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Tulshig Rinpoche and Off to Maratika

Kathmandu, Nepal – May 31, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: Today the long life puja for Rinpoche started. Khadro-la said this puja was important to do for Rinpoche. It is done over three days. Dagri Rinpoche and Khadro-la are doing ...

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40 Hours to Bouddhanath Stupa

San Francisco, United States; Munich, Germany; and Kathmandu, Nepal – May 19 – 20, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: Hello! Last month was spent in USA…got lost in the traffic! Now we’re on the road again. (Roadies, too much happened ...

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Hello, San Francisco!

San Francisco, United States – April 6, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: We left Dharamsala and missed our domestic flight. Then, drove to Delhi. Four hours remained before depature. In the meantime, Rinpoche met with one relative of Lama Yeshe. ...

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Leaving Tushita

Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala, India – April 4, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: Two days before we leave: All of the Hayagriva retreatants were able to have an audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. His Holiness talked to the ...

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Long Life Puja and Meeting His Holiness

Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala, India – April 1, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: 5:30 a.m. …. We’re scrambling to get the White Tara long life puja ready, preparation begins at 6 a.m. Suddenly, Dagri Rinpoche arrives with Namgyal Monastery’s umze ...

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Midnight Hour and all is Well

Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala, India – March 31, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: It is midnight….Rinpoche is relaxed and quietly dictating letters to students about practice, I am talking on the phone to International Office, Sangpo is organizing the gifts ...

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Pujas and Preparations

Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala, India – March 30, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: At 1:30 a.m., Rinpoche finished teaching how to do the visualization for the fire puja of Most Secret Hayagriva. The retreatants started reciting the sadhana at 5 ...

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Hayagriva Retreat and Monkey Business

Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala, India – March 29, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: It is 3 a.m. and I have been helping Rinpoche write letters to his students. One letter has been done in three stages, and we are currently ...

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Monkey Party at Tushita

Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala, India – March 28, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: Every day during the Hayagriva retreat, Rinpoche has been offering a party to the monkeys. Rinpoche has provided the monkeys with a very nice setup. Three big ...

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Introducing Life on the Road with Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Welcome to this special new feature of the Mandala website, our first blog: Life on the Road with Lama Zopa Rinpoche. FPMT’s CEO, Ven. Roger Kunsang, is on the road with Lama Zopa Rinpoche most of the year serving as ...

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Large Thangkas Around the World

One of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for FPMT is for FPMT centers to display large thangkas and host festival days where these thangkas can be enjoyed. Thangkas are painted or appliquéd depictions of deities, venerated spiritual figures, or common ...

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Welcome to Mandala Publications’ New and Improved Site

For twenty-two years, Mandala has served as the official publication of FPMT, bringing the international community relevant teachings, feature stories and worldwide FPMT news. Those of you who have been involved with the organization over the years have seen Mandala ...

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