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Practices of Arya Sitatapatra (White Umrella Deity)

FPMT Education Services has recently published a new collection of two Sitatapatra (also known as White Umbrella Deity) practices. Practices of Arya Sitatapatra includes, “The Supreme Accomplishment of Sitatapatra,” and “Praises and Repelling Practices of Sitatapatra.” You can download this ... Read full article

The Mind Is Like Dough

Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered this advice on the nature of the mind: “The mind is like dough, which means you can make it into any shape: emotional, non-emotional, happy, not happy. “Mind is like a child, so you should become ... Read full article

The Latest from Wisdom Publications

“Wisdom Publications has been traveling across the globe over the past few months,” reports Wisdom’s Lydia Anderson. “In October, editors David Kittelstrom and Andy Francis attended the Tsadra Foundation’s Translation and Transmission conference​ in Colorado​; publisher Tim McNeill attended the Frankfurt ... Read full article

Collect Merit So Easily at the Center

“The most unbelievable way to collect merit in the West is in the center, where you go to receive Dharma teachings, where there is a resident teacher from whom you take teachings and who you regard as your guru, and ... Read full article

The Main Wrong Concept

“When Gelek Rinpoche was living in Delhi, he mentioned during teachings that the poor laborers working outside under the hot sun building roads or doing construction work look up through the windows of the large houses and see the air conditioning and fans,” Lama ... Read full article

Foundation Finished for Ngari Khangsten New Prayer Hall

Earlier this year we reported on a $US100,000 donation that was made by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, from the Lama Zopa Rinpoche Bodhichitta Fund, toward the building of a much-needed new prayer hall at Ngari Khangtsen, at Sera Je Monastery in ... Read full article

The Time for Big Thoughts

“It is said that there will come a time soon when there will no more qualified teachers to guide us. The teachings will still exist in books, and perhaps our wish to progress on the path will be there, but ... Read full article

Lama Zopa Rinpoche on a Hard Life

A hard life is very good for learning, it is a teaching, it shows the nature of suffering. Look at it that way, as a teaching, to give you inspiration, liberate you, and free you from samsara. Seeing sentient beings’ ... Read full article

Construction at Nalanda Monastery

Spiritual program coordinator Ven. Losang Tendar wrote to Mandala describing the recent construction completed as part of Nalanda Monastery’s 15-year master plan. Lama Zopa Rinpoche has expressed the importance of continually developing Nalanda Monastery’s facilities and study programs in order to ... Read full article

Prayers and Practices to be Reborn in Sukhavati

FPMT Education Services is pleased to release a new practice booklet. Prayers and Practices to be Reborn in Sukhavati includes “The Swift Path to Sukhavati” by Panchen Losang Chökyi Gyältsen as well as “The Benefits of the Pure Land Sukhavati,” ... Read full article