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Removing Obstacles with Kindness and Generosity at Land of Calm Abiding

Removing Obstacles with Kindness and Generosity at Land of Calm Abiding

Land of Calm Abiding is an FPMT retreat center located on 485 acres of pristine forest in central California, US. Director Ven. Namgyal shares a story from January 2020. We’ve had a very exciting beginning of the year here at ...

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Aryatara Institut Continued Their Christmas Holiday Tradition

Aryatara Institut Continued Their Christmas Holiday Tradition

Aryatara Institut, the FPMT center in Munich, Germany, observed the Christmas holiday season with two events—a “Chenrezig Christmas Meditation on Love and Compassion” held on December 16, 2019, and a “Christmas Retreat: Debate Between Wisdom and Ignorance” from December 26-30, ...

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Happiness Comes from Abandoning Desire

Happiness Comes from Abandoning Desire

Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his video teachings from Kopan Monastery in Nepal during the coronavirus pandemic. Geshe Yeshe Kunga begins this video explaining that Kopan Monastery is engaged in charitable work in response to the COVID-19 crisis and invites us ...

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Kalachakra Centre Celebrated Their Twentieth Anniversary in Paris, France

Kalachakra Centre Celebrated Their Twentieth Anniversary in Paris, France

Kalachakra Centre, the FPMT center in Paris, France, celebrated their twentieth anniversary in 2019. Laura Haughey, a student at the center shares the story. The Twentieth Anniversary Celebration On November 30, 2019, Centre Kalachakra joyfully celebrated the twentieth anniversary of ...

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Teenagers Enjoyed a Visit to Centro Shiwa Lha in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Teenagers Enjoyed a Visit to Centro Shiwa Lha in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In December 2019, fifteen teenagers from Morro da Providência, the first favela community in Brazil, spent an afternoon at Centro Shiwa Lha, the FPMT center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, learning more about Buddhism. The event was a community service ...

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama Joined Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre to Celebrate Forty Years

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Joined Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre to Celebrate Forty Years

Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre, the FPMT center in New Delhi, India, celebrated their 40th anniversary with His Holiness the Dalai Lama at their 22nd Dharma Celebration. The two-hour event was held at an all-boys Christian Brothers school with more than ...

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Atisha Centre Held a Heruka Five-Deity Retreat Led by Ven. Tenzin Tsapel

Atisha Centre Held a Heruka Five-Deity Retreat Led by Ven. Tenzin Tsapel

Atisha Centre, an FPMT center in Myers Flat, Victoria, Australia, and nearby FPMT monastery Thubten Shedrup Ling held a Heruka Five-Deity retreat from September 21 to October 27, 2019. The retreat, which was restricted to students who had previously received ...

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Kadampa Center Celebrated Geshe Gelek Chodha

Kadampa Center Celebrated Geshe Gelek Chodha

In 2019 Kadampa Center, the FPMT center in Raleigh, North Carolina, US, had a celebration for one of their two resident geshes, Geshe Gelek Chodha. Center manager Jill Marie shares the story. On Saturday, August 3, 2019, we celebrated our ...

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Ganden Buddhist Meditation Centre Welcomed Lama Zopa Rinpoche to Latvia

Ganden Buddhist Meditation Centre Welcomed Lama Zopa Rinpoche to Latvia

Lama Zopa Rinpoche visited Riga for two weeks in the middle of the Latvian summer from June 24 to July 1, 2019. The visit was organized by Ganden Buddhist Meditation Centre, an FPMT center in Riga. Rinpoche’s Latvian students share ...

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The Ten Innermost Jewels of the Kadampas and Give Up Desire

The Ten Innermost Jewels of the Kadampas and Give Up Desire

Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his video teachings from Kopan Monastery in Nepal during the coronavirus pandemic. Lama Zopa Rinpoche begins this teaching discussing the meaning of lojong (thought transformation). Transforming suffering into happiness doesn’t mean you use it to stop ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Recites the Holy Name of Buddha Rinchen Tsugtor Chen to Support the Dying

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Recites the Holy Name of Buddha Rinchen Tsugtor Chen to Support the Dying

In a teaching titled “Sentient Beings Come before God and Mantras to Benefit Others,” part of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s COVID-19 Crisis Teachings, Rinpoche discussed the benefits of reciting the holy name of Buddha Rinchen Tsugtor Chen. Lama Zopa Rinpoche has ...

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The Very Beginning Dharma Is Giving Up the Attachment Clinging to This Life

The Very Beginning Dharma Is Giving Up the Attachment Clinging to This Life

Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his video teachings from Kopan Monastery in Nepal during the coronavirus pandemic. Lama Zopa Rinpoche begins this teaching discussing how to make life most beneficial, useful, and easy—particularly to other sentient beings. Even if we are ...

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