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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Gives Long-life Initiation to 1,000 Sherpas

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave the Amitabha long-life initiation to about 1,000 Sherpa people at Lawudo Gompa and Retreat Centre on Tuesday, April 21. Before the initiation, Sherpa women offered a dance to Rinpoche. Lawudo is in the Solu Khumbu region ...

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When the Mind Gets in the Way

A message from Ösel Hita What to do when our mind gets in the way of finding peace of mind and comfort with oneself? Even though the circumstances are amazing, if our mind is unhappy then it makes no difference. ...

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Reading Sutras Has So Much Meaning

“I am very happy to hear that you immediately rushed to read the sutras. That made me so extremely happy. That means you are truly a very devoted student, maybe not quite truly existent. Please keep reading the sutras, even ...

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Destroying Delusions

Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered the following advice on the value of retreat during lunchtime at one of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings on “The Wheel of Sharp Weapons”: You should always remember retreat means making war on delusions. You ...

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News from Milarepa Center

“During the past few months Milarepa Center has had the honor of hosting an array of teachers that have benefited the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont in the United States greatly,” said office assistant Tommy Nimrod. “Geshe Konchog from Florida visited ...

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Making Homage to the Relics [Video]

In the Sutra of Golden Light, Chapter 18, it says: “Then the Tathagata struck the surface of the earth with his hand, whose palm was soft as the newly bloomed lotus and marked with a thousand-spoked wheel. As soon as ...

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Lawudo Family Reunion

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s current visit to Lawudo Gompa and Retreat Centre in Solu Khumbu, Nepal, is special for many reasons. Lawudo cave was the meditation cave of Rinpoche’s previous incarnation Kunsang Yeshe, more commonly known as the Lawudo Lama. Rinpoche ...

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A New Era of Mandala Magazine

Long gone are the days when we only received news of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and the FPMT organization through the mail. Between blog posts, Mandala’s expanded online features and social media like Facebook, engaged FPMT students around the world have ...

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Practice Awareness of Karma When You Walk Outside

“When you are working outside and see a beautiful flower that pleases you, that is your karmic view,” said Lama Zopa Rinpoche during the 16th Kopan course in 1983. “That view comes from your own mind, from virtuous thoughts. Anything ...

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How to Make a Million Mantras

When someone tells you a prayer wheel contains so many millions or billions of mantras, do you ever stop and think, “How can they all fit in there?” In the latest online feature from Mandala, Donna Lynn Brown shares the ...

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Practicing 108 Nyung Näs to Become a Trillion, Billion Times Greater than an Olympic Champion

One of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for the FPMT organization is to sponsor others to complete 1,000 nyung nä retreats. Institute Vajra Yogini (IVY), France, upon hearing this incredible vision of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, immediately started hosting 108 nyung ...

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An Easy Way to Benefit Animals

“When Lama Zopa Rinpoche was traveling from Gaya airport to Root Institute on the day of his arrival in early February 2015, he noticed the roadside shops that sell live chickens,” said long-time student Ven. Sarah Thresher. “The chickens are ...

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