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FPMT Translation Services Update on Key Translation Projects

FPMT Translation Services Update on Key Translation Projects

As the Dharma takes root in the West, clear and accurate translations of Buddhist texts, prayers, and teachings are crucial. FPMT Translation Services oversees the translating, editing, publishing, and updating of translations of sadhanas, prayers, rituals, sutras, and other key ...

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What to Do When This Happens to You?

What to Do When This Happens to You?

Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his video teachings on thought transformation from Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Here is a summary of the most recent teaching: Rinpoche begins this teaching explaining that the reason why we practice lojong (thought transformation) is to ...

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An Update on the Incredible Thame Stupa Project

An Update on the Incredible Thame Stupa Project

The Mount Everest region of Thame, Nepal, is a special place for FPMT. Lama Zopa Rinpoche was born there and it is located near Lawudo which was the home of Rinpoche’s previous incarnation. Many Kopan monks are also from Thame. ...

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The Winter Debate Festival at Kopan Nunnery

The Winter Debate Festival at Kopan Nunnery

Monks have held the Jang Guncho, the winter debate festival, for centuries. The first Nuns’ Jang Guncho took place in Dharamsala, India, in 1995. An annual event, the Nuns’ Jang Guncho is an opportunity for nunneries to gather together to ...

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This Is Going to Happen to You!

This Is Going to Happen to You!

Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his video teachings on thought transformation from Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Here is a summary of the most recent teaching: Rinpoche begins by explaining that although this teaching series has been labeled Rinpoche’s “thought transformation” teachings, ...

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We Hope You Enjoy Our September e-News

We Hope You Enjoy Our September e-News

Welcome to the September edition of our monthly FPMT International Office e-News. We bring you news to rejoice about: Inspirational teachings and advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche, The IMI “Healing the World” Prayerathon, Support Offered to Tibetan Elders, … and ...

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The Story of Khen Rinpoche Geshe Thubten Chonyi and the History of Kopan Monastery

The Story of Khen Rinpoche Geshe Thubten Chonyi and the History of Kopan Monastery

Khen Rinpoche Geshe Thubten Chonyi is abbot of Kopan Monastery and Kopan Nunnery, the FPMT monastic institutions in Kathmandu, Nepal, and resident geshe at Amitabha Buddhist Centre (ABC), the FPMT center in Singapore. The online story “A Deep Interest in ...

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Support Offered to Sick and Injured Dogs in Bylakuppe, India

Support Offered to Sick and Injured Dogs in Bylakuppe, India

The Animal Liberation Fund recently offered a US$5,450 grant to Tibetan Volunteers for Animals (TVA) and Social Action Movement for a vehicle needed to rescue sick and injured dogs in and around Bylakuppe, India. Since 2003, TVA has been a ...

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Meditating on Impermanence and Death Is the Best Medicine for All Mental Problems

Meditating on Impermanence and Death Is the Best Medicine for All Mental Problems

Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his video teachings on thought transformation from Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Here is a summary of the most recent teaching: Rinpoche begins this teaching explaining that the whole lamrim, the graduated path to enlightenment, is about ...

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The Ten Innermost Jewels Show What Holy Dharma Is

The Ten Innermost Jewels Show What Holy Dharma Is

Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his video teachings on thought transformation from Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Here is a summary of the most recent teaching: Rinpoche begins this teaching explaining that the ten innermost jewels of the Kadampas show what holy ...

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Meals Offered to Shalu Monastery for the Third Consecutive Year

Meals Offered to Shalu Monastery for the Third Consecutive Year

For the last three years, the Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund has offered a grant to Shalu Monastery, Himachal Pradesh, India, to cover the costs of food for the the 50+ monks who study there. This year, US$12,360.08 was offered. In ...

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The Seven Limb Practice Is the Basic Practice for Achieving Enlightenment

The Seven Limb Practice Is the Basic Practice for Achieving Enlightenment

Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his video teachings on thought transformation from Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Here is a summary of the most recent teaching: Rinpoche begins this teaching explaining that bodhisattvas have a totally different attitude than other sentient beings. ...

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