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A Zillion Thanks to the Sangha for Reciting Manis During the Pandemic

A Zillion Thanks to the Sangha for Reciting Manis During the Pandemic

Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his video teachings on thought transformation from Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Here is a summary of the most recent teaching: Lama Zopa Rinpoche begins this teaching by referencing this quote by Thogme Sango in Thirty-Seven Practices ... Read more »
Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his video teachings on thought transformation from Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Here is a summary of the most recent teaching: Rinpoche begins this teaching explaining that while he’s offering this teaching specifically to the Sangha at ... Read more »
Renounce the Thought of Seeing Samsara as a Beautiful Park

Renounce the Thought of Seeing Samsara as a Beautiful Park

Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his video teachings on thought transformation from Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Here is a summary of the most recent teaching: Rinpoche begins this teaching by reminding us that the perfect human rebirth doesn’t last long. This ... Read more »
Practicing Morality Is Easy When You Know Real Pleasure Is a Hallucination

Practicing Morality Is Easy When You Know Real Pleasure Is a Hallucination

Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his video teachings on thought transformation from Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Here is a summary of the most recent teaching: Rinpoche begins this teaching by reminding us of the motivation he established last session, particularly for ... Read more »
Centro Muni Gyana Organizes a Dharma Course in Italian Sign Language

Centro Muni Gyana Organizes a Dharma Course in Italian Sign Language

Centro Muni Gyana, the FPMT center in Palermo, Italy, is hoping to inspire more Dharma centers to offer programs in sign language. Center director Marco Farina shares the story: Our center was founded in 1990, thanks to the determination of ... Read more »
Supporting the Education of Over One Thousand Children in Nepal and India

Supporting the Education of Over One Thousand Children in Nepal and India

Since 2012 the Social Services Fund has been supporting disadvantaged schools in Nepal and India that have students of Tibetan, Nepali, Sherpa, and Indian heritage. Approximately 1,000 children in orphanages, hostels, and Tibetan refugee communities benefit from this aid. We ... Read more »
The Higher Training of Morality Is the Foundation for Helping Sentient Beings

The Higher Training of Morality Is the Foundation for Helping Sentient Beings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his video teachings on thought transformation from Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Here is a summary of the most recent teaching: Lama Zopa Rinpoche begins this teaching discussing two important and powerful holy objects. First, Rinpoche discussed ... Read more »
Cherishing Others Versus Cherishing Oneself

Cherishing Others Versus Cherishing Oneself

In the following video excerpt Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains the advantages of cherishing others over cherishing oneself. Here’s a summary: Rinpoche begins by sharing a story he heard from Gelek Rinpoche during a teaching many years ago in Delhi. The ... Read more »
Geshema Ngawang Chokyi Offers Teaching to Students of Yeshin Norbu Center

Geshema Ngawang Chokyi Offers Teaching to Students of Yeshin Norbu Center

Yeshin Norbu Center, the FPMT center in Stockholm, Sweden, recently hosted an online teaching with Geshema Ngawang Chokyi, who graduated with the first group of geshemas in 2016 and has a special connection to FPMT. In addition, many years ago, ... Read more »
Rejoicing in the Extensive Offerings Around the World

Rejoicing in the Extensive Offerings Around the World

Since 1999, Lama Zopa Rinpoche has arranged to have continual extensive offerings of water bowls and lights offered twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year to create merit for the FPMT organization. Since this began over two decades ago, ... Read more »
Beauty Comes from Your Mind

Beauty Comes from Your Mind

In the following short excerpt from Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s video teachings on thought transformation, Rinpoche explains that attachment to others’ bodies comes from the beginningless habituation of thinking they are nice. This is not only true of human beings, but ... Read more »
Lama Yeshe on the Experience of Death

Lama Yeshe on the Experience of Death

Lama Thubten Yeshe, who founded the FPMT organization with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, is remembered for his ability to communicate the essence of Buddhist teachings in a way that connected with Western students. In September 1983, Lama Yeshe gave a public ... Read more »