Tag Archives: Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The Company We Keep

Scattered through the Dharma teachings is the idea that the images we watch, the stories we read and the company we keep can leave karmic imprints that may come back to haunt us. So too can the angry feelings we … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Community Voices | Tagged , , | Comments Off on The Company We Keep

Our Teachers Caring for Us in 2017

When thinking of my teachers, gratitude is invariably the first instinctual reaction. I was able to contemplate this on my last day at the Light of the Path retreat with Lama Zopa Rinpoche in August. I have often heard said … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Community Voices, Events, Teachings | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Our Teachers Caring for Us in 2017

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

Posted in Resources, Teachings | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the Importance
of the Dharma Center

My First Two-Week Retreat: Light of the Path 2016

Bonnie, Shantideva staff and volunteer, shares her experience of attending a first ever two-week retreat at Light of the Path, August 2016. I had never been on a two-week Dharma retreat before, and being a worry-wart, I asked quite a … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Community Voices | Tagged , | Comments Off on My First Two-Week Retreat: Light of the Path 2016

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

Posted in Community Voices | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Rejoicing in Service

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

Posted in Community Voices | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Coincidence of No Coincidences

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

Posted in Resources, Teachings | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the Benefits of Dharma Centers

Follow-up Events and Resources for Refuge & Vows

We rejoice from the depth of our hearts for all of the students who took refuge and vows with Ven. Robina Courtin on November 3.  At her request, we are organizing two follow-up events at Jewel Heart Center. It is … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Resources, Teachings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Follow-up Events and Resources for Refuge & Vows

Praise to Shakyamuni Buddha and the Shakyamuni Buddha Mantra with Geshe Thubten Sherab

In this interview, Geshe Thubten Sherab speaks briefly about the Praise to Shakyamuni Buddha and twice goes through the pronunciation of the Praise (in Tibetan) along with the pronunciation of the mantra (in Sanskrit). Here is a teaching by Lama … Continue reading

Posted in Teacher Interviews, Video | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Praise to Shakyamuni Buddha and the Shakyamuni Buddha Mantra with Geshe Thubten Sherab

Advice and Transmissions from Lama Zopa Rinpoche

We are very grateful for Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche‘s visits and teachings in New York City. While the events have now passed, we are left with advice and gifts that will nurture the seeds of wisdom and compassion in us … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Advice and Transmissions from Lama Zopa Rinpoche