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Daily Prayers and Dedications for All Supporters of the Sera Je Food Fund

Every day, 8,300 meals are served to all 2,500 monks studying at Sera Je Monastery through the Sera Je Food Fund. Before each meal, all of the monks offer prayers and dedications to all of the many kind sponsors of ... Read full article

Find Out What Five-year-old Dechen Bloom Asked Ven. Robina Courtin about the Heart Sutra

April 21, 2014, was a big day for Dechen Bloom, age six. Lama Zopa Rinpoche was visiting Dechen’s hometown of Portland, Oregon, and Dechen had something special to offer Rinpoche. Leading up to Rinpoche’s visit, Dechen had been working very ... Read full article

Recite OM MANI PADME HUM for Every Single Sentient Being

Every month new advice is added to “Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Online Advice Book” on the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive, which also has a list of recently added advice. Here’s an excerpt from a letter from Rinpoche on doing daily practice: “Regarding the existing practices ... Read full article

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Tenzin Ösel Hita

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Tenzin Ösel Hita both attended His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s recent public teachings in Livorno, Italy, June 14-15. The following day, Ösel joined Lama Zopa Rinpoche for lunch. Rinpoche was in Italy through the end of June. He gave ... Read full article

Better to Not Have the Desire

Lama Zopa: far better to not have the desire for worldly objects than to have the objects of worldly desire. – From Ven. Roger Kunsang’s Twitter page, posted on June 11, 2014 Ven. Roger Kunsang, Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s assistant and CEO of FPMT ... Read full article

Special Saka Dawa Events at Tushita Meditation Centre

Tushita Meditation Centre is a bustling FPMT center in Dharamsala – the seat-in-exile of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Tushita staff recently wrote Mandala, sharing news about their Saka Dawa events: Saka Dawa is one of the most important festival days of the Tibetan ... Read full article

Om Mani Padme Hum Cap for Summer!

It is officially summer in North America and everyone could use a little shade from the sun. This charming OM MANI PADME HUM hat was designed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche and is covered with beautifully embroidered mantras. You can order ... Read full article

Trillions of Dollars for Learning about Dharma

Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche, recently shared on fpmt.org: “If it was possible, I should offer you each trillions of dollars for learning about Buddhism. This means your mind is open for real happiness, to be free from the gross ... Read full article

An Update on Osel Hita

  After Ösel finished his semester of studies in Hawaii, he headed back to his home country of Spain. On the way, he stopped into California and visited Lama Zopa Rinpoche several times. One afternoon, Ösel offered drumming to Rinpoche and ... Read full article

How Things Appear

How things appear to us is completely determined by our own level of mind. – Lama Zopa – From Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive’s Twitter page, posted on June 6, 2014 Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive shares pith sayings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lama Yeshe ... Read full article