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It Depends on the Mind

On July 11, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared this from Lama Zopa Rinpoche, who was at the time teaching at Maitreya Instituut, Loenen, Netherlands, on his Twitter page: “Lama Zopa; happiness and suffering all come from your mind, depends what you ...

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Geshe Tenley Discusses the Benefits and Impact of the Sera Je Food Fund

Geshe Tenley Discusses the Benefits and Impact of the Sera Je Food Fund

In November 2014, staff at Kurukulla Center in Medford, Massachusetts hosted a presentation introducing students and volunteers to FPMT’s unique culture, structure and history. At the end of the presentation, Geshe Tenley, who is the resident geshe at Kurukulla Center ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche in the Netherlands

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is currently in the Netherlands, teaching at Maitreya Instituut Loenen. Over the weekend, Rinpoche gave teachings on the Essence of the Kadam, which you can watch recordings of on FPMT’s Livestream page. Rinpoche is giving the Heruka ...

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Even More FPMT Centers Celebrate His Holiness’ 80th Birthday

Last week, we shared stories of how FPMT centers, projects and services were celebrating His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday. Since then, we’ve received a few more updates, which means more rejoicing for us all! “The Dorje Chang Institute ...

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Charities Work Together to Bring Much Needed Aid to Tsum Valley, Nepal

Charities Work Together to Bring Much Needed Aid to Tsum Valley, Nepal

The Tsum Valley, which is located in the northern border area of Nepal close to Tibet, was badly affected by the earthquake and subsequent aftershocks that struck Nepal earlier this year that toppled homes, temples and other buildings, resulting in ...

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Lama Yeshe on the Significance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

From “FPMT’s First Request to His Holiness,” Mandala October-December 2011: “In 1979, FPMT made its first official request to His Holiness the Dalai Lama to give teachings in centers of the newly forming organization. FPMT repeated the invitation in 1980 ...

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FPMT Offers Service to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

FPMT Offers Service to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

“[I would like] for FPMT to offer service to His Holiness the Dalai Lama as much as possible and to be able to fulfill His Holiness’ wishes. This is the highest priority for the organization,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche said, outlining ...

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Stupa for Rescued Retired Horses in Italy

Stupa for Rescued Retired Horses in Italy

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, through the Animal Liberation Fund, recently offered US$1,000 toward the building of a stupa for rescued race horses in Italy. These perfectly healthy horses were slotted to be put to death as they are no longer considered ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Teachings in the Netherlands To Be Webcast Live

On July 11 Lama Zopa Rinpoche will begin teaching at Maitreya Instituut Loenen, the FPMT center in Loenen, the Netherlands, on the Essence of Kadam. Rinpoche will teach and offer initiations through July 20. You can watch Rinpoche teach live ...

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More Birthday Celebrations for His Holiness the Dalai Lama

More Birthday Celebrations for His Holiness the Dalai Lama

There were no shortages of beautiful cakes and offerings at the celebrations for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday that took place at FPMT centers, projects and services around the world. Tara Institute in Melbourne, Australia, wrote: “We celebrated ...

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New Audio Books of Lama Zopa Rinpoche from the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive

New Audio Books of Lama Zopa Rinpoche from the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive

The Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive brings great news that Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s How Things Exist and How to Practice Dharma are now available as audio books through Audible.com. Please also enjoy the audio versions of Lama Yeshe’s Becoming Your Own ...

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The Chronic Disease of the Self-Cherishing Mind

On July 1, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared this from Lama Zopa Rinpoche, who was at the time teaching in Moscow, on his Twitter page : “Lama Zopa; the chronic disease we have had since beginning less time is the self ...

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