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Practicing Patience for World Peace

“If you are patient, you don’t get angry at sentient beings,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche wrote in a letter to a student who was experiencing the impact of his anger. “In that way, sentient beings only receive peace and happiness from ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Lawudo, Nepal, 1969 [Video]

Alexis Benelhadj, an FPMT student at Institut Vajra Yogini in France, recently helped digitize an old roll of film donated by Georges Luneau, who in 1969 recorded Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the home of his previous incarnation in Lawudo, located ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche on ‘Calling the Guru from Afar’

“‘Calling the Guru from Afar’ was composed by Pabongka Dechen Nyingpo, the great yogi of Heruka Chakrasamvara, which is a manifestation of the kind, compassionate Shakyamuni Buddha,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche instructed during a teaching on guru devotion given in Singapore ...

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Mantra Recitations from Lama Zopa Rinpoche

In this free collection of studio recordings, Lama Zopa Rinpoche chants several deities’ mantras at different speeds, allowing students to become familiar with Rinpoche’s pronunciation and also Rinpoche’s preferred tunes. This collection of MP3 recordings include: Green Tara mantra , ...

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Gold Offered Every Month to Holy Jowo Statue in Tibet

Every month, the Puja Fund offers gold to the most precious Jowo Buddha statue in Lhasa, Tibet. Said to have been blessed by Shakyamuni Buddha himself, the Jowo Buddha statue is one of the most sacred statues in all of ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Visits Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave teachings and an oral transmission of the Golden Light Sutra at Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre in New Dehli, India, between January 25-31. Ven. Sarah Thresher, who was there, shared the following: “Rinpoche gave five teachings on ...

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‘Bodhisattvas Learn Anything to Benefit Sentient Beings’: The Benefits of Knowing How to Cook

“At the beginning, when the Sangha was flourishing, Lama Yeshe got all the monks and nuns to take turns to cook for the other Sangha members. Ven. Pemo didn’t know how to cook, so when it was her turn, she ...

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Grants from Merit Box Project Support Carers in UK and Australia

Every year, the International Merit Box Project collects offerings from students all around the world and disburses them as grants to deserving FPMT centers, projects and services. Since 2001, almost US$1,000,000 in Merit Box grants has been given to build ...

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Milarepa Center October News

“The seasons are changing and Milarepa Center has been filled with programs throughout the fall,” shared work study participant Tommy Nimrod with Mandala in October 2014. “A work party was offered to celebrate summer’s end and prepare the grounds for ...

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How to Benefit the Bodies and Minds of Birds [Video]

In August 2014, Lama Zopa Rinpoche spent some time at Buddha Amitabha Pure Land in the United States. While there, he explained on camera some of the ways he and Buddha Amitabha Pure Land residents benefit local birds with a ...

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Please Rejoice in Incredible Year of Benefiting Animals

Benefiting animals in any way possible is a high priority for FPMT and one of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for the organization. The Animal Liberation Fund helps carry forth this work. In 2014, approximately 77,100 animals were liberated by ...

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MAITRI Charitable Trust Supports World Leprosy Day

On January 25, MAITRI Charitable Trust participated in World Leprosy Day, founded in 1953 by French writer and humanitarian Raoul Follereau. Director Adriana Ferranti serves some of India’s poorest people in the state of Bihar and has worked for 25 ...

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