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His Eminence Choden Rinpoche Passes Away

We are very saddened to share the news that His Eminence Choden Rinpoche passed away on September 11 at 1:30 a.m. India time at Sera Je Monastery in South India. Choden Rinpoche was a highly respected Buddhist master and a ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Offers Lama Chöpa Tsog

Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered Lama Chöpa tsog early Friday morning in Mexico, where he is leading retreat, after hearing the news that His Eminence Choden Rinpoche showed the aspect of passing away. Lama Zopa Rinpoche mentioned that others could do ...

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Harming Another Back Is the Wrong Solution

“[This year,] this life prepares for the happiness of our future lives, becoming useful rather than becoming a disturbance, harming our thousands and thousands of future lives,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche says in Creating the Causes of Happiness, the second volume ...

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Celebrate Mindfulness Day on September 12

As a way to encourage and expand the practice of mindfulness, Wisdom Publications is promoting Mindfulness Day. Celebrated annually on September 12, Mindfulness Day “aims to raise awareness in the general population about the value and benefit mindfulness brings,” Wisdom ...

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A Daily Meditation and Other Practices to Make Each Day Most Meaningful

December 2015: Please note that this practice has now been revised and renamed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche as The Method to Transform a Suffering Life into Happiness (Including Enlightenment). September 2015 Update Now Available: In this essential practice, Daily Meditation, ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Mexico

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is currently leading the “Essence of Nectar” lam-rim retreat, which runs September 5-12 in Mexico. So far at the retreat, Rinpoche has been giving teachings on renunciation. “Attachment to the happiness of this life is like oil ...

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The Peace Afforded by Inner Development

“Even if you owned a pile of diamonds the size of this earth, the peace you’d get from that would be minimal and could never compare with that afforded by inner development,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche says in “In Search of ...

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Rejoicing in the Compassionate Work of Kopan Helping Hands

Kopan Monastery and Nunnery have been actively involved since the very beginning with relief efforts for those devastated by the Nepal earthquake and subsequent aftershocks through Kopan Helping Hands. The Nepal Earthquake Support Fund has been able to offer grants ...

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‘Remember Dharma!’

On August 24, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared on his Twitter page this brief thought from Lama Zopa Rinpoche with a photo of Rinpoche with a skeleton: Lama Zopa: Death is here, remember Dharma! You can find teachings and advice from ...

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Support Offered to Ganden Yiga Chozin, Nepal

On Saka Dawa this year, Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered US$6,000 to FPMT’s Ganden Yiga Chozin in Pokhara Nepal. The center was negatively impacted by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake and subsequent aftershocks which occurred right before the center’s busy tourist and ...

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Observing Passengers on a Plane

“When I’m on a plane I sometimes observe the other passengers. They’re trapped there for many hours but still keep so busy,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche shares in The Perfect Human Rebirth: Freedom and Richness on the Path to Enlightenment, part ...

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Mantras Available for Download

FPMT Education Services makes available many commonly used mantras which students can download freely for their personal use. Recently added are His Holiness the Dalai Lama Name Mantras (there are two available), Lama Tsongkhapa Name Mantra, and Lama Zopa Rinpoche ...

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