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An Introduction to and Video Tour of a Sand Mandala

An Introduction to and Video Tour of a Sand Mandala

The circular representations of universes inhabited by particular deities are known as mandalas in Tibetan Buddhism. There are many types, but the sand mandala is the most difficult to create. Millions of colored sand grains are meticulously arranged, using a ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Advice for Prayers and Practices to Do for Turkeys Killed for Thanksgiving

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Advice for Prayers and Practices to Do for Turkeys Killed for Thanksgiving

This year, the holiday of Thanksgiving is celebrated in the United States on Thursday, November 26. Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered the following advice on how to help the tens of millions of turkeys being killed for the holiday, and also ...

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New Video to Support Your Practice of The Method to Transform a Suffering Life into Happiness (Including Enlightenment)

New Video to Support Your Practice of The Method to Transform a Suffering Life into Happiness (Including Enlightenment)

Having a good motivation is important to all aspects of our life and practice. Because of this, Lama Zopa Rinpoche created a daily motivational practice for his student called The Method to Transform a Suffering Life into Happiness (Including Enlightenment) ...

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How Does the Merely Labeled I Exist on the Aggregates?

How Does the Merely Labeled I Exist on the Aggregates?

Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his video teachings on thought transformation from Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Here is a summary of the most recent video: Rinpoche begins this video reminding us what he has been covering in recent teachings on emptiness ...

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Update from FPMT Inc.

In our last announcement on November 13, we stated we would publish “a summary report on the fact-finding assessment” into the claims of misconduct by Dagri Rinpoche “after we complete our remaining work with FaithTrust Institute.” We received a DRAFT ...

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November FPMT e-News Out Now!

November FPMT e-News Out Now!

A warm welcome to our November FPMT International Office e-News. This month we bring you news about: Studying Masters and Basic Program is Preliminary Practice, The Big Love Festival, New and Updated Practice Materials, Statement Regarding Conclusion of Dagri RInpoche ...

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Supporting the Important Projects of Lelung Rinpoche: Preserving the Buddha Dharma

Supporting the Important Projects of Lelung Rinpoche: Preserving the Buddha Dharma

Lelung Rinpoche was born in 1970. When he was twelve years old he visited Kyabje Ling Rinpoche and following Ling Rinpoche’s advice, he went to study at Drepung Monastery, India. Two years later, he went to Dharamsala to receive teachings ...

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Sutra of Great Liberation on Lhabab Duchen

Sutra of Great Liberation on Lhabab Duchen

Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his video teachings on thought transformation from Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Here is a summary of the most recent teaching: On the auspicious occasion of Lhabab Duchen, November 7, 2020, Lama Zopa Rinpoche continued offering the ...

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The Whole World Exists in Nothing More Than Mere Name

The Whole World Exists in Nothing More Than Mere Name

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 reminding us that the I does not exist from its own side, ...

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Update from FPMT Inc.

This is an update to our previous announcements concerning our fact-finding assessment undertaken in response to multiple allegations of sexual misconduct by Dagri Rinpoche. As part of that assessment, the FPMT Inc. Board has received the confidential report of the ...

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Nalanda Monastery Inaugurated Future Retreat Center Maitreya Pure Land

Nalanda Monastery Inaugurated Future Retreat Center Maitreya Pure Land

On October 12, 2020, Nalanda Monastery, the FPMT monastery in the South of France, celebrated a significant step in their project to develop a retreat location called Maitreya Pure Land. The nearby property, known as Gachepel, was handed over to ...

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Big Love Festival 2020: Celebrating 40 years of Universal Education

Big Love Festival 2020: Celebrating 40 years of Universal Education

Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom (FDCW), an international FPMT project, will celebrate nearly forty years of Universal Education with the online Big Love Festival from Monday, November 23, to Saturday, November 28, 2020. FDCW’s programs are based on Universal ...

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