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Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the Importance
of the Dharma Center

Excerpts from a letter written by Lama Zopa Rinpoche to an FPMT center in celebration of its tenth anniversary. You can read the full teaching at the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Even non-believers of reincarnation and karma, as a result … Continue reading

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of the Dharma Center

Rejoicing in Service

By Desmond Hosford When Jennifer Kim, director of Shantideva Meditation Center, called to say that Lama Zopa Rinpoche had made a recommendation on the Center’s next director, which the Board accepted with great enthusiasm, I was poised to rejoice enthusiastically … Continue reading

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Reflecting with Gratitude

By Jennifer Kim After nearly two and a half years of having the privilege to serve as Director of our Center, I have transitioned out of the role and have passed the torch onto Desmond Hosford, a dedicated practitioner, consummate … Continue reading

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The Coincidence of No Coincidences

By Steve Utzig For as long as I can remember, I had been exploring the “Dharma” in my own stumbling way – through Vedic traditions, Siddha Yoga, the teachings of Krishnamurti, even the teachings of the historical Jesus. Honestly, I … Continue reading

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An Oasis of Sanity, Peace and Refuge

By Lauren Howard Coleman When I was asked to write for Shantideva Meditation Center’s blog, they presented me with the question: “How have the Dharma and the Center’s activities benefited your life?” I paused, a little bit in awe. How … Continue reading

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Magic at Shantideva Meditation Center

By Snehy Gupta The Tibetan word for a buddha (sangye) distills for me the essential meaning of Dharma. Sang means to eliminate from the mind all faults, stains and obscurations and gye means to fully develop to their highest potential … Continue reading

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Shantideva Meditation Center: A Precious Jewel

By Ven. Lhundub Chodron Many people walk through the doors of a Dharma Center because of a deep dissatisfaction with their lives. They have bought into the idea that happiness could be attained through sources outside themselves such as wealth, … Continue reading

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the Benefits of Dharma Centers

Excerpts from a teaching by Lama Zopa Rinpoche to our FPMT sister-center, Maitreya Instituut, in 2008.  The full letter can be viewed at Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. I’m going to mention briefly how the Dharma center is so important. We … Continue reading

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