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Have a Good Heart and Love and Compassion for Living Beings

“… If you really know how to think, if you really know Buddhism, then you can make Christianity much deeper, with your own view and your own understanding. You will even have a much better understanding, the deeper you understand ... Read full article

‘The Best Present You Can Bring Is a Peaceful Mind’

Many of the Western students who came to Kopan Monastery to hear FPMT founders Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche teach in the 1970s came from Christian backgrounds. Recognizing this, each year Lama Yeshe gave teachings that touched on these students’ experiences ... Read full article

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Jangchup Lamrim

After the first day of the Jangchup Lamrim teachings on December 23 at Gaden Monastery in South India, Ven. Roger Kunsang, assistant to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, tweeted the photo above and an explanation: Straight after the teachings of His Holiness, ... Read full article

Weekly Namgyalma Mantra Blessings for All Beings in the Ocean

Sangha at Kachoe Dechen Ling offer a weekly blessing of all sentient beings in the ocean by submerging large Namgyälma mantra boards into the water. The Namgyälma mantra is embossed and by entering the ocean, it blesses all beings who come ... Read full article

Jangchub Lamrim Teachings Begin

His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived at Ganden Jangtse Monastery in Mundgod, Karnataka, India, on December 22 for the Jangchup Lamrim. FPMT spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche is also in Mundgod and attending the teachings with His Holiness, which begin December 23.  ... Read full article

15 Years of Success – Losang Dragpa Centre’s Annual One Thousand Offerings Event

Candy Tan, spiritual program coordinator at Losang Dragpa Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, recently told Mandala about the center’s 15th annual 1K Event, a two-day prayer festival for the public. Located just 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) from the heart of the ... Read full article

‘It Will Make You Laugh’

If someone’s giving you a hard time and your ego starts to hurt, instead of reacting, just take a look at what’s going on. Think of how sound is simply coming out of the other person’s mouth, entering your ear, ... Read full article

No One Can Cheat You

Lama Zopa Rinpoche taught in December as part of the Kopan Monastery November course. On December 7, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared on his Twitter page:  Lama Zopa: When you experience the real I that ignorance has been focusing on, disappears, then no ... Read full article

Robes Offered to 75 Nuns of Tashi Chime Gatsal Nunnery

Due to the kindness of a very generous benefactor, a full set of robes are being made by tailors in Kathmandu and then will be offered to the 75 nuns of Tashi Chime Gatsal Nunnery and three monks (the abbot, ... Read full article

Help at the Time of Death

“I tell people that the FPMT organization is here to help. I think it is so fortunate that we, the FPMT, are able to provide help at the time of death, because death is really a most difficult, most hard ... Read full article