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History of the Sera Je Food Fund

History of the Sera Je Food Fund

The Sera Je Food Fund began in 1991 when Tenzin Ösel Hita, the reincarnation of Lama Yeshe, entered Sera Je Monastery in southern India at age six. It is customary for a monk’s sponsor to make offerings to all Sangha ... Read more »

The Activities That Lama Yeshe Performed Are the Activities of All Holy Beings

Geshe Jampa Tegchok describes Lama Yeshe’s intensive education before meeting his first Western disciples. From Wisdom #2 – 1984.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: One of the Young Lamas Who Is Special

After Lama Yeshe died in March 1984, Lama Zopa Rinpoche became the sole spiritual head of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition. In order to firmly establish the connection between Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche for ... Read more »

They Can Change Their Minds and They Can Become More Harmonious

Lama Zopa Rinpoche talks briefly to the people attending Lama Yeshe’s funeral on March 7,1984 at Vajrapani Institute, California. Rinpoche makes some interesting comments on the reasons for Lama’s death and how students can generate the causes for Lama’s quick ... Read more »

Willing to Do Anything to Help

Jon Landaw wrote this brief tribute to Lama Yeshe after his death in 1984. It includes the story of Jon’s first encounter with Lama Yeshe and is demonstrative of how Lama effortlessly hooked his students and empowered them to let ... Read more »

We Should Be Very Harmonious and Try to Help Each Other

Geshe Sopa Rinpoche gave this advice at Lama Yeshe’s cremation at Vajrapani Institute, California in 1984. From Wisdom #2 – 1984.

A Day in the Life of an FPMT Lama: Lama Lhundrup

Lama Lhundrup has been taking care of Kopan Monastery, and anyone who comes near it, for almost forty years. In 1995, Ven. Fran Mohoupt asked him about his typical day. From Mandala September, 1995.

Lama Osel at Kopan

Kopan Monastery, Nepal — July 17, 2011 From Ven. Roger: Osel arrived at Kopan on Monday morning to see Lama Lhundrup and stayed one week. It had been 12 years since Osel was last at Kopan. Osel recognized a lot ... Read more »

Tomorrow, The Escalator

Washington D.C., USA– July 16, 2011 From Michael Jolliffe: For His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s long life puja, I wore a tie. It’s a nice tie. In fact, because it is so nice, I think that my closest French friend ... Read more »

Power for the Pilgrims

Washington D.C., USA– July 15, 2011 From Michael Jolliffe: I just finished a 20-ounce iced chai latte. I’m in the United States, so I’ll let you guess where I bought it. Hint: it rhymes with “bar-stucks.” It was delicious. The ... Read more »

Indestrucitble, Inseparable Brothers and Sisters

Washington D.C., USA– July 14, 2011 From Michael Jolliffe: At the beginning of a series of teachings His Holiness the Dalai Lama always stresses that all people share the wish to be free from suffering, the wish to achieve happiness, ... Read more »

Swan’s Gala for an Ugly Duckling

Washington D.C., USA– July 13, 2011 From Michael Jolliffe: It’s been a long and lovely day. His Holiness finished giving the introduction to Kamalashila’s Stages of Meditation and proceeded with the preliminary preparations for the initiation. You can find many ... Read more »
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