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Give Happiness to Others

Rinpoche in London, public talk. “If you want to be happy you need to create the cause… Give happiness to others.” – From Ven. Roger Kunsang’s Twitter page, posted on July 10, 2014 Ven. Roger Kunsang, Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s assistant and CEO of ... Read full article

Benefits of Offering to Buddha

“Offering one tiny flower to a statue or picture of Buddha receives immeasurable, limitless, merit,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche advised. “All the paths to happiness result from that. With just one grain of rice or one tiny flower, you can enter ... Read full article

Confessions of a Mahamudra Junkie

“Buddhist in the Trenches” columnist Sarah Shifferd offers insight into her personal experience with Mahamudra, a practice of the “mind focused on mind” in the July-September 2014 issue of Mandala. Mahamudra is like standing in front of an aquarium. Normally, we’d watch the fish, but this time, we ... Read full article

Blessing All the Sentient Beings in the Ocean, Part 2 [Video]

In May 2014, Lama Zopa Rinpoche went to the beach in California to bless all the sentient beings in the ocean. Ven. Thubten Kunsang recorded a video of the beach visit. Last year, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Dagri Rinpoche and about ... Read full article

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