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Sera Je Food Fund’s New Videos!

June 2012: We are delighted to present you with new videos which help illustrate the many benefits of this project. “A Brief Introduction to the Sera Je Food Fund” is a short introduction and overview of the project. “The Making ... Read more »

Six Months of Food Offered

June 2012: FPMT was able to send US$115,000 to Sera Je Monastery. This contribution covers the next six months’ worth of meals for all 2,600 monks currently studying at Sera Je.           Thank you to all the kind benefactors who support ... Read more »

Rejoice for the Wonderful Food Fund! A Devotional Tear Dropped in the Rice Bowl

By Geshe Thubten Jinpa  Received May 2012: The sun is at its brightest at 9 a.m., but a soft breeze blows making the morning chilly. Hundreds of monks in their maroon robes begin to flow in, clutching a square cushion ... Read more »

Dried Food for Monks over Losar

February 2012: Dried food was distributed to about 2,550 of our Sera Je monks! No, not to celebrate Valentine’s Day but because our main kitchen will be closed during the coming two weeks Losar (Tibetan New Year) holidays. Each monk ... Read more »

Sera Je Food Fund’s Amazing New Bread-Making Machine

August 2011: Cherok Lama generously sponsored a new bread-making machine for the Sera Je Food Fund kitchen. This was offered on the occasion of his Rik-Chung ceremony in August of last year.  This new machine has reduced the need for ... Read more »

Spirituality and Work: Antonyms or Synonyms?

Is work necessarily mundane? Is there a way to make it sacred? Psychologist Karuna Cayton explores the relationship between work and spirituality. From Mandala June-July 2005.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Buses Around Taiwan

FPMT News Around the World The smiling face of His Holiness the Dalai Lama is traveling around Taiwan on the sides of 30 buses. Seeking to raise the profile of Tibetan Buddhism and His Holiness in Taiwan, advertisements have been ... Read more »

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Visits Tushita Meditation Centre

FPMT News Around the World Tushita Meditation Centre in Dharamsala has been abuzz with activity. FPMT’s spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s two-week visit earlier this month brought with it many blessing for Sangha and students. On May 15, he gathered ... Read more »

Why Worry? by Lama Yeshe

Lama Yeshe’s talk in Berkeley, California, in the summer of 1983 was given at a time when the world was in a state of anxiety about the threat of nuclear war. From Mandala March-May 2002.

Training for Buddhahood

In Training for Buddhahood Ven. Tenzin Chonyi talks about the lam-rim, the genre of Tibetan Buddhist literature the serves as a step-by-step manual for spiritual and psychological development. “If you want to become an Olympic athlete,” Ven. Tenzin Chonyi points ... Read more »

Traditional Herbal Remedies for Meditator’s Disease

FPMT News Around the World Are you curious about Tibetan medicine and astrology? Men-Tsee-Kang, the Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute, was established in Tibet by the 13th Dalai Lama in 1916 and reestablished in 1961 by the 14th Dalai Lama ... Read more »

Osel Hita Advises Harmony Starts with the Self – Listen Online!

FPMT News Around the World “The first step for harmonious communities is to be aware of your own actions and thoughts,” Osel Hita told a group of students in April 2012. A 50-minute recording of the talk is now available ... Read more »