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FPMT E-News – Out Now!

FPMT E-News – Out Now!

We hope you will enjoy the July FPMT International Office e-News! This month we bring you: Updates on Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Schedule, News about the Ongoing Investment by the FPMT Puja Fund, How the International Merit Box Project is Helping, ...

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New Advice on Lunar and Solar Eclipses

New Advice on Lunar and Solar Eclipses

Lama Zopa Rinpoche recently offered some new advice about lunar and solar eclipses, which are considered auspicious days for practice and provide opportunities for accumulating increased merit. In addition to Lama Zopa Rinpoche reminding students that the merit generated on ...

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Feng Shui Survey Performed at Maitreya Buddha Project Kushinagar

Feng Shui Survey Performed at Maitreya Buddha Project Kushinagar

Marcel Bertels, director of FPMT project Maitreya Buddha Kushinagar, shares an update. This news comes from Kushinagar, India, where Shakyamuni Buddha entered into Mahaparinirvana. Marcel served as country director of Maitreya Project Trust until 2003. He recently rejoined the project. ...

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Support Continues for the Young Monks of Idgaa Choizinling Dratsang, Mongolia

Support Continues for the Young Monks of Idgaa Choizinling Dratsang, Mongolia

The Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund offers sponsorship of daily lunch for the young monks studying at Idgaa Choizinling Dratsang in Mongolia. Recently US$9,000 was offered to cover May 2018 to April 2019. Idgaa Choizinling was established in 2003 through Ganden ...

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Sangha Are the Real Champions

Sangha Are the Real Champions

Lama Zopa Rinpoche sent these words of encouragement and advice in a handwritten card to the monks at Nalanda Monastery. My dear venerable, courageous, brave warriors, Like the worldly Olympic champions, you are all like warriors against the enemy: delusion, ...

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FPMT’s International Sangha Day Is July 16, 2018

FPMT’s International Sangha Day Is July 16, 2018

Founded by Lama Yeshe in 1974 at Kopan Monastery, the International Mahayana Institute (IMI) is FPMT’s community of monks and nuns. IMI Sangha members serve in the FPMT organization as registered teachers, directors, spiritual program coordinators, editors, and more. On ...

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Bring Dharma to the World through the FPMT Translation Fund

Bring Dharma to the World through the FPMT Translation Fund

“The Buddha taught in Pali and Sanskrit. Later, the pandits, those great holy beings, translated them into the Tibetan language. Tibetan holds the meaning. … It is a perfect translation and gives great understanding. Those great translators were holy beings; ...

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Shantideva Study Group Working for Peace in Israel and Palestine

Shantideva Study Group Working for Peace in Israel and Palestine

Shuki Preminger, coordinator of the Shantideva Study Group in Israel, introduces us to Women Wage Peace and Combatants for Peace—two groups of Palestinians and Israelis working together to create peace—and shares the details of their meetings with Dagri Rinpoche, Geshe ...

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The Puja Fund Makes Exentensive Offerings this Chokhor Duchen on Behalf of Entire FPMT Organization

The Puja Fund Makes Exentensive Offerings this Chokhor Duchen on Behalf of Entire FPMT Organization

Each year on Chokhor Duchen, one of the four great holy days of the Tibetan Buddhist calendar, The Puja Fund sponsors pujas and offerings all over the world dedicated to the success of the entire FPMT organization. This year Chokhor ...

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New Photo Gallery for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Visit to Australia

New Photo Gallery for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Visit to Australia

Lama Zopa Rinpoche spent over two months visiting Australia earlier this year. We’ve created a new photo gallery sharing images from the time he spent at the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, Atisha Centre, and Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery in ...

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The Power of the Eight Auspicious Signs and Four Harmonious Brothers

The Power of the Eight Auspicious Signs and Four Harmonious Brothers

Lama Zopa Rinpoche sent the following advice to a student who had slowly drifted apart from his son until there was no contact between them. The student had also lost two partners to cancer. It is very good if you ...

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Students Offer Thanksgiving Puja at the Conclusion of Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa’s Third Basic Program

Students Offer Thanksgiving Puja at the Conclusion of Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa’s Third Basic Program

On June 10, 2018, several students from Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa’s 2015-2018 Basic Program met to offer a thanksgiving puja to mark the conclusion of their program. From among the thirty-five students who participated in the three-month review and passed ...

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