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Mandala Online: The Benefits of Monasteries and Nunneries

Are monasteries and nunneries necessary? What are their benefits? Mandala explores this issue in a new online feature called “The Benefits of Monasteries and Nunneries,” which presents recent words of wisdom from Lama Zopa Rinpoche along with reflections by American ...

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Buddha House Finishes Renovations on New Property

On May 12, 2017, Buddha House in the suburbs of Adelaide, Australia, celebrated one year since receiving the keys to its new property and beginning extensive renovations. Buddha House student Carole Migalka described the process of finding the 1866 bluestone ...

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A Long Life Prayer for Lama Zopa Rinpoche Spontaneously Composed by Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drönme

During a long life puja at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore, for Lama Zopa Rinpoche on March 13, 2016, Ven. Holly Ansett offered a beautiful long life prayer composed by Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drönme (Khadro-la). We are pleased to make ...

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CORRECTED–Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Mongolia: Update [Video]

CORRECTED, May 11—This post has been corrected. We apologize for the errors that appeared in this blog as it was originally published on May 10. Lama Zopa Rinpoche—who has been touring Mongolia this month, giving teachings, blessings, and initiations—visited Dolma ...

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Progress Made on Mani Chungyur, Stupa, and Water Park

Last year, the Holy Objects Fund offered a substantial grant to the Mani Chungyur, Stupa, and Water Park, a project being built in Namche Bazaar, Nepal, located in the Sagarmatha National Park and Buffer Zone (SNPBZ). The grant is being ...

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Watch Lama Zopa Rinpoche Teach Live from Mongolia

You can watch Lama Zopa Rinpoche teach live from Mongolia May 10-12! Rinpoche’s teachings before the Great Chenrezig Initiation at Idgaa Choizinling Monastery—organized by Ganden Do Ngag Shedrup Ling, the FPMT center in Ulaanbaatar—will be streamed live on FPMT’s YouTube ...

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Golden Light Sutra for World Peace

“Anybody who wants peace in the world should read the Golden Light Sutra,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche taught in 2007. “This is a very important practice to stop violence and wars in the world. The Golden Light Sutra is one of ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Arrives in Mongolia

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has arrived safely in Mongolia, traveling from Nepal. Rinpoche is staying at the FPMT center in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, called Ganden Do Ngag Shedrub Ling Center. He will also be visiting the Golden Light Sutra Center in Darkhan, ...

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Ongoing Support for the Nuns of Tashi Chime Gatsal Nunnery, Nepal

In 2014 a grant was offered to Tashi Chime Gatsal Nunnery for new accommodation needed for the resident nuns. The nunnery recently sent an update that three rows of rooms are nearly finished and some nuns have already begun moving ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Visits Chailsa, Nepal

In March 2017, Lama Zopa Rinpoche visited the village of Chailsa, in Solu Khumbu, Nepal. Among various activities there, he visited Sagarmatha Secondary School. More than two years ago, FPMT took on the commitment of sponsoring this school, which has ...

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Long Life Puja Offered to Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan Monastery

An extensive White Tara long life puja was offered to Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan Monastery on behalf of the entire FPMT organization on April 23, 2017. Earlier this year, Ven. Roger Kunsang received advice from Khadro Rangjung Neljorma Khandro ...

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Mantras and Sutras Available

Both mantras and sutras are considered holy objects and bring great blessings to one’s mind and life through engagement. Dozens of commonly used and recommended mantras and sutras are available for students to download freely. Lama Zopa Rinpoche has given ...

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