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Resources for Your Thought Transformation Practice

Resources for Your Thought Transformation Practice

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, in his video teachings on thought transformation, has spoken repeatedly about how we must learn to transform the problems and hardships we encounter in our life into the path to enlightenment. Moreover, we need these problems to ...

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A Vast Offering Made to 20,000 Monks and Nuns in Nepal and India on Lhabab Duchen

A Vast Offering Made to 20,000 Monks and Nuns in Nepal and India on Lhabab Duchen

The current COVID-19 pandemic has impacted so many people around the world including ordained Sangha living in monastic communities (monasteries and nunneries) who have been faced with many new challenging realities due to the pandemic. One way that monks and ...

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Chenrezig Institute Added A Solar Power System and Lowered Operational Costs

Chenrezig Institute Added A Solar Power System and Lowered Operational Costs

Chenrezig Institute, an FPMT center in Eudlo, Queensland, Australia, has installed a 22 kilowatt (kW) solar power system on the center’s gompa roof to power some of the center’s electricity needs. Marc Talloen, project manager, Interim Executive Committee, shares the ...

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To Bring World Peace, First Free Your Mind from Emotional Disturbance

To Bring World Peace, First Free Your Mind from Emotional Disturbance

Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935–1984) discussed how to deal with fear and anxiety in the context of the nuclear arms race and nuclear power at a talk given in 1983 in California, US. While today’s situation is different, Lama Yeshe’s insights ...

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Purify Now Because You Can Die Anytime!

Purify Now Because You Can Die Anytime!

Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains that the solution to our problems is to do purification practice every day. These practices include reciting the names of the Thirty-Five Buddhas while prostrating to them, reciting powerful mantras such as Buddha Shakyamuni’s name mantra, ...

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Rejoicing in the Ongoing Beneficial Activities of the Puja Fund

Rejoicing in the Ongoing Beneficial Activities of the Puja Fund

The FPMT Puja Fund was established so that pujas and prayers, offered by as many as 15,650 ordained Sangha, would continuously be sponsored for the benefit of the entire FPMT organization. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, large groups of monks are ...

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Losang Dragpa Centre Celebrated Their 25th Anniversary on Lama Tsongkhapa Day

Losang Dragpa Centre Celebrated Their 25th Anniversary on Lama Tsongkhapa Day

On December 10, 2020, Losang Dragpa Center (LDC), the FPMT center in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, celebrated their twenty-fifth anniversary. The center shares the story. On the auspicious Lama Tsongkhapa Day, LDC broadcast the e-celebration of its twenty-fifth anniversary via ...

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Rejoicing in Recent Long Life Puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Rejoicing in Recent Long Life Puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

On December 25, 2020 a White Tara Long Life Puja was offered to Lama Zopa Rinpoche on behalf of all FPMT centers, projects, services, and students. For seven days leading up to this puja Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drönme (Khadro-la), ...

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Save the Date: His Holiness the Dalai Lama Offering Teaching at the Request of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and FPMT

Save the Date: His Holiness the Dalai Lama Offering Teaching at the Request of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and FPMT

We are unbelievably honored and happy to announce that His Holiness the Dalai Lama has accepted the request of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and FPMT to give a teaching! His Holiness the Dalai Lama will offer a teaching on Changkya Rölpai ...

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For Anyone Who Desires Peace, Recite the Sutra of Golden Light

For Anyone Who Desires Peace, Recite the Sutra of Golden Light

For many years, Lama Zopa Rinpoche has called on students around the world to recite the Sutra of Golden Light for world peace. “For anyone who desires peace for themselves and for others this is a powerful way to bring ...

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By Knowing About Karma, the Mind Has Unbelievable Peace

By Knowing About Karma, the Mind Has Unbelievable Peace

Lama Zopa Rinpoche hand wrote a card with extensive advice for a young student in January 2011. The following advice was extracted from Rinpoche’s card. Here I want to say something. It’s very, very important to learn to benefit and ...

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True Dharma Practitioners Welcome Trouble

True Dharma Practitioners Welcome Trouble

The following teaching from Lama Thubten Yeshe, who founded FPMT with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, encourages us to use our Dharma practice in difficult times. Sometimes when people first hear Dharma teachings on happiness and suffering they think that happiness depends ...

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