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Thanksgiving Report from Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche reports on what he and the Sangha from Kachoe Dechen Ling did to benefit the millions of turkeys that are killed each year in the United States for Thanksgiving. From Mandala February-March 2008.

Advice from the Virtuous Friend, His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The students and staff of the FPMT Master’s Program received advice from His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Centro Ewam, Florence, Italy, May 16, 1999. This advice describes some of the ways to study the great traditional texts of Tibetan ...

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Buddhism in the Family: Dealing with the “Terrible Twos”

Lily Rose is a most unique Australian toddler, not just because her grandmother is a Tibetan Buddhist nun, but because her mother, Ven. Thubten Yeshe, is too! In “Buddhism in the Family: Dealing with the ‘Terrible Twos‘,” Ven. Thubten Yeshe ...

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Loving Kindness Photo Contest: First Winner

Mandala briefly featured a photo contest that received some pretty amazing entries. This is the first winner from the Loving Kindness Photo Contest. From Mandala February-March 2007.

May 5 2011

Dear Friends, The night of the 3rd wasn’t an easy one for Rinpoche so in the morning in consultation with the doctor we cancelled the physio therapy sessions for the pool in the morning and the session with the physio ...

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The Benefits of Being Monks and Nuns

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches on why it is necessary to live the ordained life in the modern world in “The Benefits of Being Monks and Nuns.” From Mandala September-October 1996.

Reversing the Energy of Addiction

In “Reversing the Energy of Addiction,” Jindati Doelter writes about the life of Ngawang Chotok, one of Lama Yeshe’s earliest students. Chotok’s own addictions and recoveries have informed his meditations and practice profoundly. From Mandala January-February 1996.

Unashamedly Beautiful Housing for Melbourne’s Elderly Homeless

In 1999, Bryan Lipmann, CEO of Wintringham, a not-for-profit welfare company in Melbourne, Australia, celebrated its tenth year of providing the elderly homeless with affordable housing and high quality care services. “Unashamedly Beautiful Housing for Mebourne’s Elderly Homeless” is an ...

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How to Benefit the Dying and the Dead

Lama Zopa Rinpoche always encourages everyone to prepare for the time of death. He also remarks that all his students should be prepared to help others coming to the end of their life by educating themselves on how to benefit ...

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He Is My Guru and I Am Going with Him

Ven. Lobsang Yeshe, Michael Cassapidis, has been a Buddhist monk most of his life, first at Kopan in Nepal, and then at Sera in south India where he was one of the attendants of Lama Tenzin Osel, the reincarnation of ...

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May 3 2011

Dear Friends, The weekend has been quiet, tomorrow  morning Rinpoche will have his first therapy session in the whirl pool. Doctors say Rinpoche’s progress is very good with his right leg. The right arm has still little movement … they ...

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My Heart Jewel Spiritual Brother

Just before his death in 1984, FPMT’s founder, Lama Yeshe, wrote a letter to Geshe Jampa Wangdu, one of Lama Yeshe’s closest friends. From Mandala October 1989.