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Everybody Needs the Chenrezig Mantra

Everybody Needs the Chenrezig Mantra

In the new book The Power of Mantra: Vital Practices for Transformation , Lama Zopa Rinpoche guides students through understanding the power and benefit of mantras. Rinpoche explains many popular mantras, giving specific instructions for practicing them, including Shakyamuni Buddha, ... Read more »
With Bodhicitta, Whatever Action You Are Doing, You Are Doing It for Sentient Beings

With Bodhicitta, Whatever Action You Are Doing, You Are Doing It for Sentient Beings

During these difficult times, FPMT Spiritual Director Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues to offer profound advice and inspiration to the FPMT organization. Rinpoche’s message in the FPMT Annual Review 2021: Sharing and Preserving the Dharma in a Changing World focuses on ... Read more »
Ask Yourself, “How Do I Interpret Myself?”

Ask Yourself, “How Do I Interpret Myself?”

Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935–1984), who founded the FPMT organization with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, was able to translate Tibetan Buddhist teachings into clear ideas that resonated with the Western students he met and taught in the 1970s and ’80s. These teachings ... Read more »
New Practice Advice: Offerings to the Boudha Stupa

New Practice Advice: Offerings to the Boudha Stupa

In January, Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave advice on how to collect “the most unbelievable merit” when making offerings, recently published as Offerings to the Boudha Stupa. Rinpoche offered this advice in relation to a rented room that overlooks Boudha Stupa, ... Read more »
Our April 2022 e-News is Now Available!

Our April 2022 e-News is Now Available!

Welcome to the April 2022 edition of our e-news! This issue features news, updates, resources, opportunities, and causes for rejoicing including: News of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s recent activities, Links to new video teachings from Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Rejoicing in our ... Read more »
Rejoicing in the Recent Activities of Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Rejoicing in the Recent Activities of Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Since our last update, Lama Zopa Rinpoche has remained in Nepal, engaging in a variety of auspicious activities, including doing a personal retreat. Rinpoche also was offered a long life puja, met with important people and lamas, offered prayers and ... Read more »
Why Buddhism Is So Important

Why Buddhism Is So Important

Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered this highly charged teaching on March 30, 2022, to students attending the three-month Vajrasattva retreat at Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Here’s a summary of the teaching with the video below: Our minds are wrapped up in ... Read more »
Rejoicing in the Addition of Maya Daya Dialysis Clinic to Karuna Hospital

Rejoicing in the Addition of Maya Daya Dialysis Clinic to Karuna Hospital

Maya Daya Clinic, established in 1992 at the foot of Kopan Hill, is one way Kopan Monastery has been actively serving their local community. At that time of inception, there was very little medical care in the area, with doctors ... Read more »
Losang Dragpa Centre Celebrates Tenth Anniversary of ‘Overnight Praises to the Twenty-one Taras’

Losang Dragpa Centre Celebrates Tenth Anniversary of ‘Overnight Praises to the Twenty-one Taras’

Pik-Pin Goh, director of Losang Dragpa Centre (LDC), the FPMT center based in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, read the recently published advice from Rinpoche on the uncountable benefits of Tara practice and was inspired to share how LDC has been doing ... Read more »
The Western Sangha Are the Real Heroes

The Western Sangha Are the Real Heroes

Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered this video teaching on March 7, 2022, from Kopan Monastery in Nepal to ordained Sangha at the beginning of a three-month course on the Vinaya being held at Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa in Italy. This teaching ... Read more »
The Definition of Having Generated Bodhicitta

The Definition of Having Generated Bodhicitta

The following video is an Essential Extract from Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Essential Extracts are short videos extracted from a longer teachings that focuses on a specific topic. We have more than two hundred Essential Extract videos available on our website. ... Read more »
Driving with Lama

Driving with Lama

Big Love: The Life and Teachings of Lama Yeshe is the official, authorized biography of Lama Yeshe. The two volume book tells the fascinating story of Lama Yeshe, how he met Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and how they created the Foundation ... Read more »
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