In August 2005, people from around the world gathered at Kopan Monastery for the first FPMT Foundation Training in Rituals. Led by Venerable Sarah Thresher, this training provided in-depth instruction on Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s style of leading the practices that he most often recommends for FPMT centers and students.
This book begins with the inspiring and clear teachings given by Khenrinpoche Lama Lhundrup on why we need ritual in our lives. This is followed with an introduction by Venerable Sarah Thresher on the elements of ritual practice and Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s particular style of leading rituals. The rest of the book contains the rituals taught in the training, beginning with a teaching from Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the benefits of the practice, followed by a “How to Lead…” teaching from Venerable Sarah, and finally the practice itself. There are several appendices, including a teaching on the vajra and bell, visualizations and motivations given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, a list of helpful resources, and the contributors’ biographies.
This is an indispensable book for anyone wishing to practice these pujas according to the method of Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
512 pages, 2009 edition