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‘What If Your Dear Mother Were Caught in a Blazing Fire?’

What if your dear mother were caught in a blazing fire? You would not relax and say, “Let her burn. I don’t have time to get her out right now. I’ll do it later.” Of course you would stop whatever ... Read full article

Practices to Benefit Pretas, Nagas and Spirits

The practices of offering charity to spirits, pretas and nagas are often recommended by Lama Zopa Rinpoche – both for the benefit of the practitioner and for the benefit of the beings to which the practices are dedicated. This new ... Read full article

‘Put Enlightenment Second’

“So, what is it that brings all that [Dharma] happiness?” Lama Zopa Rinpoche asks in The Joy of Compassion, a free ebook from Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. “It’s cherishing sentient beings; living your life cherishing sentient beings. Not that I actually ... Read full article

Benefits of Offering Gold to Statues

Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered this advice in a letter to a student who offered gold to 1,000 buddha statues at Kopan Monastery in Nepal: I thought to tell of some benefits. In the time of Buddha Kashyapa, one person offered gold ... Read full article

Sponsorship of Annual Gelug Winter Debate

Monks from various Gelugpa monasteries participated in the extensive month-long debate on Buddhist logic at Sera Je Monastery, India, this January known as the Winter Jang Debate. This annual debate dates back to the time of Lama Tsongkhapa and was ... Read full article

‘Happiness or Unhappiness Come from the Mind’

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave teachings in New Delhi, India on January 23-26. On January 24, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared this on his Twitter page:  Lama Zopa: happiness or unhappiness come from the mind. If self-cherishing mind, then problems; if mind cherishing others, then happiness. ... Read full article

Thubten Norbu Ling Grows

In late October, Rowena Mayer, director of Thubten Norbu Ling in Santa Fe, New Mexico, US, shared a brief news update with Mandala. Thubten Norbu Ling has been experiencing promising and beneficial developments. Geshe Thubten Sherab finished his six-month stay with us ... Read full article

‘I Am a Most Fortunate Kangaroo’

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

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