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Lama Zopa Rinpoche with the card "Compassion is of the Utmost Need," created by FPMT Education Services, Land of Medicine Buddha, California, September 2013. Photo by Chris Majors.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche with the card “Compassion Is of the Utmost Need,” created by FPMT Education Services, Land of Medicine Buddha, California, September 2013. Photo by Chris Majors.

To help FPMT students around the world access the resources they need, FPMT Education Services have been working to restructure the pages, links and downloads on the FPMT Education Services sections of fpmt.org. You can find links to prayers and practices, sutras and mantras, advice, teachings and much more under the “Education” tab on fpmt.org.

FPMT Education Services has been called “the heart” of the FPMT organization because it creates high quality study programs suitable for all levels in accordance with the wishes and guidance of FPMT spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche. These programs are available in FPMT centers, as homestudy materials, or via the FPMT Online Learning Center. Education Services also publishes various practice materials in hard copy and digital formats, and works with a global network of educators, trainers, translators and publishers to develop valuable training programs and translations.

“If you look, then you can understand how fortunate we are having the opportunity to study [Dharma], Lama Zopa Rinpoche said. “With our Dharma knowledge and practice we can give the light of Dharma to others, in their heart. I think that’s the best service to sentient beings, the best service to the world.”

Please take a look at all the education resources that are available to you and share your suggestions (education@fpmt.org) for the continued improvement of the FPMT Education pages. 

The work of FPMT Education Services is supported in part by donations to the FPMT Education Fund and Friends of FPMT.

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FPMT Education Services offers a wide variety of essential prayer and practice manuals.

 

In accordance with the wishes, guidance, and advice of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, FPMT Education Services creates high quality study programs suitable for all levels which are available in FPMT centers, as homestudy materials, or via our Online Learning Center; publishes various practice materials in hard copy and digital formats; and works with a global network of educators, trainers, translators, and publishers to develop valuable training programs and translations.  

FPMT Education has been called “the heart” of the FPMT organization.

 

 

Without understanding how your inner nature evolves, how can you possibly discover eternal happiness? Where is eternal happiness? It’s not in the sky or in the jungle; you won’t find it in the air or under the ground. Everlasting happiness is within you, within your psyche, your consciousness, your mind. That’s why it’s important that you investigate the nature of your own mind.

—Lama Yeshe

FPMT is unbelievably fortunate that we have many qualified teachers who are not only scholars but are living in practice. If you look, then you can understand how fortunate we are having the opportunity to study. With our Dharma knowledge and practice we can give the light of Dharma to others, in their heart. I think that’s the best service to sentient beings, the best service to the world.

—Lama Zopa Rinpoche

To help students access all that is available to them, we have been working to restructure the pages, links and downloads on the FPMT Education Services sections of fpmt.org. Please take a look at all that is available to you and let us know if you have further suggestions for our continued improvement of the FPMT Education pages. education@fpmt.org

 

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche giving the oral transmission of the Vajra Cutter Sutra on Vulture’s Peak, Bihar, India, March 2014. Photo by Andy Melnic.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche giving the oral transmission of the
Vajra Cutter Sutra on Vulture’s Peak, Bihar, India, March 2014. Photo by Andy Melnic.

In response to a query by a student who was advised to sponsor a recitation of the Kangyur
(the teachings of Buddha) but could not afford it, Lama Zopa Rinpoche dictated two
powerful names of buddhas to recite. By reciting these names one receives the same benefit of having read the Kangyur and of having read and listened to all the Buddha’s teachings of sutra and tantra.

You can download this practice for free.

 

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Buddha Amitbha Pure Land, WA, April 2014. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Buddha Amitbha Pure Land, WA, April 2014. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang

 

Light of the Path Retreat 2014, which takes place Sunday 3pm, May 4 to Sunday Noon, May 18, 2014, at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC, is the third of a 5-year series of teaching retreats led by Lama Zopa Rinpoche based on Lama Atisha’s text, Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment.

You can enjoy all of these teachings in real time on live streaming video!

Please do take advantage of this opportunity to experience this retreat, even if you are unable to make it to North Carolina to attend in person.

Additionally, many resources and materials have been developed from the previous precious retreat teachings:

  • All  teachings from the 2009, 2010 and 2014 are available on the FPMT Online Learning Center.
  • MP3 audio and mp4 video files are available for download in the Light of the Path Retreat Materials 2010: text, audio, video course. This course also contains the root text and other information associated with the retreat, including reviews, guided meditations, and the complete transcript of the retreat.
  • The Living in the Path online program has been created from the Light of the Path retreat teachings of 2009 and 2010. Organized into structured modules you will find this, and other, programs on the FPMT Online Learning Center.
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Manjushri is the buddha of wisdom and wields a flaming sword that cuts through our confusion, doubts and internal obstacles.

FPMT Education Services is happy to release this revised and reformatted version of “A Meditation on Orange Manjushri.” This practice includes the short sadhana written by the 5th Dalai Lama as well as, “Practice to Receive the Seven Types of Wisdom.” Excellent for developing wisdom and clarity, improving one’s memory, and for understanding and explaining Dharma to others.

Available through the FPMT Foundation Store in eBook, a4, and booklet letter formats.

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Painting of Buddha Tara by Peter Iseli

Tara, The Liberator, is a completely enlightened buddha who had previously promised to appear, after enlightenment, in the form of a female bodhisattva for the benefit of all beings. Her primary activity is to protect from the eight fears. Tara or simply Drol-ma in Tibetan, is one of the most widely venerated deities in Tibet. Tara represents the miraculous activities of all buddhas. In myth she is born from Chenrezig’s tears of compassion. There are innumerable manifestations of Tara arising according to the needs of others, such as the dynamic Green Tara who quickly overcomes obstacles and saves beings in dangerous situations.

FPMT Education Services is pleased to announce a revised Short Practice of Green Tara.  This practice includes the short sadhana, commentary from Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and three versions of Praises to the Twenty-One Taras. A Kriya Tantra empowerment of Green Tara is needed to practice this sadhana in full. However, one can do this practice without such an empowerment as long as one does not generate oneself as the deity. If one does not have the empowerment, one can do the self-generation practice at the crown of one’s head.

Available in eBook, a4, and letter booklet formats.

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Medicine Buddha painting by Peter Iseli.

Compiled from various teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Benefits of Medicine Buddha Mantra and Practice details the many blessings associated with engaging in Medicine Buddha practice.

FPMT Education Services is happy to freely offer this compilation.

The Medicine Buddha encompasses all the buddhas. This means that when we practice the seven-limb prayer and make offerings with the seven limbs, we receive the same merit as we would if we had made offerings to all the buddhas. Similarly, when we recite the mantra of Medicine Buddha, we collect unbelievable merit just as when we offer the seven-limb practice to Medicine Buddha.

—Lama Zopa Rinpoche

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Friends of FPMT

Friends of FPMT is a program created for those who want to directly become a part of the FPMT community of supporters, and provides much-needed funding to many FPMT activities. As a Friend of FPMT, your donations will fund the creation of FPMT Education programs and materials, new translations of texts, help us serve our charitable projects and assist FPMT centers, projects, and services. Your donations will maintain all our websites, blogs and the Online Learning Center, which has provided over 17,000 registered users with access to rich FPMT Education programs. It will also enable us to print Mandala magazine, and lots more. 

And as a Friend of FPMT you will also get to directly enjoy and be connected to what you support. Friends benefits can include a subscription to Mandala magazine, access to all the courses in the Online Learning Center, free downloadable gifts from FPMT Education Services, puja’s at Kopan monastery sponsored in your name, e-Newsletters and special updates.

PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING AT A FRIENDS LEVEL BEST FOR YOU:

The Four Harmonious Friends

In the Vinayavastu (Foundation of Discipline), the Buddha tells the story of the Four Harmonious Friends – a pheasant, a rabbit, a monkey, and an elephant – who lived together in harmony. Each of the younger animals showed respect for the older animals’ life-experience and knowledge by carrying the older on his back.

Later, the eldest (the pheasant) taught the practice of ethical conduct to the others, who then taught the same practice to the rest of the forest creatures. Because of this, happiness and comfort increased greatly in the world.

It is said that wherever a picture of the Four Harmonious Friends is displayed, the ten virtues will increase, the minds of all will become harmonious, and many auspicious events will occur.

Other Ways To Help FPMT?

 

Contact us!

FPMT International Office
1632 SE 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214-4702
USA

Office Telephone: (503) 808-1588
Toll free (US only): 866-808-3302
Fax: (503) 232-0557
Email: friends@fpmt.org

Annual reports and financial reports allow us to demonstrate our accountability and achievements.

Thank you for your Friendship.

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Click on your level of choice to join.
All levels are for a term of one year.

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e-Friends

$30 per year

  • One year subscription to Mandala magazine online and as a downloadable PDF for your e-reading device or computer 
  • E-newsletter updates
  • Annual Friends Celebration Letter updating the successes of FPMT International Office for the year in order to rejoice, dedicate and celebrate

 

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Foundation Friends

$5-$25 monthly gifts

(or $60+ per year)

You will receive the above plus:

  • A one-year subscription to Mandala Publications
  • A new annual Dharma eBook, mp3 or video from FPMT Education Services once a year
  • Annual Friends Celebration Letters informing you of the successes of FPMT for the year in order to rejoice, dedicate and celebrate
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Dharma Supporters

$30-$99 monthly gifts

(or $360+ per year)

You will receive the above plus:

  • Complete access to FPMT’s Online Learning Center
  • A new Dharma e-book, mp3 or video from FPMT Education Services every 3 months
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Patron Friends

$100 monthly gifts or more

(or $1,200+ per year)

You will receive the above plus:

  • A special yearly Patron Puja sponsored on your behalf at Kopan Monastery

 

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Gift Friendship

All levels

Would you like to give the gift of Friends of FPMT? Click here to give Friends to your friends!

 

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IMI Sangha Friends

$30 per year

Are you an ordained Sangha member?

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International Friends

$30 per year

Do you live in a country with low to medium international currency exchange rates

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Free Friends – Just Sign Up

You will receive:

  • Monthly e-newsletters
  • Access to free courses on FPMT’s Online Learning Center
  • Links to other free resources
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DONATE

Each year during the month of Saka Dawa, the Work a Day for Rinpoche campaign kicks off a great opportunity to contribute to the work and vision of Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

This year students from more than 43 countries have joined Work a Day for Rinpoche, inspired to help make Rinpoche’s teachings livestreamed online and thereby available all over the world, commission precious new translations such as the Middle Length Lam-rim by Je Tsongkhapa for national publication, and support the long list of FPMT charitable projects. Contributions also fund all of FPMT Education Services, all of FPMT’s online resources and many more activities. It is really an amazing offering. 

Want to help? We invite you to join in todayYou can support by donating a day’s wages, or any amount as a one-time gift, or split into into smaller monthly donations.

We are able to offer sentient beings unbelievable benefit, limitless skies of benefit. Therefore, we must rejoice all the time. We should remember this every day.

—Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Your gift receipt will contain a link to download a special hand drawn artwork by Rinpoche with gratitude for your support.

You’re also invited to recite the Golden Light Sutra for Rinpoche’s long life, or visualize an offering.  

Please consider telling your friends – forward a link to this site to your friends, post it on your Facebook page, and join your fellow “workers” on Facebook by becoming a fan of Work a Day for Rinpoche

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I can’t wait until June 7th,

 

To donate now with your credit card:

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please choose one of the options below.

Check Donations

To donate by check in US funds, please make the check payable to FPMT, Inc., and mail your donation to:

Work a Day for Rinpoche
c/o FPMT
1632 SE 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97214  USA

 

Bank Wire Donations

For bank wire instructions, please email workaday@fpmt.org.