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Recommended Practices for Saka Dawa, May 23, 2024

 

 

Calling the Guru From Afar 
 

FPMT

Padmasambhava Incense puja at Lawudo Gompa today for the swift return of Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche. May all the prayers be actualized.

 

 

FPMT

Yamantaka self initiation on the first anniversary of Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche showing the aspect of passing away. With Gaden Tri Rinpoche, Sera Jey Abbot, Sera Mey Abbot, Segyu Abbot, Kusho Tengye, Kopan Khen Rinpoche, Yangsi Rinpoche, Namgyal Rinpoche, Geshes and Lama Gyupas. Offered with heartfelt prayers for the swift return of our precious Guru.

 

We are having a short break from face to face sessions

Please keep posted for upcoming dates for

Meditations and Buddhist Teachings

 

Meanwhile, tap into the following posts and links:

 

 

 

Catch Up on FPMT News 2024

 

FPMT International Office News
February 2024

 

Shakyamuni Buddha. Image by Jane Seidlitz.
 

Advice for Losar and the Fifteen Days of Miracles

(February 10-24)

 

Love to all and hoping everyone is indulging
in good health and happiness. 

 

If you are Facebook read about the 15 Days of Miracles 
 

 

His Holiness’ Message for the New Year - 2024

December 31, 2023

 

 

What is Buddhism by Lama Yeshe

 

 

For that perfect mid week evening wind down

Wednesday Please join us on Wednesdays in 2024

 Meditation

5pm - 6:45pm

Dates upcoming to be advised 

 

 

 

Rejoice in Offering 458 Buddha Statues to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

 

Update on the Progress and Significance of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Stupa at Lawudo Gompa

https://fpmt.org/fpmt-community-news/update-on-the-progress-and-significance-of-lama-zopa-rinpoches-stupa-at-lawudo-gompa/

POSTPONED:

 

How To Meditate is postponed until later.

If you are interested, still please let us know!

broomebuddhists@gmail.com

 

Message from His Holiness IV Dalai Lama on the Occassion of 88th Birthday

 

 

 

Video of Meeting with FPMT Board of Directors and

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, April 26, 2023

https://fpmt.org/fpmt-community-news/an-update-from-the-fpmt-board-a-meeting-with-his-holiness-the-dalai-lama-on-april-26/

 

VERY IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT LAMA ZOPA RINPOCHE

 

Dear Friends,

Our precious guru is sitting in meditation at Kopan Monastery. 

Rinpoche had been up in the mountains in the Tsum Valley since Monday, and had to be brought down urgently as Rinpoche was experiencing altitude sickness.

On arrival back in Kathmandu this morning, Rinpoche stopped breathing.  The main doctor at Karuna Hospital tried for some time to revive Rinpoche, but that was not  successful.  Rinpoche entered meditation at about 9.30am Nepal time, today Thursday April 13th.

His Holiness has been informed, and is giving advice.

The lama gyupas and monks are taking turns in sessions offering Cittamani Tara with Rinpoche, as advised by His Holiness. Other pujas and prayers are being offered here in Kopan.

Khadro-la has advised that this is a most important and precious time for students.  Khadro-la went on to advise that the best thing for the students to do at this time is to practice bodhicitta in particular, as well as impermanence in the context of the lamrim, and then also as much as one can to help fulfil the guru’s holy wishes.

Khadro-la insisted that we should take this opportunity to try to achieve all or some of the lamrim in our own practice.  Meditating and praying to the guru to receive his blessings and guidance is very important. And to try as much as possible to complete Rinpoche’s projects and holy wishes, so already to generate that wish that we’ll be able to do that.

Please pray and dedicate for Rinpoche to be reborn as quickly as possible in a place where he can be very quickly recognized and be of most benefit to sentient beings.

Please keep trying to fulfill Rinpoche’s holy wishes, especially to practice impermanence and bodhicitta in the context of the lamrim.  Fulfilling the gurus’ holy wishes is a very important part of inviting the guru to return.

As you know, Rinpoche was the embodiment of bodhicitta, and always stressed the importance of remembering impermanence, and the essential need to put the teachings into practice.  This is what we can do for our precious guru now – please try to follow Rinpoche’s heart advice. We can all connect with the guru and receive the guru’s blessings in this way – NOW is a very important time for this.

We will be sending out further updates regularly.

Our hearts are breaking, we take all our support from Rinpoche’s teachings, and the guidance of His Holiness and our teachers, and in our FPMT family.

Big love

On behalf of Ven Roger Kunsang
FPMT International Office

 

UPDATES:

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Meditation Has Finished

An Update from FPMT International Office, April 14

An Update from FPMT International Office, April 16

PUJAS AND PRAYERS OFFERED ONLINE

 

Recording on Apr 13, Tara Practice led by Ven. Robina Courtin from Shantideva Centre New York

 

Some of the prayer texts include:

  • Tara Puja (PDF)
  • Extensive dedications (PDF)

Australian Prayers and Practices 

Australian centres are offering practices and prayers for Rinpoche and we will continue to post the links to these online events on this page.

Vajrasattva Tsog Offerings for Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm WA Time

Nalanda Monastery in France is offering pujas. Following are the times that fit into the Australian time zones:

Sunday, 16 April
Tara Puja – 6.30pm AEST (10h30 AM France)
These pujas that can all be followed on site or online – https://www.youtube.com/playlist…

PRAYERS AND PRACTICES TO SAY AT HOME

Khandrola and His Holiness the Dalai Lama have advised Tara practice and meditations upon Bodhicitta and Impermanence, as well as Chenrezig mantra recitation (OM MANI PADME HUM)

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please revise Mind And Its Potential Readings 

 

 

However please access:

Previous Lojong Teachings by Geshe Tenzin Zopa 

 

 

Access Previous Lojong Teachings by Geshe Tenzin Zopa 

 

 

Meanwhile ...

 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Geshe Tenzin Zopa, Geshe Thupten Sherab and Kopan nuns and monks offering Tara puja at the special Tara temple in Kathmandu.

https://fpmta.org.au/geshe-zopa-lojong-2020-21-22/

Every Sunday Lojong Teachings with Geshela Tenzin Zopa  YouTube Livestream

 

FDCW Compassion and Wisdom in Action Webinars 2022

An invitation to watch this video from the Webinar from the Executive Director, Victoria Coleman, 

The first webinar in our Compassion and Wisdom in Action Webinar series inspired by our President Lama Zopa Rinpoche took place this week and was presented by Ven Robina Courtin. In case you were unable to attend "live" or wish to share the link here is the video recording:-

 

Broome Buddhist Meditation Sessions

Wednesdays 5pm - 7pm

at the Buddha Sanctuary Millington Road Cable Beach Western Australia

Meanwhile ... ... ...

Geshe Tenzin Zopa Every Sunday Lojong Teachings 2022

2pm Western Australian Standard Time

&

May Everyone have Good Health 

in 2022

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Please watch this space to join us in 2022

for Meditations & Discussions 

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From the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive

Robyn Brentano interviews Lama Zopa Rinpoche during the first Enlightened Experience Celebration in 1982. Rinpoche gives intimate meditation advice for beginning Buddhists, explains emptiness in detail and describes what happens when the object of emptiness is mistaken or rejected. Interview transcribed by Thubten Munsel & Marta Łuczyńska; edited and subtitles by Megan Evart.

Big Love: The Life and Teachings of Lama Yeshe

https://www.LamaYeshe.com/BigLove

#biglovelamayeshe

(Tape 14 1982 EEC1)

Check the recent video recordings 

 

 

New Video Features Offerings of Light, Advice, and Prayers

The Vajrayana Buddhist Council of Malaysia, which is an association of Malaysian Tibetan Buddhist centers and organizations, has created a beautiful video of advice and prayers, featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Ganden Tripa, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and many other high lamas from the various Tibetan Buddhist traditions.

The VBCM, of which the Malaysian FPMT centers are members, made a request to its teachers to pray for the victims of COVID-19 and give advice to Malaysians, who were facing many challenges.

This video is a result of VBCM’s request and includes light offerings and advice from a dozen precious teachers. In addition, many venerable ordained sangha and lay students also make light offerings. There are also many expressions of gratitude for the COVID support organized by VBCM members.

On the auspicious day of Lhabab Duchen, we invite you to please enjoy this video of light offerings, advice, and prayers from so many precious teachers:

 

Also, please visit this wonderful teaching by Lama Yeshe

on

The Nature of the Mind

with archival video footage highlights 

https://multimedia.lamayeshe.com/2017/06/26/the-nature-of-the-mind/?fbclid=IwAR36dqbl1XjEYjfsQu2Ku_GuCJvJroWV9MjUZkImYUdktcSKqZBzeRNUM1c

 

For Geshe Tenzin Zopa Sunday Lojong Teachings please use the above Menu link 


 

Love, peace, happiness and good health to all.

 

Meditation and Buddhist Discussion sessions each Wednesday at 5:15pm 

Blessings for Saka Dawa

 

 

Geshe Zopa prayers for flood victims - recorded -

on Thurs 25th March

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

teaching on

"Recognizing My Mother, An Experiential Song on the View"

 February 8th 2021

Watch on YouTube:

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give a teaching on Jangkya Rolpai Dorje's Recognizing the Mother: A Song of Experience of the Madhyamaka View (tagur ama ngodzin) followed by a question and answer session on the morning of February 8 from 9 am to 10.30 am (Indian Standard Time) at the request of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). Those interested may watch the live webcast of the teachings in Tibetan with translation in English, Chinese, Hindi, French, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese, Japanese, Mongolian, Korean, German, Portuguese and Italian on the official websites and Facebook pages of the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (https://www.dalailama.com/live​). People are requested to please follow their local social distancing rules while viewing the live webcast.

 

 AUSTRALIAN GESHES 

From top left to right: Geshe Rabten, Geshe Doga, Geshe Samten.
Bottom left to right: Geshe Tsultrim, Geshe Tsundu, Geshe Zopa

 

 



See the menu above now

for up to date Geshe Tenzin Zopa Teachings

 

 

 

 

A Teaching on Mahamudra via Zoom

by Venerable Robina Courtin

https://www.facebook.com/ZopaNobleParkBuddhists/posts/619487915594318

Register here: https://forms.gle/kSTcdGrP3na1UNn47. A Zoom link will be sent to you 

Get the text: https://shop.fpmt.org/Mahamudra--How-to-Discover-Our-True-Nature-eBook_p_3168.html?fbclid=IwAR2pckvNNjXpm4XWEcTWj_fnfQpBc0yMaLeQr7wYZVyW4zyNXXGmImhioh8

 

 

Live Webcast Teaching

September 4 - 6, 2020. 11:30 am WAST

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give a three-day teaching on Gyalsey Thokme San...

For further information please see www.dalailama.com/live

 

 


The Speech of Mahasiddha Thangtong Gyalpo: A Request to Pacify the Fear of Famine

 

Please join us for Meditation Sessions on Wednesdays  from 5:15 -7pm

Until then, access online meditations  - 

By

Venerable Robina Courtin Videos

 

Geshe Tenzin Zopa

 

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

 

Geshe Tenzin Zopa's visit to Broome - Reddell Beach

On this auspicious occassion: 11:30 Friday 5th June 2020 

********************************************************************Mind: The Creator with Ven. Robina Courtin

FPMT

In this short video Ven. Robina Courtin sets out the Buddhist presentation of mind as the creator of all our happiness and suffering and explains how this works in relation to karma. A more detailed explanation of the interaction of the mind and karma can be found in Lama Zopa Rinpoche's teachings "Everything Comes from the Mind" and "The Secret of the Mind", two modules of the online program Living in the Path (https://onlinelearning.fpmt.org/cours...).

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https://www.dalailama.com/live

Live Webcast of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Teaching on "Precious Garland "

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give a two-day teaching on Chapters 1 and 4 of Master Nagarjuna's "Precious Garland (rinchen trengwa)" as well as provide general advice appropriate to these challenging times.

May 16 - 17, 2020

At the request of individuals and groups from around the world, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has graciously consented to give a two-day teaching on Chapters 1 and 4 of Nagarjuna's "Precious Garland (rinchen trengwa)" from 8 am to 9.30 am (Indian Standard Time) on May 16 (Saturday) & May 17 (Sunday), 2020. His Holiness has also been requested to provide general advice appropriate to these challenging times. Those interested may watch the live webcast of the teachings and listen to them in Tibetan, English, Chinese and other languages on the official websites and Facebook pages of the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. When watching the webcasts, viewers are earnestly requested to observe the social distancing protocols recommended wherever they live.

For further information please see www.dalailama.com/live

********************************************************************Click:  Introduction to Lojong and Tonglen

by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche April 2020 from Kopan Monastery 1:14:36

 

 Click: Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche for Coronavirus

Click: Advice from Geshe Tenzin Zopa 33 minutes

 

 

Heart Advice for Death & Dying Teachings & Meditations:

Transcript

Mindfulness Practices

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OR if you like, you can do a bank transfer Commonwealth Bank BSB 066505

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 Check out this wonderful speech by Geshe Tenzin Zopa for Harmony Day 2019 at Broome Circle, hosted by Helping Minds 

Geshela speaks about harmony, respect, compassion, loving kindnes and the wisdom of interdependentness.

Only 12 min 34 seconds long, it is well worth having a listen. Click:

Click: 2019 Harmony Day Speech by Geshe Tenzin Zopa

 

 

 

Videos :) Click on link:

Geshe Tenzin Zopa Radio Interview Part 1

Matty J Francis interviews Geshe Tenzin Zopa in this radio pre record on Monday 25th March 2019 at Goolarri Radio Studio

Goolarri Media Enterprises Blackman Street, Broome Western Australia. Duration: 15:14               *** Audio only ***

Geshe Tenzin Zopa Radio Interview Part 2

Matty J Francis interviews Geshe Tenzin Zopa in this two part radio pre record on Monday 25th March 2019 at Goolarri Radio Studio Goolarri Media Enterprises Blackman Street, Broome Western Australia.

Duration: 13:06                *** Audio only *** J F

Geshe Tenzin Zopa Radio Interview Extra Stuff

Matty J Francis interviews Geshe Tenzin Zopa in this radio pre record on Monday 25th March 2019 at Goolarri Radio studio Goolarri Media Enterprises Blackman Street, Broome Western Australia.

In Extra Stuff, Matty J asks some intriguing questions Duration: 04:36 *** Audio only ***

Self Care and Managing Stress with Geshe Tenzin Zopa

Kindly recorded by Petrine McCrohan at the

Broome Community Recovery Centre Western Australia

24th March 2019 10-12am Duration 1:54:15

 

Past Events: Geshe Tenzin Zopa (Recently awarded the  prestigious 2019  Global Peace Leadership and Excellence Award, in Mumbai, India) Broome - March 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 2019

Featuring Geshe Tenzin Zopa

 

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For information on our group, lick on the links below :)

Our FPMT Lineage:

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Kyabje Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche

Founder of FPMT Lama Thubten Yeshe

About Gyalwa Ensapa

About us:

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FPMT Around The World

 

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The Gift of Giving Help us to reinstate and keep our website features of About, History, etc: With changes in our website subscription, we now have to pay for these functions and they have dropped off! We need $468 to purchase another year to reinstate our Pages application. All our funding relies on donations. All our work is voluntary. Your contribution can make a real difference to our website. Generosity creates enourmous merit.

In the words of Lama Zopa Rinpoche: "Without merit, there can be no happiness or success. Therefore, merit is extremely precious. Think, I have collected inconceivable merit in the past, I am collecting merit now and I will collect merit in the future. How wonderful it is! Each time you rejoice in your own merit in this way, you collect merit like the limitless sky. Each time you feel happiness in your heart at your collection of merits of the three times (past, present & future), your merit increases like the sky."                   Lama Zopa Rinpoche.  

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