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2019 Sponsorship of Special Memorization Exam for Sera Je Monks

2019 Sponsorship of Special Memorization Exam for Sera Je Monks

This year, annual sponsorship was offered to Sera Je Monastery for 190 monks who qualified and passed the 2019 Special Memorization Examination. This is an incredible achievement accomplished by extremely dedicated scholars. 68 monks memorized Commentary on the Ornament of ...

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Rinpoche Available Now

Rinpoche Available Now

Teachings from Russia 2019 Venues: Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni, Kalmykia (teachings, Mani retreat) and Ganden Tendar Ling, Moscow, Russia (animal liberation and teachings) Date: 29 September (animal liberation Moscow); 4 to 20 October (Kalmykia); 25 – 27 October 2019 ...

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Change Your View of Others So They Can Also Change

Change Your View of Others So They Can Also Change

In a phone conversation with a student, Lama Zopa Rinpoche made these comments on how to resolve conflicts with other disciples of one’s guru, giving this advice for ridding oneself of past and present grudges by changing one’s own mind. ...

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Pujas, Practices, and Prayers Offered to Pacify the Elements Every Month

Pujas, Practices, and Prayers Offered to Pacify the Elements Every Month

In addition to offering immediate help to those in need (for example through the Nepal Earthquake Support Fund and the Social Services Fund which supports many disadvantaged groups), FPMT also has a unique way of offering prayers and practices dedicated ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Teaches in Russia

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Teaches in Russia

On September 30, Lama Zopa Rinpoche arrived in Elista, the capital city of the Russian Republic of Kalmykia, which is the only region in Europe where Buddhism is the primary religion. Rinpoche traveled to Elista to offer a Great Chenrezig ...

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The Mantra from ‘The Sutra of Great Liberation’

The Mantra from ‘The Sutra of Great Liberation’

In October 2018, Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave the oral transmission of the Mantra from “The Sutra of Great Liberation” to students at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, the FPMT center in Singapore. “I want to give one mantra from the Liberation Sutra ...

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Geshe Tenzin Namdak Led Summer Retreat at Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London, UK

Geshe Tenzin Namdak Led Summer Retreat at Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London, UK

Geshe Tenzin Namdak, the new FPMT resident geshe at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, the FPMT center in London, UK, led the center’s annual summer retreat from July 7-14, 2019, on “The Buddhist Path to Happiness.” In August Jamyang London welcomed new ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Visits Singapore

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Visits Singapore

Lama Zopa Rinpoche concluded a busy visit to Singapore last week. Three weeks earlier, Rinpoche landed in Singapore, where he was enthusiastically greeted by students at the airport, despite the late time of his arrival. During his visit at Amitabha ...

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Namgyalma and Lama Atisha Protection Amulet

Namgyalma and Lama Atisha Protection Amulet

Lama Zopa Rinpoche recommends several mantras for various forms of protection and the purification of negative karma and obscurations. This Namgyalma and Lama Atisha Protection Amulet contains: The Namgyalma Mantra Wheel, which is the main mantra to purify and liberate ...

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Rinpoche Visits Buddha Amitabha Pure Land

Rinpoche Visits Buddha Amitabha Pure Land

In August, Lama Zopa Rinpoche attended the Amitabha Buddha Festival at Buddha Amitabha Pure Land (BAPL) in remote Washington State in the United States. This is the fourth time the festival has been held and the third time Rinpoche has ...

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The Secret Advanced Practices of Vajrayogini

The Secret Advanced Practices of Vajrayogini

FPMT Education Services released The Secret Advanced Practices of Vajrayogini, the fourth and final volume of FPMT’s series of Vajrayogini practice manuals, in May 2019. As with the previous volumes—which include the sadhanas, the fire offering, and the self-initiation ritual—all ...

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Kadampa Center’s Goal: 100,000 Praises to the Twenty-one Taras

Kadampa Center’s Goal: 100,000 Praises to the Twenty-one Taras

The Light of the Path, an annual retreat with Lama Zopa Rinpoche that began in 2009, is organized by Kadampa Center, the FPMT center in Raleigh, North Carolina, US. Donna Seese, spiritual program coordinator, shares the story about prayers and ...

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