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Support to Seven Elderly Homes Serving Tibetan Elders in 2021

Support to Seven Elderly Homes Serving Tibetan Elders in 2021

Since 2015, the FPMT Social Services Fund has been offering support to hundreds of Tibetan elders residing in elderly homes throughout India. Tibetans have been living in exile since 1959 when Communist China invaded Tibet, forcing 100,000 Tibetans to flee ...

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From the Archive: ‘A Man of Peace on Tour’

From the Archive: ‘A Man of Peace on Tour’

In September 1982, His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in Rome, Italy, to begin a month-long tour of Europe at the invitation of FPMT and other groups. His Holiness the Dalai Lama met with His Holiness Pope John Paul II, ...

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Joyous Birthday Wishes for His Holiness the Dalai Lama!

Joyous Birthday Wishes for His Holiness the Dalai Lama!

Tibetans around the world, along with an international community of students of Tibetan Buddhism, celebrate His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 86th birthday on July 6. FPMT International Office enthusiastically joins the world in rejoicing in His Holiness’s beneficial life and ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Advice on Dealing with Intensely Hot Conditions

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Advice on Dealing with Intensely Hot Conditions

Recently Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered some advice for those experiencing the intense heatwave in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. In the midst of record-high temperatures, Rinpoche advised on how to look at our present difficulties as an opportunity ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Recent Beneficial Activities for All Beings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Recent Beneficial Activities for All Beings

Since our last update, Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues to engage in as many beneficial activities as he can each day, including offering new videos from his Thought Transformation during the Time of COVID-19 teaching series as well as video teachings ...

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Jamyang Buddhist Centre Does Recitation Practice on Buddhist Holy Days

Jamyang Buddhist Centre Does Recitation Practice on Buddhist Holy Days

FPMT centers, projects, and services around the world engage in virtuous practices on the great Buddhist holy days, even during the pandemic lockdowns of the past year. Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London, UK, shared an update on the practices that ...

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Ways to Celebrate His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 86th Birthday

Ways to Celebrate His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 86th Birthday

On July 6 the world celebrates His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 86th birthday. We’ve collected several resources for students to use in their celebration of His Holiness and in their ongoing Buddhist study. Great Festival Celebrating His Holiness Lama Zopa ...

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The Purpose of Our Human Life Is to Benefit All Sentient Beings

The Purpose of Our Human Life Is to Benefit All Sentient Beings

In the following short excerpt, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains that as Buddhists we train to be free from the pervasive compounding suffering and that the main goal of our human life is to bring all sentient beings of the six ...

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You Cannot Say All Desire Is Negative

You Cannot Say All Desire Is Negative

Lama Thubten Yeshe, who founded the FPMT organization with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, excelled at helping Western students connect with the essence of the Buddha’s teachings. He encouraged students to use their judgement and showed them how to be serious, yet ...

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‘Nothing More Exciting than That!’

‘Nothing More Exciting than That!’

In the following short video clip, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains that the greatest excitement in our life is to benefit all sentient beings. Listening to teachings, doing prayers and meditations, taking precepts, and living our life—all that—we dedicate to their ...

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Rejoicing in TEN YEARS of 108 Nyung-Na Retreats at Institut Vajra Yogini

Rejoicing in TEN YEARS of 108 Nyung-Na Retreats at Institut Vajra Yogini

By Nicolas Brun One of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for the FPMT organization is to sponsor 1,000 Nyung-Na Retreats. In response to Rinpoche’s vision, Institut Vajra Yogini (IVY) has been hosting the TENTH 108 Nyung-Na Retreat and has now ...

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Mahamudra Centre Welcomes the Community to a Sand Mandala Festival

Mahamudra Centre Welcomes the Community to a Sand Mandala Festival

Mahamudra Centre for Universal Unity, the FPMT center in Colville, New Zealand, welcomed school children and other community members to their center for a big ten-day celebration. Jennifer Coyne, spiritual program coordinator, shares the story. We celebrated our forty-year anniversary ...

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