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The Purpose of Our Human Life Is to Benefit All Sentient Beings

The Purpose of Our Human Life Is to Benefit All Sentient Beings

In the following short excerpt, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains that as Buddhists we train to be free from the pervasive compounding suffering and that the main goal of our human life is to bring all sentient beings of the six ...

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You Cannot Say All Desire Is Negative

You Cannot Say All Desire Is Negative

Lama Thubten Yeshe, who founded the FPMT organization with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, excelled at helping Western students connect with the essence of the Buddha’s teachings. He encouraged students to use their judgement and showed them how to be serious, yet ...

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‘Nothing More Exciting than That!’

‘Nothing More Exciting than That!’

In the following short video clip, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains that the greatest excitement in our life is to benefit all sentient beings. Listening to teachings, doing prayers and meditations, taking precepts, and living our life—all that—we dedicate to their ...

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Rejoicing in TEN YEARS of 108 Nyung-Na Retreats at Institut Vajra Yogini

Rejoicing in TEN YEARS of 108 Nyung-Na Retreats at Institut Vajra Yogini

By Nicolas Brun One of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for the FPMT organization is to sponsor 1,000 Nyung-Na Retreats. In response to Rinpoche’s vision, Institut Vajra Yogini (IVY) has been hosting the TENTH 108 Nyung-Na Retreat and has now ...

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Mahamudra Centre Welcomes the Community to a Sand Mandala Festival

Mahamudra Centre Welcomes the Community to a Sand Mandala Festival

Mahamudra Centre for Universal Unity, the FPMT center in Colville, New Zealand, welcomed school children and other community members to their center for a big ten-day celebration. Jennifer Coyne, spiritual program coordinator, shares the story. We celebrated our forty-year anniversary ...

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Sharing Our June e-News With You

Sharing Our June e-News With You

We hope you enjoy our June FPMT International Office e-News! This month we bring you: Highlights of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Thought Transformation Teachings, New Live with Compassion Posters, Pilot of a New FPMT Education Program, New FPMT Practice Materials, And ...

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Announcing the New FPMT Essential Prayer Book!

Announcing the New FPMT Essential Prayer Book!

We are pleased to announce a new publication: FPMT Essential Prayer Book. In it, you will find prayers and practices common in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition that are recommended for FPMT by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. It also features Rinpoche’s quintessential ...

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Ladakhi Lama Passes Away

Ladakhi Lama Passes Away

We are saddened to share the news that Ven. Thupten Tsewang (also known as Ladakhi Lama and Baling Lama), born in Ladakh, India, passed away at the age of 92, at Kalpataru Buddha Vihar, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India, on April 25, ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Letter of Thanks to the Monasteries and Nunneries that Prayed for Kopan

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Letter of Thanks to the Monasteries and Nunneries that Prayed for Kopan

Lama Zopa Rinpoche composed a letter to the monasteries and nunneries who sent messages and letters to Rinpoche saying they were praying for Kopan Monastery and Khachoe Ghakyil Ling Nunnery in Nepal after they heard of the COVID-19 outbreak at ...

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Continued Support to Prisoners Wishing to Study Dharma

Continued Support to Prisoners Wishing to Study Dharma

Liberation Prison Project (LPP) is an FPMT international project founded in 1996 dedicated to supporting students around the world in prison who wish to study Dharma. Since its inception, LPP has helped thousands of prisoners worldwide study Buddha’s teachings and ...

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O.Sel.Ling Nunnery: A Haven for New and Old Nuns

O.Sel.Ling Nunnery: A Haven for New and Old Nuns

“There are many who desire enlightenment in a man’s body, but none who work for the benefit of sentient beings in the body of a woman. Therefore, until samsara is empty, I shall work for the benefit of sentient beings ...

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Do Your Best in This Life—Now!

Do Your Best in This Life—Now!

Since early May 2021, Lama Zopa Rinpoche has been offering video teachings in Tibetan from Kopan Monastery in Nepal. We anticipate Rinpoche will return to recording new video teachings in English in the near future. In this short video extract ...

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