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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 »
Manifest the Love of All the Buddhas

Manifest the Love of All the Buddhas

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive,” His Holiness the Dalai Lama says in his book The Art of Happiness. As students of Dharma know, love and compassion are essential to Buddhist practice. When we ... Read more »
Bearing Difficulties to Follow the Guru’s Advice Is Like Doing Hundreds of Thousands of Prostrations

Bearing Difficulties to Follow the Guru’s Advice Is Like Doing Hundreds of Thousands of Prostrations

We can engage in many beneficial activities with our perfect human rebirth, including finding and correctly following a virtuous friend who can guide us to enlightenment. As Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches, following the guru’s advice is the quickest way to ... Read more »
Rejoicing in the Life of Eléa Redel Who Benefited Others by Mere Sight

Rejoicing in the Life of Eléa Redel Who Benefited Others by Mere Sight

Eléa Redel, 74, died of rheumatoid polyarthritis, on January 7, 2022, in Lavaur, France By Christian Charrier Eléa Redel was finally released from her long-term physical suffering on January 7, 2022, at Institut Vajra Yogini, France. Geshe Loden, our resident ... Read more »
True Suffering and Its Cause

True Suffering and Its Cause

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 »
Working for Others Is the Happiest Life

Working for Others Is the Happiest Life

In this short intimate clip of advice, Lama Zopa Rinpoche reminds us that the bodhisattva attitude is working for others, which makes life most happy and satisfying. Whether we are benefiting one or numberless sentient beings without self cherishing, living ... Read more »
The FPMT Community Celebrates the Life of Thich Nhat Hanh

The FPMT Community Celebrates the Life of Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddhist monk, Vietnamese Zen Master, engaged-buddhism proponent, and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh passed away on January 22, 2022, at the age of 95. Spiritual leaders as well as FPMT students and centers around the world have been sharing the ... Read more »
You Can’t Repay the Kindness of Your Enemy Even by Offering Them the Whole World

You Can’t Repay the Kindness of Your Enemy Even by Offering Them the Whole World

When people or situations disturb our minds, it’s an opportunity to notice how well—or not well—we are practicing Dharma. For example, does our mind become angry or do we have compassion when someone makes a mistake or hurts us? As ... Read more »
Discover Practice Materials and Teachings from Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Multiple Languages

Discover Practice Materials and Teachings from Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Multiple Languages

The international FPMT mandala spans more than thirty countries around the world. To meet the study and practice needs of our non-English speaking students, many practice resources, texts, study programs, and teachings from Lama Zopa Rinpoche are made available in ... Read more »
January 2022 e-News Now Available

January 2022 e-News Now Available

Best wishes for an auspicious new year from FPMT International Office! We are happy to bring you our first e-News of 2022. This issue offers news, updates, and causes for rejoicing including: Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s recent activities and a new ... Read more »
By Remembering Impermanence-death, Everything You Do Becomes Holy Dharma

By Remembering Impermanence-death, Everything You Do Becomes Holy Dharma

Our time to practice Dharma is fleeting. We don’t know when we will die. Lama Zopa Rinpoche regularly encourages us to think about impermanence and death so we don’t procrastinate doing our Dharma practice. Below is an excerpt on this ... Read more »
Why We Need a Guru

Why We Need a Guru

Lama Thubten Yeshe, who founded the FPMT organization with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, is fondly remembered for his ability to communicate the essence of Buddhist teachings in a way that continues to connect with Western students. Lama Yeshe offered teachings at ... Read more »
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