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How to Think about Caring for the Sick

Lama Zopa Rinpoche was asked for advice by a student who has cancer. His brother is taking care of him, including helping him go the bathroom and cleaning him afterward. Rinpoche typed up the following advice himself to send to ...

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Help Us Sponsor Prayers, Pujas, and Offerings on Tibetan New Year (Losar)

On Chotrul Duchen (the Day of Miracles), which is the fifteenth day of the Tibetan New Year (Losar) and falls on March 12 this year, the Puja Fund will sponsor offerings to Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s gurus and Sangha around the ...

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Helping Stray Dogs: A Thank You Letter from Rinpoche

In 2016, Lama Zopa Rinpoche heard about a service that rescues stray dogs in Malaysia, and that had cared for more than a thousand of them. He was deeply touched to hear about this rescue effort. Rinpoche wanted to make ...

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Paying Tribute to Geshe Pema Tsering

On February 11, 2017, Geshe Pema Tsering, who served as resident teacher at Buddha House in Adelaide, Australia, for nine years entered into clear light meditation after passing away. Mandala received this tribute to Geshe-la from Buddha House director Gabe ...

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Mandala Online: At the Kalachakra, FPMT Supports the Aims of His Holiness

Mandala has just published “His Holiness the Dalai Lama Gives His 34th Kalachakra Initiation,” an online feature—with plenty of great photos—about the Kalachakra initiation held recently in Bodhgaya, India, and FPMT’s involvement in it. This was the 34th such initiation ...

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Gelek Rinpoche: A Personal Reflection from Nicholas Ribush

It was with great sadness that we at FPMT International Office learned of the passing of Gelek Rinpoche (often spelled Gelek Rimpoche), founder of the Jewel Heart centers, on February 15, 2017. Rinpoche was a close friend of FPMT founder ...

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‘The Seven-Limb Prayer,’ A Living in the Path Module

“The Seven-Limb Prayer” is found in, and is the basis of, many prayers and practice texts, including “The King of Prayers” and Lama Chöpa . This powerful method was taught by the Buddha as a means to accumulate merit and ...

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‘Even Dreaming of a Stupa Plants the Seed of Enlightenment’

During his recent travels in Nepal and India, Lama Zopa Rinpoche visited stupas over and over. In the book, Benefits and Practices Related to Statues and Stupas, he explains why: “Every day, when sentient beings see stupas and statues, this ...

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Rinpoche at Root Institute: ‘An Honor and a Privilege’

Rinpoche’s extensive activities in Bodhgaya, India, in January and February have left students overwhelmed with gratitude. Rinpoche recently left Bodhgaya, and Ven. Paldron, director of Root Institute for Wisdom Culture, the FPMT center and guesthouse in Bodhgaya, India, reports on ...

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Long Life Puja Offered to Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Sarnath, India

On January 18th, Lama Zopa Rinpoche was offered a long life puja with the dance of the five dakinis by nuns and sponsors at Yulo Koepa, (Tara Pure Land) in Sarnath, a project of Kopan Nunnery. The main purpose of ...

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Happy 32nd Birthday, Tenzin Ösel Hita!

FPMT International Office wishes Tenzin Ösel Hita a very happy birthday and a long, healthy life. May his beneficial activities flourish and wishes come instantly into fruition! Tenzin Ösel Hita, the recognized reincarnation of FPMT founder Lama Yeshe, turns 32 ...

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Swiss Longku Center Celebrates 15th Anniversary [Video]

In December 2016, the students of Longku Center in Bern, Switzerland, celebrated their 15th anniversary. In attendance were a mix of old and new students, spanning Longku’s history. Director Jutta Mathä Dec shared the news with Mandala: Although we were ...

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