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Food Offered to 20 Elderly Residents of Home in Rabgayling Tibetan Settlement, India

The Social Services Fund recently offered a grant to Rabgayling Tibetan Settlement’s elderly home in south India. One of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for FPMT is to offer ongoing social services to the elderly. This grant will be used ...

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The Power Behind Prayer Wheels

The creation of holy objects is a high priority among Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for the FPMT organization. “My wish is for FPMT to build many holy objects everywhere, as many as possible,” Rinpoche explained, “Making it so easy ...

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Motivation for Practice

“… Today, so many of our actions – eating, walking, and sleeping – became nonvirtue. Since birth, every week, month, year, not just in this life but during beginningless rebirths up to now – there are so many negative karmas ...

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News from Togme Sangpo Study Group, Scotland

“Togme Sangpo Study Group in Findhorn, Scotland continues to host weekend retreats, ongoing classes and pujas,” reports study group coordinator Margo van Greta. “In March 2015, Ven. Robina Courtin brought us excellent teachings on karma and emptiness. She demonstrated joyful ...

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Take a Real Holiday [VIDEO]

“The minute you cherish others relaxes your life,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche said during teachings at Tse Chen Ling in San Francisco October 31-November 1, 2015. “ That is the best vacation, that is the best holiday with the good heart ...

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Annual Long Life Puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Every year, the Long Life Puja Fund supports a long life puja offered on behalf of FPMT centers, projects, services and students to our most kind and immeasurably precious spiritual director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The next puja will be offered ...

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The Real Religions

“People always advertise their goods as the best: ‘Mine is best!’ How do you decide what to choose? What are you going to believe? If you make the wrong choice, you will be cheated. You will obtain something of poor ...

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Sharing Thanks from the Students of Yogi Saraha Study Group, Argentina

“This is a photo of our weekend meditation group in the gompa of the center,” said Yogi Saraha Study Goup coordinator Ven. Thuben Kundrol. “When students come to our center, as a symbol of appreciation, I like give them something ...

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Rebuilding Kopan Nunnery

Earlier this week we reported on rebuilding which is now underway at Kopan Monastery due to severe damage sustained at the monastery by the earthquake and aftershocks in April 2015. Rebuilding has also begun at Kopan Nunnery which also experienced ...

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FPMT Education eBooks Available on Amazon and the Foundation Store

Students can access FPMT Education materials, prayers and practices in a variety of formats including eBooks. A wide selection of eBooks can be found at the Foundation Store and a growing number are being made available on the Amazon Kindle ...

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Dying with Tong-len Is the Best Olympic Game

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has given advice to many students who have cancer and are preparing for death. Here is an excerpt from a letter title, “Prepare for Death Everyday”: … Also, if you can, chant these verses from the Guru ...

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Lojong: The Quickest Way to Lam-rim Realizations

“I asked [Gen Jampa Wangdu], ‘What is the quickest way to have success in the realizations of the lam-rim?’ That is the other thing I asked. He said, ‘Practicing the remedy to the self-cherishing thought,'” Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches in ...

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