Seven precious objects of a wheel turning king


The long mandala offering includes the seven precious objects of a Chakravartin King. In the Mahayanasutralamkara, Maitreya relates each of the seven branches of enlightenment to a corresponding possession of a King. Keeping these analogies in mind while doing the long mandala offering makes the practice more meaningful. Lama Zopa Rinpooche gave a detailed explanation of the […]

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), […]

New Book: Insight Into Emptiness


Khensur Rinpoche Jampa Tegchok is a former abbot of Sera Je monastery. He taught the FPMT Masters Program at Instituto Lama Tsongkhapa and recently devoted 2 years to the teachings on emptiness. Rinpoche was strict and did not hesitate to scold his students. His explanations were clearly presented and thorough. I think originally we were […]