Dear Friend, We are writing to invite you and your community to join us for a very special occasion. The Loving Kindness Tour offers people of all spiritual traditions the rare opportunity to view a precious collection of sacred relics of the historical Buddha and other Buddhist masters from India, Tibet, Korea and China. These […]
Here’s a letter from Ven. Roger Kunsang reminding us to do the practices that Khandro la specifically recommended as beneficial for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s health. Dear Venerable Friends, Lama Zopa Rinpoche has just finished retreat in a very holy place in northern India. Rinpoche is well and next stop is Mongolia for the 100,000,000 mani […]
Venerable Roger Kunsang recently published an article on the FPMT website with suggested practices to benefit Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Here is the Hayagriva prayer and mantra: Your pure triple faces are adorned with skull ornaments of five Buddha families. Six limbs are holding weapons in the mudra of accomplishing siddhis. In the aspect of great […]
For all of you who are students of Geshe Sopa (founder of Deer Park Buddhist Center, Wisconsin), his new autobiography was released in November 2012 . It is available from amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Like-Waking-Dream-Autobiography-Lhundub/dp/0861713133/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1357693202&sr=1-1&keywords=geshe+lhundub+sopa Tenzin gave it to me as a Christmas gift, and I can’t wait to read it!
According to the FPMT website, the annual long life puja for Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche will be held at Kopan Monastery in Nepal on December 29, 2012. You are welcome to donate by December 18. Here is the donation website. May Rinpoche continue to guide and inspire us for many, many more years!
Using skillful means drawn by the strong force of compassion, May I clear the darkness from the minds of all beings With the points of the path as I have discerned them. May I uphold Buddhas’ teachings for a very long time. From the Final Lam Rim prayer Photo of the altar offered on behalf […]
Bodhisattvas want to be used by sentient beings. That is what the bodhisattvas’ attitude is. They actually accept it. The worldly mind things that being used by others is bad, it is the worst thing, but bodhisattvas are most happy to accept this. If you want to achieve enlightenment, you have to practice bodhicitta and […]
When you sustain the conviction that the guru’s mind is in the nature of the union of great bliss and emptiness, then your mind can also be experienced as the union of great bliss and emptiness. This is the ultimate guru yoga. The ultimate guru is the union of great bliss and emptiness. The conventional […]
(source: FPMT email, September 7, 2011) Dear Friends, At 11.10pm on the 7 Sep 2011 (Nepal time) Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup passed away in Kopan Monastery. At the time all the monks and Lama Zopa Rinpoche were doing Heruka Lama Chopa puja for Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup. Lama Zopa Rinpoche is requesting all the FPMT […]
In preparing for our Lama Tsongkhapa Day celebration tomorrow night, I started re-reading Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s amazing book “The Heart of the Path: seeing the guru as Buddha”. In it, Lama Zopa shares many personal stories about his gurus many of which are humorous and all inspire pure devotion. Lama Zopa Rinpoche writes, “If we […]