FPMT » lama zopa rinpoche http://fpmt.org Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:52:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 ‘The Remedy Is to Think of Reincarnation’http://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news-and-advice/advice-from-lama-zopa-rinpoche/the-remedy-is-to-think-of-reincarnation/ http://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news-and-advice/advice-from-lama-zopa-rinpoche/the-remedy-is-to-think-of-reincarnation/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:45:06 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=46228 ... Read full article]]>
One of hundreds of buddha statues in Lama Zopa Rinopche's altar room at Buddha Amitabha Pure Land, Washington, US, July 2015. Photo by Chris Majors.

One of hundreds of buddha statues in Lama Zopa Rinopche’s altar room at Buddha Amitabha Pure Land, Washington, US, July 2015. Photo by Chris Majors.

A student asked Lama Zopa Rinpoche a question:

I’m doing my best for my parents and family at this juncture, but we’re going through a very difficult time now. My dad’s business failed and has since chalked up a huge debt. He can’t afford to pay the debt; anytime now, once the bank seizes the property, we’ll be homeless. They are already in their late 60s, turning 70. I don’t think they can face the failure and take it in stride. I’m so sad and stressed out that I can’t do much for them. I’m watching over them for fear that they have suicidal thoughts.

Rinpoche responded:

My very dear, most precious, most kind, wish-fulfilling one,

I got your emails. If you tell your father that there is no need to commit suicide, that I dedicate all my merits to him and to the family, that’s like money, good karma, good luck. He should read, if he can, the Vajra Cutter Sutra three times. Also, I have made prayers. If you can, pass that message to your father, even though he doesn’t like Buddhism or Buddhists. But just pass along the message.

Courage is so important. Committing suicide when some problem comes and you don’t know how to deal with it comes from mental exaggeration. That’s a very ignorant thought that does not think about the next life, that does not allow one to think of the next life. There is continuation of consciousness. Even though the body stops, there’s a continuation of consciousness. Because we are born with suffering, that means there was life before this one. There was life before and this is the result of that life. There was suffering then, so there is suffering now. If the previous life were free from suffering, the oceans of samsaric suffering and their causes – delusion and karma then in this life there would be no suffering, only ultimate happiness. So the suffering from beginningless lives goes back like this. 

If it’s 100 percent certain you are going to go to a pure land or even a perfect human rebirth in the next life, it’s okay to die. But mostly we go to the hells, hungry ghost realm, or animal realm. The suffering there would be the greatest suffering. For example, compared to one small spark of hell fire – to describe how hot it is if it were up here – the entirety of fire from the human world put together, that hotness, is like falling snow or air conditioning. This is just an example of lower realm suffering, especially the hells. Wow, wow, wow, wow; you can’t imagine, you can’t imagine; you can’t imagine. How unbelievable it would be if you were born not in a major hell, but in a secondary one, the hell realm in lava. 

So committing suicide is like deceiving yourself to immediately join with the heaviest suffering of the hells after this life. This life even if you have those failures that are believed in in the West, that are made so much by attachment and delusion is incredible peace. Committing suicide is like completely deceiving yourself with ignorance. Whenever suicidal thoughts come, the remedy is to think of reincarnation, the continuation of life.

With much love and prayers,

Lama Zopa

Scribed by Ven. Sarah Thresher, Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India, February 2015. Edited by Mandala for inclusion on FPMT.org.

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‘We Don’t Know Anything About This “I”‘http://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news-and-advice/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/we-dont-know-anything-about-this-i/ http://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news-and-advice/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/we-dont-know-anything-about-this-i/#comments Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:30:12 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=46281 ... Read full article]]>
Lama Zopa Rinpoche giving Medicine Buddha initiation in Copenhagen, Denmark, July 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche giving Medicine Buddha initiation in Copenhagen, Denmark, July 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.

On July 24Ven. Roger Kunsang shared on his Twitter page this from Lama Zopa Rinpoche, who was teaching in Copenhagen, Denmark, at an event organized by Tong-nyi Nying-je Ling:

Lama Zopa, Copenhagen; we go to school, we work, we do so much for this “I” yet don’t know anything about this “I”!

Rinpoche’s teaching on Saturday, July 25, in Copenhagen is scheduled to be webcast live at 7 p.m. local time (UTC+2) on FPMT’s Livestream page:
http://livestream.com/FPMT/DM2015

High quality videos of Rinpoche’s teachings in Copenhagen and from Maitreya Instituut in the Netherlands are being made available on the FPMT.org:
http://fpmt.org/media/streaming/teachings-of-lama-zopa-rinpoche/

Ven. Roger Kunsang, Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s assistant and CEO of FPMT Inc., shares Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s recent pith sayings on Ven. Roger’s Twitter page. (You can also read them on Ven. Roger’s Facebook page.)

More information, photos and updates about FPMT spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche can be found on Rinpoche’s webpage. If you’d like to receive news of Lama Zopa Rinpoche via email, sign up to receive FPMT News.

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Watch Lama Zopa Rinpoche Live in Denmarkhttp://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news-and-advice/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/watch-lama-zopa-rinpoche-live-in-denmark/ http://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news-and-advice/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/watch-lama-zopa-rinpoche-live-in-denmark/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:30:58 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=46131 ... Read full article]]>
Lama Zopa Rinpoche reading Lama Tsongkhapa’s “Lekshe Nyingpo,” Mahabodhi Stupa, Bodhgaya, India, March 2015. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche reading Lama Tsongkhapa’s “Lekshe Nyingpo,” Mahabodhi Stupa, Bodhgaya, India, March 2015. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark, to give teachings and a Great Medicine Buddha initiation July 24-25, organized by Tong-nyi Nying-je Ling.

Motivational talks and teachings before the initiation will be webcast live beginning at 7 p.m. local time (GMT +2) on FPMT’s Livestream page for the event: 
https://livestream.com/FPMT/DM2015

Rinpoche’s schedule is always subject to change and it’s always advised to check the link above for the most accurate schedule information.

Recordings of the streamed teachings will be made available as quickly as possible after the event on the Rinpoche Available Now (RAN) webpage at: 
http://fpmt.org/media/streaming/teachings-of-lama-zopa-rinpoche/

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is the spiritual director of the Foundation for the Preservation of Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), a Tibetan Buddhist organization dedicated to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through teaching, meditation and community service.

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New Photo Albums of Lama Zopa Rinpochehttp://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news-and-advice/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/new-photo-albums-of-lama-zopa-rinpoche/ http://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news-and-advice/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/new-photo-albums-of-lama-zopa-rinpoche/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:30:10 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=45999 ... Read full article]]>
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, De-Tong Ling Retreat Centre, Kangaroo Island, Australia, May 2015. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, De-Tong Ling Retreat Centre, Kangaroo Island, Australia, May 2015. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang.

Several photo albums featuring Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s activities around the world have been posted to FPMT.org for students and supporters to look at and enjoy. 

Rinpoche toured Australia during May and June 2015, visiting several FPMT centers including De-Tong Ling Retreat Centre, Buddha House and Vajrayana Institute. Rinpoche also attended the teachings with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in June that were in the Blue Mountains near Sydney. 

Earlier in May, Rinpoche visited Mahamudra Centre, Chandrakirti Centre and Dorje Chang Institute in New Zealand. While there, Rinpoche also blessed the water and beings living in the ocean and performed a puja on Mt. Taranaki in Egmont National Park.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche doing puja at Mt. Taranaki, New Zealand, May 2015. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche doing puja at Mt. Taranaki, New Zealand, May 2015. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche was present to help Kopan Monastery through the immediate response to the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015. This album not only shows Rinpoche’s compassionate response to the disaster, but chronicles some of the hard work carried out by Kopan’s nuns and monks to provide emergency relief. Just prior to the earthquake, Rinpoche visited Lawudo in the Solu Khumbu region of Nepal, where his previous incarnation meditated. 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche leading prayers for all those affected by earthquake. April 26, 2015

Lama Zopa Rinpoche led prayers and gave oral transmissions to young monks and Western visitors after the earthquake, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Sarah Thresher

Find more photo albums of Lama Zopa Rinpoche on FPMT.org.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is the spiritual director of the Foundation for the Preservation of Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), a Tibetan Buddhist organization dedicated to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through teaching, meditation and community service.

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Lama Zopa Rinopche feeding and blessing goats kept by Paula and Matti de Wijs (picture on right), Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 2015. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang.

Lama Zopa Rinopche feeding and blessing goats kept by Paula and Matti de Wijs (picture on right), Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 2015. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang.

“The I is one; others are numberless,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche reminds students in Cutting the Root of Samsara, Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive’s third volume in a series drawn from the 24th Kopan course in 1991. “There are numberless sentient beings and every one of them is so important and so precious, so kind. Our happiness comes from them, therefore every one of them is so precious. Every one of them is so precious. Just as we think of ourselves as so precious, everyone is so precious like this, more precious than even ourselves. The I is one. We ourselves are just one, so compared to the numberless, precious, kind sentient beings, this I itself, which is one, is completely lost. Even by number, without thinking of the kindness, this one I is completely lost. This I is completely lost. It’s nothing. It’s just like one atom, this one atom is completely lost. It’s nothing. When we compare the numberless sentient beings, this I is nothing. Compared to how important, how precious they are, it is nothing.

“Therefore, anything other than working for sentient beings is meaningless. It’s empty. Anything other than working for sentient beings is empty, meaningless. Therefore think, ‘In my life, there’s nothing to work for other than sentient beings. In my life, there’s nobody to work for other than sentient beings. There’s nobody to cherish in my life other than sentient beings. What sentient beings want is happiness and they don’t want suffering. The happiness they need is the highest happiness, enlightenment. Therefore, I must lead them to full enlightenment. For that I need to achieve full enlightenment myself first. That depends on actualizing the path and that depends on protecting my karma, on practicing morality, not creating obstacles to the path, generating the path.’ …”

Find Cutting the Root of Samsara on the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive:
http://bit.ly/cutting-the-root-of-samsara

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is the spiritual director of the Foundation for the Preservation of Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), a Tibetan Buddhist organization dedicated to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through teaching, meditation and community service.

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Long Life Puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche To Be Webcast Livehttp://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news-and-advice/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/long-life-puja-for-lama-zopa-rinpoche-to-be-webcast-live/ http://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news-and-advice/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/long-life-puja-for-lama-zopa-rinpoche-to-be-webcast-live/#comments Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:30:47 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=46009 ... Read full article]]>
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the beginning of a teaching at Maitreya Instituut, Netherlands, July 2015. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the beginning of a teaching at Maitreya Instituut, Netherlands, July 2015. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang.

A long life puja will be offered to Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the conclusion of the teaching and initiation series at Maitreya Instituut in the Netherlands on Chokhor Duchen (Wheel Turning Day), which is on Monday, July 20. The event is scheduled to begin in the morning local time (GMT+2). 

Visit FPMT’s Livestream page for the event to find updates and watch the live webcast as well as recorded teachings: http://livestream.com/FPMT/NL2015

High quality videos of the Maitreya Instituut teachings are being made available on the FPMT.org:
http://fpmt.org/media/streaming/teachings-of-lama-zopa-rinpoche/lama-zopa-rinpoche-teachings-in-netherlands-2015-2/

Links to download the translation of the teachings into French and Spanish in MP3 audio format are also being posted at the above link.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche travels next to Denmark where he will be giving the Medicine Buddha initiation on July 24-25. For more on Rinpoche’s schedule: 
http://fpmt.org/teachers/zopa/schedule/

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is the spiritual director of the Foundation for the Preservation of Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), a Tibetan Buddhist organization dedicated to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through teaching, meditation and community service.

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We invite you to read the July edition of our FPMT International Office E-news!

In this month’s e-news, you’ll find:

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Moscow, Russia, July 2015. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Moscow, Russia, July 2015. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang.

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Maitreya Instituut, Loenen, Netherlands, July 2015. Photo by Jon Paul Kool.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Maitreya Instituut, Loenen, Netherlands, July 2015. Photo by Jan-Paul Kool.

“If the self-cherishing thought, the ego, is strong, then the attachment clinging to this life also becomes very strong. The stronger the attachment is, the easier anger arises,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches in Cutting the Root of Samsara, the third volume in the four-volume ebook series of Rinpoche’s teachings from the 1991 Kopan Course and featured in the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive’s June E-letter.

“The happiness of the I becomes so important. In the view of the self-cherishing thought, the I becomes so important, so precious, therefore, my happiness becomes very important. My happiness and this life’s happiness become very important.

“Anybody who does a small thing disturbs us so much. Even birds making a noise when we want to meditate or when we want quiet to have a sleep – even a dog or a bird making a noise outside, or somebody talking – even a small thing becomes a big disturbance. Even if the decoration of the house is slightly wrong in our view, how things are put on the table, how things are decorated – even just a little bit in the wrong way according to our point of view, it’s the wrong way – this becomes very important. There are things in the house put in a slightly different place than where we’d like them. The other person puts them in this place where we don’t want them to be, moving them from there, putting them here, here. It’s supposed to be there, but she moved it here. It’s supposed to be that way because we put it that way. Whatever it is.

“Even a tiny mouse just going on the roof, making a little noise, just some noise, something we’re just able to hear, even a rat just quickly passing through the room. While we’re not expecting rats to run, it comes through. If we expected it, there’d be no problem. If we expected it, if we opened our mind toward rats, there’d be no problem. But if our mind is closed toward the rat, when we’re not expecting it, when we’re not wishing it, then the rat just quickly runs through, close to us, it becomes incredibly terrifying. Terrifying. Incredibly shocking. A big shock. There’s a rat in the house! A big shock! Immediately we want to move into another room or into another hotel where there’s no rat.

“The stronger the self-cherishing thought is, the stronger the attachment to this life, so the worldly concern is there. In the view of that mind, the I becomes so important, my happiness becomes so important. This life’s happiness becomes so important, so when there’s a small disturbance, which is such nonsense to be worried about, it becomes a big upset. …”

Read the entire excerpt from Cutting the Root of Samsara in the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive June E-letter: http://www.lamayeshe.com/index.php?sect=article&id=1061

You can watch the live webcast of Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Maitreya Instituut and find schedule updates on FPMT’s Livestream pagehttp://livestream.com/FPMT/NL2015

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is the spiritual director of the Foundation for the Preservation of Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), a Tibetan Buddhist organization dedicated to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through teaching, meditation and community service.

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Maitreya Instituut, Loenen, Netherlands, July 2015. Photo by Jan Paul Kool.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Maitreya Instituut, Loenen, Netherlands, July 2015. Photo by Jan-Paul Kool.

On July 14Ven. Roger Kunsang shared on his Twitter page this from Lama Zopa Rinpoche, who is teaching at Maitreya Instituut, Loenen, Netherlands: 

“Lama Zopa; normally success is what benefits the individual, for our organisation FPMT success is what benefits others!”

UPDATE on Live Webcasts: The long life puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche on July 20 at Maitreya Instituut will be webcast live. The puja is scheduled to begin at approximately 8 a.m. local time (GMT+2). You can watch the webcast and find schedule updates on FPMT’s Livestream page:
http://livestream.com/FPMT/NL2015

High quality videos from the Maitreya teachings will soon be available on the FPMT.org:
http://fpmt.org/media/streaming/teachings-of-lama-zopa-rinpoche/lama-zopa-rinpoche-teachings-in-netherlands-2015-2/

Links to download the translation of the teachings into French and Spanish in MP3 audio format will also be posted at the above link.

Ven. Roger Kunsang, Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s assistant and CEO of FPMT Inc., shares Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s recent pith sayings on Ven. Roger’s Twitter page. (You can also read them on Ven. Roger’s Facebook page.)

More information, photos and updates about FPMT spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche can be found on Rinpoche’s webpage. If you’d like to receive news of Lama Zopa Rinpoche via email, sign up to receive FPMT News.

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Institute Vajra Yogini, France, May 2003

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Institute Vajra Yogini, France, May 2003

Over the past several years, Ven. Robina Courtin, a former editor of Mandala, has been compiling and editing the teachings of Lama Zopa Rinpoche into an accessible and clear book on death. Ven. Robina shared with Mandala her process for developing this much-needed publication, which is entitled How to Enjoy Death: Preparing for Life’s Final Challenge without Fear and will be published by Wisdom Publications later this year.

Midway through a Kadampa retreat at Institut Vajra Yogini in France, in May 2003, Lama Zopa Rinpoche switched directions and began to teach about how to help our loved ones at the time of death. This was prompted by one of his students telling him, Rinpoche said, that “her father had died suddenly and she didn’t know what to do. That made me think that knowing how to help others at the time of death is such important education to have.”

The main source Rinpoche used for the teachings was advice that Choden Rinpoche had given at Land of Medicine Buddha in California a year earlier, as well as a book called Tibetan Ceremonies of the Dead, written by Thupten Sangay and published in Tibetan by the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamsala. “It was written,” Rinpoche said, “to educate the Tibetan people outside of their country about their traditions.”

Ven. Robina Courtin

Ven. Robina Courtin

By the time the book came to me to be put together – from Ecie Hursthouse in New Zealand, who got it started – Merry Colony and her team in the Education Services department of the FPMT International Office were already nearing completion of Rinpoche’s Heart Advice for Death and Dying and its companion volume, Heart Practices for Death and Dying, published in 2008. They used as their source, of course, the French teachings but also the hundreds of hours of teachings Rinpoche has given over the years. Nevertheless, it seemed that a book for wider publication was needed. …

Read the complete article as a PDF.

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