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Insight Meditation Home Practice with Ven. Antonio Satta

Director François Lecointre shares news of an exciting new development in Institut Vajra Yogini’s programming – insight meditation retreat from the comfort of your home: One hundred people from around the world took part in the first Insight Meditation Home ...

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Remembering Impermanence and Death for Harmonious Relationships

“Even concerning having harmonious relationships, it’s also beneficial to remember impermanence and death,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche said in Creating the Causes of Happiness, the second volume in Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive’s four-part ebook series taken from the lightly edited transcripts ...

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Investing in the Future and Preservation of the Gelug Tradition

At a meeting held in South India in December 2014, His Holiness the Dalai Lama stressed the extreme importance of establishing the Geluk International Foundation and offices for the long term preservation of the Gelug tradition. Lama Zopa Rinpoche immediately ...

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What a Bodhisattva Is

“Just because a person recites the Mahayana prayers, just because he recites mantras or does a sadhana, visualizing deities, enlightened beings, those secret aspect buddhas, just because he does sadhanas that contain the tantric path, that alone doesn’t mean the ...

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New York City Center Rejoicing in Animal Liberation

“On January 23, Shantideva Meditation Center celebrated the first event in our new animal liberation program,” reported director Jennifer Kim from New York City. “We rescued approximately 2,000 red worms from the danger of terrible suffering and death as fishing ...

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Rinpoche Available Now

Rinpoche Available Now

Teachings from Bodhgaya 2015 Venue: Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India Date: February 8th to March 5th, 2015 Rinpoche gave extensive teachings and initiation to Chittamani Tara during his stay in Bodhgaya. Rinpoche emphasised the importance of practicing patience, gave definitions on ...

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Tips for Memorization

Memorization becomes increasingly important to Buddhist practice and study as one learns, and commits to memory, many prayers, practices, mantras, sutras, lineage details and much more. Recently, Mandala magazine published an online article about memorization by Ven. Tenzin Gache (Brian ...

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Others Are Only Objects of Compassion

In late November and early December 2014, Lama Zopa Rinpoche taught as part of the annual month-long Kopan course at Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Rinpoche’s teachings covered a variety of subjects. What follows is an excerpt from a lightly edited ...

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Rinpoche’s Heartfelt Wish to Help Others

Lama Zopa Rinpoche arrived at Root Institute in Bodhgaya, India, on February 2. Ven. Sarah Thresher recently shared news of some of Rinpoche’s beneficial activities during the first 15 days of Tibetan New Year : Following another all-night prayer session, ...

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Please Rejoice for Pujas and Offerings Sponsored During Fifteen Days of Losar

Every year during Losar (Tibetan New Year and the 15 days of miracles) the Puja Fund sponsors these pujas and offerings all over the world, dedicated to the success of the entire FPMT organization. This is something amazing to rejoice ...

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Ganden Buddhist Meditation Centre Celebrates First Gelug Prayer Book in Latvian

Center director Agnese Bishofa from Ganden Buddhist Mediation Centre in Latvia sent Mandala some exciting news about their 10th anniversary and the completion of the first Gelug prayer book in Latvian: We are happy to announce the release of the ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Showers Blessings on Choe Khor Sum Ling

“Choe Khor Sum Ling in Bangalore, India welcomed the new year with showers of blessings from Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche and his retinue of venerable monks and nun,” wrote student Deepthy Shekhar. “Lama Zopa Rinpoche visited our little center and ...

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