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The Sera Je Food Fund Menu

The Sera Je Food Fund Menu

A Typical Day’s Food Offering for the Monks of Sera Je Monastery through the Sera Je Food Fund Breakfast 1-2 pieces of large bread (10-12 inches in diameter and 1/2 inch thick) Choice of Tibetan or Chai Tea More photos ...

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Giving Negativity a Body Blow

If you would like to start your New Year purifying the negativities of this past year, Vajrasattva practice can help! “Giving Negativity a Body Blow” includes advice about Vajrasattva practice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Heruka Vajrasattva practice from Lama ...

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What is Dharma?

“The Sanskrit word ‘Dharma’ refers to that which guides, or saves, our mind from suffering. However, there are thousands upon thousands of different types of suffering, and even within these, there can be many different kinds. For example, within illness, ...

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Back to Normal?

Dharamsala, India — December 25, 2011 From Ven. Roger: Time to go to the airport! We are all packed. Many suit cases are loaded. Where is Rinpoche? Now it is getting late. Rinpoche is still doing the last session of ...

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Dec 24 2011

Dec 24 2011

Rinpoche meeting His Holiness the Dalai Lama in December 2011 Lama Zopa Rinpoche during long life puja held at Tushita Lama Zopa Rinpoche using right hand to write the long Amitayus mantra, for exercise Lama Zopa Rinpoche walking without assistance, ...

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Nick Ribush's Oral History of FPMT

As an original student of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Dr. Nick Ribush, director of the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive, has played an integral role in the development of FPMT as we know it today. With Nick’s personal stories ...

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Postcards from Robina: Ven. Robina Courtin’s latest blog post

Ven. Robina Courtin has a way with words and is a fantastic story teller. In her latest addition to “Postcards from Robina,” her blog from travels around the world, she details her recent stays in India, New York and Boston.
Jane Seidlitz’s Skillful (and Beautiful!) Means at Milarepa Center

Jane Seidlitz’s Skillful (and Beautiful!) Means at Milarepa Center

Beautiful mantras. Photo by Ven. Amy Miller. Long-time student, Jane Seidlitz, treated Milarepa Center to her artistic Tibetan calligraphy by painting special mantras on panels around its stupa. Lama Zopa Rinpoche advised the center to have these mantras put on ...

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Aspirations for a Dear Friend: From Yangsi Rinpoche regarding Namdrol (Miranda) Adams

On December 14, 2011, Maitripa College’s Namdrol (Miranda) Adams suffered a rupture of blood vessels in the back of her brain. While she shows positive signs and is progressing daily at an excellent hospital in Portland, OR, USA, her condition ...

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Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche: A Thousand Benefits

“Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche: A Thousand Benefits.” From Mandala February-March 2008. “The benefit of the center is to learn Dharma practice which means purifying defilements and collecting merits/good luck/good karma; attaining the path to liberation and full enlightenment, and ...

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Rinpoche’s Response to Recitations Accomplished

December 13th 2011 Dear Friends, Rinpoche is in retreat for a short time before the Kalachakra initiation. I just mentioned to Rinpoche that some students have between them recited the Golden Light Sutra more than 100 times. Rinpoche was very ...

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About Prayer

The late Tom Flynn wrote a yet-to-be published book on prayer from an ecumenical perspective. It has a very universal view – about the good heart, mind-training, virtue, and prayer as a form of meditation. Here is an excerpt, published ...

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