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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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There’s No Such Thing as a Problem Not Dependent on the Mind

“Taking universal responsibility is the meaning of our own life,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche says in Creating the Causes of Happiness, the second volume in a Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive s eries drawn from the 24th Kopan course in 1991. “With ...

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News from Centre de Méditation Naropa, Tahiti

News from Centre de Méditation Naropa, Tahiti

Spiritual program coordinator Annie Green from Centre de Méditation Naropa in Tahiti shares news about the center’s recent July visit from FPMT-registered teacher Sixte Vinçotte: Sixte Vinçotte is living now in Italy where he is studying the Masters Program at ...

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Happiness Doesn’t Depend on Only Material Development

“If happiness depended on only material development, rich countries such as America would be very happy places,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche reflects in “In Search of a Meaningful Life” in Teachings from Tibet, an updated and reprinted collection of lineage master ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New York

On Sunday, August 30, Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave a Most Secret Hayagriva long life initiation for New York‘s Sherpa community. The event was organized by Ogmin Jangchub Sishu Tsogpa, the association of former Kopan Monastery monks and nuns living in ...

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Robes Offered to the Buddha Statue in Mahabodhi Temple Every Month

Every month on the full moon, the Puja Fund sponsors the offering of robes, made of the most precious material, to the most holy Buddha statue in Mahabodhi temple, Bodhgaya, India. During the robe offering, students and Sangha from Root ...

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The Analogy of Lightning

“We can also use the lightning analogy to explain emptiness in a very simple way,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche says in The Perfect Human Rebirth: Freedom and Richness on the Path to Enlightenment, part of the FPMT Lineage Series from Lama ...

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Ling Rinpoche’s First Visit to Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore

“Amitabha Buddhist Centre gave a warm welcome to His Eminence the 7th Ling Rinpoche as he visited the center for the very first time on August 2,” reports Ven. Tenzin Tsultrim. “Rinpoche kindly made time for the brief Sunday morning ...

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Update from Buddha Amitabha Pure Land

“It’s exhausting,” Ven. Gyalten Yarphel told Mandala in a phone call on Thursday afternoon, August 27. “Breathing all the smoke, it’s hard to be energetic.” Ven. Yarphel (John Jackson) was speaking from Buddha Amitabha Pure Land (BAPL) in North Central ...

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New Prayer Wheel Being Built in Mongolia

One of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for the FPMT organization is to build 100,000 large prayer wheels around the world. The Prayer Wheel Fund recently offered a grant to the creation of a new very large prayer wheel in ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Receives Oral Transmissions from Khyongla Rato Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche traveled at the end of July 2015 to New York City, where he is spending the month of August. The primary reason for Rinpoche’s visit to New York was to receive oral transmissions from Khyongla Rato Rinpoche, ...

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Newest Online Feature: ‘Finding Freshness: Ven. Losang Drimay Attends the Interfaith Gethsemani Encounter IV’

In May 2015, Ven. Losang Drimay, teacher and resident at Land of Medicine Buddha in Soquel, California, was one of 12 Buddhists to meet with 17 Catholics at Gethsemani Encounter IV. The first Encounter took place nearly 20 years earlier ...

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