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Shantideva Center Benefits from Ven. Amy Miller’s Guidance

Shantideva Center Benefits from Ven. Amy Miller’s Guidance

Shantideva Center, an FPMT center in Brooklyn, New York, US, celebrated Losar with FPMT registered teacher Ven. Amy Miller. Board member Jennifer Kim shares the story of the center’s ongoing connection with Ven. Amy Miller. The students at Shantideva Center ...

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Namche Stupa and Mani Park Completed in Namche Bazaar, Nepal

Namche Stupa and Mani Park Completed in Namche Bazaar, Nepal

In 2016, the Holy Objects Fund offered a substantial grant to the Namche Stupa and Mani Park, a project in Namche Bazaar, Nepal, located in the Sagarmatha National Park and Buffer Zone (SNPBZ). The grant was used for five prayer ...

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Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Regard to Guru Devotion

Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Regard to Guru Devotion

Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered this advice on the practice of guru devotion: Take Guru Shakyamuni Buddha, for example: even after he became a buddha, still some people saw him as having mistakes. Also, Asanga saw a wounded dog and not ...

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Recommended Practices for the Fifteenth Day of Saka Dawa, June 17

Recommended Practices for the Fifteenth Day of Saka Dawa, June 17

An auspicious merit multiplying day, the full moon of the month of Saka Dawa, is coming up on June 17. The fifteenth day of Saka Dawa is one of the four great holy days of the Tibetan calendar, commemorating Shakyamuni ...

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Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translator Program Provides In-Depth Study Opportunities

Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translator Program Provides In-Depth Study Opportunities

Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translator Program, an FPMT project in Dharamsala, India, welcomed their newest cohort of students in March 2018. Six months later the students and teachers had the opportunity to meet with Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Dharamsala. Yaron Bahir, ...

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Grant Offered to the 2018 Gelug Examination and Main Teachers of the Lama Tsongkhapa Tradition

Grant Offered to the 2018 Gelug Examination and Main Teachers of the Lama Tsongkhapa Tradition

Every year the best scholars from the main Gelug monasteries come together for the annual Gelug Examination. This year, which is an annual custom, the Lama Tsongkhapa Teachers Fund offered US$20,955 for daily food, travel expenses, and for teacher stipends ...

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Retreat at Institut Vajra Yogini with Lama Zopa Rinpoche Brings FPMT ‘Family’ Together

Retreat at Institut Vajra Yogini with Lama Zopa Rinpoche Brings FPMT ‘Family’ Together

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is currently in the middle of teaching at the five-week Vajrayogini Retreat at Institut Vajra Vogini in the south of France. FPMT students from around the world—many of them students of Rinpoche for more than thirty years—are ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Additional Advice to Students of Dagri Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Additional Advice to Students of Dagri Rinpoche

If you wish to read FPMT International Office’s May 24 update regarding Dagri Rinpoche, it is available here. Lama Zopa Rinpoche felt strongly that it was important for him to offer the following advice to the students of Dagri Rinpoche ...

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Further Update Regarding Dagri Rinpoche

FPMT International Office has received considerable correspondence regarding the alleged misconduct by Dagri Rinpoche and the decision to suspend Dagri Rinpoche from the FPMT Tibetan Teachers List. (See the timeline below for details.) International Office acknowledges the very real suffering ...

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FPMT Board of Directors Welcomes Three New Members

FPMT Board of Directors Welcomes Three New Members

The Board of Directors of FPMT, Inc., has three new members: Ven. Lhundub Chodron, Peggy Bennington, and Debra Ladner. Peggy Bennington was appointed to the board on March 5, 2019; Venerable Lhundub Chodron and Debra Ladner were appointed on May ...

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The Secret Advanced Practices of Vajrayogini and Other Vajrayogini Texts

The Secret Advanced Practices of Vajrayogini and Other Vajrayogini Texts

FPMT Educations Services has recently released three new Vajrayogini practices texts—The Secreted Advanced Practices of Vajrayogini, The Quick Path to Great Bliss, and A Compilation of Tsog Offerings to Vajrayogini. The Secreted Advanced Practices of Vajrayogini (in hardcopy and digital ...

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Milarepa Center Making Strides

Milarepa Center Making Strides

Milarepa Center is located in rural Barnet, Vermont, in the United States. In July 2018, the center hosted the Foundation Service Seminar, the ‘FPMT immersion retreat’. Milarepa Center director Dawn Holt recently shared this update. I am happy to say ...

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