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International Merit Box Project: 14 New Grants Awarded for 2015

International Merit Box Project: 14 New Grants Awarded for 2015

With a special thanks for all those who submitted or helped coordinate Merit Box offerings over the past year, it’s time to rejoice! A new set of 14 Merit Box grants have been awarded for 2015. Disbursements will be sent ...

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Lunch Offered to Children of the Central School for Tibetans for the Second Year

Lunch Offered to Children of the Central School for Tibetans for the Second Year

For the second year in a row, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, through the Social Services Fund, offered US$8,242 for lunch for all of the young children attending the Central School for Tibetans in Bylakuppe, South India. In addition to this same ...

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The ‘I’ Is One; Others Are Numberless

“The I is one; others are numberless,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche reminds students in Cutting the Root of Samsara, Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive’s third volume in a series drawn from the 24th Kopan course in 1991. “There are numberless sentient beings ...

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Institut Vajra Yogini Completes Fourth Annual Nyung Nä Retreat

Institut Vajra Yogini Completes Fourth Annual Nyung Nä Retreat

Each year Lama Zopa Rinpoche, through the Practice and Retreat Fund, personally sponsors up to 10 people willing to do 100 nyung näs – an intensive and demanding two-day Chenrezig retreat – at Institut Vajra Yogini (IVY) in France. Institut ...

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The Sera Je Food Fund Increases Food Offering Over Winter Months

Every day of every year the Sera Je Food Fund offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner to 2,500 monks studying at the Sera Je Monastery. An additional 800 monks join for breakfast every day. Offering this requires a tremendous amount of ...

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Rinpoche Available Now

Rinpoche Available Now

Teachings from Netherlands 2015 Venue: Maitreya Institute, Loenen, Netherlands Date: July 11th to July 20th, 2015 Lama Zopa Rinpoche teachings given from July 11th to July 20th, 2015 at Maitreya Institute. The teachings were titled “Essence of Kadam”.

New Online Feature: ‘How Do Holy Objects Work?’

Ven. Tenzin Legtsok, an American monk in his 12th-year of geshe studies at Sera Monastery in India, discusses the power of stupas and other sacred objects in Mandala‘s newest online feature: “How Do Holy Objects Work?” Ven. Legtsok begins with ...

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Long Life Puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche To Be Webcast Live

Long Life Puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche To Be Webcast Live

A long life puja will be offered to Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the conclusion of the teaching and initiation series at Maitreya Instituut in the Netherlands on Chokhor Duchen (Wheel Turning Day), which is on Monday, July 20. The event ...

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July FPMT E-News Out Now

We invite you to read the July edition of our FPMT International Office E-news! In this month’s e-news, you’ll find: Celebrating His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday, News from the Nepal Earthquake Support Fund, New Materials from FPMT Education ...

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Extensive Pujas, Practices and Prayers Will Be Done on Chokhor Duchen by 15,650 Ordained Sangha

Each year on Chokhor Duchen (commemorating Lord Buddha’s first teaching) the Puja Fund sponsors pujas and offerings all over the world dedicated to success of the entire FPMT organization. The practices are offered by up to 15,650 monks and nuns. ...

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The Self-cherishing Thought

“If the self-cherishing thought, the ego, is strong, then the attachment clinging to this life also becomes very strong. The stronger the attachment is, the easier anger arises,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches in Cutting the Root of Samsara, the third ...

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Great Stupa of Universal Compassion Celebrated Saka Dawa with Festival of Light [VIDEO]

Great Stupa of Universal Compassion Celebrated Saka Dawa with Festival of Light [VIDEO]

On May 30, 2015, the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion in Bendigo, Australia, celebrated its Wesak Festival of Light during what in Tibetan is known as Saka Dawa, the holiday celebrating the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana. The celebration included ...

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