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The Benefits of Stupas

“Especially important is the benefit to others from these holy objects,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche said regarding the benefits of building a stupa. “Because we can’t see the Buddha now directly, this is something substantial that we can see, a manifestation ...

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Sera Je Food Fund Offered Sponsorship for Another Year

Sera Je Food Fund Offered Sponsorship for Another Year

The Sera Je Food Fund offers three meals, daily, to all of the monks studying at Sera Je Monastery. Over three million meals are offered every year, a massive and collective effort of many volunteers at the monastery (who shop ...

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The Real Smell of a Fart [VIDEO]

“When you smell a fart it seems to be real from its own side,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches in a new video on FPMT’s YouTube channel. “But what actually exists is only what is merely imputed by the mind. However, ...

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Three Days of Food Offered to 17,000 People During His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Teaching Event at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Bylakuppe, India, will be welcoming His Holiness the Dalai Lama to their monastery December 19-29, 2015. During the visit, His Holiness will inaugurate the monastery’s new assembly hall and give teachings on Dharmakirti’s commentary on Pramana-samuccaya over ...

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Relaxing a Negative Mind

From “Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Online Advice Book” on the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive: A student wrote to Lama Zopa Rinpoche about her negative, critical mind, which had become worse after attending lam-rim teachings and a retreat. She found Dharma practice ...

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Living in the Path Online: New and Revised Modules

Living in the Path is unique among FPMT education programs in that it is taught exclusively by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The online version of this program is currently undergoing extensive revision to divide it into “digestible bite-sized chunks” and make ...

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama Welcomed with Open Arms in UK

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Welcomed with Open Arms in UK

His Holiness the Dalai Lama visited the United Kingdom in September 2015. Long-time FPMT student Alison Murdoch shared this report on how FPMT UK students united with the local Tibetan community and other Tibetan Buddhist groups to offer a very ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the Importance of Dharma Centers

“I’m going to mention briefly how the Dharma center is so important. We can see more and more how much of an emergency it is to have such a center, because this is where we can learn the whole path ...

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30,587,000 Mani Mantras Offered in Celebration of His Holiness’ 80th Birthday

In July of this year, between 500-600 residents of Tsum Valley, Nepal, close to the Tibet border, recited 30,587,000 OM MANI PADME HUM mantras over the course of a one-week-long retreat in celebration of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 80th ...

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Visualizing All Your Gurus in the Merit Field

“You may have heard the story about Drukhang Rinpoche, whose cave [was] just above Sera College,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche said during a teaching on refuge given in Dharamsala in 1986. “He had one guru from whom he had learned the ...

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Animal Welfare in Nepal after the Earthquake

World Animal Day is celebrated every year on October 4. In honor of the day, Mandala has published a new online feature story, “Animal Welfare in the Aftermath of the 2015 Nepal Earthquake,” by Phil Hunt and Tania Duratovic, coordinators ...

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Opening the Door

“Cherishing others is the door opening, opening the door for all the qualities, infinite qualities. Cherishing oneself is opening the door for all the problems, obstacles, for all these qualities, obstacle for all these qualities that we are talking about, ...

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