In August 2005, thirty fortunate people from around the world gathered at Kopan Monastery for the first FPMT Foundation Training in Rituals. This training provided in-depth instruction on Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s method of leading the practices that he most often recommends for FPMT centers and students. The training was led by Ven. Sarah Thresher, who generously shared her considerable experience leading these practices in retreat with Rinpoche, as well as the private instruction she has received from him. Khenrinpoche Lama Lhundrup, the former abbot of Kopan, gave profound teachings on the need for ritual, as well as advice for FPMT centers on how best to utilize ritual for success. Kendall Magnussen gave instruction in altar set-up and other aspects of ritual practice. Finally, Ven. Thubten Jinpa, an accomplished monk from Kopan’s Tantric College and frequent attendant to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, gave several engaging teachings on tantric practice.
This audio contains part of the materials presented at the training: