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Support Continues for Losang Namgyal Rinpoche’s Ongoing Work in Nepal

The Nepal Earthquake Support Fund has been contributing to the work of Losang Namgyal Rinpoche’s Nepal Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund. Losang Namgyal Rinpoche, a Kopan Rinpoche and a high lama for the Tamang people, has been coordinating with Kopan on ...

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Life Is Full of Hope

“There’s a big difference between those who have met Dharma and those who have not met Dharma,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche says in a teaching in the just published Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive May E-letter. “By having met Dharma, you are ...

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Prostrations and Benefiting People You’ve Killed

In the past, a student of Lama Zopa Rinpoche killed his parents during a psychotic episode. Rinpoche gave him practice advice then and later the student wrote back, “These days, I do practice as you advised me to: Vajrasattva practice, ...

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Interfaith Dialogue at Centre Kalachakra in Paris

On March 5, Centre Kalachakra in Paris welcomed local religious leaders representing Catholicism, Protestantism, Buddhism and Islam. Fifty people attended the dialogue, which focused on the theme of joy and happiness. Geshe Dakpa Tsundue, Centre Kalachakra’s resident geshe, welcomed all ...

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Watch Lama Zopa Rinpoche Teach in Australia Live!

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has arrived in Australia, starting his tour of the country with a visit to De-Tong Ling Retreat Centre on Kangaroo Island where he consecrated the Enlightenment Stupa and Padmasambhava statue there. Rinpoche will continue his tour teaching ...

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Creating Compassionate Cultures Celebrates a Major Milestone!

“Creating Compassionate Cultures (CCC) recently celebrated the completion of its inaugural Online Institute for Creating Compassionate Cultures (OICCC) certificate program,” reported CCC team member Mer Stafford in May 2015. “Thirty-six students from 10 countries participated in the course.” Developed by ...

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‘The Main Thing Now Is Attainment’

”We have achieved a lot in Dharma education and study,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche said in March 2015 while visiting Root Institute in India. “Now we have to put effort in attaining the path. I don’t mean just doing three-year retreat ...

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Offerings, Pujas, and Support to Sangha on Saka Dawa for the Benefit of the Entire FPMT

Each year on Saka Dawa (Day 15 of Month 4: Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana), the Puja Fund sponsors an extensive array of offerings and pujas. The practices are done by up to 15,650 ordained Sangha and offerings are ...

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Our Self-Cherishing Mind Is a Dictator

On May 16, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared this from Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teachings at Chandrakirti Centre on his Twitter page: Lama Zopa: Our self-cherishing mind is a dictator, like a guru we serve constantly. Ven. Roger Kunsang, Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s ...

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FPMT Attends First-Ever White House-US Buddhist Leadership Conference

On May 14, three FPMT students attended the first White House-US Buddhist Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., which brought Buddhist leaders together to discuss politics and the policies most relevant to the country with current White House administration. Long-time student ...

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Rinpoche Available Now

Rinpoche Available Now

Teachings from New Zealand 2015 Venue: various FPMT centers in New Zealand Date: May 9th to May 24th, 2015 Lama Zopa Rinpoche toured New Zealand in May 2015. He visited Mahamudra Center, Coromandel, New Zealand on May 9th and 10th. ...

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Why We Need the Three Jewels

“So, why do we take refuge?,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche asked during a 2013 refuge ceremony at Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore. “To be free from pervasive compounding suffering, from where the suffering of pain and the suffering of change arises ...

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