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Celebrating with the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Celebrating with the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion during the COVID-19 Pandemic

In 1981, Lama Thubten Yeshe laid out the original plans for the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, an FPMT project near Bendigo in Victoria, Australia. On Tuesday, December 17, 2019, the community celebrated as the final pieces of the Great ...

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See Everything as a Golden Flower

See Everything as a Golden Flower

With the celebration of the seasonal holidays interrupted because of the global pandemic, we have an opportunity to reflect on our usual attitudes and habits at this time of year, and perhaps change them. Lama Yeshe spoke about how to ...

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Prison Is Not the Real Prison

Prison Is Not the Real Prison

Enjoy Life Liberated from the Inner Prison is a new book from Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, who serves as the spiritual director of the Liberation Prison Project, asked Ven. Robina Courtin, who ran the project until 2009, to ...

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FPMT Study Group Making History: First Stupa Built in Transylvania, Romania

FPMT Study Group Making History: First Stupa Built in Transylvania, Romania

Center of White Mahakala an FPMT study group in Romania is building a 7.5-foot Kadampa stupa in Tranisu, Transylvania, fifty miles from where the study group is located. This will be the first stupa built in Transylvania! The final plan ...

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Science & Wisdom LIVE: Bringing Science and Contemplative Traditions Together

Science & Wisdom LIVE: Bringing Science and Contemplative Traditions Together

Jamyang Buddhist Centre, the FPMT center in London, UK, launched their new project, Science & Wisdom LIVE, on November 11, 2020, with a dialogue between two scientists and two contemplative practitioners. Project managers Marco Colnaghi and Dr. Sajda van der ...

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Warm Season’s Greetings, and News

Warm Season’s Greetings, and News

We send you warm season’s greetings from Lama Zopa Rinpoche and his FPMT International Office! We also share this month’s FPMT e-News. Highlights include: Official Long Life Puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche, How to Say Goodbye to Depression, New and ...

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Meridian Trust Preserves the Past for Future Generations

Meridian Trust Preserves the Past for Future Generations

For more than three decades, the Meridian Trust has been documenting on film and video Buddhist teachings and traditions around the world. The UK-based organization has collected an archive of more than 2,500 hours of footage, including rare footage of ...

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Official Long Life Puja Offered to Lama Zopa Rinpoche on December 25

Official Long Life Puja Offered to Lama Zopa Rinpoche on December 25

There will be two official annual long life pujas offered to Lama Zopa Rinpoche on behalf of FPMT centers, projects, services, and students this year. The first puja will be offered at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, beginning on December 25. It ...

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Lama Tsongkhapa Day at Kopan Monastery

Lama Tsongkhapa Day at Kopan Monastery

Lama Tsongkhapa Day, or Ganden Ngamchoe, is a celebration of the anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa’s parinirvana. It is celebrated on the 25th day of the 10th month of the Tibetan calendar. This year, Lama Tsongkhapa Day fell on December 10. ...

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Everything That Appears to You Is Created by Your Ignorance

Everything That Appears to You Is Created by Your Ignorance

Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his video teachings on thought transformation from Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Here is a summary of the most recent teaching: Rinpoche begins this teaching reminding us that the “self-cherishing thought” is what creates all of our ...

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What to Do with Anger

What to Do with Anger

The following advice fromLama Thubten Yeshe, who founded FPMT with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, comes in response to a student question: “When we feel anger what should we do? Repress it, show it if it’s not harmful to others, or ignore ...

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With Mindfulness of Emptiness, Your Whole Life Becomes a Birthday Party

With Mindfulness of Emptiness, Your Whole Life Becomes a Birthday Party

Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his video teachings on thought transformation from Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Here is a summary of the most recent teaching: Lama Zopa Rinpoche begins this teaching by explaining that reciting Togme Sangpo’s Thirty-Seven Practices of a ...

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