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Investigate Why You Are Practicing Dharma

Investigate Why You Are Practicing Dharma

Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935–1984), who founded the FPMT organization with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, was able to translate Tibetan Buddhist teachings into clear ideas that resonated with the Western students he met and taught in the 1970s and ’80s. These teachings ... Read more »
Khyongla Rato Rinpoche Passes Away

Khyongla Rato Rinpoche Passes Away

We are saddened to share the news that Khyongla Rato Rinpoche peacefully passed away in Dharamsala, India, on May 24, 2022. Khyongla Rato Rinpoche was a reincarnate lama and scholar of the Gelugpa order of Tibetan Buddhism, who was born ... Read more »
Abandoning Nonvirtue Is a Source of Happiness for You

Abandoning Nonvirtue Is a Source of Happiness for You

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave this teaching to students attending the three-month Vajrasattva retreat at Kopan Monastery in Nepal on April 27, 2022. Here’s a summary of Rinpoche’s teaching. You can find the video of the teaching and a link to ... Read more »
Please Enjoy our May 2022 e-News

Please Enjoy our May 2022 e-News

Welcome to the May 2022 edition of our e-news! This issue features news, updates, resources, opportunities, and causes for rejoicing including: An important update on prayers to do for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s health, New teachings and advice from Lama Zopa ... Read more »
By Doing Vajrasattva, You Are Doing Exactly What You Need to Do

By Doing Vajrasattva, You Are Doing Exactly What You Need to Do

“Your coming here to do Vajrasattva, wow, that’s really what you need,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche told the students attending the three-month Vajrasattva retreat at Kopan Monastery in Nepal on April 26, 2022. Here’s a summary of Rinpoche’s teaching. You can ... Read more »
Continued Prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Health

Continued Prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Health

Every year FPMT CEO Ven. Roger Kunsang, on behalf of the FPMT organization, checks with Khandro-la (Khandro Kunga Bhuma) to determine what practices should be done to help create the conditions for FPMT’s Spiritual Director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, to have ... Read more »
New Podcast Episode: #2 See the Guru’s Ordinary Aspect as One’s Own Lack of Merit

New Podcast Episode: #2 See the Guru’s Ordinary Aspect as One’s Own Lack of Merit

There is a new episode of the Lama Zopa Rinpoche Essential Extracts Podcast. You can listen to the new episode on our website or find it in your favorite podcast app by searching for “Lama Zopa Rinpoche Essential Extracts.” New ... Read more »
Geshe Thubten Rinchen Offers Precious Oral Transmissions to Kopan Community

Geshe Thubten Rinchen Offers Precious Oral Transmissions to Kopan Community

From April 15 to May 9, 2022, about 390 monks and nuns from Kopan Monastery and Khachoe Ghakyil Ling Nunnery, as well as a few others from various locations, received precious oral transmissions (lungs) from Geshe Thubten Rinchen, a great ... Read more »

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Schedule

August 20 – September 3 2023 Light of the Path Retreat, hosted by Kadampa Center, USA
Blessing Beings in Phewa Lake, Nepal, with Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Unique Methods

Blessing Beings in Phewa Lake, Nepal, with Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Unique Methods

Wherever we go we can benefit sentient beings, Lama Zopa Rinpoche frequently reminds us. In fact, there are many ways to benefit animals, who may suffer in the animal realm not just for this one lifetime but for many eons. ... Read more »
Rejoicing in the Meridian Trust’s New Website

Rejoicing in the Meridian Trust’s New Website

For more than three decades, the Meridian Trust has been using film and video to document Buddhist teachings and traditions around the world. The UK-based organization has collected an archive of more than 3,500 hours of footage, including rare recordings ... Read more »
Lama Zopa Rinpoche Offers Milarepa Initiation in Shivapuri Village, Nepal

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Offers Milarepa Initiation in Shivapuri Village, Nepal

The great yogi Milarepa (1040-1123) is one of the most revered figures in Tibetan history and among all sects of Tibetan Buddhism. Milarepa’s guru was the famous translator, Marpa (1012-1097), himself the main disciple of Naropa (1016-1100). Marpa taught Milarepa ... Read more »