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New Practice Booklet from Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Advice for the Anniversary of the Guru’s Passing Away

New Practice Booklet from Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Advice for the Anniversary of the Guru’s Passing Away

Last year, Lama Zopa Rinpoche translated and commented on a short Tibetan text during his ongoing thought transformation teachings. The text explains the importance of making offerings on the anniversary of the passing away of one’s guru. Rinpoche’s translation and ... Read more »
Telo Tulku Rinpoche Visits Tsa-tsa Workshop of the Ganden Tendar Ling Center

Telo Tulku Rinpoche Visits Tsa-tsa Workshop of the Ganden Tendar Ling Center

The Tsa-tsa Workshop, an educational project of Ganden Tendar Ling Center, the FPMT center in Moscow, Russia, has been teaching the tsa-tsa making practice since November 2019. Center director Andrey Lomonosov shared the following update on the workshop. At the ... Read more »
The Power of Mantra

The Power of Mantra

In the new book The Power of Mantra: Vital Practices for Transformation , Lama Zopa Rinpoche guides students through understanding the power and benefit of mantras. Rinpoche explains many popular mantras, giving specific instructions for practicing them, including Shakyamuni Buddha, ... Read more »
Practice Advice and Rejoicing for Losar and the Fifteen Days of Miracles

Practice Advice and Rejoicing for Losar and the Fifteen Days of Miracles

The Fifteen Days of Miracles—beginning on the first day of the Tibetan New Year, Losar, on March 3, 2022—commemorate the special time when Guru Shakyamuni Buddha showed miraculous powers in order to subdue six tirthikas, or non-Buddhist teachers, who lacked ... Read more »
February 2022 e-News Now Available

February 2022 e-News Now Available

We are pleased to share our February e-News with you! This issue features news, updates, resources, opportunities, and causes for rejoicing including: A long life puja being offered to Lama Zopa Rinpoche on March 11, Teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, ... Read more »
How to Help Sentient Beings Say Goodbye to the Suffering of Samsara

How to Help Sentient Beings Say Goodbye to the Suffering of Samsara

We can do many things with our perfect human rebirth. Lama Zopa Rinpoche consistently reminds us to not waste this human rebirth but use it to develop compassion and help others. Here is an excerpt of Rinpoche’s teachings on this ... Read more »
You Get Skies of Merits by Meditating on Immeasurable Loving Kindness

You Get Skies of Merits by Meditating on Immeasurable Loving Kindness

We can engage in many beneficial activities with our perfect human rebirth. Those activities include generating the four immeasurable thoughts, overcoming self-cherishing, living life with a good heart, and cherishing others. Here are short summaries of Rinpoche’s teachings on these ... Read more »
A Most Happy Birthday to Tenzin Ösel Hita!

A Most Happy Birthday to Tenzin Ösel Hita!

On behalf of the entire FPMT organization, FPMT International Office wishes Tenzin Ösel Hita a very happy birthday and a long, healthy life. May his beneficial activities, including his Global Tree Initiative, flourish and may his wishes manifest without delay! ... Read more »
Rejoicing in the Cheerful Perseverance and Loving Concern of Rowena Mayer

Rejoicing in the Cheerful Perseverance and Loving Concern of Rowena Mayer

Rowena Mayer, 81, died in Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States, on January 26, 2022, of cancer By Don Handrick Rowena Mayer met the Dharma for the first time in the early 1980s when she attended a teaching with His ... Read more »
Spiritual Art Gives You Wisdom Vibrations

Spiritual Art Gives You Wisdom Vibrations

Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935–1984), who founded the FPMT organization with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, was able to translate Tibetan Buddhist teachings into clear ideas that resonated with the Western students he met and taught in the 1970s and ’80s. These teachings ... Read more »
Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Advice to Institut Vajra Yogini: How to Enjoy Sufferings or Obstacles

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Advice to Institut Vajra Yogini: How to Enjoy Sufferings or Obstacles

Institut Vajra Yogini (IVY), France, began hosting their eleventh 108 Nyung-Na Retreat in November 2021. Despite precautions taken before the start of the retreat, and adhering to local protocols once the retreat began, in January one retreatant tested positive for ... Read more »
Rejoicing in the Debate Courtyard at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Bylakuppe, India

Rejoicing in the Debate Courtyard at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Bylakuppe, India

Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, located in Bylakuppe, Southern India, and seat to the Panchen Lama, has grown significantly over the last few decades and is now home to 415 monks and one of the major centers of Tibetan Buddhist study and ... Read more »
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