Lama Zopa Rinpoche USA teachings August 2018


(source: https://fpmt.org/teachers/zopa/schedule/ – please check this website for updates) Students of Lama Zopa Rinpoche will have an opportunity to study with him both on the West coast and the East coast in August. August 11 Transmission of the Prajnaparamita, Maitripa College, OR, USA August 12 Medicine Buddha jenang August 17 Teaching on the Seven Point Mind Training, Kurukulla Center, MA, USA August 18 Teaching continues, […]

Saka Dawa 2018


Saka Dawa is the holiest day of the year according to the Tibetan calendar. It celebrates the Buddha’s birth, passing, and para-nirvana. This year it takes place on May 29. Suggested practices include: Lama Zopa Rinpoche recommends offering a complete recitation of the Sutra of Golden Light (resources available here). Taking the Eight Mahayana precepts […]

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, […]

Light of the Path Retreat 2017


Note: this is not a Guhyasamaja Center event Registration for the 2017 Light of the Path Retreat with Lama Zopa Rinpoche is open. Dates: August 20-September 17, 2017 Location:  Blue Ridge Assembly, a retreat and conference center in Black Mountain, in the Western part of North Carolina near Asheville. It isn’t necessary to have attended […]

Whether or not we eat animals is in our hands


While I was in hospital in Australia, I saw on TV that Australia was selling huge numbers of sheep and cows to Indonesia. They showed sheep all lined up, so tiny, going to the slaughterhouse. There was the shot of a cow with a rope tied around its horns being pulled down from the platform […]