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Compassion for Every Single Sentient Being

“What differentiates Buddhism from other religions is COMPASSION for every single sentient being.” — Lama Zopa Rinpoche from “Compassion is of the Upmost Need” More information, photos and updates about FPMT spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche can be found on ...

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Preliminary Practices at Tushita Meditation Center, Spain

Marina Brucet, the spiritual program coordinator at Tushita Retreat Center, sent us this update about the wonderful opportunities for practice in this peaceful Catalan retreat center. Twenty years have passed since Lama Zopa Rinpoche visited this beautiful and quiet place ...

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Smoking Harms Your Virtuous Thoughts [VIDEO]

“Even when people died and someone asked Panchen Losang Chokyi to do phowa, he asked whether the person had smoked or not,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche mentions in a new video on FPMT’s YouTube channel. “If the person had smoked, then ...

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Welcoming His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Open Arms

In preparation for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visit to the United Kingdom, a group of FPMT students has been working with the office of Tibet and the local Tibetan community to ensure that His Holiness gets the warmest possible ...

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Practicing the Good Heart for Happiness

On September 13, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared on his Twitter page this brief teaching from Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Lama Zopa; the king of delusions, thinking our false “I” is real! We need to practice the good heart for happiness. You ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Visit to Shantideva Meditation Center in New York

From visiting and doing prayers at the memorial for the victims of the September 11 attacks, to teaching at Tibet House, to receiving rare oral transmissions, to spending time with the former monks and nuns of Kopan, to engaging in ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Teaches on the ‘Essence of Nectar’ in Mexico

On the morning of September 11, Lama Zopa Rinpoche began the day leading the participants of the “Essence of Nectar” retreat in Mexico in Lama Chöpa with tsog. Ven. Steve Carlier served as umze, or chant leader, for the puja, ...

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8,300 Meals Offered Every Day to Monks of Sera Je Monastery

Since 1991, the Sera Je Food Fund has offered meals to the monks studying at Sera Je Monastery in southern India. Today, the fund sponsors 8,300 meals every single day for all 2,500 Sera Je Monastery monks (3,300 monks are ...

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His Eminence Choden Rinpoche Passes Away

We are very saddened to share the news that His Eminence Choden Rinpoche passed away on September 11 at 1:30 a.m. India time at Sera Je Monastery in South India. Choden Rinpoche was a highly respected Buddhist master and a ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Offers Lama Chöpa Tsog

Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered Lama Chöpa tsog early Friday morning in Mexico, where he is leading retreat, after hearing the news that His Eminence Choden Rinpoche showed the aspect of passing away. Lama Zopa Rinpoche mentioned that others could do ...

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Harming Another Back Is the Wrong Solution

“[This year,] this life prepares for the happiness of our future lives, becoming useful rather than becoming a disturbance, harming our thousands and thousands of future lives,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche says in Creating the Causes of Happiness, the second volume ...

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Celebrate Mindfulness Day on September 12

As a way to encourage and expand the practice of mindfulness, Wisdom Publications is promoting Mindfulness Day. Celebrated annually on September 12, Mindfulness Day “aims to raise awareness in the general population about the value and benefit mindfulness brings,” Wisdom ...

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