The FPMT Essential Prayer Book contains prayers and practices common in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition recommended for the FPMT by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. It also features Rinpoche’s quintessential advice on the benefits and practice of some of those prayers.
As such, the FPMT Essential Prayer Book is a must-have for all FPMT centers and study groups. For the individual student, it is an invaluable—and inspiring—resource for devotional practice on a daily basis, and during retreat.
With additional practices composed, compiled or arranged by Rinpoche, and others frequently included by Rinpoche at his teachings and events, this 2021 publication (available in digital format only) presents an extensive update of the 2011 collection, Essential Buddhist Prayers, Vol 1, which has been discontinued. Read about prayer books updates here.
Contents (in English translation and Tibetan transliteration):
Prayers for Teaching Occasions
Long Life Prayers and Name Mantras
The Eight Prayers
320 pages, 2021 edition.
We also make available most of these prayers and mantras as downloadable audio.