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Osel Hita with Lama Zopa Rinpoche during the FPMT, Inc. board meeting, Aptos, California, USA, September 2012.
Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche shopping for offerings, Washington State, USA, September 2012.
Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
The annual long life puja offered on behalf of the centers, projects, services and students of the FPMT to our most kind and immeasurably precious Spiritual Director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, source of our inspiration and guidance, will be offered at Kopan Monastery on December 29, 2012.
To donate to the long life puja:
FPMT centers, projects and services can make their annual donation via the secure site linked to from Further Resources in the FPMT Members Area.
Individuals can donate here.
The deadline for us to receive your donation if you would like your center/name to be included in the list of donors is December 18.
Please contact the hosts directly for any questions regarding the event.
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Kopan Monastery, Nepal
December 19 Vajrasattva initiation
December 24 – 26 Great Chenrezig initiation in Boudha
December 29 Long life puja offered to Lama Zopa Rinpoche
August 1 – 30 100 Million Mani Retreat hosted by FPMT Mongolia
The Light of the Path retreat with Rinpoche has been postponed from 2013 to May 11 – 25, 2014, as that date came out more beneficial.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the Vajrasattva initiation at Vajrapani Institute, USA, October 2012.
Photo by Dionne Wilson.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s live-streamed lam-rim teaching is now available to watch on the FPMT YouTube channel.
These are practices which can be organized by the government of any country for the benefit of its people. These practices are not only to reduce the amount of murders in the country, but also to stop the dangers of fire, water, air, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc.
The full advice can be found on fpmt.org.
Osel Hita at Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa, Italy, April 2012.
Photo by Piero Sirianni.
We have created a new page with news and information on Osel Hita including interviews, photos, updates and links to Osel’s Facebook page and other resources.
Learn more about the Osel Support Fund.
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The Basic Program‘s most recent graduate, Ven. Gyalten Sangmo, received her completion certificate at Tse Chen Ling, USA from Geshe Ngawang Dakpa.
New Online Basic Program Subject:
HEART SUTRA, the newest module for the Online Basic Program, is now available. This module is aimed at enabling students to acquire a thorough understanding of the meaning of this precious text and the different levels of meditation on emptiness taught by it. In this commentary offered to the five-year residential Basic Program at Nalanda Monastery, Geshe Sonam Ngodrub gives a detailed introduction to the modes of practice of the perfection of wisdom on the five Mahayana paths, as indicated by the Heart Sutra and its renowned mantra. The suggested amount of time needed to complete this subject is three months.
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(This advice is specifically for those offering service in the roles listed above.)
Lama Zopa Rinpoche playing with an exercise ball for the hand offered by a student, Aptos, California, USA, September 2012.
Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Regionalization is the strategy being developed in order to fulfill Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s wishes for the FPMT. Our aim is to create a local tier of management at a national/regional level in order to support the current and ongoing growth of the organization as we work to fulfill Rinpoche’s vast visions now and in many future lifetimes.
Read the full update, with associated background material on the new Regionalization Strategy page.
Rinpoche has given extensive advice about the real meaning and significance of logos and how important the logo is to help the center, project or service have strength.
Click here to see logos displaying Rinpoche’s most recent advice. (Logos marked with a double asterisk indicate best examples.)
Lama Zopa Rinpoche was recently offered a large Medicine Buddha thangka from Mongolia, and it came out most beneficial in Rinpoche’s observation to offer it to Losang Dragpa Centre (LDC), Malaysia. LDC unveiled the thangka as part of their 1,000 Offerings Event, with Khenrinpoche Geshe Chonyi presiding. The thangka was carefully mounted from the rooftop of LDC and it ended barely two inches from the ground. A perfect fit.
A fascinating interview with Osel on BBC Radio 4, a follow-up to an interview done while Osel was a teenager still studying in Sera Je Monastery.
Please check out these and other exciting opportunities to offer service in FPMT centers, projects and services around the world!
Milarepa Center, USA needs a spiritual program coordinator and an administrative manager; Mahamudra Centre, New Zealand is looking for a vegetarian cook, housekeeper and groundskeeper; Yiga Chodzin study group, Latvia is looking for a person, or a couple, to serve as housekeeper/manager and, if able, as handyman.
Gyalwa Gyatso Buddhist Center, USA
We welcome new resident teacher – Emily Hsu
With grateful thanks to outgoing resident teacher – Ven. Drimay
Maitreya Institut Amsterdam, The Netherlands
We welcome new resident geshe – Geshe Sonam Ngodrup
Tara Mandala Center, Germany
We welcome new director – Sabine Green
With grateful thanks to outgoing director – Maria Kruming
Tse Chen Ling, USA
New address: 300 – 302 Jules Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94112
Tushita Retreat Centre, Spain
We welcome new SPC – Beatriz Guergué
UK National Office, United Kingdom
c/o 31 Otago Terrace
Bath BA1 6SX
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 310 412
We welcome first UK national coordinator – Kay Cooper
Vajrapani Study Group, Mexico
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Statements of Appreciation
A few days ago I completed a year of retreats…at two FPMT centres (though I have visited and am very familiar with several others). The staff of the two centres could not have been kinder and more supportive. It is especially through appreciating their cultures of care and support for retreatants that I have renewed my admiration for the FPMT, and thereby for your [Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s] extraordinary holy activity for sentient beings…
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