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Support Continues for the Compassionate Work of Maitreya School, Bodhgaya

Support Continues for the Compassionate Work of Maitreya School, Bodhgaya

Maitreya School, a social service project of Root Institute, Bodhgaya, is a free school benefiting impoverished children from neighboring villages. The school offers children living in one of India’s poorest states a precious opportunity. Not only do they engage in ...

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Tara Institute Healing Meditation Group Volunteer Honored with Award

Tara Institute Healing Meditation Group Volunteer Honored with Award

Social or Community Service is one of FPMT’s Five Pillars of Service. The Social or Community Service pillar sits with the other four Pillars of Service—Dharma, Universal Education for Compassion and Wisdom, Interfaith activities, and Revenue-generating activities. Llysse Velez, center ...

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Rinpoche Available Now

Rinpoche Available Now

Teachings from Portland, Oregon, USA 2018 Venue: Maitripa College, Portland, Oregon Date: 10 to 12 August 2018 Rinpoche gave the oral transmission of the Prajnaparamita in 8000 verses and preliminary teachings in Maitripa College, Oregon, USA.
Death and Dying Materials from FPMT

Death and Dying Materials from FPMT

It is difficult to accept the inevitability of our own deaths or the deaths of our loved ones. And although avoiding death is not possible, it is possible to prepare for death and equip ourselves with tools to help those ...

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Celebrating His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Birthday on Réunion Island [Video]

Celebrating His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Birthday on Réunion Island [Video]

Marc Salamolard, center director of Gyaltsab Je Center on Réunion Island east of Madagascar shares a summary of the celebration held for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s eighty-third birthday. On Saturday, July 7, 2018, Gyaltsab Je Center, Tara Association, and ...

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Monthly Extensive Most Secret Hayagriva Puja Sponsored at Sera Je Monastery

Monthly Extensive Most Secret Hayagriva Puja Sponsored at Sera Je Monastery

Twenty-three years ago, Lama Zopa Rinpoche established the Puja Fund as a way to sponsor ongoing prayers and practices dedicated to the success and longevity of the entire FPMT organization. One puja that Rinpoche advised as particularly important for FPMT, ...

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Watch Lama Zopa Rinpoche Teach Live in the United States

Watch Lama Zopa Rinpoche Teach Live in the United States

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches at Maitripa College in Portland, Oregon, US, on Saturday and Sunday, August 11-12. Rinpoche is scheduled to give an oral transmission of the 8000 verse Prajnaparamita Sutra on Saturday and a Medicine Buddha jenang on Sunday. ...

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The Benefits of Reciting Amitabha’s Name Every Day

The Benefits of Reciting Amitabha’s Name Every Day

Lama Zopa Rinpoche had a sign placed in front of the large Amitabha statue at Buddha Amitabha Pure Land in Washington State, US. The sign read: If you recite Amitabha’s name every day, when you die you will go to ...

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Showing Respect to Holy Objects

Showing Respect to Holy Objects

Holy objects and Dharma materials represent and contain the teachings of the Buddha and thus protect against lower rebirth and reveal the path to enlightenment. Therefore, they should be treated with respect. Below is advice taken from Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s ...

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An Interfaith Retreat in Honor of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Birthday

An Interfaith Retreat in Honor of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Birthday

Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa (ILTK) in Pisa, Italy, celebrated His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s eighty-third birthday by hosting a three-day interfaith meditation retreat on universal compassion. Manuela Ferro, communications manager at ILTK, and Jeremy Luedtke share the details. Held over ...

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Seventh Round of 108 Nyung Nä Retreats Completed at Institut Vajra Yogini, France

Seventh Round of 108 Nyung Nä Retreats Completed at Institut Vajra Yogini, France

Institut Vajra Yogini (IVY), in the south-west of France near the city of Toulouse, successfully completed its seventh round of 108 nyung nä retreats at the end of June. One of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for the FPMT organization ...

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A Few of the Many Results of Actualizing Bodhichitta

A Few of the Many Results of Actualizing Bodhichitta

The Buddha’s teaching on the four noble truths are essential to our understanding and practice of Buddhism. Lama Zopa Rinpoche provides clear instruction on this fundamental teaching in his new book The Four Noble Truths: A Guide to Everyday Life ...

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