Note: Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, the center's programs are now being offered online only. Other programs may be cancelled. Click here for details.

Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche for COVID-19
Practices with Ven. Amy Miller

Would you like to do a bit more for your internal practice during these challenging times? FPMT Spiritual Director Lama Zopa Rinpoche and His Holiness the Dalai Lama have recommended a few practices and mantras to recite to maintain our own good health and fend off the spread of COVID-19, and they can certainly make you feel more empowered during these critical days. Rinpoche has said that group practice can have a greater benefit than practicing alone. 
Ven. Amy Miller has offered to lead these free practices online through Shantideva Center. Feel free to pass along this information to any others you know via email, social media, etc. The more we include, the better!
August 2020 (New Schedule)
Saturdays only: August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 1 – 1:30pm EDT (GMT-4)
(No sessions on Wednesday)
Here is a recorded practice session by Venerable Amy, for review at any time.
These are difficult times for all of us, and dharma centers are no exception. It is only through the incredible generosity of donors that they are able to spread the Dharma to their communities. If you are able, please consider making a donation to your local center. You can find Shantideva Center’s donation page here.
Be well and stay safe,
The Shantideva team
Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting. If you have not registered with Zoom, it’s easy to do at If you would like to follow along with the practices, please download them in advance from the FPMT page on Rinpoche’s advice. If you are not able to download them in advance, we will make them available at the beginning of the Zoom session.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 426 457 258
Password: 934267

Please make a note in your calendar of these practice dates and times, or download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) file to your calendar system.

Dana for the Teacher

Shantideva Center makes offerings to all of our teachers using the funds collected through registration. You can give additional support to the teacher and create a stronger karmic connection by offering dana. Please make sure to select the teacher’s name in the dropdown menu. Dana offered is passed entirely to the teacher, but please note that it is not tax-deductible.

About the Leader

Venerable Amy MillerVenerable Amy Miller has been teaching extensively since 1992 and was ordained as a Buddhist nun in June 2000 by the great Tibetan master, Venerable Choden Rinpoche. She has previously directed several FPMT centers and projects for decades and has completed a seven-month solitary retreat. Her teaching style emphasizes a practical approach to integrating Buddhist philosophy into everyday life. She is happy to help people connect with meditation and mindfulness in an effort to gain a refreshing perspective on normally stressful living. Venerable teaches and leads retreats and pilgrimages around the world. Her teaching schedule and other information can be found at

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