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Choe Khor Sum Ling Finishes First Discovering Buddhism Lecture Series

In May 2016, five students of Choe Khor Sum Ling in Bangalore, India, completed all the lectures for the first 13 modules of the 14-module FPMT Discovering Buddhism (DB) program series, a process that took three years to complete and ...

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Khen Rinpoche Geshe Gendun Choephel Passes Away

We are sad to announce that on July 31, 2016, Sera Je abbot Khen Rinpoche Geshe Gendun Choephel suddenly passed away. Among Khen Rinpoche’s many students is Tenzin Ösel Hita, the recognized reincarnation of FPMT founder Lama Yeshe. Khen Rinpoche ...

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Grant Offered to New Stupa Being Built at Rinchen Jangsem Ling

At the end of the Medicine Buddha retreat at Rinchen Jangsem Ling in Malaysia in April, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, through the kindness of several benefactors, offered a US$10,000 grant to the center for a two storey Namgyälma stupa which will ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Advice to Ven. Kunsang and Caregivers

Lama Zopa Rinpoche sent recorded advice to the French monk Ven. Thubten Kunsang and his caregivers during the final days of Ven. Kunsang’s life. Ven. Kunsang passed away on July 24 in India. He had traveled in Rinpoche’s entourage for ...

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Land of Joy Celebrates First Dharma Festival of Light and Merit

“From July 1-3, 2016, Land of Joy, a retreat center in the United Kingdom, held its first Dharma Festival of Light and Merit,” shared Land of Joy board member and FPMT-registered teacher Andy Wistreich. “The main purpose of the festival ...

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Chokhor Duchen Buddha Multiplying Day Is August 6

Chokhor Duchen, one of the four great holy days of the Tibetan Buddhist calendar, takes place this year on Saturday, August 6. Also known as the Festival of Turning the Wheel of Dharma, Chokhor Duchen commemorates the anniversary upon which ...

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How to Convert a Samsaric Picnic into a Beneficial Picnic

Recently in July, Ogmin Jangchub Sishu Tsogpa, the association of former Kopan Monastery Sherpa monks and nuns living in New York, US, hosted a picnic for Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Bear Mountain State Park, which is about 50 miles (80 ...

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Tara Home’s Compassionate Care for End of Life

Tara Home, located at Land of Medicine Buddha in Soquel, California, is a home for terminally ill people entering their last few months of life. Around-the-clock compassionate care is provided by trained volunteers. Tara Home relies completely on donations to ...

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Ven. Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez) Passes Away

Ven. Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez) Passes Away

We are sad to share the news that the French monk Ven. Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez) passed away on Sunday, July 24, at 11:46 a.m. in India due to cancer. Ven. Kunsang traveled with Lama Zopa Rinpoche for many years, ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Visit To Dzongdrakha in Bhutan

Lama Zopa Rinpoche visited many sacred places connected with Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) during his June 2016 trip to the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan. In addition to the holy sites of Guru Rinpoche’s body and speech, Rinpoche visited Dzongdrakha, the place ...

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Announcing the Newly Revised FPMT Retreat Prayer Book

The FPMT Retreat Prayer Book was originally compiled in 2008 in preparation for the first Light of the Path Retreat and has become a critical resource for those attending longer teaching events and retreats with Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Many students ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Offers Incense Puja at Dongkarla Lhakhang

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Offers Incense Puja at Dongkarla Lhakhang

Towards the end of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s visit to Bhutan in June, Rinpoche went to Dongkarla Lhakhang, one of the highest holy sites in Bhutan at an elevation of 11,975 feet (3,650 meters).  The temple was built in the 15th ...

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