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Tong-len Practice

“The meditation on bodhichitta that you said you are doing is the best practice, that makes you achieve all the realizations and attain enlightenment in the quickest way,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche wrote to a student who had written to thank ...

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Inner Happiness

“I think the most important thing is that you’re happy. Not just in the Western way, feeling happy with excitement and attachment, but inner happiness,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche said in May 2015. “I’m talking about the happiness that you can ...

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Namgyal Rinpoche Foundation into Phase Two of Relief Efforts in Nepal

Namgyal Rinpoche Foundation into Phase Two of Relief Efforts in Nepal

Losang Namgyal Rinpoche, a Rinpoche from Kopan Monastery and a high lama of the Tamang people, has been coordinating relief aid and leading efforts to provide much needed short and long term aid to victims of the earthquakes in Nepal ...

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The Importance of Wisdom Realizing Emptiness

“As explained by the fully enlightened being, Shakyamuni Buddha, from his own experience, by meditating on the reality or ultimate nature of the I, the five aggregates, the twelve doors of the senses, the eighteen elements and other phenomena, and ...

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Choe Khor Sum Ling’s New Prison Project

“Choe Khor Sum Ling (CKSL) in Bangalore, India has started a new Liberation Prison Project (LPP) initiative,” shared CKSL student Sadhana Nagendra, “where a few members guided by visiting teachers from Sera Je Monastery go once a fortnight to Parappana ...

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Watch Lama Zopa Rinpoche Teach Live in Colombia

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teachings in Colombia during September 18-20 will be webcast live. On Friday, September 18, Rinpoche gives a public talk on “Pacifying Inner and External Chaos” in Bogotá, Colombia. The talk is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ...

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International Office News September 2015 Published!

International Office News September 2015 Published!

Please enjoy the September 2015 edition of International Office News, FPMT International Office’s monthly e-newsletter. This month, discover: Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche on “How to Overcome Depression”, Ways to stay up to date on Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s ever-changing schedule, ...

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Support Given to Ganden Samlo Khangtsen

During the 2014 Jangchup Lamrim teachings, Lama Zopa Rinpoche stayed at Ganden Samlo Khangtsen at Ganden Monastery. While there, Rinpoche discovered that essential repairs were needed and Rinpoche wanted to help. Due to the generosity of an extremely kind benefactor, ...

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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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