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Thought Transformation Teachings 124: (Refuge Series): Having Taken Refuge, What to Abandon and What to Practice

Thought Transformation Teachings 124: (Refuge Series): Having Taken Refuge, What to Abandon and What to Practice

Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his video teachings on thought transformation from Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Here is a summary of Rinpoche’s June 11, 2022 teaching which he offered via Zoom to students in China and Malaysia: Numberless buddhas of the ... Read more »
New Podcast Episode: #6 Disrespecting the Virtuous Friend Brings Eons of Suffering, Devotion to the Virtuous Friend Brings Enlightenment

New Podcast Episode: #6 Disrespecting the Virtuous Friend Brings Eons of Suffering, Devotion to the Virtuous Friend Brings Enlightenment

There is a new episode of the Lama Zopa Rinpoche Essential Extracts Podcast. You can listen to the new episode on our website or find it in your favorite podcast app by searching for “Lama Zopa Rinpoche Essential Extracts.” New ... Read more »
Attitude Is More Important than Action

Attitude Is More Important than Action

Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935–1984), who founded the FPMT organization with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, was able to translate Tibetan Buddhist teachings into clear ideas that resonated with the Western students he met and taught in the 1970s and ’80s. These teachings ... Read more »
An Update on Lama Zopa Rinpoche from Singapore

An Update on Lama Zopa Rinpoche from Singapore

On Friday we shared the news that Lama Zopa Rinpoche was in Singapore for a simple medical procedure, and Khandro Kunga Bhuma (Khandro-la) advised on particular practices for students to engage in at this time and for a period following ... Read more »
A Most Happy and Auspicious Birthday to His Holiness the Dalai Lama!

A Most Happy and Auspicious Birthday to His Holiness the Dalai Lama!

Tibetans around the world, along with an international community of students of Tibetan Buddhism, celebrate His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 87th birthday on July 6. FPMT International Office joins the world in gratefully rejoicing in His Holiness’s exceptionally beneficial life ... Read more »
Illumin8 Festival at the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion

Illumin8 Festival at the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion

On June 4, 2022, the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, in Bendigo, Australia, offered a sold-out Illumin8 Festival for the first time since 2019, enabling them to showcase all of the new Peace Park lighting features onsite. Thanks to funding ... Read more »
New Practice Advice for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Health and Rejoicing in Practices Completed

New Practice Advice for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Health and Rejoicing in Practices Completed

Every year Ven. Roger Kunsang, on behalf of the FPMT organization, consults Khandro Kunga Bhuma to determine what practices should be done to help create the conditions for Lama Zopa Rinpoche to have a long life and good health for ... Read more »
Practice Resources for Celebrating His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Birthday

Practice Resources for Celebrating His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Birthday

On July 6, 2022, the world celebrates His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 87th birthday! We’ve collected several resources for students to use in their celebration of His Holiness and in their ongoing Buddhist study. Great Festival Celebrating His Holiness Lama ... Read more »
Tara Lanka Study Group Organizes Medicine Buddha Pujas and Welcomes a Visit from Khandro-la

Tara Lanka Study Group Organizes Medicine Buddha Pujas and Welcomes a Visit from Khandro-la

Tara Lanka Study Group in Sri Lanka has been organizing Medicine Buddha pujas in accordance with advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The island country, which is currently experiencing many extreme hardships, has a rich Buddhist history dating back two millennia. ... Read more »
Rejoicing in Animal Care and Rescue from Untimely Death

Rejoicing in Animal Care and Rescue from Untimely Death

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has made it very clear that our job as Buddhists is to help all living beings achieve their highest potential, including the most vulnerable among us. While animals cannot create much merit on their own, there are ... Read more »
New Podcast Episode: #5 The Real Meaning of Practicing Dharma Is to Renounce This Life

New Podcast Episode: #5 The Real Meaning of Practicing Dharma Is to Renounce This Life

There is a new episode of the Lama Zopa Rinpoche Essential Extracts Podcast. You can listen to the new episode on our website or find it in your favorite podcast app by searching for “Lama Zopa Rinpoche Essential Extracts.” New ... Read more »
First Pilot of the Online Foundation Service Seminar!

First Pilot of the Online Foundation Service Seminar!

The Foundation Service Seminar (FSS) is the “FPMT immersion retreat.” It provides essential information and nourishment for all serving, or wishing to serve, in the FPMT organization. The FSS retreat is key to deeply understanding the FPMT organization and the ... Read more »