RINPOCHE'S CURRENT ACTIVITIES AND SCHEDULE
For the confirmed schedule and details of how to book for these events, please contact the center directly or go to http://www.fpmt.org/teachers/zopa/schedule.php
Rinpoche is currently teaching during the Kopan November course at Kopan Monastery
, Kathmandu, Nepal. The annual long life puja offered on behalf of all Rinpoche's students, centers and projects will be offered at Kopan on Dec 8th.
Rinpoche will attend the teachings
of His Holiness the Dalai Lama which FPMT is co-hosting in Sarnath, India from Dec 19 - 21st, and then will participate in the FPMT Geshe Conference which follow Dec 22nd - 24th.
From there Rinpoche goes to Root Institute
, Bodhgaya to lead a short Maitreya retreat, Dec 27th - 31st.
Rinpoche will then give a public talk hosted by Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre
in Delhi on Jan 2nd, 2007.
So far Rinpoche's schedule in 2007 includes teaching at the FPMT centers:
- in Taiwan mid Feb - mid April
- Singapore May 7 - May 21
- Malaysia May 21 - June 4
As soon as we have more details about Rinpoche's teaching schedule we will let you know.
Geshe Sopa Rinpoche visits FPMT International Office
photographer Ven Roger Kunsang
MOST IMPORTANT FOR SUCCESS
Rinpoche gave this advice during the FPMT Inc Board meeting in Portland in October - this is VERY important advice for all FPMT centers and students:
"The most important thing for success is devotion and compassion - this is the cause for harmony. That's the best puja. Compassion for others cuts down on problems, and people will help you.
Devotion collects so much merit, good samaya leads to inner and outer prosperity coming; and with the wisdom to discriminate what is right, everything comes."
For an amazing and incredibly inspiring and enjoyable scroll through Rinpoche's life in pictures, please have a look at the new Photo Gallery at http://www.fpmt.org/teachers/zopa/gallery/
where there are thousands of photos of our kind and tireless spiritual director.
Coming soon - students with MP3 players will be able to receive Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching podcasts!
Audio teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche have been available in MP3 format for some time via FPMT Audio Teachings
, and we are adding to this service by making available all new teachings by Rinpoche which are sent to Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive in MP3 format. LYWA are working on adding all of Rinpoche's teachings pre-Sept 2005 to their audio page
Rinpoche's car says it all!
Photographer Max Leiber
Advice from Rinpoche to a center director:
"Because we and all beings still live in samsara and have anger, attachment, ignorance and all the mental garbage: having all these wrong views is why we need Dharma centers, which are a place to learn, to practice, to purify and collect merits, to inspire each other, to develop wisdom and compassion and to achieve liberation and enlightenment.
Because we are in samsara and because we have problems that is why we need Dharma centers, that is why Dharma centers exist.
Don't you think it is better to think this way rather than to think: because we have Dharma centers we have problems?"
Rinpoche with Yangsi Rinpoche during Rinpoche's visit to Portland for the FPMT Inc Board meeting
Photographer Max Leiber
NEW NAME FOR THE DELUSIONS
Extracted from a letter from Rinpoche:
"I hope everything is ok with you, I hope you are not in the part of New York where there is no electricity for many weeks; even when there is no terrorist problem, still there are problems.
Anyway here I have thought of a new name for delusions - terrorists. "
FPMT International Office