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Updates Regarding Lama Zopa Rinpoche

On April 13, 2023, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, our most precious guru and spiritual director, entered his final meditation. You can find all news, updates, tributes, and resources here.

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Verses for the Eight Auspicious Noble Ones

Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche | September 19, 2023 -
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 »

Lama Yeshe’s Wisdom: Universal Love, What is Buddhism?

Lama Yeshe's Wisdom | September 7, 2023 -
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. This … Read more »

Rejoicing in Health Care and Essential Services Offered in 2023

Charitable Activities | September 15, 2023 -
The FPMT Social Services Fund is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of those in need, particularly in India and Mongolia. With a compassionate approach, we strive to support projects that serve vulnerable populations, such as children, … Read more »

Upcoming Online Courses Available from Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom

Study & Practice News | August 21, 2023 -
The FPMT affiliate FDCW (Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom) brings us some wonderful initiatives, available to those interested in understanding their own mind and emotions and bringing compassion into daily life. In 1983 Lama Yeshe began formulating the idea … Read more »

Update from the FPMT Inc. Board of Directors: August 24, 2023

Dear Friends, Years ago, at an FPMT Inc. Board meeting, someone used the expression: “Trust in God but tie up your camel”. The meaning is that although it is important to have faith in divine providence for a good outcome, … Read more »

September 2023 e-News Available Now!

FPMT Community: Stories & News | September 22, 2023 -
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 »

Latest Essential Extracts Podcast

The Lama Zopa Rinpoche Essential Extracts podcast episodes, which range from fifteen minutes to half-an-hour, cover many lamrim topics. Please enjoy the latest release below. You can find all previous episodes as well as our full-length teachings podcast on our podcast homepage.

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Rinpoche’s Video Teachings

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In-depth Story

International IMI Sangha offering prayers each day in front of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s holy body, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, April 21, 2023. Photo by Ven. Lobsang Sherab.

Kopan the Beautiful Mandala—An Intimate Portrait of this Time from Ven. Sarah Thresher

It’s simply impossible to express how beautiful it is in Rinpoche’s room right now,” Ven. Sarah Thresher shared on her Facebook page from Kopan Monastery on May 4, 2023, two weeks after Lama Zopa Rinpoche showed the aspect of passing away on April 13, 2023. “Kopan has done everything to make it the most extraordinarily beautiful and breathtaking offering for Rinpoche. I hope you all will have a chance to visit in the future and appreciate the love and devotion and majesty of Rinpoche’s mandala. I have watched this transformation over the past two weeks and I’m so grateful.”

We are so fortunate that Ven. Sarah took the time to share what it has been like at Kopan during this devastating and moving time. With Ven. Sarah’s permission, we are sharing some of the detailed reports she has written about how “every inch of Kopan” has been in prayer and service as several thousand individuals have come to pay respects to Rinpoche and process this immense loss. The supportive and kind atmosphere, impeccable coordination and handling of logistics, and the care and detail needed for Kopan to receive and care for hundreds of guests from around the world daily—this effort at a time of losing the guru is something to truly consider and rejoice in. 

We have kept Ven. Sarah’s entries dated so readers can appreciate how the events were being experienced in real time. Read the full story »

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