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Romania Celebrates Lama Tsongkhapa Day

Thubten Saldron, study group coordinator of Grupul de Studiu Buddhist White Tara in south central Romania sent news about the group’s activities and how it spent Lama Tsongkhapa Day in 2014: In September, we started to study Discovering Buddhism online, which bring us so much understanding. All ... Read full article

Rinpoche’s Art, part 2

While Lama Zopa Rinpoche was in the Bendigo-area for the CPMT 2014 meeting and the retreat that followed, he added mantras to statues of an elephant and a kangaroo and wrote text for many signs to be placed next to those statues ... Read full article

Prostrations to the 35 Confession Buddhas Now Available

FPMT Education Services is pleased to release Prostrations to the Thirty-Five Confession Buddhas as a standalone practice. This practice was previously only available as part of the Preliminary Practice of Prostrations booklet and in other practice compilations. Prostrations to the ... Read full article

Rinpoche’s Art

After Lama Zopa Rinpoche manifested a stroke in 2011, he stayed in a hospital in Bendigo, Australia. While there Rinpoche bought a painting that was part of a fundraiser for the hospital. Rinpoche returned to Bendigo in September 2014 for the CPMT 2014 meeting and the retreat ... Read full article

Ambulance, Mosquito Nets and Blankets Offered to Villagers in Kushinagar

In early 2014 Lama Zopa Rinpoche, via the Lama Zopa Rinpoche Bodhichitta Fund, offered approximately US$16,000 to Maitreya Project Kushinagar to be used toward the incredible humanitarian work they are now undertaking. Some of the money was used for a ... Read full article

Receive All New FPMT.org Posts Now in One Email

Beginning today, all posts to the many news blogs on FPMT.org are now being distributed together in one email! If you have signed up in the past to receive one of our blogs like “Lama Zopa Rinpoche News,” “FPMT News Around the World,” ... Read full article

Blessing the Rabbits at Osel Labrang

“It’s very important not only to have human rights, caring for and supporting humans, but also to be helping animals.” – Lama Zopa Rinpoche, “Animal Welfare,” Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive Read more “Advice for Non-harming” from Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the Lama Yeshe ... Read full article

Giant 21 Taras Thangka by Peter Iseli Making Progress

The Lama Zopa Rinpoche Bodhichitta Fund sponsored the creation of a workshop where large thangkas can be created at Institut Vajra Yogini in France. One of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for FPMT is to create many large thangkas around ... Read full article

Two FPMT Centers Participate in First Swiss Buddhist Fesitval

  Francesca Paoletti from Longku Center in Switzerland sent Mandala news of the country’s first annual Swiss Buddhist Festival in early September 2014. The Swiss Buddhist Union, which encompasses most Buddhist groups in Switzerland, has launched its first Swiss Buddhist Festival in order to ... Read full article

Rinpoche Begins Teaching at Choe Khor Sum Ling Centre

After spending part of December at Gaden Monastery in Mundgod, Karnataka, in South India to attend the Jangchup Lamrim teachings with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lama Zopa Rinpoche traveled to Sera Je Monastery, where he stayed at Osel Labrang. Then Rinpoche ... Read full article