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Support Offered to Young Mongolian Tulku Entering Sera Je Monastery

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, through the Lama Zopa Rinpoche Bodhichitta Fund, recently made a substantial offering toward the costs associated with a young Mongolian tulku, Lama Jamyang Garpo, said to be an emanation of White Manjushri, entering Sera Je Monastery. Traditionally, ... Read full article

‘Even If Buddha Appeared to Us’

Lama Zopa Rinpoche taught in January 9-15 at Choe Khor Sum Ling in Bangalore, India. On January 13, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared on his Twitter page:  Lama Zopa: We have had an ordinary view from beginningless time. Even [if] Buddha appeared to us, we ... Read full article

Jeffrey Hopkins’ Transmission of Honesty

Dr. Jeffrey Hopkins, now 74, is professor emeritus at the University of Virginia and one of the world’s top scholars of Buddhism. He has published 42 books, acted as His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s translator, and had a long academic ... Read full article

The Altruistic Thought Is the Cause of Success

“Having a positive attitude, such as the altruistic thought to help other sentient beings and not harm them, is the cause of success in life,” said Lama Zopa Rinpoche in a 1991 teaching in Adelaide, Australia now available through the ... Read full article

‘Whether You Like It or Not’

While Lama Zopa Rinpoche was in the Bendigo-area for the CPMT 2014 meeting and the retreat that followed, he added mantras to statues of an elephant and a kangaroo and wrote text for many signs to be placed next to those statues ... Read full article

New Update on the Stupa to Minimize Harm from the Elements

  Recently, Lama Zopa Rinpoche met with Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drolma (Khadro-la) in India. As a result, a number of details regarding the Stupa to Minimize Harm from the Elements have changed. According to what is most beneficial now, ... Read full article

Shedrup Zungdel Study Group Welcomes Ven. Rita Riniker

Student Marguy Krier from Shedrup Zungdel Study Group in Beligum sent Mandala a short news update: On a rather cool December 2014 weekend, Ven. Rita Riniker worked with more than 22 students from Shedrup Zungdel Study Group in Burg-Reuland, Belgium in order ... Read full article

Dakini Dances for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Long Life

Khadro-la (Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drolma) advised that FPMT centers include the dakinis’ request to the lama in the long life pujas arranged for Rinpoche In the January-March 2015 print edition, Mandala magazine published a piece about the two long ... Read full article

Making Parties Meaningful

“When we give a party, we usually do it with attachment clinging to this life, to our own happiness and good reputation. That attitude is one of worldly concern, or worldly desire. When we give a party with that attitude, ... Read full article

Australian Monks Use Rinpoche’s Advice to Help Alleviate Severe Drought

In early January, Thubten Gyatso (Adrian Feldmann), a monk and the director of Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery (TSL) near Bendigo, Australia, wrote Lama Zopa Rinpoche a brief note explaining the success the monastery had with reciting the Sutra of Golden Light to help bring ... Read full article