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‘Each Living Being Is So Precious’

“Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Each living being is so precious. If you really see living beings as precious, there will be no wars or problems! What pleases the buddhas most is benefiting others!” Rinpoche has been teaching at the annual November course at Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Ven. Roger Kunsang, CEO of FPMT and Rinpoche’s attendant, has been jotting down quotes to share with students everywhere. More information, photos and updates about ... Read full article

Institut Vajra Yogini Commits to Daily Recitations of the Sutra of Golden Light

The students of Institut Vajra Yogini, France, have committed to engage in yet another one of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for FPMT. This is the third Vast Vision they are actively supporting. In addition to hosting yearly Nyung-Nä retreats ... Read full article

Jamyang London’s 2014 Summer of Love

Spiritual program coordinator Mike Murray from Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London reports on the center’s activities during June-August 2014: This summer in London turned out to be wish fulfilling. Our kind guru Lama Zopa Rinpoche came in July to visit ... Read full article

‘Taking Care of Your Life’

“Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Taking care of your life is a huge question! Often we use [it] for attachment, for hurting others, for anger. We need to take care of our life with non-anger, non-greed, with non-attachment … with mindfulness on emptiness.” Rinpoche has been teaching at the annual November course at Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Ven. Roger Kunsang, CEO of FPMT and Rinpoche’s attendant, has been jotting down quotes to share with students everywhere. More information, photos and updates about ... Read full article

Death and Dying Resources from FPMT Education Services

It is difficult to accept the inevitability of our own deaths or the deaths of our loved ones. And yet, all of us live our lives with reminders of impermanence and the loss of those we hold dear. While avoiding ... Read full article

Creating Happiness

Lama Zopa Rinpoche recently arrived at Kopan Monastery for the November course. On December 2, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared on his Twitter page:  Lama Zopa: your coming to Kopan is to learn how to create the different levels of happiness. Normal ... Read full article

Recently Released! Photos of Rinpoche from Down Under

FPMT.org has recently published two new photo albums containing 83 photos as part of its regularly updated Lama Zopa Rinpoche Photo Gallery.  Rinpoche visited Chenrezig Institute in Queensland, Australia, in early September. He helped the center celebrate its 40th anniversary.  Then Rinpoche visited ... Read full article

Transforming the Mind in Everyday Life

“… Having a positive attitude, such as the altruistic thought to help other sentient beings and not harm them, is the cause of success in life. Even though some people might not have much education, they have no difficulties in ... Read full article

Decorations Completed on Canadian Stupa

Dianne Noort from Gendun Drubpa Centre in Williams Lake in central British Columbia, Canada, sent Mandala some news about their stupa, their public programming, and their support of Tibetan refugees in the country: Gendun Drubpa Centre is delighted to announce that the decorations on ... Read full article

Dealing with Stress

“… Many different conditions can cause stress: the fear of your partner dying or of losing them to someone else, failure in business, loss of a job, illness, or not getting some person or object that you want. With desires focused ... Read full article