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‘Living in Vows Affects the World’ [Video]

“How does taking vows or Mahayana precepts helps end famine and war?” a student asked Lama Zopa Rinpoche during the Light of the Path 2016 retreat. Rinpoche’s reply was captured in the video below. Rinpoche responds by saying, “those vows ...

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Foundation Service Seminar in New Zealand

Sarah Brooks, spiritual program coordinator at Mahamudra Centre for Universal Unity in New Zealand, shared news from the April 2017 Foundation Service Seminar—a training for those offering and wishing to offer service within FPMT centers, services, and projects. Mahamudra Centre ...

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Lamrim Resources for Students

FPMT Education Services would like to remind you of several resources available to help you integrate the lamrim into daily life. We have created a webpage devoted to lamrim with links to free resources and texts to assist you in ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Teaches at Thubten Norbu Ling, New Mexico

From August 9-14, Thubten Norbu Ling in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, hosted Lama Zopa Rinpoche for a series of teachings, jenangs, and an initiation. Spiritual program coordinator Bonnie Povolny shared news about the visit: The initial session on August ...

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Grant Offered to Kopan House at Sera Je Monastery for Much Needed Construction

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, through the Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund, issued a grant for US$85,400 to assist with much needed construction, maintenance, and repairs at Kopan House at Sera Je Monastery, India. Kopan House is occupied by sixty monks from Kopan ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Support of Root Institute Social Service Projects

Lama Zopa Rinpoche was in Bodhgaya, India, for several weeks from late December 2016 through February 2017. During that time Rinpoche attended the Kalachakra initiation offered by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, went on pilgrimage to many holy sites, met ...

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Foundation Service Seminars Offer Deep Benefit to FPMT Students

Attention student offering service in the FPMT organization: Opportunities for developing your skills and deepening your Dharma practice await when you attend an FPMT Foundation Service Seminar! What Is the Foundation Service Seminar (FSS)? The Foundation Service Seminar (FSS) is ...

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Root Institute to Host Second Year of Basic Program

“Root Institute is offering the residential Basic Program for the in-depth study of Buddhist philosophy and psychology,” shared spiritual program coordinator Ven. Khadro. “The design of the program means that participants are welcome to study one module, one year, or ...

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‘Without Good Heart, There Won’t Be Peace, Happiness’ [Video]

While he was in Bodhgaya, India, in January this year, Lama Zopa Rinpoche invited some influential people onto the roof of the FPMT center, Root Institute, for a small party. Included were actor Richard Gere as well as a number ...

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Stupa for Geshe Gendun Choephel Completed

Earlier this year we announced that a new stupa was being built at Sera Je Monastery for Tenzin Ösel Hita’s teacher, Khen Rinpoche Geshe Gendun Choephel, who passed away on July 31, 2016. Ösel requested Lama Zopa Rinpoche to assist ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Begins Teaching at the Light of the Path Retreat

Lama Zopa Rinpoche arrived in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, where he taught on August 19 at Kadampa Center. Then he traveled to Black Mountain where the month-long Light of the Path 2017 retreat commenced on the evening of August ...

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‘Something to Rejoice In’: An Interview with Geshe Tenzin Namak

“Finishing the whole study program [at Sera Je Monastic University] gives an opportunity to rejoice,” Geshe Tenzin Namdak told Ven. Gyalten Lekden in the just published interview “‘Something to Rejoice In’: Geshe Tenzin Namdak In His Own Words.” In the ...

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