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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Teaches ‘Seven-Point Mind Training’ [Video]

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave a wonderful teaching on the Seven-Point Mind Training (also called Seven-Point Thought Transformation) on February 5, 2017, at Root Institute in Bodhgaya, India. The mind training (Tibetan: lojong) text Rinpoche taught was by Kadampa Geshe Chekawa. ...

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Stupa for Khen Rinpoche Geshe Gendun Choephel

A new stupa is being built at Sera Je Monastery for Khen Rinpoche Geshe Gendun Choephel who passed away on July 31, 2016. Among Khen Rinpoche’s many students is Tenzin Ösel Hita, the recognized reincarnation of FPMT founder Lama Yeshe. ...

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Feed the Birds

In 2007, Lama Zopa Rinpoche talked about the benefits of feeding birds, saying, “When we give food to birds we should chant the Mitukpa, Medicine Buddha, Chenrezig, and the five powerful mantras and then blow over the food. Giving food ...

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New Mandala Ebook: ‘From Warm Heart to Warm Heart’

Mandala has just published a new ebook called From Warm Heart to Warm Heart: The Transmission of Dharma in the Modern World. The ebook contains seventeen interviews about the transmission of Dharma, published by Mandala between 1982 and 2017. While ...

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The Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund’s Most Successful Project: The Sera Je Food Fund

The Sera Je Food Fund (a project of the Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund) has been in operation for twenty-five years, offering free meals to the sincere monks of Sera Je Monastery daily. In a typical month, nearly 22,000 bananas, 120 ...

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‘The Best Way to Take Care of Children’

Lama Zopa Rinpoche cares deeply about children. Indeed, his Vast Visions include a focus on young people. What does Rinpoche say about children and youth? Rinpoche has commented, “[FPMT should] help young people through meditation and consultation, and also help ...

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‘Music Can Bring So Much Joy and Happiness’

Is it good to play music? “Music can bring so much joy and happiness to people,” said Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 2005, “especially if it’s performed with a good motivation.” In explaining how to play music in the most beneficial ...

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The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion Receives AUS$2.5 Million Matching Grant

On March 24, 2017, the Victoria state government in Australia announced that the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, an FPMT project that once completed will be the largest stupa in the Western world, would received a AUS$2.5 million matching grant. ...

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Preparing for the 2017 Light of the Path Retreat

Registration is now open for the extended 2017 Light of the Path hosted by Kadampa Center in North Carolina, USA, and taking place August 20-September 17. We hope that many students will be able to attend in person or participate ...

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Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche: On Feeling Loved

A student wrote to Lama Zopa Rinpoche saying that he felt no one liked him. Rinpoche responded as follows. When you had very negative thoughts before, thinking “nobody loves me, no one cares for me etc.,” you had so much ...

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Please Rejoice in Another Year of Ongoing Animal Liberations

Benefiting animals in any way possible is a high priority for FPMT and one of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for the organization. The Animal Liberation Fund helps carry forth this work. The Animal Liberation Fund sponsored the liberations of ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche on Art

Can creating art be a Dharma practice? Lama Zopa Rinpoche discussed this in 2005. Here is what he said: “The first thing to think about,” explained Rinpoche, “is one’s attitude. The purpose of making the painting or of creating any ...

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