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Foundation Service Seminar in Mexico

FPMT service seminars provide support and training to those offering service, and those wishing to offer service, within FPMT centers, services, and projects. The seminars help develop a shared understanding of the FPMT mission set out by Lama Thubten Yeshe ...

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New Tracksuits Offered to the Children of Root Institute’s Maitreya School and Tara Children’s Project

The charitable mission of Root Institute, located in Bodhgaya, India, is to provide support to impoverished children, adolescents and adults in neighboring areas through three focused projects. Maitreya School is a primary school providing free education for local children; Tara ...

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How to Think When Paying Taxes

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave advice about paying government tax and health insurance, instructing to see it as an opportunity to practice charity, thus a cause for happiness and full enlightenment, for oneself and others. I spoke to the ex-Kopan monks ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Visits Taplejung, Nepal

In early March, Lama Zopa Rinpoche flew by helicopter to Taplejung Municipality in the Taplejung District in northeastern Nepal to attended a large event for world peace organized by the local community. Ven. Thubten Jikdol, a senior monk at Kopan ...

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Ebooks from FPMT Education Services

FPMT Education Services offers over thirty ebooks in EPUB and MOBI formats through the Foundation Store and through the Kindle Store, with four ebook titles added recently: A Short Practice of Green Tara; A Daily Meditation on Shakyamuni Buddha; The ...

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Centro La Sabiduría de Nagarjuna Has a New Center in Bilbao, Spain

FPMT center Centro La Sabiduría de Nagarjuna (Nagarjuna’s Wisdom Center) in Bilbao, Spain, began as an FPMT study group in December 2012 with four members. They affiliated and became an FPMT center in April 2016, and now have twenty-five members. ...

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Continued Support for Lugsam Samduling Home for the Aged and Disabled, Bylakuppe, India

Continued Support for Lugsam Samduling Home for the Aged and Disabled, Bylakuppe, India

Lugsam Samduling Home for the Aged and Disabled, an elderly home in Bylakuppe, India, cares for approximately forty elderly individuals. Without homes and accommodation like this, many elderly first-wave Tibetan refugees have very little prospect of accommodation or support as ...

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Rejoice That We Didn’t Die

“Somebody who doesn’t know what to do—many [people] have practices in the life, commitments and many practices, but somebody who has no clear idea of what to practice; if they want to do some practice in the daily life but ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Arrives in Australia to Lead Retreat, Watch Teachings Live

Lama Zopa Rinpoche arrived in Australia, where he’ll be teaching through early June. Rinpoche was greeted at the airport in Melbourne by Geshe Lobsang Doga, resident geshe of Tara Institute, and Tara Institute students. Then Rinpoche was driven two hours ...

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Retreat Prayer Book and The Method at Australia 2018 Retreat

On March 30, the Australia 2018 retreat with Lama Zopa Rinpoche begins. The retreat, which takes place at the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, will attract hundreds of FPMT students from around the world eager to receive teachings on Shantideva’s ...

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New Video: Root Institute Celebrates Thirty Years of Benefiting Others

On January 14, 2018, FPMT center Root Institute for Wisdom Culture celebrated its thirtieth anniversary, which occurred on May 27, 2017. Over 150 guests attended the event, including Ling Rinpoche, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Khadro-la (Rangjung Neljorma Khandro Namsel Drönme), Dagri ...

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Wisdom Publications Completes the Longest and Most Detailed Lamrim Commentary Available in English

In 1976, Geshe Lhundub Sopa, one of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teachers, began offering commentary to Lama Tsongkhapa’s Lamrim Chenmo. The lamrim, or “graduated path,” is a presentation of Shakyamuni Buddha’s teachings that detail the stages on the complete path to ...

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