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Each Time You Follow the Advice of the Guru Is One Step Closer to Enlightenment

Each Time You Follow the Advice of the Guru Is One Step Closer to Enlightenment

While teaching in Madrid, Spain, in October 2018, Rinpoche summarized the whole path to enlightenment, emphasizing the importance of the guru. The path also includes developing renunciation, bodhichitta, and an understanding of gross and subtle emptiness, and eventually practicing tantra. ...

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Take a Look! Precious Mantra Hat

Take a Look! Precious Mantra Hat

This cotton precious mantra hat, designed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, is covered with embroidered mantras: The mantra of Chenrezig, which is for developing compassion, among other benefits. , The Phagpa Chulung Rolpai Do Mantra, which upon seeing, purifies 100,000 eons ...

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Lhagsam Tibetan Meditation Study Group Has a New Home

Lhagsam Tibetan Meditation Study Group Has a New Home

Lhagsam Tibetan Meditation Study Group, the FPMT study group in Zurich, Switzerland, opened their new location on October 1, 2018. Nina, Lhagsam Tibetan Meditation Study Group coordinator shares the story. Lhagsam Tibetan Meditation Study Group started in Zurich in December ...

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Ongoing Support Offered to the Monks of Thame Monastery, Nepal

Ongoing Support Offered to the Monks of Thame Monastery, Nepal

For the second year in a row the Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund is offering a grant to cover the cost of three meals per day to the monks of Thame Monastery in Nepal. The monastery is home to nine elderly ...

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Maitreya Instituut Welcomed His Eminence Ling Rinpoche to the Netherlands

Maitreya Instituut Welcomed His Eminence Ling Rinpoche to the Netherlands

His Eminence the 7th Kyabje Ling Rinpoche visited the Netherlands from March 30-April 8, 2019, teaching at several Dharma centers including FPMT center Maitreya Instituut Loenen, where Rinpoche gave the White Tara long life empowerment. Annelies van der Heijden, Maitreya ...

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Our July e-News Out Now!

Our July e-News Out Now!

We invite you to read our July FPMT International Office e-News! This month we bring you opportunities to rejoice in: The sponsorship by the FPMT Puja Fund The generosity offered to our Work A Day for Rinpoche fundraiser FPMT students ...

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Chokhor Duchen and International Sangha Day: August 4

Chokhor Duchen and International Sangha Day: August 4

Chokhor Duchen, one of the four annual holy days of Guru Shakyamuni Buddha, takes place this year on August 4. On these holy days, the power of any meritorious action is multiplied by 100 million, as cited by Lama Zopa ...

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Chenrezig Institute Held a Five-Day Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga Retreat

Chenrezig Institute Held a Five-Day Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga Retreat

Chenrezig Institute, an FPMT center in Eudlo, Queensland, Australia, organized their third annual five-day Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga Retreat on April 18-22, 2019. Maria Corrales, spiritual program assistant, shares the story. Lama Tsongkhapa is a name effusively present in the ...

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FPMT Holy Objects Fund Sponsors Gold Leafing for 31 Statues of the Incarnations of Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche

FPMT Holy Objects Fund Sponsors Gold Leafing for 31 Statues of the Incarnations of Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche

Due to the kindness of very generous donors, the Holy Objects Fund has invested US$61,600 in gold leafing for 31 statues of the incarnations of Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche. The 31st incarnation of this lama who passed away in 2011, was ...

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Importance of Studying and Applying Lamrim in Daily Life

Importance of Studying and Applying Lamrim in Daily Life

During the 2018 November Course at Kopan Monastery, Lama Zopa Rinpoche outlined how to reach enlightenment based on the lamrim and the importance of studying it. Rinpoche emphasized that merely knowing the lamrim is not enough; it needs to be ...

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Take a Look! The Method in Print

Take a Look! The Method in Print

The Method to Transform a Suffering Life into Happiness (Including Enlightenment) with Additional Practices is available in print from the Foundation Store. Lama Zopa Rinpoche has said very strongly on many occasions that this is a practice that he would ...

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Maitreya School Staff Trained in 16 Guidelines for Life

Maitreya School Staff Trained in 16 Guidelines for Life

In 2018 Maitreya School—a project of Root Institute, the FPMT center in Bodhgaya, Gaya District, Bihar, India—began partnering with Cecilia (“Ceci”) Buzón, a Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom (FDCW) accredited 16 Guidelines for Life Level 2 facilitator; teacher; and ...

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