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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Arrives in Australia

Lama Zopa Rinpoche arrived in Australia this week. Rinpoche is at Chenrezig Institute in Queensland, giving a public teaching on September 6 and offering a Great Chenrezig initiation on September 7-9. Rinpoche travels to the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion ... Read full article

Treating Animals at Animal Liberation Sanctuary

Animal Liberation Sanctuary  co-director Phil Hunt sent Mandala a recent update on the animal-welfare projects taking place in Nepal: The Animal Liberation Sanctuary, Nepal, has experienced its first monsoon on the new land. Fortunately, there are now several dry areas where ... Read full article

Update on the Stupa to Minimize Harm from the Elements in San Francisco

In June of this year, Teresa Mia Navarro joined the team in the search for a site for the Stupa to Minimize Harm from the Elements. This stupa was recommended by Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drolma (Khadro-la) to help minimize the ... Read full article

Real Happiness

 “People use the word ‘happy’ a lot, but what they think is happiness is not real happiness, it is suffering. Therefore, I mentioned that the best happy life, living with compassion, has great meaning. With compassion you can really have ... Read full article

Light of the Path 2014 Teachings Now Available Online!

Video from the 2014 Light of the Path retreat can be watched online on fpmt.org. You can find the video recordings of the teachings with Lama Zopa Rinpoche as well as some of the review sessions with titles, descriptions and ... Read full article

Mandala October-December 2014 Is Published!

The new issue of Mandala magazine, October-December 2014, is in the mail and the supplemental online content is published! In this print issue, graduates of FPMT’s in-depth Buddhist studies programs talk about transformation and the power of in-depth study. We also share new, ... Read full article

Procrastination

By Ven. Chönyi Taylor “Procrastination is my sin. It brings me naught but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will – tomorrow!” – Gloria Pitzer I have been diverting myself with countless other activities, both ... Read full article

1000 Nyung Nas Accumulated by 125 Students at Institut Vajra Yogini

One of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s vast visions for the FPMT organization is to sponsor 1,000 Nung-Nä retreats. Upon hearing about Rinpoche’s vision, Institut Vajra Yogini quickly picked up the project of hosting these retreats and has now started a third ... Read full article

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Teaches in Mongolia during 100 Million Mani Retreat

Lama Zopa Rinpoche arrived in Mongolia earlier this week for the 100 Million Mani retreat organized by FPMT Mongolia. The retreat, which is being held at Idgaa Choizinling Dratsang, Gandan Monastery in Ulaanbaatar, began on August 17 and runs through September ... Read full article

Continuous Light Offered to Chenrezig

In July 2013 Lama Zopa Rinpoche engaged in retreat with Khadro-la and Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche in the valley of Lahual, India, which is known by meditators as Garsha Khandroling, “Land of the Dakinis.” The retreat took place in one of ... Read full article