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Osel Hita Torres, ‘The Reluctant Lama’

Osel Hita Torres, ‘The Reluctant Lama’

FPMT News Around the World Osel Hita Torres – the person recognized as the reincarnation of FPMT founder Lama Yeshe and a current member of the FPMT board of directors – was featured in a recent BBC Radio 4 broadcast. ... Read more »
Recent Disbursements

Recent Disbursements

Lama Zopa Rinpoche looks up at the prayer wheel at Root Institute. The Prayer Wheel Fund has offered US$17,500 to prayer wheels at Root Institute, India; Land of Medicine Buddha, USA; and at Mahamudra Center, New Zealand.

Long Life Puja Fund Videos

One of the most moving ceremonies in Tibetan Buddhism is the long life puja for a teacher, an elaborate display of devotion towards a spiritual guide comprising heartfelt prayers and praises, and a procession of symbolic offerings. We have collected ... Read more »

FPMT Puja Fund Videos

Every year the FPMT Puja Fund sponsors an extensive range of practices and pujas in India, Nepal and around the world. Please enjoy this collection of videos depicting the range of activities occurring during a puja. Long Life Puja for ... Read more »
Ling Rinpoche Visits and Other News from Choe Khor Sum Ling Study Group

Ling Rinpoche Visits and Other News from Choe Khor Sum Ling Study Group

FPMT News Around the World Choe Khor Sum Ling (CKSL), the FPMT study group in Bangalore, India, recently wrote Mandala about some of the highlights of their summer program. “We had a beautiful and especially blessed Saka Dawa,” CKSL writes. ... Read more »
Nalanda Monastery Completes Pujas for Rinpoche’s Health

Nalanda Monastery Completes Pujas for Rinpoche’s Health

FPMT News Around the World The community at Nalanda Monastery in France recently completed 1,020 sessions of the 16 Arhat puja in order to benefit the health of Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The monastery reports that they began doing the pujas ... Read more »
Talking Tibetan on Mandala Talk

Talking Tibetan on Mandala Talk

If listening to Mandala is more your speed, check out the latest installment of our podcast “Mandala Talk.” In this podcast: Have you ever thought about learning classical Tibetan? Are you curious about monastic textbooks? What do you think Buddhism ... Read more »
Lama Zopa Rinpoche Celebrates Ksitigarbha Day at Land of Medicine Buddha

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Celebrates Ksitigarbha Day at Land of Medicine Buddha

FPMT Around the World Lama Zopa Rinpoche joined the fourth Ksitigarbha Day celebration at Land of Medicine Buddha (LMB) in California on Saturday, September 15. Rinpoche gave explanations on Ksitigarbha and a lung of the mantra in the garden area ... Read more »
“Rinpoche’s Decision,” How Lama Yeshe and Students Helped Bring Rinpoche to the West

“Rinpoche’s Decision,” How Lama Yeshe and Students Helped Bring Rinpoche to the West

Big Love, the long-anticipated authorized biography of Lama Yeshe written by Adele Hulse, provides an intimate portrait of FPMT’s founder. In 1979, an extensive teaching tour in Europe has been organized by Lama Yeshe’s burgeoning organization for Lama Yeshe and ... Read more »
Fire Safety Training at Kopan Monastery and Nunnery

Fire Safety Training at Kopan Monastery and Nunnery

In May 2012, Tony Vickery-Howe spent one month offering training to the monks and nuns of Kopan Monastery and Khachoe Ghakyil Nunnery in Kathmandu, Nepal, in fire prevention and suppression, and in offering first aid to the injured. This was ... Read more »

Animal Liberation & Blessing Videos

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s commitment to benefiting animals is legendary. No creature is too small or insignificant — Rinpoche shows incredible compassion to all living beings. Please enjoy these videos of Rinpoche liberating and blessing animals, as well as explaining ways ... Read more »

Sept 12 2012

From Nalanda Monastery: Yesterday we have finished 1020 times the sixteen arhat pujas (about 920 were done by the monks). We started immediately after the Chenrezig retreat with Khadro-la, and it took us almost two weeks of mostly five daily ... Read more »