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Robes Offered to Sera Je Monastery’s Top Scholars for Memorizing Texts

Robes Offered to Sera Je Monastery’s Top Scholars for Memorizing Texts

Every year the Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund sponsors an oral examination of Sera Je Monastery’s top scholars who have shown a propensity for memorization. This year, 212 monks were awarded new robes for their successful memorization of particular texts. Please ...

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Why We Need Dharma Centers! [AUDIO]

After returning to the United States from South America in early October, Lama Zopa Rinpoche visited Land of Medicine Buddha where he gave this dynamic, seven-minute talk on the significance of Dharma centers. You can listen to the audio recording ...

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The Benefits of Experiencing Hardship

“A hard life is very good for learning, it is a teaching, it shows the nature of suffering,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche advised a student who was facing a difficult time. “Look at it that way, as a teaching, to give ...

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Pre-Order Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Newest Book: “How to Enjoy Death”

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s newest book from Wisdom Publications, How to Enjoy Death: Preparing to Meet Life’s Final Challenge Without Fear, has been compiled from years of Rinpoche’s teachings and has been lovingly edited by Venerable Robina Courtin. Here Lama Zopa ...

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Nepal Earthquake Support Fund Working with Kopan Helping Hands

In June of this year, due to the generosity of many, the Earthquake Support Fund was able to offer a US$50,000 grant to Kopan Helping Hands in support of their ongoing work to offer relief aid in Nepal. This grant ...

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It Would Be Heaven [VIDEO]

“So, all the samsaric pleasures are like that,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches in a new video on FPMT’s YouTube channel. “After some time you get bored! You get bored. First you like that car so much you think, ‘I wish ...

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October FPMT International Office E-News Out Now!

We hope you enjoy our October edition of the FPMT International Office E-News! This month you will find: News about the annual Long Life Puja offered to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, The latest on Rinpoche’s Teaching Schedule, News about Living in ...

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New Photo Gallery of the Nepal Earthquake Recovery

A new photo gallery has been released for the FPMT Nepal Earthquake Support Fund documenting the effects of the earthquakes and the ongoing recovery taking place, as we approach six months since the disasters occurred. The gallery includes touching images ...

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Working with the Dying

“If you are able to help these people go to the pure land, then that is the quickest way to free them from cyclic existence or rebirth. Otherwise, without actualizing the path, there is no way to experience this or ...

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Maitripa College Dedicates James A. Blumenthal Library

Maitripa College Dedicates James A. Blumenthal Library

Maitripa College in Portland, Oregon, marked the one-year anniversary of the passing of Prof. Jim Blumenthal with a dedication ceremony for its library and a puja. Jim was integral to the Maitripa community and was also a frequent contributor to ...

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The Root of Guru Devotion

“The root of guru devotion is remembering the kindness of the guru, by thinking that the guru is precious,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche instructed. “ Then we respect the guru, who is the root of the path all the way up ...

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The Benefits of Stupas

“Especially important is the benefit to others from these holy objects,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche said regarding the benefits of building a stupa. “Because we can’t see the Buddha now directly, this is something substantial that we can see, a manifestation ...

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