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Serving the Guru [Video]

The Buddha guides us, Lama Zopa Rinpoche says, through the guru, and the guru is like a magnifying glass through which we receive the Buddha’s blessings. In the video below, Lama Zopa Rinpoche talks about the importance of the guru. ...

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Mandala Online: Freda Bedi and the Early Days of Tibetan Buddhism in India

Writer Vicki Mackenzie recently talked with Mandala about her new book The Revolutionary Life of Freda Bedi: British Feminist, Indian Nationalist, Buddhist Nun [available through the Foundation Store]. Mackenzie has been a student of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche ...

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Tenzin Ösel Hita’s 2017 European Tour [Video]

During the first three months of 2017, Tenzin Ösel Hita, the recognized reincarnation of FPMT founder Lama Yeshe, toured European FPMT centers giving talks to hundreds of eager students. The tour began on January 25 at Maitreya Instituut Amsterdam in ...

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FPMT Education Ebooks Available on the Amazon Kindle Store

Students can access FPMT Education materials, prayers, and practices in a variety of formats including ebooks. A wide selection of ebooks can be found at the Foundation Store and a growing number are being made available on the Amazon Kindle ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the Environment

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has commented several times on environmental issues, including climate change. What has he said? In 2006, Rinpoche, concerned about climate change, saw the film An Inconvenient Truth, and made the following comments: “Every sentient being, regardless of ...

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Rejoicing in Another Year of Meals Offered to the Poor and Homeless in Mongolia

Lamp of the Path NGO, a project of FPMT Mongolia, has been offering free meals and a regular free health clinic to the poor and homeless living in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia for many years. In 2016, 21,000 meals were offered to ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Blesses Animals in Russia

During Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s May-June 2017 visit to Russia, Rinpoche took an entire day—May 31—to bless animals. The animal blessing was organized and hosted by Save Tibet Russia. It was well attended, with hundreds of people and animals in attendance: ...

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Watch Geshe Namdak Graduate: Ritual, Debate, Tea, Love, and Laughter [Video]

Watch the eighteen-minute video below to see the colorful, moving, and joy-filled graduation ceremonies of Geshe Tenzin Namdak, who has completed the full twenty-year course of studies at Sera Je Monastic University in South India and his final geshe examinations ...

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June 2017 FPMT International Office e-News Out Now!

We invite you to read our June 2017 FPMT International Office e-News. This month you’ll find: highlights from our most recently posted blogs , Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s current schedule for 2017 and 2018 , updates from Work a Day for ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Moscow, May-June 2017

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave a week of evening teachings in Moscow, May 27 through June 3. Ganden Tendar Ling , the FPMT center in Moscow, organized the teaching event, which was held in a large public hall and livestreamed. Rinpoche ...

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The Puja Fund Sponsors Pujas and Offerings to Holy Objects Every Month

Every month the Puja Fund sponsors pujas and offerings dedicated to the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama; the removal of obstacles to all FPMT Dharma activities; FPMT students; benefactors of every FPMT center, service, and project, as ...

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Rinpoche Remembers Geshe Dugda, Who Helped Restore Buddhism in Kalmykia

While Lama Zopa Rinpoche was in Kalmykia, Russia, in May 2017, a traditionally Buddhist area of Russia settled centuries ago by migrants from Mongolia, he stayed at the former home of Geshe Tenzin Dugda (Tib.’brug-sgra), a Tibetan geshe who lived ...

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