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Rinpoche Available Now

Teachings from Delhi 2015 Venue: Tushita Centre, Delhi, India Date: January 23rd to February 1st 2015 Rinpoche gave a talk at the centre the first day and then a series of teachings at a venue. He gave an oral transmission ...

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The Letter A: All Phenomena Come from the Mind

In December 2014, Lama Zopa Rinpoche taught as part of the annual month-long Kopan course at Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Rinpoche taught on a variety of subjects, including how all things are “merely labeled by the mind.” What follow are ...

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His Holiness the Karmapa Meets Ragni at Root

On January 10, His Holiness the Karmapa paid a visit to Root Institute, a busy FPMT center in Bodhgaya, India. While there, His Holiness for the first time met Ragni, the mate of Bodhichitta, a male elephant offered to Lama ...

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Monthly Offering to Stupas in Nepal

Every month, on the full moon, the Puja Fund sponsors offerings of white wash, four giant saffron flower petals and the best quality cloth to the umbrellas at the pinnacles of Bouddhanath and Swayambunath Stupas in Nepal. Please rejoice in ...

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Discovering Dharma

“My very dear most kind precious [student],” Lama Zopa Rinpoche wrote to a student who had written to Rinpoche about his book How to Practice Dharma, published by the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. “Skies of thanks for your discovering Dharma, ...

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‘What If Your Dear Mother Were Caught in a Blazing Fire?’

What if your dear mother were caught in a blazing fire? You would not relax and say, “Let her burn. I don’t have time to get her out right now. I’ll do it later.” Of course you would stop whatever ...

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Practices to Benefit Pretas, Nagas and Spirits

The practices of offering charity to spirits, pretas and nagas are often recommended by Lama Zopa Rinpoche – both for the benefit of the practitioner and for the benefit of the beings to which the practices are dedicated. This new ...

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‘Put Enlightenment Second’

“So, what is it that brings all that [Dharma] happiness?” Lama Zopa Rinpoche asks in The Joy of Compassion, a free ebook from Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. “It’s cherishing sentient beings; living your life cherishing sentient beings. Not that I ...

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Benefits of Offering Gold to Statues

Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered this advice in a letter to a student who offered gold to 1,000 buddha statues at Kopan Monastery in Nepal: I thought to tell of some benefits. In the time of Buddha Kashyapa, one person offered ...

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Sponsorship of Annual Gelug Winter Debate

Monks from various Gelugpa monasteries participated in the extensive month-long debate on Buddhist logic at Sera Je Monastery, India, this January known as the Winter Jang Debate. This annual debate dates back to the time of Lama Tsongkhapa and was ...

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‘Happiness or Unhappiness Come from the Mind’

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave teachings in New Delhi, India on January 23-26. On January 24, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared this on his Twitter page: Lama Zopa: happiness or unhappiness come from the mind. If self-cherishing mind, then problems; if mind ...

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Thubten Norbu Ling Grows

In late October, Rowena Mayer, director of Thubten Norbu Ling in Santa Fe, New Mexico, US, shared a brief news update with Mandala. Thubten Norbu Ling has been experiencing promising and beneficial developments. Geshe Thubten Sherab finished his six-month stay ...

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