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Investing in Retreat Houses for Geshes in Chailsa, Nepal

Chailsa is in Solu Khumbu, north-eastern Nepal, the district where Lama Zopa Rinpoche was born. Chailsa is in the southern part of the district. In May, Lama Zopa Rinpoche stayed at Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery for a month and visited ...

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‘We Have Full Freedom in Our Life’

Lama Zopa Rinpoche talked in 2008 about our good fortune: being able to choose happiness. What is the source of this good fortune? Teachings on how to create the causes of happiness. “What people believe in the world, the more ...

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Merit Box Project Reaches US$1 Million in Grants Awarded

In May, the International Merit Box Project disbursed sixteen new grants for Dharma projects and activities in six countries, totaling US$37,455 for the year. This was the fifteenth cycle of annual of Merit Box grants. Since the Project was created ...

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Debate Demonstrated in English by Sera Je IMI Monks [Video]

In the twenty-minute video below, Sera Je International Mahayana Institute (IMI) monks Vens. Tenzin Gache and Tenzin Legtsok give a demonstration of monastic debate in English, introduced and explained by Ven. Gyalten Lekden. As the monks and nuns in geshe ...

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Learn the Tunes for Khadro-la’s Long Life Prayer for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Khadro-la (Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drönme) is consulted every year for advice on practices to clear obstacles for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s health and long life. In 2016 she advised that all the students in all FPMT centers, projects, and services ...

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Celebrating His Holiness’s 82nd Birthday

On July 6, the 82nd birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama is being celebrated around the world by Tibetans and Western students of the Dharma. As the spiritual guide for six million Tibetans, as Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s guru, as ...

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Ven. Tsering Comments on Fifteen Years of Writing out the Prajnaparamita Sutra

In March we reported that Ven. Tsering has entered his fifteenth year of writing out the Prajnaparamita Sutra in gold ink on archival quality rainbow paper as a means to create the karma needed to build the large Maitreya Buddha ...

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Grant Offered to New Stupa Being Built in Thame, Solo Khumbu, Nepal

A large stupa is being built in Thame in the Solo Khumbu district of Nepal to replace one that was destroyed in the 2015 earthquake. The new stupa, which will stand nearly 44 feet tall with a base measuring 56 ...

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Mandala July-December 2017 Out Now!

Mandala July-December 2017 is in the mail! In the issue we share news from Kopan Monastery—where the seed of FPMT first sprouted—including a story on the enthronement of Thubten Rigsel Rinpoche, the reincarnation of Kopan Monastery’s former abbot, the beloved ...

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FPMT Education Services: The Heart of FPMT

FPMT Education Services develops, reviews, and constantly improves a range of introductory to advanced Buddhist education programs available in FPMT centers and online; publishes practice materials in digital and hard copy formats; works with translators and editors to translate crucial ...

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The 104th Ganden Tripa Visits FPMT International Office

The 104th Ganden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin Rinpoche visited FPMT International Office in Portland, Oregon, US, on June 24. The visit came during a three-day teaching event at Maitripa College. Tri Rinpoche, who was formerly known by the title Jangtse Chöje, ...

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Ongoing Prayers, Practices, Offerings, Holy Object Creation, and Animal Blessings at Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s USA Residences

Resident Sangha at Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s residences in Washington State and California, USA, offer weekly animal liberation practice and charity for ants, extensive daily offering practices, make tsa-tsas and stupas daily, and engage in nightly Dharma protector practices and sur ...

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