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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Explains Tormas

What exactly are tormas? The word is Tibetan (the Sanskrit is balingta) and refers to an offering cake used in rituals. There are various different types of tormas for different purposes. Tormas can be ornamented in many ways, such as ...

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Kopan Community Celebrates Annual Monlam

During March 9-13, Kopan Monastery hosted its annual Monlam, a prayer festival first founded by Lama Tsongkhapa in 15th-century Tibet that has survived the Tibetan diaspora. Kopan hosts the annual event for all of the Gelug monasteries and nunneries in ...

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‘The Kindness of the Enemy—Wow, Wow, Wow’ [Video]

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave a concise teaching last April at Losang Dragpa Centre in Malaysia on “the kindness of the enemy,” now available in a 20-minute video or in a transcript (see below for both). “What is the advice?” asked ...

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