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Find Dharma Books for Adults and Children in the Foundation Store!

Find Dharma Books for Adults and Children in the Foundation Store!

Students can find dozens of Dharma books for adults and children in the Foundation Store, most offered at cost! Find these titles and more in the Foundation Store: Moody Cow Learns Compassion, children and parents can learn about compassion together ...

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How to Use Criticism and Unfavorable Situations on the Path

How to Use Criticism and Unfavorable Situations on the Path

Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered advice to a studious former monk who wrote to Rinpoche about receiving criticism and abuse from people. Here’s an excerpt from Rinpoche’s advice: Every day, in the morning, when you begin the day, please remember emptiness. ...

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‘It Is All There in Lama Chopa’

‘It Is All There in Lama Chopa’

Lama Zopa Rinpoche frequently encourages students to study and practice Lama Chopa (Guru Puja), written by Panchen Losang Chokyi Gyaltsen in the 17th century and often combined with the preliminary practice of Jorcho. FPMT makes a variety of Lama Chopa ...

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Kalachakra Centre Celebrated With a Fête de la Réjouissance

Kalachakra Centre Celebrated With a Fête de la Réjouissance

Kalachakra Centre, the FPMT center in Paris, France, held their fifth-annual Fête de la Réjouissance on June 30, 2019. Laura Haughey, a student at the center shares the story. On June 30, 2019, Centre Kalachakra held a joyous and convivial ...

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Continued Support for the Elderly of Doeguling Tibetan Refugee Settlement

Continued Support for the Elderly of Doeguling Tibetan Refugee Settlement

Doeguling Tibetan Refugee Settlement in Mundgod, India, consists of seven monasteries, twenty schools (from nursery to secondary), two homes for the elderly, several modern hospitals, a Tibetan Medical and Astro Institute, and various activities such as farming and craftwork. Since ...

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Renounce the Ego

Renounce the Ego

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave the following advice on the shortcomings of the self-cherishing thought and the benefits of cherishing others to a student and said it is applicable to anyone. If you are my student, then you must do the ...

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Use Problems to Vanquish the Self-Cherishing Thought

Use Problems to Vanquish the Self-Cherishing Thought

Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered the following advice “Problems at a Dharma Center” to the director of a Dharma center who was having problems with his assistant and thinking about asking the assistant to leave. Here’s an excerpt from that advice: ...

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New Long Life Prayer for His Holiness the Dalai Lama

New Long Life Prayer for His Holiness the Dalai Lama

In January 2019, Lama Zopa Rinpoche instructed students to begin replacing His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s long life prayer that begins with “GANG RII RA WÄ” with a new long life prayer. The new prayer, which begins with “JIG TEN ...

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FPMT Centers Help Students Train Their Minds in Generosity

FPMT Centers Help Students Train Their Minds in Generosity

Lama Yeshe advised in The Peaceful Stillness of the Silent Mind , “The ordinary understanding of charity is giving things to others, but as you can see, the Buddhist point of view is that material giving is not necessarily charity. ...

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Offering Food to the Monks of Shalu Monastery

Offering Food to the Monks of Shalu Monastery

For the second year in a row, the Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund has offered a grant to Shalu Monastery to cover the costs of food for the 30 monks who study there. This year, US$16,116.94 was offered. Shalu Monastery was ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Schedule

August 25 – Amitabha Long Life Initiation, Tse Chen Ling, USA
How Problems Purify Past Negative Karma

How Problems Purify Past Negative Karma

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave advice on how to utilize difficulties on the path to enlightenment to a student who had written to him about relationship problems. All the problems are very good because they purify negative karma accumulated in the ...

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