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The Specific Root of Suffering

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, during the annual lam-rim course at Kopan in 2000, gave the oral transmission of the Heart Sutra and the Vajra Cutter Sutra. Here is an unedited transcript from the first day of teaching he offered at the course. In ... Read full article

The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion Makes Great Progress- REJOICE!

Rising 26 meters (85 feet) above the bushlands of central Victoria, Australia, the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion has grown well past the half-way point. Project Director, Ian Green told Mandala magazine during a phone call in January, “We have ... Read full article

Land of Joy Finds Property for Retreat Center, Lama Zopa Rinpoche Encourages Purchase

  Andy Wistreich, FPMT registered teacher and coordinator of Land of Joy, a developing FPMT retreat center in the UK, sent this exciting update on the group’s ongoing property hunt: “Following extensive research, property visits all over the UK and a long check ... Read full article

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Losar: A Report from Bodhgaya

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Dagri Rinpoche during long life puja on Losar, Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India, March 2014. Photo by Ven. Sarah Thresher. By Ven. Sarah Thresher Lama Zopa Rinpoche has been staying at Root Institute in Bodhgaya, India. Rinpoche has been ... Read full article

Praise and Prayer to Noble Avalokiteshvara

FPMT Education Services is please to announce the release of a new prayer and praise to Avalokiteshvara. Praise and Prayer to Noble Avalokiteshvara: Bringing Forth the Rains of Happiness and Well-Being by Losang Kalsang Gyatso, the Seventh Dalai Lama, was ... Read full article

Thakpa Kachoe Retreat Land Completes First Meditation Chalet

Sylvaine Litaud, co-director of Thakpa Kachoe Retreat Land, shares exciting news about the FPMT retreat facility and aromatic and medicinal plant farm located in the mountainous southeastern corner of France: The first meditation chalet at Thakpa Kachoe Retreat Land, called “Dechen Ling” was ... Read full article

Offerings to Stupas

While staying in Bodhgaya, Lama Zopa Rinpoche has made frequent visits to the Mahabodhi Stupa, doing circumambulation, pujas and making offerings. In 2013, Rinpoche translated “Padmasambhava’s Instruction on Offerings to Stupas,” which details the benefits of prostrating to, circumambulating, making offerings, and ... Read full article

Bringing Up Children to Have a Compassionate Nature

“The objective of a school is to bring up children so that they come to have a compassionate nature, and to have the quality of loving kindness in their minds, so that they grow up with the thought of universal ... Read full article

Seven Foot Padmasambhava Statue in New Zealand

  My wish is for FPMT to build many holy objects everywhere, as many as possible. Making it so easy for sentient beings to purify their heavy negative karma and making it so easy for sentient beings to create extensive ... Read full article

Rinpoche Playing Cymbals [Video]

You can watch Lama Zopa Rinpoche playing cymbals during a Padmasambhava incense puja on the roof of Root Institute in Bodhgaya. Rinpoche has been staying in Bodhgaya during Monlam. More information, photos and updates about FPMT spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche ... Read full article