, he created a new flower offering card. Rinpoche then had the card made into a 3-foot (1-meter) tall sign, so that when you first ...

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