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“Joyful Feelings” from the Foundation Service Seminar Retreat at Kopan Monastery

“Joyful Feelings” from the Foundation Service Seminar Retreat at Kopan Monastery

The Foundation Service Seminar (FSS) is the “FPMT immersion retreat.” It provides essential information and nourishment for all serving, or wishing to serve, in the FPMT organization. The FSS Retreat explores how to best offer our skills and qualities in ... Read more »
The Sutra of Golden Light: A Powerful Sutra for World Peace

The Sutra of Golden Light: A Powerful Sutra for World Peace

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has said about the Sutra of Golden Light, “This text is very precious; it brings peace and happiness and is very powerful to stop violence. By hearing this text, one’s karma is purified.” Rinpoche made a personal ... Read more »
Rejoice in Offering 458 Buddha Statues to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Rejoice in Offering 458 Buddha Statues to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

We have incredibly joyous news to share! Last week the remaining 458 Buddha statues from the 1,000 Buddha statues that were made for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and offered during the long life puja in ... Read more »
2017 Teachings From Lama Zopa Rinpoche on Thought Transformation and Other Essential Topics

2017 Teachings From Lama Zopa Rinpoche on Thought Transformation and Other Essential Topics

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave a series of teachings in January-February 2017 at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India, with great emphasis on lojong (thought transformation). This entire video series is available to you! Rinpoche gave a full commentary on the Seven Point ... Read more »
Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Dharma Toys

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Dharma Toys

Introducing Rinpoche’s Dharma Plushy Toy Album! Around the beginning of 2020, when all the world was experiencing lockdowns and turmoil due to the covid pandemic, students of Lama Zopa Rinpoche were relieved to receive Rinpoche’s laughter, wisdom, humor, and orientation ... Read more »
Rejoicing in the Successful 2023 Light of the Path Retreat at Kopan Monastery

Rejoicing in the Successful 2023 Light of the Path Retreat at Kopan Monastery

We are delighted to share the below joyous report offered by Kopan Monastery at the conclusion of the Light of the Path 2023 retreat. Please join the entire FPMT community in rejoicing that students of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, old and ... Read more »
Rejoicing in Support Offered to Six Homes Serving Tibetan Elders in 2023

Rejoicing in Support Offered to Six Homes Serving Tibetan Elders in 2023

Since 2016, FPMT’s Social Services Fund has been offering vital support to elderly homes in India and Nepal that provide care for Tibetan refugee elders who have no one else to care for them. In 2023, we granted US$169,067.19 to ... Read more »
Update on the Progress and Significance of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Stupa at Lawudo Gompa

Update on the Progress and Significance of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Stupa at Lawudo Gompa

Anila Ngawang Samten, Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s sister, is constructing an eight level, 12-foot high and 11-foot wide Victory Stupa at Lawudo Gompa, Nepal, for the swift return and success of all Lama Zopa Rinpoche and FPMT’s projects. We are so ... Read more »
Death and Dying: Practices and Resources

Death and Dying: Practices and Resources

Our time to practice Dharma is fleeting and we don’t know when we will die. Lama Zopa Rinpoche regularly encouraged us to think about impermanence and death so we don’t procrastinate doing our Dharma practice. Although death is definite, the ... Read more »
September 2023 e-News Available Now!

September 2023 e-News Available Now!

This month’s e-news brings you important news, updates, and causes for rejoicing including: Teachings of Lama Zopa Rinpoche from the 2023 Vajrasattva Retreat, A teaching by Lama Yeshe, Essential support offered to 1,500 students in India and Nepal in 2023, ... Read more »
Rejoicing in a New Pilgrimage Book Inspired by Lama Zopa Rinpoche Written by Geshe Thubten Sherab

Rejoicing in a New Pilgrimage Book Inspired by Lama Zopa Rinpoche Written by Geshe Thubten Sherab

A pilgrimage book by Geshe Thubten Sherab, Headmaster of Kopan School, has been published by Lumbini Buddhist University and Kopan Monastery, and sponsored by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. This book was inspired by Rinpoche and crafted with his guidance. This recently ... Read more »
Verses for the Eight Auspicious Noble Ones

Verses for the Eight Auspicious Noble Ones

The Verses for the Eight Auspicious Noble Ones, or Tashi Gyepa in Tibetan, is one of Je Mipham’s most well-known compositions and is recited daily by practitioners from a variety of different traditions. The verses are directly based on the ... Read more »