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Ven. Drachom’s Pledge to Liberate 10 Million Beings

Earlier this year, Ven. Drachom (Fred Cheong), vice president of Amitabha Buddhist Centre’s (ABC) executive committee, pledged to liberate 10 million beings for the long life of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and a team of ABC volunteers are involved in making all ... Read full article

Rinpoche on Maitreya Project Land in Bodhgaya

While Rinpoche has been staying in Bodhgaya, he visited Maitreya Project land and offered prayers with members of the Maitreya team. Rinpoche has written a letter explaining that there are now two Maitreya Projects. For more, see this announcement. Learn ... Read full article

Wisdom and Maturity

By Ven. Chönyi Taylor We all know what wisdom is, yet we find it hard to define. It is not knowledge, although knowledge is one of its qualities. It is not ethics, although that also is a quality of wisdom. ... Read full article

The New Issue of Mandala Published!

We have just published our new issue of Mandala, featuring coverage of FPMT’s holy objects, including updates on the Maitreya Projects and the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion and celebrating the 40th anniversary of the International Mahayana Institute! In this issue’s online ... Read full article

Monlam, Day of Miracles, March 16, 2014

Days one through fifteen of the first month of the Tibetan calendar, during which Monlam takes place, mark a period when Lord Buddha performed many miracles, beginning with Losar (the Tibetan New Year) on the first day and culminating on ... Read full article

Rinpoche Offers Oral Transmission of the Golden Light Sutra

This week Lama Zopa Rinpoche has been at the Mahabodhi Stupa in Bodhgaya, India, where he is offering the oral transmission of the Golden Light Sutra.   Photographer Andy Melnic, who was at the stupa on Tuesday, sent the image above ... Read full article

‘All This Is Illusory’

The Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive makes available transcripts of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teachings at the annual month-long Kopan courses going back to the first years of the course. The following is an excerpt from the 15th Kopan course, given in 1982. Here Rinpoche offers instruction on ... Read full article

Message from Tenzin Ösel Hita

Occasionally Ösel shares his thoughts and experiences on his Facebook page. In this update, he gives discusses the role every action has on our experience of life. Life has so many ways of appearing to us. There is such complexity ... Read full article


“First I want to say numberless thanks to all the FPMT family for your continual dedication and study, and for all your effort put into developing the centers by improving the conditions to receive teachers so that sentient beings can receive teachings, as ... Read full article

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Letter to the Nuns of Tashi Chime Gatsal Nunnery

Every year since 2009, Lama Zopa Rinpoche has sponsored the nuns of Tashi Chime Gatsal Nunnery to complete one and now two 100 Million Mani Retreat (100 million recitations of the mantra OM MANI PADME HUM). This is offered through ... Read full article