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Rejoicing in the Dedication and Practice of the Nuns of Tashi Chime Gatsal Nunnery, Nepal

Since 2009 sponsorship has been offered to the nuns of Tashi Chime Gatsal Nunnery, Nepal. Funds have been offered to complete two 100 million mani retreats (100 million recitations of the mantra OM MANI PADME HUM) every year. In addition ...

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How to Think When Washing or Brushing Your Teeth [Video]

“Even when you wash, you purify not only yourself but sentient beings. Not only are your obscurations purified, but all sentient beings’ obscurations are purified. For example, the first time washing with water, the disturbing thought obscurations are purified. Then, ...

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Cherishing Others Is the Source of All Happiness

“Cherishing the I is opening the door for all the problems, all the obstacles, all the undesirable things; and cherishing others is the source of all the happiness, opening the door for all the happiness for oneself. As I mentioned ...

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Geshe Tenzin Tenphel to Teach Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa’s Residential Four-Year Basic Program

The FPMT Basic Program is an in-depth Buddhist education program designed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche and developed by FPMT Education Services. In-depth program coordinator Olga Planken introduces resident teacher Geshe Tenzin Tenphel and the full-time residential Basic Program at Istituto ...

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Tenzin Ösel Hita Talks at Centro Shiwa Lha in Brazil [Video]

Tenzin Ösel Hita, the recognized reincarnation of FPMT founder Lama Yeshe, gave a talk at Centro Shiwa Lha in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil in September 2017. (At the beginning of 2017, Ösel toured European FPMT centers giving talks to ...

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602,950 Sentient Beings Liberated at Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Residences Since 2015

The Sangha living at Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s residences in California and Washington State offer the practice of animal liberation every week (the Winter months in Washington State are not conducive to this practice due to the snow being too much ...

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‘It Comes from the Mind’

When discussing global problems, Lama Zopa Rinpoche emphasizes how we must identify the mind as the source of our problems. From an article in the new issue of Mandala, Rinpoche and other Buddhist teachers explain the only way to address ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Schedule

November 25 – December 2 Continuation of the Most Secret Hayagriva Transmissions, Drati Khangtsen, Sera Je Monastic University, India. More information

The 2018 Liberation Tibetan Calendar Is Now Available!

We are pleased to announce the release of the 2018 Liberation Tibetan Calendar which includes the Tibetan lunar dates and information about more than thirty types of practice days and auspicious and inauspicious days for each month. The calendar is ...

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One Small Act of Charity Leads to Happiness and Success

Even one small act of charity leads to happiness and success in future lives, and eventually it leads to enlightenment, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains in a video clip from the 2016 Light of the Path retreat. “You have to know ...

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Rejoicing in a Year of Charitable Giving

2017 was a momentous year for FPMT Charitable Projects. In January 2017 we raised the targeted amount needed to offer Sera Je Monastery an endowment fund large enough to support the daily food offering program at the monastery (known as ...

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Construction Started on Oseling Nunnery

Oseling Retreat Center, in the Andalusia region of Spain, has undertaken a new project. In response to advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the center has begun work on the planning, construction, and fund-raising aspects for a new nunnery that will ...

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