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Decorations Completed on Canadian Stupa

Dianne Noort from Gendun Drubpa Centre in Williams Lake in central British Columbia, Canada, sent Mandala some news about their stupa, their public programming, and their support of Tibetan refugees in the country: Gendun Drubpa Centre is delighted to announce that the decorations on ... Read full article

Dealing with Stress

“… Many different conditions can cause stress: the fear of your partner dying or of losing them to someone else, failure in business, loss of a job, illness, or not getting some person or object that you want. With desires focused ... Read full article

Offering Back to Australian Centers

From September 13-October 23, a successful CPMT meeting was held and followed by a retreat with Lama Zopa Rinpoche. These events were jointly hosted by three Australian FPMT entities: The Great Stupa, Atisha Centre and Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery. Following ... Read full article

Hundreds of Thousands of Animals Sacrificed in Gadhimai Festival

On November 28-29, hundreds of thousands of animals will be sacrificed as part of the Gadhimai Festival, a Hindu religious festival that occurs every five years in Bariyarpur, Nepal, about 90 miles (145 km) south of Kathmandu.  In 2009, Lama Zopa Rinpoche ... Read full article

Jamyang Bath Blessed by Visits from Geshe Tashi, Geshe Kelsang Wangmo and Geshe Sherab

“Jamyang Bath has a full program this autumn,” said study group coordinator Sandra Whilding. “We hosted a weekend of talks by Geshe Tashi Tsering on the subject of buddha nature. It was a great success and lots of people came ... Read full article

New eBook by Rinpoche: Practicing the Unmistaken Path

Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive has recently published the first book in a new ebook series of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teachings: Practicing the Unmistaken Path: Lam-rim Teachings from Kopan 1991. You can read more about the book, which was edited by Gordon McDougall and Sandra ... Read full article

The Benefits of Offering to Buddha

“Offering one tiny flower to a statue or picture of Buddha receives immeasurable, limitless, merit. All the paths to happiness result from that. With just one grain of rice or one tiny flower, you can enter the path and achieve ... Read full article

Supporting Tashi Chime Gatsal Nunnery

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, through the Lama Zopa Rinpoche Bodhichitta Fund, continues to support the nuns of Tashi Chime Gatsal Nunnery (also known as Bigu Nunnery) by sponsoring the 100 million mani retreats which the nuns continue to offer at least ... Read full article

Tokyo Continues Annual Nyung Nä Tradition

Every year the students of Tokyo’s Do Ngak Sung Juk complete a nyung nä, an intensive two-day retreat connected with Chenrezig. Doc O’Connor reports: On September 12-15, Do Ngak Sung Juk (DNSJ) had their annual nyung nä. The past two years we ... Read full article

‘Life Is Very Short’

During Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s stay at Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery near Bendigo in Australia, Rinpoche had several signs made to go with toy animals that had been placed along the path from the monastery to the Great Stupa of Universal ... Read full article