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Teachings from Netherlands 2015 Venue: Maitreya Institute, Loenen, Netherlands Date: July 11th to July 20th, 2015 Lama Zopa Rinpoche teachings given from July 11th to July 20th, 2015 at Maitreya Institute. The teachings were titled “Essence of Kadam”.

New Online Feature: ‘How Do Holy Objects Work?’

Ven. Tenzin Legtsok, an American monk in his 12th-year of geshe studies at Sera Monastery in India, discusses the power of stupas and other sacred objects in Mandala‘s newest online feature: “How Do Holy Objects Work?” Ven. Legtsok begins with ...

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Long Life Puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche To Be Webcast Live

Long Life Puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche To Be Webcast Live

A long life puja will be offered to Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the conclusion of the teaching and initiation series at Maitreya Instituut in the Netherlands on Chokhor Duchen (Wheel Turning Day), which is on Monday, July 20. The event ...

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July FPMT E-News Out Now

We invite you to read the July edition of our FPMT International Office E-news! In this month’s e-news, you’ll find: Celebrating His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday, News from the Nepal Earthquake Support Fund, New Materials from FPMT Education ...

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Extensive Pujas, Practices and Prayers Will Be Done on Chokhor Duchen by 15,650 Ordained Sangha

Each year on Chokhor Duchen (commemorating Lord Buddha’s first teaching) the Puja Fund sponsors pujas and offerings all over the world dedicated to success of the entire FPMT organization. The practices are offered by up to 15,650 monks and nuns. ...

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The Self-cherishing Thought

“If the self-cherishing thought, the ego, is strong, then the attachment clinging to this life also becomes very strong. The stronger the attachment is, the easier anger arises,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches in Cutting the Root of Samsara, the third ...

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Great Stupa of Universal Compassion Celebrated Saka Dawa with Festival of Light [VIDEO]

Great Stupa of Universal Compassion Celebrated Saka Dawa with Festival of Light [VIDEO]

On May 30, 2015, the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion in Bendigo, Australia, celebrated its Wesak Festival of Light during what in Tibetan is known as Saka Dawa, the holiday celebrating the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana. The celebration included ...

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Success Is What Benefits Others

On July 14, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared on his Twitter page this from Lama Zopa Rinpoche, who is teaching at Maitreya Instituut, Loenen, Netherlands : “Lama Zopa; normally success is what benefits the individual, for our organisation FPMT success is ...

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It Depends on the Mind

On July 11, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared this from Lama Zopa Rinpoche, who was at the time teaching at Maitreya Instituut, Loenen, Netherlands, on his Twitter page: “Lama Zopa; happiness and suffering all come from your mind, depends what you ...

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Geshe Tenley Discusses the Benefits and Impact of the Sera Je Food Fund

Geshe Tenley Discusses the Benefits and Impact of the Sera Je Food Fund

In November 2014, staff at Kurukulla Center in Medford, Massachusetts hosted a presentation introducing students and volunteers to FPMT’s unique culture, structure and history. At the end of the presentation, Geshe Tenley, who is the resident geshe at Kurukulla Center ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche in the Netherlands

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is currently in the Netherlands, teaching at Maitreya Instituut Loenen. Over the weekend, Rinpoche gave teachings on the Essence of the Kadam, which you can watch recordings of on FPMT’s Livestream page. Rinpoche is giving the Heruka ...

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Even More FPMT Centers Celebrate His Holiness’ 80th Birthday

Last week, we shared stories of how FPMT centers, projects and services were celebrating His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday. Since then, we’ve received a few more updates, which means more rejoicing for us all! “The Dorje Chang Institute ...

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