“From the bottom of my heart I want to thank everyone who has helped the Center in one way or another.
Thanks to the Center many beings benefit, receive teachings and will be able to achieve liberation and enlightenment and help others.
The Dharma center is an emergency rescue operation, like when the police go to rescue someone in danger with all the noise, the blaring of sirens, flashing red and blue lights, and circling helicopters. Similarly, the meditation center plays a very important role in the urgent rescue of people, human beings, using the seat belt and life buoy of the LamRim. Meditation on refuge and karma immediately saves us from falling back to the lower realms."
— Lama Zopa Rimpoche
I would like to thank everyone who works in Rinpoche's organization. [...] All of you have been working very hard up to this day. And I would like to ask you to continue to do so. Rinpoche works with determination and great sincerity in service of the Buddha's teachings and all beings, so it is important that we all combine our efforts.
— HH the Dalai Lama, 2006
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, excerpted from Teachings from the Vajrasattva Retreat, published by the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. 2. FURTHER ADVICE from a teaching at the Vajra Yogini Institute in Lavaur, France, May 12, 2003. Transcribed by Su Foo, revised by Claire Isitt, December 2003.
I would like to mention how urgent it is in this world, especially today today, have meditation centers and Dharma study groups. In fact, it is the most important thing in the world.
Why do I say that it is the most important service for beings? Studying in the meditation center, learning the Dharma ourselves and giving opportunity to others to do the same, inspiring each other, sharing our experience, understanding the Dharma, meditation, and trying to benefit others. Change in actions is Dharma, change in attitude is Dharma, and only Dharma can purify negative karma from the past. No external phenomenon can purify it. Medicines cannot purify the negative karma of the past. Only the positive mind and positive actions, which are Dharma, can purify the mind, negative karmas, which are the cause of problems.
As long as beings do not change their actions and attitudes, which is the Dharma, how can they put an end to their problems in life? And not just this lifetime, but you are creating all this negative karma that you will have to experience in future lifetimes. Thus we can see that as long as beings do not practice the Dharma, especially the good heart, if they do not change their mind and actions for the better, which is the cause of happiness, as long as they remain the same, which others do can't really end your problems. And not only that, they must achieve ultimate happiness, enlightenment, putting an end to the subtle errors of the mind. So all this happiness: the temporary, the last, the liberation from samsara, the full enlightenment, everything comes from one's own mind with the Dharma, the pure mind, the Dharma. His actions,
Therefore, now we can see that educating beings about the mind, reincarnation, karma, what is the cause of happiness, what is the cause of suffering, what is the content of the Four Noble Truths, what is the teaching fundamental of Buddha, our compassionate and kind Buddha, in conclusion, educating in the Dharma and meditation is the most important service for beings. Among the different types of service for beings, this is the most important, the most urgent. Like when someone has a heart attack and we take them to the emergency hospital, but the meditation center or Dharma study group, educating beings, is a trillion times more important than an emergency hospital.
The best service is the Dharma, teaching the Dharma and helping others learn it. Another meaning is to educate them, making them understand what is right, what is the right cause of happiness. They come to the center and come to know the cause of suffering: delusions and karma, and they come to know what liberation really means, what they should concentrate on and what they should achieve. In this way they feel the need to find a method to achieve the cessation of suffering. They feel the need to do something and follow the path since they have been able to know that there is a path. This is how they get the inspiration to practice, to follow the path to liberation and enlightenment.
Thanks to the existence of the Foundation to Preserve the Mahayana Tradition:
- We can receive the Dharma in the multitude of Centers of the organization throughout the world.
- We can meet qualified teachers, learn and share with other classmates along the way.
The organization is made up of all of us who in one way or another benefit and/or collaborate for its development. The FPMT is not for profit, the contributions and donations that we ask for allow us to cover the expenses involved in maintaining the organization, helping the sangha in its training activities, translation, etc.
Your collaboration with the FPMT is important and you can help in many ways: with ideas, opinions, collaboration, participation in courses, contribution to different projects and with your financial contribution.
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