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By Knowing About Karma, the Mind Has Unbelievable Peace

By Knowing About Karma, the Mind Has Unbelievable Peace

Lama Zopa Rinpoche hand wrote a card with extensive advice for a young student in January 2011. The following advice was extracted from Rinpoche’s card. Here I want to say something. It’s very, very important to learn to benefit and ...

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True Dharma Practitioners Welcome Trouble

True Dharma Practitioners Welcome Trouble

The following teaching from Lama Thubten Yeshe, who founded FPMT with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, encourages us to use our Dharma practice in difficult times. Sometimes when people first hear Dharma teachings on happiness and suffering they think that happiness depends ...

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Langri Tangpa Centre Created Australia’s 2,500th Street Library

Langri Tangpa Centre Created Australia’s 2,500th Street Library

Langri Tanga Centre (LTC), the FPMT center in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, used a US$300 International Merit Box Project grant they received in 2019 to create a “Street Library” on the center’s outside property. The International Merit Box Project was created ...

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‘To Purify and Do Vajrasattva Practice Is the Ultimate Answer’

‘To Purify and Do Vajrasattva Practice Is the Ultimate Answer’

“Of course by purifying negative karma collected since beginningless rebirth and by collecting extensive merits, this allows you to have realizations on the path to enlightenment and for your mind to change,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche wrote to a student who ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Plushy Dharma Friends!

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Plushy Dharma Friends!

During Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Teachings on Thought Transformation during the Time of COVID-19, Rinpoche has brought many “friends” to the teachings. More than twenty-five stuffed animals with profound words of wisdom written on their bodies have joined Rinpoche on the ...

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The First Vital Point Is Recognizing the Object to Be Refuted

The First Vital Point Is Recognizing the Object to Be Refuted

Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his video teachings on thought transformation from Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Here is a summary of the most recent teaching: Lama Zopa Rinpoche begins this teaching going over the first vital point of the four vital ...

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Celebrating with the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Celebrating with the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion during the COVID-19 Pandemic

In 1981, Lama Thubten Yeshe laid out the original plans for the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, an FPMT project near Bendigo in Victoria, Australia. On Tuesday, December 17, 2019, the community celebrated as the final pieces of the Great ...

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See Everything as a Golden Flower

See Everything as a Golden Flower

With the celebration of the seasonal holidays interrupted because of the global pandemic, we have an opportunity to reflect on our usual attitudes and habits at this time of year, and perhaps change them. Lama Yeshe spoke about how to ...

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Prison Is Not the Real Prison

Prison Is Not the Real Prison

Enjoy Life Liberated from the Inner Prison is a new book from Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, who serves as the spiritual director of the Liberation Prison Project, asked Ven. Robina Courtin, who ran the project until 2009, to ...

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FPMT Study Group Making History: First Stupa Built in Transylvania, Romania

FPMT Study Group Making History: First Stupa Built in Transylvania, Romania

Center of White Mahakala an FPMT study group in Romania is building a 7.5-foot Kadampa stupa in Tranisu, Transylvania, fifty miles from where the study group is located. This will be the first stupa built in Transylvania! The final plan ...

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Science & Wisdom LIVE: Bringing Science and Contemplative Traditions Together

Science & Wisdom LIVE: Bringing Science and Contemplative Traditions Together

Jamyang Buddhist Centre, the FPMT center in London, UK, launched their new project, Science & Wisdom LIVE, on November 11, 2020, with a dialogue between two scientists and two contemplative practitioners. Project managers Marco Colnaghi and Dr. Sajda van der ...

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Warm Season’s Greetings, and News

Warm Season’s Greetings, and News

We send you warm season’s greetings from Lama Zopa Rinpoche and his FPMT International Office! We also share this month’s FPMT e-News. Highlights include: Official Long Life Puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche, How to Say Goodbye to Depression, New and ...

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