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Thubten Kunga Center Offers Practice in Wake of Parkland Tragedy

On the afternoon of February 14, a mass shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida, US. Fourteen students and three teachers were killed. A further fourteen people were wounded. In the days after the shooting, Thubten ...

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Rejoicing in Virtuous Activities Sponsored During 15 Days of Miracles

The Fifteen Days of Miracles began on the first day of the Tibetan new year (Losar, February 16) and continues until March 1. This period commemorates the special time when Guru Shakyamuni Buddha showed many powers. All fifteen days are ...

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See Photos from Rinpoche’s Visit to India and More!

Keep up with Lama Zopa Rinpoche on his travels throughout the world by viewing new photo albums of Rinpoche’s journeys. The new photo album of Rinpoche’s recent trip to India contains sixty photos, covering Rinpoche’s time at Root Institute in ...

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Rinpoche Receives Oral Transmissions in Tso Pema, India

Lama Zopa Rinpoche arrived in Tso Pema, a place of pilgrimage in Himachal Pradesh, India, on January 21, coming from Bodhgaya. Rinpoche traveled to the holy site associated with the 8th-century Indian Buddhist master Padmasambhava, or Guru Rinpoche, to receive ...

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Losar Tashi Delek!

All good wishes for Losar (Tibetan New Year) to you, from Lama Zopa Rinpoche and all at FPMT International Office. Our Losar greetings are part of the February FPMT International Office e-News. In addition to our Losar message, we invite ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Schedule

Europe October 6 – 30 Teachings at Ganden Tendar Ling in Moscow and Mani Retreat in Kalmyckia, Russia **POSTPONED TILL SEPTEMBER 2019** November 9 – 10 Teachings on How to Practice Dharma, Aryatara Institut, Germany November 11 Initiation (details to ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Schedule

March 10 – 11 Transmission of the Golden Light Sutra, Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre, Delhi, India

Losar Greetings from Mandala Magazine and Raven Jones

Currently a prisoner at Idaho Correctional Institution-Orofino (ICIO) in the United States, Raven Jones has been sharing his print copies of Mandala with fellow inmates. This small group of Dharma students recently offered two Losar (Tibetan new year) cards to ...

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Large Stupa in Thame, Nepal, to Benefit the World

Recently, a grant was offered toward a large stupa being built in Thame in the Solo Khumbu district of Nepal to replace one that was destroyed in the 2015 earthquake. The new stupa, which will stand nearly 44 feet tall ...

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When Offering Flowers or Tea, Dedicate for Worms and Calves

Lama Zopa Rinpoche sent this letter to a family with whom he stayed. The letter contains advice on how to make this precious human life meaningful, suggesting a dedication for the worms and insects who are harmed when growing, picking, ...

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Happy 33rd Birthday, Tenzin Ösel Hita!

The international FPMT family wishes Tenzin Ösel Hita a very happy birthday and a long, healthy life. May his beneficial activities flourish and wishes come instantly into fruition! Tenzin Ösel Hita, the recognized reincarnation of FPMT founder Lama Yeshe, turns ...

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How to Think When Making Charity to Beggars [Video]

When making charity to people who are begging, Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches, first think of bodhichitta. In a short video clip recorded during the 2017 Light of the Path retreat, Rinpoche explains that one should think, “The purpose of my ...

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