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The Power of the Heart Sutra

The Power of the Heart Sutra

Reading and reciting The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra, more simply known as the Heart Sutra, is a powerful way to create the conditions for having a direct realization of emptiness. Lama Zopa Rinpoche has explained that the ...

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Being Attached to Sex Has Not Freed You from the Oceans of Samsaric Sufferings

Being Attached to Sex Has Not Freed You from the Oceans of Samsaric Sufferings

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 reminding listeners that while this teaching is being given specifically for ordained ...

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Benefiting the Animals– Rejoicing in a Year of Support Offered

Benefiting the Animals– Rejoicing in a Year of Support Offered

Benefiting animals in any way possible is a high priority for FPMT and one of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for the organization. Lama Zopa Rinpoche has explained many ways that we can benefit animals, not just by saving them ...

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FPMT Community Celebrates the One-Year Anniversary of the “Healing the World” Prayerathon

FPMT Community Celebrates the One-Year Anniversary of the “Healing the World” Prayerathon

The FPMT community celebrated the one-year anniversary of “Healing the World with Thangtong Gyalpo’s Prayer” on July 31–August 1, 2021, with Sangha and students worldwide joining the online prayerathon. The International Mahayana Institute (IMI), FPMT’s community of monks and nuns, ...

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Different People Need Different Methods

Different People Need Different Methods

Lama Thubten Yeshe, who founded the FPMT organization with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, excelled at helping Western students connect with the essence of the Buddha’s teachings. Here Lama Yeshe offers advice on how to understand the different schools and traditions of ...

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Advice on Group Water Bowl Retreats at Home

Advice on Group Water Bowl Retreats at Home

Among the preliminary practices, only that of water bowl offerings can be done in a group practice and allows one to add the numbers accumulated by the group’s participants into one’s own count. In 2020, a center director wrote to ...

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Support to Sangha in 2021, an Ongoing Commitment to the ‘Real Heroes’

Support to Sangha in 2021, an Ongoing Commitment to the ‘Real Heroes’

In Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s May 10, 2021 thought transformation teaching, he explained that the Sangha are the “real heroes” among us because they are working to defeat the delusions and thus living the best lives as human beings. Supporting monks ...

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A Zillion Thanks to the Sangha for Reciting Manis During the Pandemic

A Zillion Thanks to the Sangha for Reciting Manis During the Pandemic

Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his video teachings on thought transformation from Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Here is a summary of the most recent teaching: Lama Zopa Rinpoche begins this teaching by referencing this quote by Thogme Sango in Thirty-Seven Practices ...

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Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder

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 while he’s offering this teaching specifically to the Sangha at ...

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Renounce the Thought of Seeing Samsara as a Beautiful Park

Renounce the Thought of Seeing Samsara as a Beautiful Park

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 by reminding us that the perfect human rebirth doesn’t last long. This ...

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Practicing Morality Is Easy When You Know Real Pleasure Is a Hallucination

Practicing Morality Is Easy When You Know Real Pleasure Is a Hallucination

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 by reminding us of the motivation he established last session, particularly for ...

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Centro Muni Gyana Organizes a Dharma Course in Italian Sign Language

Centro Muni Gyana Organizes a Dharma Course in Italian Sign Language

Centro Muni Gyana, the FPMT center in Palermo, Italy, is hoping to inspire more Dharma centers to offer programs in sign language. Center director Marco Farina shares the story: Our center was founded in 1990, thanks to the determination of ...

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