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Verses to Inspire Offering

… Dear friends, Once you have understood that wealth is like dew on the tip of a blade of grass And that your friends, body and life are like a bubble, Then you must engage in virtues such as making ...

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Rebuilding the Kopan Chenrezig Gompa Following the Earthquake

Rebuilding the Kopan Chenrezig Gompa Following the Earthquake

The Chenrezig gompa at Kopan Monastery is one of FPMT’s most precious destinations. Since the early days of the organization, this gompa has been a place for new and seasoned students to engage with the Dharma, strengthen their practice, and ...

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Meditate Until You Realize the Prasangika’s View of Emptiness

“First, you see the ultimate truth of the table. Then, with that as a cause, as a result you see the merely labeled table. [The ultimate truth of the table] supports, helps, the existence of the table merely labeled by ...

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Jamyang Buddhist Centre Welcomes His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Thubten Jinpa and Tashi Lhunpo Monks

Jamyang Buddhist Centre Welcomes His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Thubten Jinpa and Tashi Lhunpo Monks

Alison Murdoch and Natascha Sturny share news from Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London, which recently helped welcome His Holiness the Dalai Lama in September and Geshe Thubten Jinpa, His Holiness’ principle English interpreter, in June. In June, Jamyang enjoyed the ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Teaches in California

After concluding his Latin American teaching tour in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in late September, Lama Zopa Rinpoche made his way to the United States to spend time at his home in California and visit the many FPMT centers in ...

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Pujas and Offerings Sponsored This Lhabab Duchen (November 3)

Please rejoice in the amazing array of pujas and offerings which will be sponsored by the FPMT Puja Fund this year on Lhabab Duchen (November 3 this year), one of the year’s holy Buddha Multiplying Days. 15,650 Sangha will participate ...

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‘Tell Everyone’: Reciting the ‘Sutra of Golden Light’ at Vulture’s Peak

FPMT registered teacher Ven. Sarah Thresher shares the recent story of reciting the Sutra of Golden Light with friends at Vulture’s Peak in India, where the sutra is said to originate: The first time we recited the Sutra of Golden ...

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The Benefits of Prayer Flags

“If we raise prayer flags, they bless the elements that touch the mantras, for example, the wind. Then, animals and insects who feel this wind are purified of their negative karma, and it transfers their consciousnesses to higher realms. Also, ...

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Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translator Programme 7 Begins!

Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translator Programme (LRZTP) staff share news of the beginning of classes for their seventh cohort: On a sunny October 2, fourteen Dharma students from all corners of this globe gathered together in a small classroom on the ...

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Lam-rim Is the Most Important Thing

“The most unbelievably important thing in our life is lam-rim. The practice of the three principal aspects of the path is the most important thing. This is the most important, more important than a job, money, or anything else in ...

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Stupa Fund Offers Grant to Repair Stupa at Swayambhunath

Stupa Fund Offers Grant to Repair Stupa at Swayambhunath

At Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s request, the Stupa Fund has offered a grant to the Tibetan Refugee Welfare Office to repair a stupa at Swayambhunath, Nepal, which was damaged during the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in April. This stupa was built by ...

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Advice for International Travel

From “Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Online Advice Book”: Rinpoche gave the following advice regarding leaving a country and possible difficulties that could occur at airports with documents, etc. Before leaving for the airport/immigration departure point, recite three malas of the short ...

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