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Subdue Your Mind by Meditating on Death and Impermanence

Subdue Your Mind by Meditating on Death and Impermanence

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 asking: As long as you are not free from samsara, how can ...

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Direct Support Offered to Tibetan Elders in India in 2020

Direct Support Offered to Tibetan Elders in India in 2020

The Need for Support Tibetans have been living in exile since 1959 when Communist China invaded Tibet, forcing 100,000 Tibetans to flee to India, Nepal, Bhutan and eventually elsewhere around the world. Many of the Tibetan refugees in India and ...

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For Ordinary Beings, the Meditation on Death and Impermanence Is the Most Important

For Ordinary Beings, the Meditation on Death and Impermanence Is the Most Important

Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his video teachings on thought transformation from Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Here is a summary of the most recent teaching: Lama Zopa Rinpoche begins this teaching explaining that we are extremely fortunate to be alive today. ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Attends Kopan Monastery’s Annual Consecration Ceremony

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Attends Kopan Monastery’s Annual Consecration Ceremony

Every year at Kopan Monastery a three-day consecration ceremony is performed by the Lama Gyupa monks. This year, Lama Zopa Rinpoche attended the afternoon session, in the recently rebuilt Chenrezig gompa, of the ceremony’s second day, which was also Chokhor ...

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Fulfilling the Guru’s Wishes and Advice Is the Most Enjoyable Thing in Life

Fulfilling the Guru’s Wishes and Advice Is the Most Enjoyable Thing in Life

Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his video teachings on thought transformation from Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Here is a summary of the most recent teaching: Lama Zopa Rinpoche starts this teaching discussing the concept of equanimity. We think of ourselves as ...

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If You Don’t Collect Merits Nothing Will Happen in Your Mind

If You Don’t Collect Merits Nothing Will Happen in Your Mind

Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his video teachings on thought transformation from Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Here is a summary of the most recent teaching: Lama Zopa Rinpoche begins this teaching explaining that lojong involves utilizing happiness and suffering on the ...

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Update on 5 Trillion Mantra Prayer Wheel Project at Vajrapani Insititute, CA

Update on 5 Trillion Mantra Prayer Wheel Project at Vajrapani Insititute, CA

In December 2016, Vajrapani Institute, in California, US, launched the 5 Trillion Mantra Prayer Wheel Project. The prayer wheel, called the Compassion Wheel and standing 7 ft x 10 ft when completed, will contain 5 trillion (5,000,000,000,000) copies of OM ...

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How to Think While Watching the News

How to Think While Watching the News

Lama Zopa Rinpoche made these comments in April 2014 after seeing images of the suffering of many people on television. It’s important to use the situation to remind yourself how fortunate you are to still have a human body and ...

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Rejoicing in 1,000 Statues Completed for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Long Life

Rejoicing in 1,000 Statues Completed for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Long Life

Last August we shared Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s wish to offer 1,000 statues of Shakyamuni Buddha to His Holiness the Dalai Lama on behalf of the entire FPMT organization. Thanks to the support of many generous donors, we quickly raised the ...

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The Benefits of Keeping Vows and the Shortcomings of Degenerating Them

The Benefits of Keeping Vows and the Shortcomings of Degenerating Them

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 keeping morality is the basis for practicing lojong (thought transformation). ...

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Wake Up—Don’t Waste the Four Holy Days of Guru Shakyamuni Buddha

Wake Up—Don’t Waste the Four Holy Days of Guru Shakyamuni Buddha

Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his video teachings on thought transformation from Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Here is a summary of the most recent teaching: This teaching was offered on Chokhor Duchen (July 24), which is one of the holy days ...

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Fire Pujas for Purification and Healing

Fire Pujas for Purification and Healing

More than forty fire pujas are being done in Nepal to purify and heal the coronavirus pandemic situation and its negative impact in Nepal and around the world. Based on advice from Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drönme (Khadro-la), several high ...

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