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8300 Meals Offered Every Single Day

Since 1991, the Sera Je Food Fund has offered meals to the monks studying at Sera Je Monastery in southern India. Today, the fund sponsors 8,300 meals every single day for all 2,500 Sera Je Monastery monks (3,300 monks are ... Read full article

WEBCAST UPDATE: Lama Zopa Rinpoche Arrives in London

UPDATE: Webcast will happen for July 10 teaching! Lama Zopa Rinpoche arrived in London to teach this week. Jamyang Buddhist Centre organized the teachings with Rinpoche, which begin on July 10 at 7:30 p.m. BST (UTC+1) when Rinpoche teaches on “Enlightened Courage: ... Read full article

FPMT Education Services Updates Webpages

To help FPMT students around the world access the resources they need, FPMT Education Services have been working to restructure the pages, links and downloads on the FPMT Education Services sections of fpmt.org. You can find links to prayers and practices, sutras ... Read full article

Newly Organized Webpages for FPMT Education Services

In accordance with the wishes, guidance, and advice of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, FPMT Education Services creates high quality study programs suitable for all levels which are available in FPMT centers, as homestudy materials, or via our Online Learning Center; publishes ... Read full article

Making Offerings to the Pretas

“How can you make your life beneficial for your most kind, precious mother sentient beings, especially the pretas, and receive all happiness of the three times, including liberation from samsara and the great liberation – peerless, full enlightenment?” asks Lama Zopa Rinpoche ... Read full article

2014 International Merit Box Grant Award Winners!

The 2014 International Merit Box grant award winners have been chosen! Fifteen projects which further the mission of FPMT have gotten much-needed funding support thanks to the generosity of Merit Box practitioners. $54,743 in grants have be distributed for the ... Read full article

History in the Making: Supporting the Nepal Buddhist Federation

In 2006, for the first time in the history of the Nalanda Tradition, Nyingma, Kagyü, Sakya and Gelug traditions have formed an umbrella organization called Nepal Buddhist Federation (NBF). Since then, NBF has been engaging in many activities, including organizing ... Read full article

1,000 Maitreya Statues Around the World

One of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for the FPMT organization is to build 1,000 statues of Maitreya, the future Buddha, around the world including the two substantial Maitreya Projects in Bodhgaya and Kushinigar, India.About these statues, Lama Zopa Rinpoche ... Read full article

Renewed Faith, Inspiration, Devotion and Understanding: Khadro-la Visits New Zealand

Mahamudra Centre, an FPMT retreat center in Colville, New Zealand, hosted an eight-day lam-rim retreat with Khadro-la (Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drolma). The well attended retreat, which ran April 27-May 4, was described as “extraordinary” and “beyond words.”  Ven. Nangsel, Mahamudra Centre director, shared ... Read full article

The Karma of Killing Animals

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has given much advice about benefiting and not harming animals. From “Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Online Advice Book,” here’s Rinpoche’s advice on the karma of killing animals: “Animals have feelings. They have the same mind as we have, and also want happiness, ... Read full article