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The New Issue of Mandala is Here!

Mandala July-September 2014 is published. And with the new issue, we offer more than a dozen new online articles that supplement and expand on our stories in print, which include Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s amazing, non-stop virtuous activities in Bodhgaya during the Days ... Read full article

How to Use Cooking in the Path

“The initial reason why people come to a Dharma center is not for the food but for the teachings and meditations; they are a little bored with the lives they have and are looking for something new. However, the conditions at the ... Read full article

Is It a Mouse?

By Ven. Chönyi Taylor It is a dreamy autumn day. A light rain is soaking into the thirsty soil of my garden to the delight of plants and weeds and birds and possums and our local, sweet little antechinus which ... Read full article

New Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche

 FPMT Education Services is pleased to release two new essential advices from Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Advice on Circumambulation is a short practice that can be done to make one’s practice of circumambulating holy objects as powerful as ... Read full article

A Successful Retreat

The Light of the Path, a two-week retreat in North Carolina, US, led by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, was by all accounts a huge success. The root text for Light of the Path is Lama Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment. Rinpoche’s teachings were ... Read full article

Ling Rinpoche Offers Advice to Centre Kalachakra

  Long-time student Ven. Elisabeth Drukier, director of Centre Kalachakra in Paris, France, joyfully shared this news about an April visit from His Eminence the Seventh Ling Rinpoche. Rinpoche is the principal organizer of the Jangchup Lamrim with His Holiness the ... Read full article

Rinpoche in California

Lama Zopa Rinpoche traveled to Kachoe Dechen Ling, his home in California, following the successful Light of the Path retreat. Within a week of returning, Rinpoche had gone flower shopping twice in order to have many beautiful flowers for offerings. Kachoe Dechen ... Read full article

Maitreya Instituut Celebrates First Group Water Bowl Retreat

Group water bowl retreat participants Inge Eijkhout, Ven. Tenzin Chodron, Diana Carroll, Jaclyn Yip, Annette van Citters, March 2014. Photo courtesy of Maitreya Instituut. Long-time student Annette van Citters shares news about the first group water bowl retreat held at Maitreya Instituut ... Read full article

Path to Geshe: A Story of Monastic Life

“Path to Geshe” by William Judge and Bodhi Leaf Productions tells the story of monastic life at Sera Je Monastery. You can learn more about this wonderful film on the Bodhi Leaf Productions website. You can also view the trailer ... Read full article

Rinpoche en Español

FPMT has more than 20 centers and study groups in four Spanish-speaking countries. To meet the needs of these students, Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teachings and advice have been translated into Spanish by FPMT Spanish Translation Services. Video recordings of Lama ... Read full article