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Newly Published Teachings from 2011 Retreat in Australia with Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Newly Published Teachings from 2011 Retreat in Australia with Lama Zopa Rinpoche

In early April 2011, Lama Zopa Rinpoche began teaching a retreat series at the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion in Bendigo, Australia, focused on Shantideva’s Bodhicaryavatara (A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life) and the transmission of the rare ... Read more »
Printable Cards and Posters in the Foundation Store

Printable Cards and Posters in the Foundation Store

FPMT’s Foundation Store offers more than fifty cards and posters suitable for printing. These images are made available as high quality PDFs that can be printed as cards for your home and altar. Many of these images have been created ... Read more »
A Most Happy Birthday to Lama Zopa Rinpoche! Please, Please Live Long!

A Most Happy Birthday to Lama Zopa Rinpoche! Please, Please Live Long!

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s birthday is celebrated on December 3. We invite you to join the entire FPMT community as we rejoice in another year of Rinpoche’s compassionate life. Rinpoche tirelessly models the bodhichitta motivation for us, benefiting countless others every ... Read more »
1,000 Buddha Statues Offered to His Holiness the Dalai Lama– Please Rejoice!

1,000 Buddha Statues Offered to His Holiness the Dalai Lama– Please Rejoice!

In 2019 we shared Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s wish to offer 1,000 statues of Shakyamuni Buddha to His Holiness the Dalai Lama for his long life on behalf of the entire FPMT organization. The funds for this ambitious project were raised ... Read more »
Ninth 100 Million Mani Retreat Organized by FPMT Mongolia

Ninth 100 Million Mani Retreat Organized by FPMT Mongolia

One of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for the FPMT organization is to sponsor 100 million mani retreats around the world. During a 100 million mani retreat, participants collectively recite 100 million OM MANI PADME HUM mantras. For a ninth ... Read more »
How Anger and Patience Relate to Each Other

How Anger and Patience Relate to Each Other

In the following short video recorded during the the 2018 retreat at Great Stupa of Universal Compassion in Australia, Lama Zopa Rinpoche responds to a question about how to practice patience: In order to practice patience, we first must have ... Read more »
Appearance and Illusion

Appearance and Illusion

Lama Thubten Yeshe, who founded the FPMT organization with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, is fondly remembered for his ability to communicate the essence of Buddhist teachings in a way that continues to connect with Western students. In 1977, Lama Yeshe offered ... Read more »
Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Advice for Prayers and Practices to Do for Thanksgiving

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

The American holiday of Thanksgiving is celebrated each year in late November. Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave extensive advice in 2018 on how to help the tens of millions of turkeys being killed for the holiday, and also how to think ... Read more »
New Ksitigarbha Statue in Nepal Village for Protection and Blessings

New Ksitigarbha Statue in Nepal Village for Protection and Blessings

Recently Lama Zopa Rinpoche sponsored a beautiful standing Ksitigarbha statue for a remote village in Nepal as protection from disaster and the elements, and for the benefit all of beings. Moved by Rinpoche’s generosity in sponsoring this magnificent holy object ... Read more »
It Is Only Due to the Kindness of Your Enemy That You Can Reach Enlightenment

It Is Only Due to the Kindness of Your Enemy That You Can Reach Enlightenment

In the following short video from the 2019 Vajaryogini retreat at Institute Vajra Yogini, Lama Zopa Rinpoche guides us through the reasoning why we should be very grateful to those who hate or abuse us: When you understand that the ... Read more »
Please Enjoy the November e-News!

Please Enjoy the November e-News!

Our November e-News is now available! This issue is packed with news, updates, and causes for rejoicing including: Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s recent teaching events, activities, and new photo album, His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s message for FDCW’s Compassion and Wisdom ... Read more »
Sutra and Dharani Resources for Your Dharma Practice

Sutra and Dharani Resources for Your Dharma Practice

Sutras are records of teachings given by the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni. The Buddha’s discourses were memorized by his disciples and later written down in various languages, the most complete collections of teachings being in Pali and Sanskrit. Because sutras contain ... Read more »