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Holding Up a Mirror to Our Children’s Behavior

Author and clinical social worker Krissy Pozatek fears that overly-protective parents are preventing children and adolescents from building emotional “moccasins,” the internal resources need to successfully navigate life’s natural challenges. The July-September 2014 issue of Mandala features this excerpt from Brave Parenting: ... Read full article

Dharma Happiness

Lama Zopa: practicing Dharma is giving yourself happiness! – From Ven. Roger Kunsang’s Twitter page, posted on July 11, 2014 Ven. Roger Kunsang, Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s assistant and CEO of FPMT Inc., shares Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s recent pith sayings on Ven. Roger’s Twitter page. (You ... Read full article

New Advice on Wildfires

While staying near Madison, Wisconsin, US, Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered advice for the wildfires that were burning in Washington State, close to a number of students’ homes. Ven. Roger Kunsang, Rinpoche’s assistant and CEO of FPMT International Office in Portland, Oregon, ... Read full article

Tara Redwood School: Sprouting the Seeds of Compassion

Curriculum developer  Amanda Bauscher at Creating Compassionate Cultures shares some of the news from Tara Redwood School and the Online Institute for Creating Compassionate Cultures in the July-September 2014 issue of Mandala: “In the heart of Soquel Village, California, located on the Pacific ... Read full article

Monks Enjoy the Food Offered by the Sera Je Food Fund

Every day, the 2,500 monks of Sera Je Monastery are offered three vegetarian meals through the Sera Je Food Fund. You can see details of what they are offered for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This project is only possible due ... Read full article

The Appearance of True Existence

More than 200 people attended the teachings organized by Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds. According to Ven. Roger Kunsang, “Rinpoche’s teachings were stressing the importance of emptiness.” “We ordinary beings who haven’t realized emptiness don’t see things as similar to illusions,” Rinpoche told ... Read full article

Our Main Enemy Is Our Negative Mind

“[T]here’s no outside enemy. There’s a reason why people give harm to us, get angry with us or criticize us. There’s a reason, there’s a cause for that, and that cause is our mind,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche instructed. “For anybody, ... Read full article

New Padmasambhava Statue in Australia

A beautiful new 9 ft tall statue of Padmasambhava has manifested at De-Tong Ling Retreat Centre on Kangaroo Island, Australia.  One of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s vast visions for FPMT is to build many large Padmasambhava statues around the world. Please ... Read full article

The Meaning and Purpose of Life

“After waking up in the morning, the first thing to do is to feel happy that you haven’t died yet,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche taught at Osel Shen Phen Ling, an FPMT center in Missoula, Montana, US, on August 31, 1997. This teaching, given ... Read full article

What Buddha Cherishes Most: The Story of the Goats at Root Institute

Senior English nun and FPMT-registered teacher Ven. Sarah Thresher shared this story about a generous offering to the goats of Root Institute for the July-September 2014 issue of Mandala. Root Institute is a thriving FPMT center in Bodhgaya, India, the site ... Read full article