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Enjoy Live Streaming Video of the 2014 Light of the Path Retreat!

  Light of the Path Retreat 2014, which takes place Sunday 3pm, May 4 to Sunday Noon, May 18, 2014, at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC, is the third of a 5-year series of teaching retreats led by Lama Zopa ... Read full article

Learning Mantras to Benefit Others

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s devotion manifests in a natural curiosity to learn mantras in the original Sanskrit when possible and appropriate. Rinpoche later uses what he learns to bless people and animals that he comes across, such when once Rinpoche met a small ... Read full article

A Student Reflects on Ven. Robina Courtin’s Visit

During March 14-16, Maitripa College welcomed special guest teacher Ven. Robina Courtin. Over the weekend, Ven. Robina taught on karma and emptiness to a devoted and enthusiastic crowd. Student and lead volunteer Anita Bermont sent Mandala this reflection from the event: The ... Read full article

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Meeting the Children from Ngari Institute

In this touching video, Lama Zopa Rinpoche meets the children of the Ngari Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Ladakh, India. Rinpoche is listening to the children reciting many prayers that they have memorized. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, through the Lama Zopa Rinpoche ... Read full article

“This Person Who We Call ‘Enemy’ Is the Most Important Thing in Our Life”

“Great compassion is generated by depending on the kindness of this person who is suffering and deluded – this person who we call the enemy.  “… This person who we call “enemy” is the most important thing in our life and we ... Read full article

The Best Long Life Puja: Practice Dharma

  Remember the Guru’s Kindness By Lama Zopa Rinpoche The following advice was given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in response to requests by students to help them understand how best to prolong the life of the guru, and how to ... Read full article

Video from Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Teachings in Portland

In case you missed the live webcast, you can watch the recorded video from Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s preliminary teachings while he was at Maitripa College in Portland, Oregon, April 19-22. While at Maitripa, Rinpoche gave a Vajrasattva initiation, an oral ... Read full article

The Bliss of Practice

David Gonsalez (now, Ven. Losang Tsering) is a dedicated student of Dharma and founder of Dechen Ling Press. He has been diagnosed with a terminal illness and is sharing the spiritual insight he’s gained from the experience in an inspiring blog. In ... Read full article

‘Contentment Means Not Needing More Than You Have’

“Usually we have attachment to so many different things, or to having many of a similar object, e.g. a wife, husband, girlfriend or boyfriend, sexual relationships, etc. — wanting many or not being content with one. Or wanting more money; when we have ... Read full article

Calling the Guru from Afar

Calling the Guru from Afar is a heartfelt request for blessings to realize all the stages of the path to enlightenment, as well as a meditation on the nature of the guru. FPMT Education Services is pleased to make available Lama ... Read full article