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‘If You Can Avoid Meat, It’s So Good’ [Video]

Lama Zopa Rinpoche cares deeply about animals and uses every possible opportunity to bless them with prayers, mantras, holy objects, and other means. A short video of Lama Zopa Rinpoche blessing sentient beings in a lake in Washington State, US, ...

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Mandala Online: Pilgrimage to Vikramashila

“Pilgrimage needs faith. The more faith, the more happiness. Otherwise, you are just like a tourist looking at ruins. … When you go to these holy places it reminds you of impermanence. Once these places were great cities but now ...

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The Real Meaning of ‘Guru’ [Video]

During a road trip from Washington State to California in November 2016, Lama Zopa Rinpoche chanted a guru devotion prayer along with a CD that was playing in the car. See the video of him chanting below. Rinpoche frequently speaks ...

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The 103rd Ganden Tripa Passes Away

We are saddened to share the news of the passing of the 103rd Ganden Tripa Jetsun Lobsang Tenzin Rinpoche, who died on April 21, 2017, at 11:45 p.m. in Delhi, India, after an illness. According to the Central Tibetan Administration, ...

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April FPMT International Office e-News Out Now!

We welcome you into our April FPMT International Office e-News – out now! Click to find: Practices to do for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Health, and a Highlighted Teaching from Rinpoche, New Additions to Rinpoche’s Schedule, New Mandala ebook, Highlighted Retreats ...

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‘Abandon Stretching the Legs,’ A Living in the Path Module

In “Abandon Stretching the Legs,” a module of the Living in the Path program, Lama Zopa Rinpoche tells us to give up being lazy in our pursuit of understanding the nature of samsara and samsaric pleasures and to generate bodhichitta ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Schedule

Thubten Norbu Ling, USA August 9 Manjushri initiation August 10 Vajrasattva initiation August 12 – 13 Great Medicine Buddha initiation

Dharma in the City

Do we have to go to a retreat center or a faraway country to really meditate? Way back in 1979, Lama Zopa Rinpoche responded to this question with a teaching on how to practice Dharma in the city. Rinpoche said, ...

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Daily Lunch Offered for 2017 for the Monks of Idgaa Choizinling, Mongolia

The Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund offers sponsorship for daily lunch for the 57 monks studying at Idgaa Choizinling Dratsang in Mongolia. Recently US$9,000 was offered to cover all of 2017. Idgaa Choizinling was established in 2003 through FPMT Mongolia due ...

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Graduating from Geshe Studies: ‘You Have Gained So Much’ [Video]

Kopan Nunnery has its first two geshemas. They are Geshe Namdrol Phuntsok and Geshe Jangchub Gyalmo, who graduated with their Geshe degrees in 2016 after an intense program lasting more than twenty years. Lama Zopa Rinpoche met with them in ...

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Prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Good Health This Year

Every year Ven. Roger Kunsang, on behalf of the FPMT organization, checks with one of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s gurus or Khadro-la (Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drönme) to determine what practices should be done to help create the conditions for Lama ...

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Learn to Chant Lama Chöpa Tunes

FPMT Education Services would like to remind students of three videos available in which Lama Zopa Rinpoche chants the Lama Ch ö pa tunes in three ways: fast-paced, medium-paced, and slow-paced. These videos are an incredibly precious resource for FPMT ...

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