FPMT News Around the World
You don’t? Then let’s get you two acquainted.
The Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive (LYWA) is the organization responsible of collecting, organizing and preserving the works of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the founding teachers of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). Since LYWA’s inception in 1996 at the behest of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the archive has collected thousands of hours of digital audio and video, and tens of thousands of pages of raw transcript, and is diligently working to edit the raw material to expand its already robust collection of free (or nearly free) books and DVDs.
The Archive (as they call themselves) also makes available a huge collection of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s spiritual advice, monthly podcasts, ebooks, historic audio teachings, a YouTube channel and an easy-to-navigate image gallery.
And to no surprise, the Archive is already in the works to release more invaluable materials for students of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and the FPMT. In addition to the recently released Bodhisattva Attitude: How to Dedicate Your Life to Others, the second book in the FPMT Lineage Series, How to Practice Dharma: Teachings on the Eight Worldly Dharmas, is being printed and prepped for distribution. Mandala will feature an excerpt out of this collection of teachings in the October-December 2012 issue – keep your eyes peeled!
The Archive also produces an excellent e-letter filled with important announcements about the organization’s progress. Not to sound alarmist, but if you haven’t signed up for it, you probably are missing something you’d be happier knowing.
Mandala has regularly made use of archived materials over the years, a kindness that makes us feel both privileged and indebted.
So it’s with great sincerity that we say, “We’re happy that you’ve finally met.”
With 158 centers, projects and services around the globe, there is always news on FPMT activities, teachers and events. Mandala hopes to share as many of these timely stories as possible. If you have news you would like to share, please let us know.