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‘In the Centers, Everything That Is Done Is for Sentient Beings’

During a session on September 4 at the Light on the Path retreat, Lama Zopa Rinpoche taught on several topics, including continuing a translation of Nagarjuna’s Praise to Satisfy Sentient Beings. From that, Rinpoche spoke to participants about the importance ...

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Investing in the Future of the Geluk International Foundation

The Geluk International Foundation was established to preserve and promote Buddhist heritage in general and the Gelug tradition in particular. The vision of the foundation is to promote, propagate, develop, enrich and preserve the Gelug tradition established by Lama Tsongkhapa. ...

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‘By Having This Sickness I Can Practice Pure Dharma’: Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche sent the following advice to a person who fell down and was injured, and is still very sick as well as worried because he hasn’t gotten better. Think that I am the most fortunate one, that I ...

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Read the September FPMT International Office e-News

The September FPMT International Office e-News is out now! This month we bring you news about: Long Retreats with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, A New Module of Living in the Path , Investing in Holy Object Creation , Mantra Hat Back ...

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Just by Seeing Mantras

Lama Zopa Rinpoche recently requested that FPMT Education Services make available three beneficial mantra cards featuring Rinpoche’s calligraphy. These mantras are the Phagpa Chulung Rolpai Do Mantra, which upon seeing, purifies 100,000 eons of negative karma and obscurations; and the ...

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‘The More Vows, the More Merit, the More Power’ [Video]

In the video below, Lama Zopa Rinpoche talks about the impact of keeping vows on the power of prayer. He says that the more vows we have, and keep purely, the more power our prayers will have. Therefore, when monastics ...

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Support for Tashi Chime Gatsal Nunnery Continues

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

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Registration Open for Australia 2018 Retreat with Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Registration is now open for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Bodhicaryavatara and Rinjung Gyatsa retreat at the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion in Bendigo, Australia, March 30-May 12, 2018! This six-week retreat is the third in series of retreats given in Australia ...

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Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds Receives £50,000 for New Building Campaign

Over twenty years, Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds (JBCL) in the United Kingdom has grown to become a significant focal point for practitioners, hosting an increasing number of classes and retreats, including those with Geshe Tashi Tsering from Jamyang Buddhist Centre ...

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Light of the Path Participants Recite Kshitigarbha Mantras to Pacify Natural Disasters

The retreatants at the Light of the Path 2017 retreat spent a practice session reciting Kshitigarbha mantras on Tuesday, September 5. Participants did 2,000 recitations of the long Kshitigarbha mantra and 10,000 recitations of the middle-length Kshitigarbha mantra at Lama ...

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Caring for Dharma Materials in the Digital Age

Dharma books contain the teachings of the Buddha and thus they have the power to protect against lower rebirth and to point the‭ ‬way to enlightenment‭. ‬Therefore‭, ‬they should be treated with respect‭. ‬It is important to note that this ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Sends Blessings into the Sky [Video]

Lama Zopa Rinpoche released balloons with mantras he had written on them to bless all the sentient beings who pass underneath them. During a break between sessions at the Light of the Path in North Carolina, Rinpoche had the retreatants ...

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