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‘I Am the Servant’

The most important thing for this life’s happiness, especially for the sentient beings you meet, is to have the thought: I am the servant and they are the masters. I am the servant and they are the kings. They are ... Read full article

Investing for Real Profit

“Normally, worldly business people think that the best way to invest is by doing business. But that is only certain when you make a profit. Until then, it’s uncertain. My own feeling is the most reliable investment is to offer ... Read full article

US$10,000 Pledged Toward a Giant Prayer Wheel at Vajrapani Institute

Lama Zopa Rinpoche recently pledged, through the Prayer Wheel Fund, US$10,000 toward a giant prayer wheel which Vajrapani Institute, Boulder Creek, California, is building once funds are raised. Vajrapani Institute is planning for the prayer wheel to house one trillion ... Read full article

The Essence of Education Is Subduing Your Mind

“The whole point of our FPMT education programs is not to produce ‘sharp minds’ but to ‘subdue the mind.’ Between an intelligent, sharp mind and a good heart, a good heart is the most important. Without a good heart it ... Read full article

Offerings for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Long Life

FPMT had the incredible fortunate to make offerings for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the conclusion of this year’s Jangchub Lam-Rim teaching event at Sera Je Monastery. Lama Zopa Rinpoche was present and offered a ... Read full article

The Benefits of Making Offerings

“Just seeing a portrait or statue of Buddha purifies our mind and plants the seed of enlightenment. Whether we are believers or non-believers, we get that benefit, to be free from oceans of samsaric suffering. We have never been free from suffering, ... Read full article

Revised Short Green Tara Practice with Praises to the Twenty-One Taras

Tara, The Liberator, is a completely enlightened buddha who had previously promised to appear, after enlightenment, in the form of a female bodhisattva for the benefit of all beings. Her primary activity is to protect from the eight fears. Tara ... Read full article

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Vulture’s Peak

The Heart Sutra, a teaching on the nature of emptiness set at Vulture’s Peak, is the most widely known sutra of the Mahayana tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. It is part of the Prajñaparamita Sutras, which is a collection of about 40 sutras composed ... Read full article

His Holiness the Karmapa and Lama Zopa Rinpoche

His Holiness the Karmapa and Lama Zopa Rinpoche visited the Maitreya School at Root Institute in Bodhgaya, India. His Holiness the Karmapa spoke to the children of the school. “Root Institute is an oasis of peace and tranquility, like a ... Read full article

‘You Have to Find Your Own Truth’

“Each person has to find their own way of understanding and what works for them because nobody can really come and say, ‘Okay, I found the truth. Take it.’ It may be his truth, but it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s ... Read full article