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Updates from Kopan Monastery after the Earthquake

27 April 2015, 10 p.m. (Kathmandu time) From Ven.Roger Kunsang: All at Kopan Monastery are spending the third night sleeping outside. Most people in the area are doing the same. People are very scared to sleep inside the houses as ...

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Prayers and Practices for Earthquake in Nepal

The following prayers and practices are recommended in response to the devastating earthquake (and subsequent aftershocks) which hit Nepal April 25, 2015. Prayers & Practices for Controlling and Preventing Earthquakes Practice to Control Earthquakes, Kshitigarbha Practice, Kshitigarbha mantra y Buddha’s ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche and all at Kopan are Fine After Earthquake

Updates from Ven. Roger Kunsang at Kopan Monastery: 27 April 2015, 10am (Kathmandu time) Lama Zopa Rinpoche, all the Kopan monks and nuns (approximately 800) and about 25 foreigners who are at Kopan slept outside for a second night, tremors ...

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Practice Patience!

Lama Zopa Rinpoche was at Root Institute in Bodhgaya, India, during February and March 2015. On March 20, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared this on his Twitter page: Lama Zopa; we need to cherish the one who is causing us most ...

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Tenzin Ösel Hita: ‘Think About the Person Next to You’

On February 19, Tenzin Ösel Hita, the recognized reincarnation of FPMT founder Lama Yeshe, made a surprise visit to Malaysian center Losang Dragpa Centre to participate in its Guru Puja for Losar, Tibetan New Year. Just before the puja began, ...

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Motivation Is More Important than Korwa

When Lama Zopa Rinpoche stays at Root Institute in Bodhgaya he frequently goes to circumambulate the Mahabodhi Stupa. Long-time student Ven. Sarah Thresher recounts an excursion to the stupa in 2014 when Rinpoche’s actions taught an important lesson. “The day ...

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Online Learning Center Découverte du Bouddhisme en Français

Le Service de traduction francophone de la FPMT est heureux de vous proposer d’étudier en ligne sur le les modules de D é couverte du bouddhisme. D é couverte du bouddhisme est un programme d’étude de la FPMT composé de ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Gives Long-life Initiation to 1,000 Sherpas

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave the Amitabha long-life initiation to about 1,000 Sherpa people at Lawudo Gompa and Retreat Centre on Tuesday, April 21. Before the initiation, Sherpa women offered a dance to Rinpoche. Lawudo is in the Solu Khumbu region ...

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When the Mind Gets in the Way

A message from Ösel Hita What to do when our mind gets in the way of finding peace of mind and comfort with oneself? Even though the circumstances are amazing, if our mind is unhappy then it makes no difference. ...

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Reading Sutras Has So Much Meaning

“I am very happy to hear that you immediately rushed to read the sutras. That made me so extremely happy. That means you are truly a very devoted student, maybe not quite truly existent. Please keep reading the sutras, even ...

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Destroying Delusions

Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered the following advice on the value of retreat during lunchtime at one of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings on “The Wheel of Sharp Weapons”: You should always remember retreat means making war on delusions. You ...

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News from Milarepa Center

“During the past few months Milarepa Center has had the honor of hosting an array of teachers that have benefited the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont in the United States greatly,” said office assistant Tommy Nimrod. “Geshe Konchog from Florida visited ...

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