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We are currently seeking a Spiritual Program Coordinator (SPC) to join Team LMB as soon as possible. This is a full time (35 hours per week) paid position. There is the possibility of this being a residential position.

The SPC works closely with the Executive Director to develop, design, and implement the spiritual program at LMB. The SPC is responsible to the Executive Director and to FPMT International Office to ensure that the Center’s spiritual program is in line with FPMT policy and guidelines, ensuring that it reflects the unique teaching style of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. This is the ideal position for a creative, dynamic person looking to offer service within the FPMT mandala.

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Good Virtue applies bas relief sculptures to the dome of the stupa, May 2017.

We are so glad to have our amazing artist Good Virtue back at LMB! He is creating beautiful molds to go on the top Kadampa Stupa right now.

During the raining season, we were working with a landscape designer to create the stupa garden. Lama Zopa Rinpoche advised a Japanese-style garden in the area. Now that our artist is back, he overlaid a mandala design on the garden layout. We are looking forward to breaking ground on the gardens this summer. There will be opportunities to sponsor trees, benches etc. We will keep you updated.

We just received the okay from Rinpoche on a revised entrance to the shrine where the Buddha statue will be placed. While I was in Nepal, Good Virtue and I had a chance to order the pinnacle for the top of the Kadampa stupa and see a photo of the wax mold for our Buddha statue.

Denice Macy, Director
Land of Medicine Buddha
May 18, 2017

Schematic for the landscaping around the stupa.

Our schedule of events is getting busy this late spring/early summer, with visiting teachers and new courses.

Masters Program graduate and touring teacher, Don Handrick will be giving two public talks, May 11 and May 18, and teaching an entire module of the FPMT Basic Program – Transform your Mind, Transform the World (The Wheel of Sharp Weapons) – over two intensive weekends, May 12-14 and May 19-21. Don is based at our center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he teaches intermediate-level courses when he’s not on tour.

To commemorate the holy month of Saka Dawa – the anniversary of Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana (passing away) – we are offering four classes on What the Buddha Taught, June 4, 8, 11, and 15.

Later in June, we will be honored by the visit of Dagri Rinpoche, one of the high incarnations who has stepped up to assist Lama Zopa Rinpoche in taking care of our organization by teaching at FPMT centers around the world. Dagri Rinpoche will give a public talk on June 21, an initiation and commentary on the esoteric practice of Chöd, Jun 22-26, and will attend this year’s Medicine Buddha Festival on July 1.

See the Dharma Programs Calendar for other events, such as on-going meditations, Discovering Buddhism courses, and other retreats later this year.