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Tushita Meditation Centre Hosted Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India

Tushita Meditation Centre Hosted Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India

Lama Zopa Rinpoche visited Tushita Meditation Centre in Dharamsala, India, from August 29-September 8, 2018. Ven. Tenzin Kunphen, spiritual program coordinator, and Maria Nobuko Corrales, assistant spiritual program coordinator share the story. In August 2018 our Dharma wishes came true ...

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Nuns’ Jang Guncho and Geshema Graduation Ceremony Held at Kopan Nunnery in Nepal

Nuns’ Jang Guncho and Geshema Graduation Ceremony Held at Kopan Nunnery in Nepal

Monks have held the Jang Guncho for centuries. The first Nuns’ Jang Guncho took place in Dharamsala, India, in 1995. An annual event, the Nuns’ Jang Guncho is an opportunity for nunneries to gather together to train in and practice ...

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Gendun Drupa Center Hosted Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Savièse, Switzerland

Gendun Drupa Center Hosted Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Savièse, Switzerland

Gendun Drupa Centre, an FPMT center in Martigny, Switzerland, hosted Lama Zopa Rinpoche from November 14 until December 4, 2018. The center’s spiritual program coordinator, Séverine Gondouin shares the story with help from Caro Solloso and Sophie Lacroix. Lama Zopa ...

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Season’s Greetings and Latest News!

Season’s Greetings and Latest News!

Please find Season’s Greetings from Lama Zopa Rinpoche and all of us at Rinpoche’s Office, together with our latest e-News! In addition to our Season’s Greetings, we bring you news of: How to Give A Gift to Benefit Others New ...

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News from Maitreya Buddha Project Kushinagar

News from Maitreya Buddha Project Kushinagar

Marcel Bertels, director of Maitreya Buddha Project Kushinagar, shares an update about the project. This news comes from Kushinagar, India, where Shakyamuni Buddha entered into Mahaparinirvana. Maitreya Buddha Project Kushinagar has now peacefully settled onto the 170-acre site made available ...

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Holiday Gift Giving Option from FPMT

Holiday Gift Giving Option from FPMT

The Give a Gift that Helps Others program was created four years ago by FPMT International Office as a gift giving option that serves as an alternative to material gifts. Focusing on four FPMT Charitable Projects, the “Give a Gift” ...

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Magnificent Stupa Rebuilt in Thame, Nepal, to Benefit All

Magnificent Stupa Rebuilt in Thame, Nepal, to Benefit All

Lama Zopa Rinpoche was born in the Mount Everest region of Thame, located close to Lawudo which was the home of his previous incarnation known as the Lawudo Lama. Many Kopan monks are also from Thame. During the earthquake of ...

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Longku Center Hosted Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bern, Switzerland

Longku Center Hosted Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Bern, Switzerland

Longku Center, an FPMT center in Bern, Switzerland, hosted Lama Zopa Rinpoche from November 12-14, 2018. Lama Zopa Rinpoche arrived from Munich, Germany, where Rinpoche was hosted by Aryatara Instituut. Brigitte Brunner and Andrea Meier, long-time students and members of ...

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Updated! Buddhist Meditation 101 and Buddhism in a Nutshell

Updated! Buddhist Meditation 101 and Buddhism in a Nutshell

Two introductory online FPMT education courses—Buddhist Meditation 101 and Buddhism in a Nutshell—have recently been revised and are now available to new students as well as to all current and past online course participants. The courses are taught by FPMT ...

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Monks Engage in the Traditional Rains Retreat at Nalanda Monastery in France

Monks Engage in the Traditional Rains Retreat at Nalanda Monastery in France

Ven. Losang Tendar is the director of International Mahayana Institute, the FPMT community of monks and nuns. He shares about the annual rains retreat held at Nalanda Monastery, a FPMT center in Lavaur, France, from August 26-October 9, 2018. A ...

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A Birthday Message from Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A Birthday Message from Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche received many messages wishing him “Happy Birthday” this year. So on Rinopche’s birthday, which is December 3, he recorded a video message as a thank you to all who offered him birthday greetings. In the video, Rinpoche ...

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Kopan Monastery School Students Performed a Play for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Birthday

Kopan Monastery School Students Performed a Play for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Birthday

Geshe Sherab, headmaster at Kopan Monastery School in Kathmandu, Nepal, shares how the students at this FPMT monastery celebrated Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s birthday. We’ve been celebrating Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s birthday quite extensively since 2016. The last two years were perfect ...

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