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Prayers Offered for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Swift Return on Lama Tsongkhapa Day

Prayers Offered for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Swift Return on Lama Tsongkhapa Day

This year, Lama Tsongkhapa Day (Ganden Ngamchoe) fell on December 7. This special day celebrates of the anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa’s parinirvana. A variety of prayers and practices were undertaken on this auspicious occasion and many FPMT centers and students ... Read more »
Rejoicing in the Activities of Lama Tsongkhapa Teachers in 2023

Rejoicing in the Activities of Lama Tsongkhapa Teachers in 2023

The Lama Tsongkhapa Teachers Fund (LTKTF) is dedicated to upholding the Gelug lineage of Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism and has been instrumental since its establishment in 1997 at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Named after the Gelug lineage ... Read more »
Rejoicing in the Life of Sim Hong Boon: An Enduring Legacy

Rejoicing in the Life of Sim Hong Boon: An Enduring Legacy

Sim Hong Boon passed away of cancer on August 13, 2023 at age 76 in Singapore. Sim Hong Boon was a longtime member of the FPMT Inc. Board of Directors and helped the Maitreya Project. He was an ardent supporter ... Read more »
December 2023 e-News is Now Available

December 2023 e-News is Now Available

Our December e-News is now available! This issue brings you news, resources, and special announcements including: New photo gallery of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, A teaching by Lama Yeshe, An update from the FPMT Inc. Board of Directors, News from FPMT ... Read more »
FPMT Inc. Board of Directors November/December 2023 Update

FPMT Inc. Board of Directors November/December 2023 Update

Because our last report in October was a summary of the Board’s week-long meeting at Kopan it was long and covered a broad range of topics. This update is just that: an overview of the things that members of the ... Read more »
Rejoicing in the Life of Venerable Jangchup Phegey: His Door Was Always Open

Rejoicing in the Life of Venerable Jangchup Phegey: His Door Was Always Open

Venerable Jangchup Phegey passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 25th 2023. Written by Jacob Lindsley Ven. Jangchup leaves behind a life of Dharma practice, friendship, and service. Born Hawkins Mitchell in San Diego, California, Ven. Jangchup earned a ... Read more »
International Mahayana Institute is 50!

International Mahayana Institute is 50!

We congratulate the International Mahayana Institute (IMI) on its 50 years of existence helping FPMT Sangha! The IMI is an FPMT project, established to serve the community of FPMT students who are living in the monk’s or nun’s ordination vows. ... Read more »
Verse to Offer at the Base of Milarepa Paintings, Thangkas, and Statues

Verse to Offer at the Base of Milarepa Paintings, Thangkas, and Statues

In April 2022, Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered a Milarepa initiation and teachings to a small group of senior Kopan monks, senior Khachoe Ghakyil Ling nuns, Western sangha, and some lay students. On this occasion Rinpoche translated the “Verse to Put ... Read more »
Universal Love: An Explanation of the Shunyata Mantra and a Meditation on Emptiness

Universal Love: An Explanation of the Shunyata Mantra and a Meditation on Emptiness

Universal Love is a collection of Lama Yeshe’s teachings on the yoga method of Maitreya, which he taught at Maitreya Institute, Holland, in 1981. Also included are some introductory lectures on Buddhism from Lama’s 1975 teachings in the USA. In ... Read more »
Animal Blessings and Rescue from Untimely Death in 2023

Animal Blessings and Rescue from Untimely Death in 2023

Benefiting animals in any way possible is a high priority for the FPMT organization and was one of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions. Rinpoche explained many ways that we can benefit animals, not just by saving them from untimely death ... Read more »
Lama Tsongkhapa Day (Ganden Ngamchoe) is December 7

Lama Tsongkhapa Day (Ganden Ngamchoe) is December 7

Ganden Ngamchoe, literally “Ganden Offering of the Twenty-Fifth Day,” or Lama Tsongkhapa Day, is a celebration of the anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa’s parinirvana. It is celebrated on the twenty-fifth day of the tenth month of the Tibetan calendar. This year, ... Read more »
Commemoration of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Birthday, December 3

Commemoration of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Birthday, December 3

On December 3 we observe the birth date of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and FPMT International Office is sponsoring Lama Chopa with Tsog and recitation of Chanting the Names of Noble Manjushri at Kopan Monastery. Students of Lama Zopa Rinpoche are ... Read more »