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Lama Zopa Rinpoche and the Kopan Monks Offer Auspiciousness on Lhabab Duchen

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and the Kopan Monks Offer Auspiciousness on Lhabab Duchen

One of the four great holy days on the Buddhist calendar, Lhabab Duchen, took place this year on November 7. FPMT centers and students around the world took this opportunity to engage in meritorious activities as recommended by Lama Zopa ...

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Displaying the Guru Rinpoche Thangka and 100,000 Tsog offerings at Khachoe Ghakyil Ling, Nepal

Displaying the Guru Rinpoche Thangka and 100,000 Tsog offerings at Khachoe Ghakyil Ling, Nepal

For the fifth year in a row, a very large thangka of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) was displayed and an auspicious 100,000 tsog offering event (Guru bumtsog) took place at Khachoe Ghakyil Ling , Nepal, also known as Kopan Nunnery on ...

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Whatever You Are Doing, It Should Become Meditation on Emptiness

Whatever You Are Doing, It Should Become Meditation on Emptiness

Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his video teachings on thought transformation from Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Here is a summary of the most recent teaching: Rinpoche begins this video continuing with his discussion of Phabongka Rinpoche’s commentary on the Three Principal ...

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How to Let Go

How to Let Go

Lama Thubten Yeshe, who founded FPMT with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, gave a timeless teaching on emptiness and daily life in September 1983. Here’s an excerpt: Good morning all of you. The director of Vajra Yogini institute has asked me to ...

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New Audio Recording: Mahasiddha Thangtong Gyalpo’s Prayers

New Audio Recording: Mahasiddha Thangtong Gyalpo’s Prayers

Students can now find the audio recording Mahasiddha Thangtong Gyalpo’s Prayers as an MP3 download bundled with supporting digital materials in the Foundation Store. In this recording, four audio tracks have been extracted from the video “Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Advice ...

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Four Large Buddha Statues Sponsored at Jyangchub Choeling Monastery, Nepal

Four Large Buddha Statues Sponsored at Jyangchub Choeling Monastery, Nepal

Namgyal Jyangchub Choeling is a monastery in Boudha, Nepal, established in 2008 by Losang Namgyal Rinpoche who is also the present director. Losang Namgyal Rinpoche studied at Kopan Monastery and is a highly regarded lama of the Tamang people. Namgyal ...

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Holding the I as Real and Most Precious Is the Most Frightening Garbage

Holding the I as Real and Most Precious Is the Most Frightening Garbage

Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his video teachings on thought transformation from Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Here is a summary of the most recent teaching: Rinpoche begins this teaching explaining that this thought transformation (lojong) teaching series began due to the ...

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Watch His Holiness the Dalai Lama Celebrate a New Book on Science and the Mind

Watch His Holiness the Dalai Lama Celebrate a New Book on Science and the Mind

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will join a live online event celebrating the publication of Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics, Volume 2: The Mind. Wisdom Publications is hosting the live book launch on Friday, November 13, at ...

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Lhabab Duchen Is on November 7

Lhabab Duchen Is on November 7

Lhabab Duchen, one of the four great holy days of the Buddhist calendar, takes place this year on November 7. Lhabab Duchen celebrates Guru Shakyamuni Buddha’s return to Earth from the God Realm of the Thirty-Three after teaching Dharma for ...

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Hayagriva Tsog Kong Puja Offered for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Long Life

Hayagriva Tsog Kong Puja Offered for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Long Life

Following the advice of Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drolma (Khadro-la), a Most Secret Hayagriva tsog kong puja was offered at Kopan Monastery in Nepal on October 26 for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s long life. In addition, this puja was dedicated for ...

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Family Feeling in the time of COVID: The FPMT North America Regional Meeting

Family Feeling in the time of COVID: The FPMT North America Regional Meeting

At the end of September 2020, Drolkar McCallum, regional coordinator for FPMT North America and office manager for the International Mahayana Institute—FPMT’s international community of nuns and monks—held a successful and highly enjoyable regional meeting. Drolkar offered her reflections. This ...

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Offering to a Sky Filled with Wish-Granting Jewels: The Sangha

Offering to a Sky Filled with Wish-Granting Jewels: The Sangha

Supporting monks and nuns is one of the highest priorities for the FPMT organization. As Lama Zopa Rinpoche has said, “The value of Sangha is more than the whole sky filled with wish-granting jewels.” The Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund was ...

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