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Bodhichitta Mindfulness Practices for Daily Life

FPMT Education Services would like to remind students about an essential practice, Cultivating Mindfulness of Bodhichitta in Daily Activities, a collection of daily bodhichitta mindfulness practices. In Cultivating Mindfulness of Bodhichitta in Daily Activities, Lama Zopa Rinpoche shows us how ...

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How to Practice Skilfully and Collect Extensive Merit [Video]

Want to benefit others? In the short video below, Lama Zopa Rinpoche talks about how to benefit others extensively, how to collect great merit, and how to reach full enlightenment. The video is an excerpt from his teachings at the ...

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Grant Offered to MAITRI Charitable Trust for Social Service in Bodhgaya

MAITRI Charitable Trust provides essential education, medical care, aid to mothers and children, animal care, and various forms of charitable service to the destitute in Bodhgaya, India. MAITRI began its work in 1989 when Adriana Ferranti put her leprosy training ...

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Gendun Drubpa Centre Survives 2017 British Columbia Wildfires

In early July, massive wildfires in central British Columbia, Canada, broke out forcing tens of thousands of people to be evacuated from their homes, including some students from Gendun Drubpa Centre in Williams Lake. They were relieved to hear on ...

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Mandala Online: Buddhist Conduct in the Modern World

This month’s Mandala online feature discusses an important new book: The Just King: The Tibetan Buddhist Classic on Leading an Ethical Life, recently published by Snow Lion/Shambhala. The book presents a lengthy work on ethics by Tibetan luminary Jamgön Mipham ...

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Celebrating Chokhor Duchen and International Sangha Day

July 27 is Chokhor Duchen, which is one of the four great holy days of the Tibetan Buddhist calendar and marks the occasion of Buddha’s first teaching. Specific advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche for practices to do on Buddha Multiplying ...

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‘Happiness Starts When We Renounce This Life’

Will renunciation bring us happiness or just more suffering? Lama Zopa Rinpoche discussed this question in his book How to Practice Dharma: Teachings on the Eight Worldly Dharmas. Lama Zopa Rinpoche advised that “any action done free from the three ...

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The Puja Fund Sponsors Pujas and Offerings on Chokhor Duchen

Each year on Chokhor Duchen, one of the four great holy days of the Tibetan Buddhist calendar, The Puja Fund sponsors pujas and offerings all over the world dedicated to success of the entire FPMT organization. The practices are offered ...

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Monthly Medicine Buddha Puja to Benefit Entire FPMT Organization

Every month on the Tibetan 8 th day The Puja Fund sponsors all the monks of Sera Mey Monastery to offer Medicine Buddha puja dedicated FPMT centers, projects, services; all students who are ill or having life obstacles; benefactors of ...

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July FPMT International Office e-News Out Now

Welcome to the July edition of the monthly FPMT International Office e-News! This month we bring you: Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s advice about serving the guru, News about the Sera Je Food Fund Endowment, Announcing the new edition of Mandala magazine! ...

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‘Are You Sitting on Your I?,’ a new Living in the Path Module

The achievement of both liberation from samsara and enlightenment depend on realizing emptiness—how the “I” and all phenomena do not exist at all from their own side, even though this is how they appear to us ordinary sentient beings. In ...

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Mandala Offerings: ‘Everything You Visualize Should Be Big, Huge!’

What is the most important thing to remember when doing mandala offerings? Lama Zopa Rinpoche has explained that, “Many high lamas have made comments on [the mandala offering]. The main purpose is to create merit, so it’s important that your ...

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