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How to Bless Tea Sold at a Center: Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche was offered tea recently by Kunsang Yeshe Retreat Centre in Australia, which was selling the tea as a fundraiser. He responded with the following advice on how to “really” bless the tea. My most dear, most kind, ...

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Dieter Kratzer on Becoming a Teacher

In an interview with Mandala now published online, FPMT registered in-depth teacher Dieter Kratzer, 75, talks about his life in the Dharma, and particularly the process of becoming a teacher. Dieter met the Dharma in 1973 and was among the ...

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Merit Box Offerings Help Train the First Facilitators for the a.r.t. of Fulfillment Program

Seven months ago, the International Merit Box Project awarded twenty-one grants to a variety of Dharma projects, made possible solely from the collected offerings of Merit Box practitioners around the world. One of these grants funded a retreat to train ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Name Mantra [Audio]

In 2014, Indian FPMT students heard Malaysian and Singaporean students chant Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s name mantra in Mundgod and had the wish to learn how to do the same. Ven. Kabir Saxena, now director of Maitreya Buddha Project Kushinagar, suggested ...

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In Praise of Padmasambhava

While at Kopan Monastery in Nepal in late 2016, Lama Zopa Rinpoche attended a puja at Kopan Nunnery organized by the Kopan monks and nuns, making 100,000 tsog offerings to the great Indian yogi and teacher Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche), who ...

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Midday Meals Offered to Tibetan School Children in Bylakuppe, South India

The Central School for Tibetans, Cauvery Valley Project (CVP), located in Bylakuppe, South India, was established in 1971 to serve the children of refugees living at Dicky Larose Tibetan Settlement. Twenty-four staff help educate 217 elementary, middle, and secondary students. ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the Great Thangtong Gyalpo

While at Kopan Monastery in Nepal recently, Lama Zopa Rinpoche was shown a precious relic from the great Tibetan yogi Thangtong Gyalpo by Chusang Rinpoche, the spiritual head of Chusang Gompa, a Gelug monastery in Boudhanath, Nepal. Chusang Rinpoche was born ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Schedule

Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India 27, 28 and 29 January Great Chenrezig initiation 31 January, 1 and 2 February Great Medicine Buddha initiation

January FPMT International Office e-News Out Now!

Welcome to the January edition of our monthly FPMT International Office e-News! This month we invite you to read about: Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Schedule for 2017, Please Rejoice with Us!, Time to Count your Merit Box Offerings, 2017 Practice Calendar ...

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Basic Program Progress, Completions, and Opportunities

Basic Program Progress, Completions, and Opportunities

FPMT Education Services would like to share some news about Basic Program progress and announce a wonderful new online opportunity. The Basic Program (BP) was designed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche for students who wish to progress beyond foundational level study ...

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Offer ALL the Lights

“If we want to develop Dharma wisdom, then offer light.” So said Lama Zopa Rinpoche during a teaching in Singapore in 2013. What are the results of offering lights? Rinpoche explained, “It is mentioned that if we make offerings of ...

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Monthly Offerings Continue for Boudhanath Stupa, Nepal

One of the regular activities of the FPMT Puja Fund is offering white wash, four giant saffron flower petals and the best quality cloth (shambu) to the umbrellas at the pinnacles of Bouddhanath and Swayambunath stupas in Nepal on the ...

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