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An Eventful Visit: Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan Monastery

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has been staying at Kopan Monastery since late February. Rinpoche first celebrated Tibetan New Year (Losar) at Kopan. He also circumambulated and made offerings at stupas in Boudhanath and Swayambu. As well, he presided over the enthronement ...

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Dharma Resources Available to You

In this year’s annual review, Lama Zopa Rinpoche mentioned two practices that he’s asking students to focus on: The Method to Transform a Suffering Life into Happiness (Including Enlightenment) and How to Make Life Most Beneficial for Sentient Beings, Even ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Visits the Himalayan Buddhist Meditation Centre, Kathmandu

On March 2, 2017, Lama Zopa Rinpoche visited the new location of FPMT’s center in Kathmandu, Nepal, known as the Himalayan Buddhist Meditation Centre (HBMC). HBMC was established in 1982 by Lama Yeshe and offers teachings and meditation. In recent ...

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Prajnaparamita Project Enters Fifteenth Year

According to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, one of the main ways to create the cause needed to build the large Maitreya Buddha statue in India, is to write out the Prajnaparamita Sutra in pure gold. One of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s vast ...

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Thubten Rigsel Rinpoche Enthroned at Kopan Monastery

Monday March 6—today—is the start of the enthronement celebrations for the reincarnation of Kopan Monastery’s beloved long-time abbot, Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup. The official enthronement of Thubten Rigsel Rinpoche took place this morning (Nepal time) in the main Kopan gompa, ...

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Please Rejoice in a Year of Charitable Giving!

In 2016, FPMT Charitable Projects provided grants totaling US$3,512,326 toward various beneficial activities, including offering food to ordained Sangha and children; providing Buddhist philosophy scholarships; sponsoring beneficial pujas and practices; monthly offerings to the main teachers of the Lama Tsongkhapa ...

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Purification Practice during the Fifteen Days of Miracles

We are currently amid a group of Buddha Multiplying Days and wanted to bring your attention to some resources available for students interested in purification practices during this time. Days one through fifteen of the first month of the Tibetan ...

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Please Rejoice! FPMT Annual Review 2016: Working to Benefit Sentient Beings as Infinite as the Sky

International Office has just released FPMT Annual Review 2016: Working to Benefit Sentient Beings as Infinite as the Sky, a collection of warm-hearted messages, beautiful photos, and informative reports reflecting International Office’s activities in 2016. FPMT Annual Review 2016 includes ...

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New Book! ‘A Spiritual Revolution: The History of Lama Tzong Khapa Institute’

In December 2016, Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa (ILTK) published A Spiritual Revolution: The History of the Lama Tzong Khapa Institute of Pomaia (in Italian, Una rivoluzione spirituale: La storia dell’Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa di Pomaia). The 120-page hardcover coffee table ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Celebrates Tibetan New Year at Kopan Monastery

Lama Zopa Rinpoche arrived the night of February 25 at Kopan Monastery in Nepal to join in the Losar (Tibetan New Year) celebrations there. He had traveled from Tushita Meditation Centre in Dharamsala, India, where he visited briefly. On his ...

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The Cats of Sera Je—And Their Friend [Video]

Ven. Gyalten Lekden, an International Mahayana Institute (IMI) monk who studies at Sera Je in South India, reports on some of his most beloved housemates. Cats. And more cats. The cats are strays that Ven. Lekden has taken to feeding ...

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Losar Greetings and e-News!

Warm good wishes for Losar (Tibetan New Year) from Lama Zopa Rinpoche and all at Rinpoche’s FPMT International Office! Our Losar greetings are part of our February FPMT International Office e-News, in which you’ll also find: An Overview of Lama ...

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