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Support for Social Services Offered through Lamp of the Path, Mongolia

Support for Social Services Offered through Lamp of the Path, Mongolia

Lamp of the Path NGO, part of FPMT Mongolia, offers social services to some of the poor and homeless living in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. It has three main programs: a soup kitchen, which offers about 80 meals five days a week; ...

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Check a Religion Like You Would Check Something You Want to Buy [VIDEO]

“Buddha said to examine his own teachings,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches in a new video on FPMT’s YouTube channel, recorded at Kopan Monastery in December 2014. “He advised bhikshus, the monks, ‘Learned ones take my teachings like gold: you burn, ...

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News from Choe Khor Sum Ling

Student Deepthy Shekhar from FPMT center Choe Khor Sum Ling in Bangalore, India, shared with Mandala their recent news: Choe Khor Sum Ling (CKSL) celebrated His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday on July 6, 2015 with an extensive Guru ...

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It Is Very Strange That We Don’t Know What the I Is [VIDEO]

“Whether a believer or non-believer, the most important thing is to actualize ultimate wisdom,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches in a new video available on FPMT’s YouTube channel. The teaching took place during Rinpoche’s July 2015 visit to Copenhagen, Denmark, organized ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Visits Khyongla Rato Rinpoche and New York City

Lama Zopa Rinpoche recently traveled to New York state, where he is visiting Khyongla Rato Rinpoche, one of his teachers. Lama Zopa Rinpoche is receiving oral transmissions from Khyongla Rato Rinpoche during his visit. Lama Zopa Rinpoche will be teaching ...

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Grant Offered to Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa for the Masters Program

The Masters Program (MP) is the FPMT’s most advanced study program. Based on Lama Yeshe’s unique vision for a comprehensive education, inspired by the traditional geshe studies at the great Gelugpa monastic universities, it was developed with the help of ...

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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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