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Remembering a Retreat of a Lifetime

Remembering a Retreat of a Lifetime

More than ten years ago, nearly 200 students participated in a retreat of a lifetime with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, at the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion in Bendigo, Australia. This was the first of the Australia retreat series—co-hosted by the ...

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Tibetan Elders Creating Merit in Elderly Homes in India

Tibetan Elders Creating Merit in Elderly Homes in India

Advice for the Elderly Lama Zopa Rinpoche recently offered extensive advice on different ways to help and benefit the elderly, particularly Tibetans in Nepal and India, who are Buddhist. Rinpoche has made the point that as Buddhists we shouldn’t only ...

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Six New Audio Recordings From Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Teachings on Thought Transformation Series

Six New Audio Recordings From Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Teachings on Thought Transformation Series

Students can now find the audio recordings of several important prayers and mantras shared by Lama Zopa Rinpoche during his ongoing Teachings on Thought Transformation during the Time of COVID-19 video series, which Rinpoche has been recording from Kopan Monastery ...

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La Asociacion Potala Hospice Volunteers Provide Support During COVID

La Asociacion Potala Hospice Volunteers Provide Support During COVID

La Asociacion Potala Hospice (Potala Hospice Association) is one of FPMT’s hospice services offering service to the community during the COVID pandemic. Community Service is one of FPMT’s Five Pillars of Service. Alexandra Mejia, coordinator, shares the story. La Asociacion ...

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Taking Suffering and Giving Happiness

Taking Suffering and Giving Happiness

Lama Thubten Yeshe, who founded the FPMT organization with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, had a way of clearly relating Dharma practice to the everyday experiences of the Western students he taught. Here Lama Yeshe offers advice on how to understand attachment ...

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Naresh Sahai Mathur Passes Away

Naresh Sahai Mathur Passes Away

We are saddened to share the news that Naresh Sahai Mathur passed away at the age of 67, in New Delhi, India, on April 25, 2021, of COVID-19. Naresh was an early student of FPMT founders Lama Thubten Yeshe and ...

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Support to Taru Gayphel Tsogspa Animal Welfare Society, Leh, Ladakh

Support to Taru Gayphel Tsogspa Animal Welfare Society, Leh, Ladakh

Taru Gayphel Tsogspa Animal Welfare Society is an animal care facility located in Taru, Leh, Ladakh. Tsering Dorjay Malik first developed the idea in 2013 to help the animals in the village by drawing inspiration from Buddha’s teachings that every ...

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Recognizing Impermanence-Death Reminds You to Practice Dharma Right Now!

Recognizing Impermanence-Death Reminds You to Practice Dharma Right Now!

In the following short excerpt from Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s video teachings on thought transformation, Rinpoche explains the importance of recognizing the reality of death and that it should reminds us to practice Dharma right now! Rinpoche discusses a quote from ...

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Kadampa Center Creates a Little Free Pantry Outside of Their Center

Kadampa Center Creates a Little Free Pantry Outside of Their Center

Kadampa Center, an FPMT center in Raleigh, North Carolina, US, created a Little Free Pantry to offer food and other items to people in need. Community Service is one of FPMT’s Five Pillars of Service. Sandy Carlson, Kadampa Center board ...

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Update from FPMT Inc.

The FPMT Inc. board of directors are pleased to be able to share with you an update on what is being done in the organization, especially regarding the steps taken in the area of safeguarding, that is, protecting all those ...

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The Method with Additional Practices: Now Available in Audio

The Method with Additional Practices: Now Available in Audio

The Method to Transform a Suffering Life into Happiness (Including Enlightenment) is an essential daily practice created by Lama Zopa Rinpoche to help students start their day, and all their activities, with a perfect Dharma intention and bodhichitta motivation. It ...

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May FPMT e-News Out Now!

May FPMT e-News Out Now!

Welcome to the May FPMT International Office e-News! This month we bring you news about: Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Advice and Thanks, Support and Merit-Making During Saka Dawa, New Free Book From Our Lamas, Academy Focused on Buddhist Mind Science, …and ...

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