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A Landmark Step Forward for Maitreya Buddha Project Kushinagar
At the Light of the Path Retreat on Friday, August 19, there was tremendous rejoicing when Lama Zopa Rinpoche announced that the land for the very large Maitreya Buddha statue in Kushinagar had been officially signed over by the state government of Uttar Pradesh. 

The official statement from the Maitreya Buddha Project Kushinagar shared the news as follows:

“We are delighted to announce that on August 19th 2016, the State Government of Uttar Pradesh formally and most generously, handed over about 200 acres of land in Kushinagar to Maitreya Buddha Project Kushinagar.

“The land is extraordinarily precious in that it is adjacent to the Maha Parinirvana Temple denoting the place where Shakyamuni Buddha passed into Maha Parinirvana. On three sides the land encloses the Ramabhar Stupa – the cremation site of Shakyamuni Buddha. The land is even more auspicious as it is predicted that when Maitreya Buddha appears on this earth, he will be born in Kushinagar.

“Maitreya Buddha Project is most grateful to Honourable Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and all the State Government officials who have assisted over the years, in the complex legal process culminating in today’s handover.

“The Project is indebted to Spiritual Director Lama Zopa Rinpoche who since the passing of Project founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe, has ensured Maitreya Project continues despite many difficulties.

“The Project is equally indebted to FPMT Inc, the lead sponsor of the Project and to the other amazing individual donors who have so generously continued to fund the Project even though at times it seemed this moment would never come.

“The Project is also deeply grateful to the local population who have graciously facilitated this historic moment.”

The Maitreya Buddha Project Kushinagar has already begun its work in the area with humanitarian programs such as the the distribution of mosquito nets in the summer and blankets during the coldest months of the year. Now having officially taken possession of the land, they can begin work onsite. Here is their list of upcoming projects:

“The first critical task is fencing the 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) of site boundary.“Also of major importance is to relocate the 7.4 meter (24 feet) high Maitreya statue, from Bodhgaya to the Kushinagar land. The Project is planning a ceremony to receive Maitreya Buddha onto the land as soon as possible.“The Project will also build a shrine to accommodate the amazing collection of Holy Relics that Lama Zopa Rinpoche has kindly assigned to the site.“The skeleton team that has overseen the legal work for the last 16 years must now expand to include local onsite management, a small office, security, communications and basic infrastructure.“We begin strategically master planning the site and are seeking professional help with the process.”Back at the Light of the Path Retreat in United States, retreat participants were very moved by Rinpoche’s announcement of the good news after so many years of waiting to acquire this land. On the same day, Rinpoche got a fortune cookie and the message inside was “You have a potential urge and the ability for accomplishment,” which was taken as a sign for the Maitreya Project.

To learn more about the Maitreya Buddha Project Kushinagar, visit: http://mbpkushinagar.org. You can directly offer your support at this link: http://mbpkushinagar.org/donations/general-donation/.

Mandala brings you news of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and of activities, teachings and events from nearly 160 FPMT centers, projects and services around the globe. If you like what you read on Mandala, consider becoming a Friend of FPMT, which supports our work.


http://fpmt.org/fpmt-community-news/news-around-the-world/a-landmark-step-forward-for-maitreya-buddha-project-kushinagar/

Caption: Maitreya Project Trust chairperson Ven. Kabir Saxena, special secretary deputed by Uttar Pradesh State Government Mr. Surya Mani Lalchand and Maitreya Project Trust legal advisor Atul Chopra signing the papers for the transfer of land, India, August 19, 2016. Photos courtesy of the Maitreya Buddha Project Kushinagar.
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News from the Light on the Path Retreat with Lama Zopa Rinpoche
More than 300 people are attending the 2016 Light of the Path retreat with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, currently taking place in North Carolina, US, now in its second week. In addition, many more people are watching Rinpoche teach live in English on YouTube with simultaneous interpretation into French, Spanish and Italian. Access to the live transcript in English is now available. Audio of Mandarin interpretation is also available. (More details on the live video and live transcript below.)

Of the 300 students in attendance more than 40 are ordained Sangha. In addition, many are long-time students and center directors and spiritual program coordinators. There are students from many FPMT centers in various countries including Australia, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. This is the fourth year of the Light of the Path retreat. The root text for the retreat is Lama Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment. 

Retreat organizers from Kadampa Center, located in Raleigh, a four-hour drive away, and volunteers have transformed the auditorium of a YMCA conference and retreat center into a Tibetan gompa with 21 Tara statues and an extensive altar, creating a wonderful environment for Rinpoche’s teachings.

So far, Rinpoche has yet to teach on the root text. Instead, Rinpoche has gone over the benefits of taking the eight Mahayana precepts on a number of days and gave the precepts early on so people could receive the lineage. In addition to doing precepts daily, Lama Chöpa is also being preformed daily. On one day, Rinpoche dedicated Lama Chöpa tsog to the quick return of one of Rinpoche’s gurus – Geshe Lhundup Sopa Rinpoche, who passed away two years ago.


Rinpoche has also talked about the benefits of prostrations, which were covered in two sessions, and has explained two different ways to do walking meditation based on lam-rim meditations, such as walking while thinking about the incredible kindness of sentient beings. Silence is being observed from after the last teaching session in the evening until lunch on the following day.

According to Ven. Holly Ansett, the retreat has been organized extremely well by Kadampa Center. And the retreat venue, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, is very comfortable as well as being very beautiful and peaceful. Geshe Gelek, of Kadampa Center, has ensured that Rinpoche and all the retreatants are being well cared for by the team from Kadampa Center.

Ven. Holly also notes how missed Ven. Thubten Kunsang is at the retreat. For many years Ven. Kunsang, who passed away in July, was a familiar smiling face at retreats with Rinpoche, where he would record the audio of Rinpoche’s teachings and take photos. Rinpoche began this year’s retreat reminding students of impermanence and how anyone could die at any time.

The media team for the retreat has done amazing work setting up the live video streaming of the teachings and taking care of all the technical needs at the venue. Ven. Joan Nicell’s live transcription of the teachings is projected on a screen above Rinpoche and also is now viewable on FPMT’s YouTube channel.

Summary of links to video and audio options for the Light of the Path 2016 teachings:

YouTube live video stream of teachings with links to interpretation in English, Français, Español and Italiano:
https://www.youtube.com/user/FPMTinc

NEW! Live English transcription of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teachings (can be opened in a second window and watched along side the live teaching):
https://www.youtube.com/c/fpmtinc/live

Mandarin interpretation of teachings (audio only):
http://en.1000mikes.com/show/fpmtlopchinese_on_air

Backup Livestream video (in English) with occasional updates on schedule:
http://livestream.com/FPMT/LOP2016

Facebook Live video on Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/lamazoparinpoche

Recorded video, audio and transcripts of the Light of the Path teachings will be posted here as they become available:
http://fpmt.org/media/streaming/teachings-of-lama-zopa-rinpoche/light-of-the-path-teachings-2016/

Many additional resources and materials have been developed from the previous precious retreat teachings:

All teachings from the 2009, 2010 and 2014 are available on the FPMT Online Learning Center.Together with many additional resources, the Living in the Path online program has been created from the Light of the Path retreat teachings. Organized into structured modules, you will find this program on the FPMT Online Learning Center.More information, photos and updates about FPMT spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche can be found on Rinpoche’s webpage on FPMT.org. If you’d like to receive news of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and FPMT via email, sign up to FPMT News.


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Caption: Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at the Light of the Path retreat in Black Mountain, North Carolina, US, August 2016. Photo by Ven. Losang Sherab.
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Invitation to Read the August FPMT International Office e-News
The August FPMT International Office e-News is out now!

This month you’ll find:

Links so you can listen to Rinpoche’s teachings during the Light of the Path RetreatWhat is a holiday from Rinpoche’s point of viewRejoice in Offerings made on Chokhor DuchenNew Materials from Education Services

….and more!From your FPMT International Office


http://fpmt.org/fpmt-community-news/announcements/invitation-to-read-the-august-fpmt-international-office-e-news/

Caption: Lama Zopa Rinpoche on Bear Mountain, New York, US, July 2016. Photo by Ven. Losang Sherab.
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Now Available! Live Video of Lama Zopa Rinpoche Teaching with Interpretation at Light of the Path
The Light of the Path retreat is underway. Live video of Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in English with interpretation into French, Spanish and Italian is now available! Live Mandarin interpretation is available in audio only. A second, backup, Livestream.com video stream of the teachings in English is available in case of technical difficulties. This link also will have occasional updates on the teaching schedule. A third video stream is available via Facebook Live at Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Facebook page.

The retreat began on Sunday, August 14, at 5 p.m. local time (UTC -5) and is the fourth in a series of teaching retreats led by Rinpoche based on Lama Atisha’s text Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment. It concludes on August 28 and is taking place at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in rural Black Mountain, North Carolina, United States. Kadampa Center, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, organized the retreat.

Even if you miss the live streamed teachings, all video and audio recordings of the 2016 teachings, as well as transcripts, will be available on the “Rinpoche Available Now” page on FPMT.org soon after.

Summary of links to video and audio options for the Light of the Path 2016 teachings:

English YouTube live video stream of teachings:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd3YWIA0vLx9E2lROs_1X9fI0jKGmz9Hv

Français interpretation YouTube live video stream of teachings:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd3YWIA0vLx9ZrfKwkNk8ax_XbQxqHUeP


Español interpretation YouTube live video stream of teachings:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd3YWIA0vLx81RUwtTQZp99vH05ER5zVl


Italiano interpretation YouTube live video stream of teachings:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd3YWIA0vLx8j_RtLuKqWev3GCoPjZ-QQ


Mandarin interpretation of teachings (audio only):
http://en.1000mikes.com/show/fpmtlopchinese_on_air

Backup Livestream video (in English) with occasional updates on schedule:
http://livestream.com/FPMT/LOP2016

Facebook Live video on Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/lamazoparinpoche

Recorded video, audio and transcripts of the Light of the Path teachings will be posted here as they become available:
http://fpmt.org/media/streaming/teachings-of-lama-zopa-rinpoche/light-of-the-path-teachings-2016/

Many additional resources and materials have been developed from the previous precious retreat teachings:

All teachings from the 2009, 2010 and 2014 are available on the FPMT Online Learning Center.Together with many additional resources, the Living in the Path online program has been created from the Light of the Path retreat teachings. Organized into structured modules, you will find this program on the FPMT Online Learning Center.More information, photos and updates about FPMT spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche can be found on Rinpoche’s webpage on FPMT.org. If you’d like to receive news of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and FPMT via email, sign up to FPMT News.


http://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news-and-advice/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/live-video-of-lama-zopa-rinpoche-teaching-with-interpretation-now-available/

Caption: Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Kadampa Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, US, before the beginning of the Light of the Path retreat, August 13, 2016. Photo by Ven. Losang Sherab.
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Grant Offered to Prayer Wheel Restoration and Water Park Construction Namche Bazaar, Nepal
The Holy Objects Fund recently offered a US$50,000 grant to the Mani Chungyur, Stupa and Water Park, a project being built in Namche Bazaar, Nepal, located in the Sagarmatha National Park and Buffer Zone (SNPBZ). The grant will be used for five prayer wheels which are turned by flowing water, thus blessing all of the water used throughout the entire park. This project is also a restoration of original prayer wheels and artwork and will become a tourist attraction that is beneficial for the visitors. 

Sagarmatha National Park (SNP) is one of the major tourist destinations for expedition and trekking in Nepal. Since the 1950s, and especially since the 1970s, highly skilled mountaineers and causal tourists have visited the “top of the world,” in order to summit or just get a glance of Mount Everest. To honor this special area, the government of Nepal created in Sagarmatha National Park in 1976. Later the SNP was extended by a buffer zone, and Sagarmatha National Park and Buffer Zone was created.

The SNPBZ headquarters has many lodges, trekking and mountaineering equipment shops. The village also has three small museums, a stupa, monastery and many well stocked stores. This new development will bring tourist money into the area and help revitalize its history.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has advised the coordinators on the prayer wheels, stressing the importance of using high quality materials and filling them with the appropriate texts and mantras. Rinpoche also explained that there are “infinite, infinite benefits” to constructing holy objects correctly. 

Please rejoice in the development of the new Mani Chungyur, Stupa and Water Park which will bring so much benefit to residents of Namche Bazaar and tourists alike due to the incredible power of the prayer wheels. 

If you would like to contribute to the building of holy objects around the world, you are welcome to offer any amount to the Holy Objects Fund which contributes to the creation of stupas, prayer wheels and statues. 




http://fpmt.org/charitable-activities/projects/holy-objects/grant-offered-to-prayer-wheel-restoration-and-water-park-construction-namche-bazaar-nepal/

Caption: Artist rendition of the Mani Chungyur, Stupa and Water Park in Namche Bazar.
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FDCW Brings Universal Education to the World
The new issue of Mandala features the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom (FDCW), the UK-based FPMT international project that oversees the development and dissemination of Universal Education for Compassion and Wisdom (UECW) programs, such as the 16 Guidelines for Life and the new A.R.T. of Fulfillment program that is launching in 2017. UECW is the manifestation of FPMT founder Lama Yeshe’s vision of Universal Education, Buddhist-inspired learning for everyone. Under the guidance of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, FDCW is bringing these exciting and transformative programs to the world.

You can read Mandala‘s story “The Foundation for the Development of Compassion and Wisdom Carries Lama Yeshe’s Vision into the Future” as a PDF now available online to learn more about FDCW and UECW programs.

For more see: 
http://fpmt.org/mandala/archives/mandala-for-2016/july/the-foundation-for-the-development-of-compassion-and-wisdom-carries-lama-yeshes-vision-into-the-future/

Mandala brings you news of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and of activities, teachings and events from nearly 160 FPMT centers, projects and services around the globe. If you like what you read on Mandala, consider becoming a Friend of FPMT, which supports our work.


http://fpmt.org/fpmt-community-news/news-around-the-world/fdcw-brings-universal-education-to-the-world/

Caption: Lama Yeshe at a family gathering, Vajrapani Institute, California, US, 1983. Photo by Carol Royce-wilder, courtesy of Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
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Rebuilding Kopan Monastery and Nunnery After the 2015 Earthquake
At the end of last year we reported on the extensive rebuilding needed at Kopan Monastery and Nunnery following the devastating April 2015 earthquake in Nepal. 

Kopan Monastery is FPMT’s most precious destinations as the very first FPMT teachings happend there with Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche in the early seventies.  Since the early days of the organization, this Chenrezig Gompa has been a place for new and old students to connect or reconnect to the Dharma. The gompa was severely damaged in the earthquake. In response to the damage, engineers from Taiwan flew to Kopan to professionally evaluate the structural damages to buildings. Based on their advice, the entire Chenrezig gompa was pulled down and is being rebuilt. The foundation has now been laid and construction has begun. The new building will have eight rooms and the current plan is for completion in time for the 2016 November course.

There are more buildings at Kopan that still need to be completely rebuilt or extensively  repaired due to the earthquake and these repairs will be happening soon.

Kopan Nunnery is currently the largest Tibetan nunnery in Nepal with 400 nuns. The nunnery provides full scholarship for the nuns, which includes education, accommodation, health care and food.

One of the ways the nunnery supports itself is by making incense. The building used for making the incense (which was a newly completed building at the time of the earthquake),  was completely damaged and had to be rebuilt following the earthquake destruction. The new building will have three storeys, to also assist with extra accommodation for the nuns. 

All of this rebuilding is due to the generosity of donors who so kindly contribute to the Nepal Earthquake Support Fund and there is still extensive need for rebuilding at Kopan Monastery and Nunnery as well as Lawudo and we will continue to support  this in whatever way we can.

Thanks to all who have contributed to this fund and to those who feel moved to do so in the future. With everyone’s help, these most precious FPMT institutions can be rebuilt soon so the Sangha, teachers, and students who depend on them can benefit for many, many years to come. 

All are welcome to donate to the Nepal Earthquake Support Fund. 
https://my.fpmt.org/donate/socialservicesfund


You can learn more about Lawudo Gompa and the history of Lawudo. 
http://www.lawudo.com/About


https://fpmt.org/nepal-earthquake/rebuilding-kopan-monastery-and-nunnery-after-the-2015-earthquake/

Caption: The first incarnation of the Chenrezig gompa being built at Kopan Monastery, 1974. Photo courtesy of Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
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One Million Prostrations and Counting at Amitabha Buddhist Centre
“We are rejoicing for the one million prostrations recently completed by a group of students at Amitabha Buddhist Centre!” anncounced Ven. Tenzin Tsultrim, student and staff person at Amitabha Buddhist Centre (ABC) in Singapore. “Here is a message that organizers of the prostration group circulated in July to the ABC community: “‘Collectively as a group of students, members and friends of ABC, we started this prostration group to create the condition for our teachers’ long and healthy lives. We are pleased to report that as at June 2016, we achieved our target of one million prostrations (short and long prostrations combined)! Rejoice with us! “‘We dedicate our collective merits to our beloved Gurus, especially to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, our resident teacher Khen Rinpoche Geshe Chonyi; and to all Sangha members, our families and loved ones, and for everyone to have long and healthy lives.’ “When asked what had inspired the goal of one million prostrations, one of the organizers, Patricia Lee, explained that around December 2014, some students had approached Khen Rinpoche Geshe Chonyi on practices that they could offer for his health and well-being. Khen Rinpoche’s advice was they could do one hundred thousand prostrations. Within a month, a group of students were able to finish one hundred thousand prostrations. When they asked Khen Rinpoche what they should do next, Khen Rinpoche encouraged them to continue their prostrations and suggested a target of 1 million! “While there were group sessions initially, it eventually panned out into personal practice by those taking part. Altogether, 90 people contributed to the 1 million prostrations, which were performed in relation to the Thirty-five Confession Buddhas. To encourage more people to take part, those who were physically unable to do full-length prostrations could contribute short prostrations. “What’s next after 1 million? Taking Khen Rinpoche’s latest advice, the group is now aiming for 3.5 million prostrations to match the incredible number that Lama Tsonkhapa had completed while in retreat at Wolka Cholung in Tibet. With the purifying benefits of prostrating in mind, Khen Rinpoche has encouraged them to continue the practice of prostrations for as long as they can. The organizers are calling for more prostrators to join them in following the great example set by Lama Tsongkhapa.”Mandala brings you news of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and of activities, teachings and events from nearly 160 FPMT centers, projects and services around the globe. If you like what you read on Mandala, consider becoming a Friend of FPMT, which supports our work.
http://fpmt.org/fpmt-community-news/news-around-the-world/one-million-prostrations-and-counting-at-amitabha-buddhist-centre/

Caption: Khen Rinpoche Geshe Chonyi with ABC’s prostration group, Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore, July 2016. Photo courtesy of ABC.
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Collection of Sutras and Dharanis Available to FPMT Students
FPMT Education Services would like to invite you to take advantage of the sutras and dharanis available to you for free download on FPMT.org. 

Sutras are records of teachings given by the historical Buddha. The Buddha’s discourses were memorized by his disciples and later written down in various languages, the most complete collections of teachings being in Pali and Sanskrit.

Because sutras contain the actual words spoken by the Buddha, by reproducing his speech ourselves during sutra recitations, our voice becomes a conduit for Buddha’s teachings in the world.

A special set of sutras called dharmaparyayas or “transformative teachings,” including the Sanghata Sutra, function to transform those who hear, recite or write out them in particular ways, in the same way as meeting a buddha in the flesh.

Dharanis also contain the essence of a teaching, but are often compared to mantras due to their intended ritual vocalization. Generally, however, dharanis are longer than mantras and are more likely to have intelligible phrases, like sutras. The word dharani is from a Sanskrit root word that means “to hold or maintain.” Dharanis are said to have the power to heal and protect from harm.

FPMT Education Services has created a webpage dedicated to sutras and dharanis: 
fpmt.org/education/teachings/sutras 

The FPMT Foundation Store also stocks a variety of sutras and sutra-related materials for your practice and exploration. 

Through comprehensive study programs, practice materials, training seminars, and scholarships, FPMT Education nourishes the development of compassion, wisdom, kindness, and true happiness in individuals of all ages.


http://fpmt.org/edu-news/collection-of-sutras-and-dharanis-available-to-fpmt-students/

Caption: Lama Zopa Rinpoche giving the oral transmission of the Vajra Cutter Sutra at the Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya, India, March 2015. Photo by Ven. Losang Sherab.
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Recite the Sutra of Golden Light for World Peace
“Anybody who wants peace in the world should read the Golden Light Sutra (Ser.ö dam.päi do wang.gyi gyälpo,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche advised in 2007. “This is a very important practice to stop violence and wars in the world. The Golden Light Sutra is one of the most beneficial ways to bring peace. This is something that everyone can do, no matter how busy you are, even if you can read one page a day, or a few lines and in this way continually read the Golden Light Sutra.”

“The holy Golden Light Sutra is the king of the sutras. It is extremely powerful and fulfills all one’s wishes, as well as bringing peace and happiness for all sentient beings, up to enlightenment. It is also extremely powerful for world peace, for your own protection and for the protection of the country and the world. Also, it has great healing power for people in the country.

“For anyone who desires peace for themselves and for others this is the spiritual, or Dharma, way to bring peace that doesn’t require you to harm others, doesn’t require you to criticize others or even to demonstrate against others, yet can accomplish peace. Anyone can read this text, Buddhists and even non-Buddhists who desire world peace.

“This also protects individuals and the country from what are labeled natural disasters of the wind element, fire element, earth element and water element, such as earthquakes, floods, cyclones, fires, tornadoes, etc. They are not natural because they come from causes and conditions that make dangers happen. They come from past inner negative thoughts and actions of people, and from external conditions. …”

Read the complete advice from Rinpoche on the Sutra of Golden Light and visit FPMT.org’s page on the Sutra of Golden Light, where you can receive the oral transmission of the sutra via video and download audio recordings of the sutra as well as find the sutra text in 14 different languages:
http://fpmt.org/education/teachings/sutras/golden-light-sutra/

More information, photos and updates about FPMT spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche can be found on Rinpoche’s webpage on FPMT.org, including post on Rinpoche’s recent trip to Bhutan.

If you’d like to receive news of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and FPMT via email, sign up to FPMT News.

Watch Lama Zopa Rinpoche teach live at the Light of the Path Retreat in August 2016 on FPMT’s YouTube channel. Streaming will be available in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Danish. Backup live streaming in English will also be available on Livestream.com. All video and audio recordings of the 2016 teachings, as well as transcripts, will be made available on the “Rinpoche Available Now” page on FPMT.org soon after the teaching


http://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news-and-advice/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/recite-the-sutra-of-golden-light-for-world-peace/

Caption: Lama Zopa Rinpoche doing puja at a stop on the way to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, Bhutan, May 2016. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
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Never Disturb Others' Happy Minds
On July 31, Ven. Roger Kunsang, Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s assistant and CEO of FPMT, Inc., shared on Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Twitter page this very brief teaching from Lama Zopa Rinpoche:

Rinpoche quoting Shantideva; Whatever happens I should never disturb others happy mind … It only degenerates my good fortune/ my merit etc

More information, photos and updates about FPMT spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche can be found on Rinpoche’s webpage. If you’d like to receive news of Lama Zopa Rinpoche via email, sign up to receive FPMT News.

Watch Lama Zopa Rinpoche teach live at the Light of the Path Retreat in August 2016 on FPMT’s YouTube channel. Streaming will be available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Danish and Chinese. Backup live streaming in English will also be available on Livestream.com. All video and audio recordings of the 2016 teachings, as well as transcripts, will be made available on the “Rinpoche Available Now” page on FPMT.org soon after the teaching.


http://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news-and-advice/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/never-disturb-others-happy-minds/

Caption: Lama Zopa Rinpoche explaining the amazing benefits of receiving the lung of “The Names of Manjushri” at a picnic organized by Shantideva Meditation Center in New York, NY, August 2016. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
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(503) 808-1588, (866) 241-9886
Email
Fax
(503) 232-0557
Address
1632 SE 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97214-4702 USA
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The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition
Introduction
The FPMT is an organization devoted to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through teaching, meditation and community service. We provide  integrated education through which people’s minds and hearts can be transformed into their highest potential for the benefit of others, inspired by an attitude of universal responsibility. We are committed to creating harmonious  environments and helping all beings develop their full potential of infinite  wisdom and compassion.

Our organization is based on the Buddhist tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa of Tibet as  taught to us by our founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe and our spiritual director,  Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche.