Long life prayers for Lama Zopa 2017


As a reminder, Khadro-la (Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drönme)  suggested that we offer recitations of two particular texts for the benefit of Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 2017. The two texts are Vajra Cutter Sutra and the Dependent Arising: A Praise of the Buddha (Tendrel Topa). Please submit the number of recitations that you completed to anitendrol@guhyasamaja.org by February 14, […]

Study Madhyamika beginning April 2017


FPMT’s Instituto Lama Tzong Khapa is offering the 7-year Masters Program both online and at the Center in Pomaia, Italy. Currently, we are studying the Ornament of Clear Realization with Geshe Tenzin Tenphel. If you are interested in an in-depth study of emptiness through a careful reading of Chandrakirti’s the Supplement to the ‘Middle Way’ (Madhyamakavatara), […]

2016 Light of the Path Dates Announced


***We have final dates for the 2016 Light of the Path retreat with Lama Zopa Rinpoche! The retreat has been moved forward one month, to August 14 to 28, 2016. As always, it will be held at the beautiful Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, North Carolina, USA. (source: FPMT IMI Sangha newsletter)

Guhyasamaja Retreat November 14 – 20 2015, Northumberland, UK


For the first time, there will be a Guhyasamaja Retreat at the FPMT Land of Joy Retreat Centre at Greenhaugh, Northumberland, in the north of the UK. It will run from Saturday 14th to Friday 20th November, 2015, ending with a Guhyasamaja Tsok puja on the last evening. The purpose of the retreat is to […]

Lama Zopa on Bodhicitta LOP 2014


Here are some thoughts that Lama Zopa Rinpoche shared about bodhicitta during the first week of the 2014 Light of the Path retreat (these are my notes, they are not a transcription): “You can’t meditate on bodhicitta and emptiness without first developing true renunciation; this would be like tsampa (roasted barley flour) floating on the […]

Lama Zopa on Guru Devotion


One of the main themes of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teaching during the 2014 Light of the Path retreat was the importance of guru devotion. Here are a few quotes (these are from my notes, it’s not a transcription): “You can’t cross a river in a boat without oars. Likewise, you can’t cross the river of […]