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Update from Buddha Amitabha Pure Land

“It’s exhausting,” Ven. Gyalten Yarphel told Mandala in a phone call on Thursday afternoon, August 27. “Breathing all the smoke, it’s hard to be energetic.” Ven. Yarphel (John Jackson) was speaking from Buddha Amitabha Pure Land (BAPL) in North Central ... read full article

New Prayer Wheel Being Built in Mongolia

One of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for the FPMT organization is to build 100,000 large prayer wheels around the world. The Prayer Wheel Fund recently offered a grant to the creation of a new very large prayer wheel in ... read full article

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Receives Oral Transmissions from Khyongla Rato Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche traveled at the end of July 2015 to New York City, where he is spending the month of August. The primary reason for Rinpoche’s visit to New York was to receive oral transmissions from Khyongla Rato Rinpoche, ... read full article

Newest Online Feature: ‘Finding Freshness: Ven. Losang Drimay Attends the Interfaith Gethsemani Encounter IV’

In May 2015, Ven. Losang Drimay, teacher and resident at Land of Medicine Buddha in Soquel, California, was one of 12 Buddhists to meet with 17 Catholics at Gethsemani Encounter IV. The first Encounter took place nearly 20 years earlier ... read full article

Dharma Is Developing the Mind

“Since we want only happiness and no suffering, it is extremely important for us to practice Dharma,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche says in “In Search of a Meaningful Life” in Teachings from Tibet, an updated and reprinted collection of lineage master ... read full article

It’s Wiser to Make Preparations for the Next Life

“The conclusion is that we can’t say past and future lives don’t exist just because we can’t remember them,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche says in Creating the Causes of Happiness , the second volume in a Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive s ... read full article

Respect Other Religions, But Analyze Animal Sacrifice [VIDEO]

“Of course, we should respect all the religions, all the major religions in the world,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches in a new video on FPMT’s YouTube channel. “People don’t have the karma and are unable to be Christian, unable to ... read full article

Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive Releases New Website

“Thanks to your support, the LYWA team has just launched a brand new responsive website (http://www.LamaYeshe.com) that we think is very beautiful and exceptionally functional. We hope you agree!” the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive wrote about their brand new website. ... read full article
Wildfires Threaten Buddha Amitabha Pure Land and Pamtingpa Center

Wildfires Threaten Buddha Amitabha Pure Land and Pamtingpa Center

Wildfires are burning out of control in many parts of the United States’ Pacific Northwest, including several large fires in Okanogan County, Washington, where both Buddha Amitabha Pure Land (BAPL) and Pamtingpa Center are located. Sangha were evacuated from Buddha ... read full article
Root Institute’s Incredibly Compassionate Work in Bodhgaya, India

Root Institute’s Incredibly Compassionate Work in Bodhgaya, India

Root Institute in Bodhgaya, India, has been offering ongoing charity to the destitute of the area since 1991. Three onsite projects are now administered, bringing incalculable benefit to others. Maitreya School Free school benefiting local children from Bodhgaya and neighboring ... read full article