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  • Lama Chöpa Commentary
    Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

    A verse-by-verse teaching on Lama Chöpa (Guru Puja), an essential guru yoga practice.

  • E-letter No. 138: November 2014
    Dr. Nicholas Ribush

    Read our latest e-news, which features an excerpt from a teaching by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Happiness Depends on Transforming the Mind as well as news about the work of the Archive and links to great resources on the web.


  • Words of Truth for a Speedy Accomplishment of the Prayer for a Swift Return of Geshe Lhundub Sopa

    Words of Truth is a prayer composed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for the quick return of Geshe Lhundub Sopa Rinpoche, who passed away on August 28, 2014.

  • The Eight Auspicious Signs
    Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

    A translation and short commentary on the meaning of the eight auspicious signs and how they can be used for success.


  • Practicing the Unmistaken Path

    Practicing the Unmistaken Path: Lam-rim Teachings from Kopan 1991. The first volume of a new ebook series of Lama Zopa Rinpoche's teachings given during the 24th Kopan lam-rim course in 1991. 



  • Advice on Quitting Intoxicants
    Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

    "We can survive without drinking alcohol; it won’t kill us to go without it. In fact, we will be very healthy mentally and physically if we don't drink."

  • Transforming the Mind in Everyday Life
    Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

    "Having a positive attitude, such as the altruistic thought to help other sentient beings and not harm them, is the cause of success in life." 

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New Ebook Only Series: Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Lam-rim Teachings from Kopan 1991. The first book is titled Practicing the Unmistaken Path. The second book will be out soon.

Lama Yeshe's Biography: Big Love: Forthcoming in 2015. Read excerpts on our Big Love Blog!

FPMT Lineage Project: Recently published: The Perfect Human Rebirth. Forthcoming: Moon in Rippling Water: Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Teachings on Emptiness. Watch this video of editor Ross Moore talking about the project.

Heart Advice Series: Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Bodhisattva Attitude is available for FREE. Watch this video of editor Ven Sarah Thresher talking about the book. Forthcoming: Mahayana Refuge.

New Archival Video posted on our YouTube channel: Lama Yeshe's Thousand-Arm Chenrezig Commentary

Our Latest DVDs: Lama Yeshe's Life, Death and After Death and Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe together on Freedom Through Understanding.

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