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‘You Can’t Really See What Is Going to Happen to You’

When he visited New York this past summer, Lama Zopa Rinpoche encountered a skeleton. To benefit the person whose the skeleton it had been, he offered blessings and mantras (see video below). The skeleton, he pointed out, should remind everyone ...

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Another Year of Offering Food to the Monks of Sera Je Monastery

As 2016 comes to a close, we’d like to invite you to rejoice in another year of offering food to all of the monks studying at Sera Je Monastery through the Sera Je Food Fund. Since 1991 the Sera Je ...

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Six Syllables of Profound Meaning

While he was in New York this past summer, Lama Zopa Rinpoche took a few minutes to explain the six-syllable mantra AH AAH SHA SA MA HA. In an informal conversation, Rinpoche held up a card on which he had ...

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One Million Dorje Khadro Mantras Recited at Centro de Meditación Tushita, Spain

“From September 29 until November 3, 2016, Centro de Meditación Tushita in Spain hosted a five-week Dorje Khadro group retreat that was attended by ten participants from all over the world,” reported student Annette van Citters. “Together we recited more ...

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Silent Mind, Holy Mind: Lama Yeshe on the Spirit of Christmas

This week m any of us head into a long holiday weekend with family and friends. We’d like to share an excerpt from Lama Yeshe’s Christmas teachings originally published by Wisdom Publications in 1978 under the title Silent Mind, Holy ...

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Seasons Greetings From Us to You!

Warm Seasons Greetings from Lama Zopa Rinpoche and FPMT International Office! Our greetings of the season come as part of our December FPMT International Office e-News. In this month’s e-News you’ll also find: International Merit Box Collection Season has Begun!, ...

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The Lama Tsongkhapa Teachers Fund Offers Support to the Teachers of Tomorrow

On Friday, December 23 Tibetan Buddhists of the Gelug tradition celebrate Lama Tsongkhapa Day, or Ganden Ngamchoe, a celebration of the anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa’s parinirvana. Lama Tsongkhapa (1357-1419) was a Tibetan Buddhist master whose studies and meditations in all ...

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Hunger in Nigeria: How to Help

There is starvation in Nigeria, and people are dying. Lama Zopa Rinpoche recently checked on what is best to be done in Nigeria, where so many people are dying of hunger. It seems that this is due in part to ...

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Ven. Kabir Saxena Now Director of Maitreya Buddha Project Kushinagar

In early October 2016, Maitreya Buddha Project Kushinagar, a project to build a large statue of Maitreya Buddha in Kushinagar, India, announced that long-time student Ven. Kabir Saxena had taken over as director. Ven. Kabir wrote a letter to Maitreya ...

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Saving Animals: Eat Rice, Have Faith in Mantras

How can we save animals? Ven. Thupten Wongmo, a nun who lives at Buddha Amitabha Pure Land (BAPL), is a vegetarian because of what Lama Zopa Rinpoche told her many years ago: “It’s best to avoid eating meat out of ...

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Mandala Online: ‘Debate Is Analytic Meditation in Action’

“You can’t just repeat, ‘All phenomena lack inherent existence, all phenomena lack inherent existence’ and get a realization of emptiness! You have to see your own innate view and then use reasoning to discover what is really true.” So says ...

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Celebrate Lama Tsongkhapa Day on December 23

Lama Tsongkhapa Day, or Ganden Ngamchoe, is a celebration of the anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa’s parinirvana. It is celebrated on the 25th day of the 10th month in the Tibetan calendar. This year, Lama Tsongkhapa Day falls on Friday, December ...

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