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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Losar: A Report from Bodhgaya

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Dagri Rinpoche during long life puja on Losar, Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India, March 2014. Photo by Ven. Sarah Thresher. By Ven. Sarah Thresher Lama Zopa Rinpoche has been staying at Root Institute in Bodhgaya, India. Rinpoche has been ... Read full article

Praise and Prayer to Noble Avalokiteshvara

FPMT Education Services is please to announce the release of a new prayer and praise to Avalokiteshvara. Praise and Prayer to Noble Avalokiteshvara: Bringing Forth the Rains of Happiness and Well-Being by Losang Kalsang Gyatso, the Seventh Dalai Lama, was ... Read full article

Thakpa Kachoe Retreat Land Completes First Meditation Chalet

Sylvaine Litaud, co-director of Thakpa Kachoe Retreat Land, shares exciting news about the FPMT retreat facility and aromatic and medicinal plant farm located in the mountainous southeastern corner of France: The first meditation chalet at Thakpa Kachoe Retreat Land, called “Dechen Ling” was ... Read full article

Offerings to Stupas

While staying in Bodhgaya, Lama Zopa Rinpoche has made frequent visits to the Mahabodhi Stupa, doing circumambulation, pujas and making offerings. In 2013, Rinpoche translated “Padmasambhava’s Instruction on Offerings to Stupas,” which details the benefits of prostrating to, circumambulating, making offerings, and ... Read full article

Bringing Up Children to Have a Compassionate Nature

“The objective of a school is to bring up children so that they come to have a compassionate nature, and to have the quality of loving kindness in their minds, so that they grow up with the thought of universal ... Read full article

Seven Foot Padmasambhava Statue in New Zealand

  My wish is for FPMT to build many holy objects everywhere, as many as possible. Making it so easy for sentient beings to purify their heavy negative karma and making it so easy for sentient beings to create extensive ... Read full article

Rinpoche Playing Cymbals [Video]

You can watch Lama Zopa Rinpoche playing cymbals during a Padmasambhava incense puja on the roof of Root Institute in Bodhgaya. Rinpoche has been staying in Bodhgaya during Monlam. More information, photos and updates about FPMT spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche ... Read full article

News from Animal Liberation Sanctuary

Phil Hunt, co-coordinator of Enlightenment for the Dear Animals, shares the most recent updates from Animal Liberation Sanctuary (ALS), a sanctuary for animals rescued by Lama Zopa Rinpoche from being killed or neglected so that they may live out their ... Read full article

Puja Fund is High Priority for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, through the Lama Zopa Rinpoche Bodhichitta Fund, recently offered US$3,469 to the FPMT Puja Fund to support the ongoing amazing array of pujas and activities that are continuously offered and dedicated for the success of FPMT, the ... Read full article

The Jade Buddha’s North American World Tour

Among the many holy object projects created by FPMT students, the Jade Buddha for Universal Peace stands out as a truly international project. Australian student Ian Green oversaw the creation of the Jade Buddha from the enormous Polar Pride jade boulder found ... Read full article