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May FPMT e-News Out Now!

May FPMT e-News Out Now!

We hope you enjoy our May FPMT International Office e-News. This month you’ll find news about: Now is the Time to Practice Dharma, How the Merit Box Helped Centers in Need, New e-Books, How you can help the Spanish Translation ...

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COVID-19 Impacts Social Services Offered within FPMT: Lamp of the Path NGO, Mongolia

COVID-19 Impacts Social Services Offered within FPMT: Lamp of the Path NGO, Mongolia

As COVID-19 continues to impact individuals and communities, beneficiaries of charitable services aren’t as able to access the aid they are accustomed to relying on. Here we share an update on how Lamp of the Path NGO, Mongolia, is managing ...

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Happiness and Suffering Depend on How You Think

Happiness and Suffering Depend on How You Think

Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his video teachings from Kopan Monastery in Nepal during the coronavirus pandemic. Here is a summary of the most recent teaching: This video begins with scenes from Kopan Nunnery and a testimonial from Geshema Namdol Phuntsok, ...

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COVID-19 Impacts Social Services Offered within FPMT: MAITRI Charitable Trust

COVID-19 Impacts Social Services Offered within FPMT: MAITRI Charitable Trust

As COVID-19 continues to impact individuals and communities, beneficiaries of charitable services aren’t as able to access the aid they are accustomed to relying on. Here we share an update on how MAITRI Charitable Trust in Bodhgaya, India, is managing ...

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Transforming the Mind into Guru Devotion and Renouncing the Eight Worldly Dharmas

Transforming the Mind into Guru Devotion and Renouncing the Eight Worldly Dharmas

Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his video teachings from Kopan Monastery in Nepal during the coronavirus pandemic. Here is a summary of the most recent teaching: This video begins with a moving piece on Kopan Monastery’s health clinic. Ven. Thubten Gyatso, ...

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More Catching Up on Community News

More Catching Up on Community News

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, FPMT International Office paused the publication of several stories we had received from FPMT Centers, Projects, and Services in order to focus on sharing the video teachings of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and other stories relevant ...

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Debate, Study, and Meditation Are for the Purpose of Subduing the Mind

Debate, Study, and Meditation Are for the Purpose of Subduing the Mind

Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his video teachings from Kopan Monastery in Nepal during the coronavirus pandemic. Here is a summary of the most recent teaching: Rinpoche begins his teaching saying that Westerners might have the view that studying Dharma is ...

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Catching Up on Community News

Catching Up on Community News

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, FPMT International Office paused the publication of several stories we had received from FPMT Centers, Projects, and Services in order to focus on sharing the video teachings of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and other stories relevant ...

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To Serve the Guru and Sentient Beings You Need to Know the Lamrim

To Serve the Guru and Sentient Beings You Need to Know the Lamrim

Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his video teachings from Kopan Monastery in Nepal during the coronavirus pandemic. Here is a summary of the most recent teaching: Lama Zopa Rinpoche begins this teaching explaining that we must utilize the happiness and pleasures ...

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Kopan Helping Hands Revived for COVID-19 Crisis Relief

Kopan Helping Hands Revived for COVID-19 Crisis Relief

Immediately following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal in 2015, the monks and nuns of Kopan Monastery and Nunnery (which were badly damaged by the quake) sprang into action by establishing Kopan Helping Hands to help those in ...

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De-Tong Ling Retreat Centre’s Tradition of Volunteerism

De-Tong Ling Retreat Centre’s Tradition of Volunteerism

The 2019-2020 Australian bushfires came within one-hundred feet of De-Tong Ling Retreat Centre, an FPMT center on Kangaroo Island, Australia. Rebecca Geisler, center director, Will Abram, assistant director and building coordinator, and Anthony Reid, member of the board, share about ...

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MAITRI Charitable Trust Celebrated World Leprosy Day and India’s Republic Day

MAITRI Charitable Trust Celebrated World Leprosy Day and India’s Republic Day

MAITRI Charitable Trust, a FPMT project in Bodhgaya, Gaya District, Bihar, India, celebrated World Leprosy Day and India’s Republic Day on January 26, 2020. Adriana Ferranti, MAITRI director, shares the story. World Leprosy Day was founded in 1954 thanks to ...

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