Food For Thought: FPMT Sera Je Food Fund Video


Here’s a short video featuring Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Rinpoche explains the importance of the Sera Je Food Fund in supporting thousands of monks at the monastery. Without this financial foundation, the monks would not have time to study, and the Dharma would decline because the number of qualified teachers would decrease. In addition to Lama […]

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Receive the Golden Light Sutra Transmission Online


During the recent retreat in Australia, Lama Zopa Rinpoche agreed to allow those who listen to a recording of Rinpoche giving the oral transmission of the Sutra of Golden Light to receive the transmission in full. You may receive this oral transmission by listening to the audio or from watching and listening to it on video. We are pleased […]

Lama Zopa Light of the Path Retreat Streaming


Greetings from the Light of the Path Retreat with Lama Zopa Rinpoche! Rinpoche is in very good health, his voice is strong, his humor and spirits are inspiring as always, and he is walking with a little assistance. Very fortunate to be here. The teachings are being streamed, please see the email from FPMT below […]

Mandala Magazine Blog: interview with Jeffrey Hopkins


For all you Jeffrey Hopkins fans, the December 4th 2013 edition of the FPMT Mandala Magazine’s blog has a link to a 1995 conversation between Ven. Robina Courtin and Professor Jeffrey Hopkins. He shares his near death experience due to Lyme disease and how his meditation practice helped save him. Personally, I’ve learned so much […]

Relics tour moves on to Haymarket, VA


Buddhafest & Allies for Compassion co-sponsored the Loving Kindness Relics Tour in Washington D.C. this past weekend. A slow but steady stream of visitors filled the lovely old chapel where the relics were housed. Visitors sat and meditated in the presence of the relics. Several came all three days. Many broke down and wept openly. […]

Light of the Path Retreat Dates Announced


According to the September 2013 FPMT newsletter, the Light of the Path retreat with Lama Zopa Rinpoche will be held from May 3 to May 18 at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC. Bookmark the Kadampa Center website for more information. Registration will open in the near future.

Ven. Yang Teng Tulku’s Prayer for Lama Zopa Rinpoche


(September 22, 2011) A new long life prayer for Lama Zopa Rinpoche is available on the FPMT website. The prayer titled “Panacea of Pure Nectar” was composed by Sera Mey monastery Yang Teng Tulku is a very knowledgeable young lama working in His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Private Office assisting His Holiness the Dalai Lama […]