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Altar Fires and Blackouts

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia — June 18, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: Teachings in Malaysia are going very well. There is quite a full schedule. The program is mostly being held in a nice hotel. We met the owner, one of ...

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Please Help Mandala by Answering Some Questions

Today we’re requesting your help to improve Mandala Publications, one of the benefits of the Friends of FPMT program. By taking a short survey, you give us the information we need to make Mandala Publications something that really serves you ...

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Great Chenrezig Initiation, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — June 13, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: The day after arriving in Kuala Lumpur, Rinpoche started the first day of the Great Chenrezig Initiation. The initiation was held at the exhibition hall of the Wellness Hotel, ...

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Unexpected Meetings and Askew Toupees

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – June 10, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: We left Kathmandu Wednesday afternoon and stayed overnight in Bangkok. The next morning, around 7 a.m., Rinpoche was sitting waiting for the flight and let his head lean back, ...

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July-September 2010 Online Content Released

The July-September 2010 online content has just been released, and we are sure that you will find something there that will amaze, fascinate and inspire you. In addition to a moving teaching by Lama Yeshe, pay special attention to “BIG ...

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I want to thank you a billion, zillion trillion times for your practice

REJOICE! is a new section in Mandala that gives us an opportunity to really rejoice in the amazing practice of FPMT students from around the world. Every year, students quietly complete retreats, commitments or progress further along the path than ...

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What is “the Youth,” Anyway?

Welcome to Mandala‘s new feature, Generation Why? The aim of this area is to give voice to the portion of the FPMT community who regard themselves as “young.” FPMT is not short of initiatives in this area, LKPY (Loving Kindness ...

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Sending in the Helicopter

Maratika, Nepal — June 6, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: It’s 9 a.m. and we are hoping that the weather is OK so we can pick up Rinpoche in the helicopter. Rinpoche is meditating in the cave still. Usually, Rinpoche ...

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Pilgrimage and Retreat in Maratika

Lawudo/Maratika, Nepal — June 5, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: This morning Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Dagri Rinpoche and Khadro-la did a short pilgrimage to the different caves of Guru Rinpoche in Maratika. After lunch they will start retreat in the ...

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Getting Things on the Road

Kathmandu/Maratika, Nepal – June 3-4 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: This morning, at 7 a.m., Rinpoche went to the Kathmandu airport to fly to Maratika, to the cave where Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) achieved enlightenment. Rinpoche was busy most of the ...

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Introducing Dharma Realities!

I wonder what reality looks like with the super clean and clear binocular vision of ultimate truth and relative truth. It may be a while before I know, that is, before I become a Buddha. Meanwhile we look at reality ...

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How Beautiful are the Feet

By Ven. Tenzin Chönyi (Dr. Diana Taylor) You should always check very carefully how you’re expending your energy: will it make you happy or not. That’s a big responsibility, don’t you think? It’s your choice: the path of wisdom or ...

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