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Amdo Eye Hospital Update

Amdo Eye Hospital Update

January 2013: Ven. Roger Kunsang and Frances Howland met with Dr. Ruit to discuss FPMT’s Tibet Heath Services Project and its ongoing aims, as well as reviewing the Amdo Eye Hospital and future plans for possible eye camps. Due to ... Read more »

$4,518 Offered to the Geluk International Foundation

The Lama Tsongkhapa Teachers Fund was very happy to support the Geluk International Foundation which is establishing an office at Ganden Monastery, Tibet, as well as accommodation for Ganden Tripa by donating $4,518 for two computers and office equipment and ... Read more »
US$10,000 Offered to Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup Rigsel’s Stupa

US$10,000 Offered to Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup Rigsel’s Stupa

Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup Rigsel’s second stupa being built at Kopan Monastery.The Lama Zopa Rinpoche Bodhichitta Fund and the Stupa Fund recently donated US$10,000 toward the completion of Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup Rigsel’s second stupa being built at Kopan Monastery. ... Read more »
Lama Zopa Rinpoche Donates $10,000 to Bless the Sentient Beings in the Ocean

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Donates $10,000 to Bless the Sentient Beings in the Ocean

The 5-by-7-foot (1.5-by-2.1-meter) Namgyälma mantra board is made from resin and fiberglass cast from a mold.Several year ago, Lama Zopa Rinpoche requested long-time student Pam Cayton to help get a Namgyälma mantra board made that could be used to bless ... Read more »
An Irresistible Pull, Marcel Bertels’ Road to Kopan

An Irresistible Pull, Marcel Bertels’ Road to Kopan

“As a child, I had an enormous attraction to and curiosity about Christianity,” shares long-time student Marcel Bertels, “but as there was nothing and no one to nurture this curiosity, even in the Roman Catholic system of which I was ... Read more »
Finding Inspiration in FPMT Centers: An Interview with Geshe Sherab

Finding Inspiration in FPMT Centers: An Interview with Geshe Sherab

Geshe Thubten Sherab was born in 1967 in the Manang district of Nepal. He entered Kopan Monastery at age nine. He completed his Geshe degree at Sera Je Monastic University in South India, followed by a year at Gyumed Tantric ... Read more »
The Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, Addressing Drug Trafficking in Mexico

The Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, Addressing Drug Trafficking in Mexico

Within the FPMT mandala, there are many practitioners witnessing first-hand the violence, suffering and chaos that result from war, poverty, crime, corruption and other destructive social forces. In Mexico, the trafficking of illegal drugs has wrecked havoc on Mexican society. ... Read more »

New Retreat Program at Vajrapani Institute

New Retreat Program at Vajrapani Institute! FPMT Education Services is pleased to announce a new advanced retreat program created in response to Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s expressed wish for FPMT students to actualize the Lam-Rim, especially attain shiné (calm abiding) and ... Read more »
The Mummification of His Holiness the 9th Bogd Jetsün Dampa Rinpoche

The Mummification of His Holiness the 9th Bogd Jetsün Dampa Rinpoche

Mongolia, while a traditionally Buddhist country, faced decades of religious oppression in the 20th century. The importance of Mongolia’s spiritual leaders during that period, however, did not decrease. Özer Rinpoche explains the significance of His Holiness the 9th Bogd Jetsün ... Read more »
A New Generation of Ladakhi Nuns

A New Generation of Ladakhi Nuns

Dr. Mary Wellhoner, a student of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, writes about the growing number of opportunities for Ladakhi nuns to access education and health care. “Supported by the progressive policies of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and ... Read more »
Over 1,000 Kadampa Stupas Created!

Over 1,000 Kadampa Stupas Created!

In 2012 The Stupa Fund sponsored the cost of Sangha at Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s house to make over 1,000 small kadampa stupas (filled with the Four Dharmakaya Relic Mantras as advised by Lama Zopa Rinpoche). Each stupa is dedicated with ... Read more »
Paul Donnelly on the Creation of “Like a Waking Dream” [Audio Interview]

Paul Donnelly on the Creation of “Like a Waking Dream” [Audio Interview]

Wisdom Publications has just published Geshe Lhundub Sopa’s autobiography, Like a Waking Dream. In it, Geshe-la shares detailed memories of his youth and early days in the Tibetan monastic system and offers a first-hand perspective on exile and establishing Tibetan ... Read more »