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Subduing Pride

“Each time pride arises, it leaves negative imprints on the mind,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche said in “Overwhelmed by Pride,” a response to a student asking for advice on how to curb prideful thinking. “It causes strong delusions to arise. … ...

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News from Root Institute

Spiritual program coordinator Ven. Lozang Khadro from Root Institute in Bodhgaya, India shared with Mandala how the center celebrated His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday and recent staff changes: The celebrations for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s 80th ...

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Rejoicing in the Ongoing Compassionate Work of MAITRI Charitable Trust

For over twenty-five years, Adriana Ferranti, through MAITRI Charitable Trust, has provided essential education, medical care, aid to mothers and children, animal care, and various forms of charitable service to the destitute in Bodhgaya, India, which is the poorest and ...

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Real Buddhism Is to Not Harm Others [VIDEO]

“Buddha is like the doctor because, as I’ve explained, we have disease and he has medicine,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches in a new video on FPMT’s YouTube channel. “Dharma is like the medicine. The Sangha is like the nurse. When ...

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Support Offered to the Animal Liberation Sanctuary in Nepal

Support Offered to the Animal Liberation Sanctuary in Nepal

In June the Animal Liberation Fund was happy to offer a US$9,800 grant to the Animal Liberation Sanctuary in Nepal in support of their incredibly compassionate work providing shelter and care for animals rescued from being killed, so that they ...

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‘Practicing Patience Is So, So, So, Important’

“It is extremely important to pay attention to patience in everyday life,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche said in “The Most Important Practice of Patience,” a teaching made available as part of Mandala‘s July-December 2015 online content. “Not only we who want ...

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Amitabha Buddhist Centre Celebrates 25 Years with ‘The Heart of Our Happiness’ [VIDEO]

In 2014, Amitabha Buddhist Centre (ABC) in Singapore celebrated its 25th anniversary. To commemorate the anniversary, the center commissioned two videos, one of which was The Heart of Our Happiness , a short documentary reflecting on ABC’s growth and accomplishments ...

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What We Do to Protect This Nonexistent Real I

“If we do some profound scientific analysis, some inner scientific analysis, we can see how much we believe in this totally real I that actually does not exist,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche says in a teaching in the just published Lama ...

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FPMT Online Learning Center Has Reached 20,000 Users

FPMT Online Learning Center Has Reached 20,000 Users

The FPMT Online Learning Center (OLC) is providing access to FPMT Education programs for an incredible amount of people. The OLC recently passed 20,000 total registered users and gets over 4,000 visitors per month! Discovering Buddhism Module 2: How to ...

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Thought Transformation

A student wrote Lama Zopa Rinpoche: You asked me to read an article about how to transform depression into the path and also to concentrate on purification practices like confession to the Thirty-five Buddhas. I did not faithfully do them ...

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Grant from Education and Preservation Fund Offered to Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom

Grant from Education and Preservation Fund Offered to Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom

FPMT’s founder, Lama Yeshe, established what he called “Universal Education” which was an education of human hearts focusing on the universal language of compassion and wisdom, rather than emphasizing a strictly Buddhist approach. Lama Yeshe’s view was that the aims ...

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How to Think During Relationship Problems

A student was going through relationship problems and Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered some advice on how to think while experiencing them: All the problems are very good because they purify negative karma accumulated in the past. All those difficulties and ...

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