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One Small Act of Charity Leads to Happiness and Success

Even one small act of charity leads to happiness and success in future lives, and eventually it leads to enlightenment, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains in a video clip from the 2016 Light of the Path retreat. “You have to know ...

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Rejoicing in a Year of Charitable Giving

2017 was a momentous year for FPMT Charitable Projects. In January 2017 we raised the targeted amount needed to offer Sera Je Monastery an endowment fund large enough to support the daily food offering program at the monastery (known as ...

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Construction Started on Oseling Nunnery

Oseling Retreat Center, in the Andalusia region of Spain, has undertaken a new project. In response to advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the center has begun work on the planning, construction, and fund-raising aspects for a new nunnery that will ...

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The Best Way to Run a Government Is with Bodhichitta

During the 100 Million Mani Mantra Retreat in Italy, Lama Zopa Rinpoche addressed a question on uniting politics and Dharma. Rinpoche’s answer, captured in the video clip below from the October 28 teaching, first shares the story of two Tibetans ...

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When You Ring the Bell, Think of Emptiness

During the 100 Million Mani Mantra Retreat in Italy, Lama Zopa Rinpoche talked about how to think when ringing the bell when doing Vajrasattva mantra. In this six-minute video clip from the October 20 teaching, Rinpoches notes that the vajra ...

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How to Create and Make Offerings to Holy Objects

The creation of holy objects for world peace is a key priority among Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for the FPMT organization. FPMT Education Services makes available many resources related to creating and offering to holy objects. Lama Zopa Rinpoche ...

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A Wish Fulfilled: My Visit to Lawudo

Lawudo Retreat Centre, located in the Solu Khumbu district of Nepal, is where FPMT spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s previous incarnation meditated and not far from the village where Rinpoche was born. Mandala editor Laura Miller visited Lawudo in early ...

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The Purpose of Human Life Is to Benefit All Sentient Beings

At the beginning of the 100 Million Mani Mantra Retreat in Italy in October, Lama Zopa Rinpoche talked about the need to be free from all suffering—the suffering of pain, the suffering of change, and pervasive compounding suffering—in order to ...

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Seasons Greetings, and December FPMT E-News!

Warm Seasons Greetings from Lama Zopa Rinpoche and FPMT International Office! Our greetings come as part of the December FPMT International Office e-News. As well as our greetings of the season, we bring you: A Reminder about Updates to Rinpoche’s ...

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‘A Christmas Festival Can Be Very Meaningful and Worthwhile’

In 1971, at the famous Kopan November course in Kathmandu, Nepal, FPMT founder Lama Yeshe took time to speak with his students about Christmas time and the figure of Jesus. The teachings were originally published by Wisdom Publications in 1978 ...

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Personalizing the Twelve Links of Dependent Origination – Preview

Venerable Bhikshus, whoever sees dependent and relative origination, sees the Dharma. Whoever sees the Dharma, sees the Buddha. What is this dependent and relative origination of which I speak? It is this: because this exists, that arises. Because this is ...

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Construction of the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion Continues

The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion is an FPMT project near Bendigo, Australia which, once completed, will be the largest stupa in the Western world. The Great Stupa is the final home for the largest gem quality Jade Buddha in ...

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