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Visit Chandrakirti Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre in New Zealand

Chandrakirti Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre is situated in the rolling hills of Nelson, New Zealand, on the northern end of the country’s South Island.  In the online edition of Mandala April-June 2014, we share a video by Peter Kemp of the center’s beautiful grounds and featuring ... Read full article

Book Review: ‘Buddhist Biology’

Buddhist Biology: Ancient Eastern Wisdom Meets Modern Western ScienceBy David P. Barash; Reviewed by Jacob Sky Lindsley Some curious students of contemporary Buddhism will be familiar with the ongoing dialogue between Buddhism and science. Events like the “Mind and Life” ... Read full article

The Pain of Attachment

“If you are performing the daily actions of your life with two attitudes, you are getting close to enlightenment. The two attitudes are: 1) having a sincere heart, doing social service with compassion (working for others); and, 2) meditating on ... Read full article

Establishing a Daily Practice

  In October 2013 FPMT Education Services released Daily Meditation by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, which is a collection of the prayers, practices and meditations needed to start one’s day with a perfect Dharma intention and bodhichitta motivation. Rinpoche has also been recently ... Read full article

Tibetan Medicine for Women’s Health at Tse Chen Ling

On March 7, The Tibetan Wellness & Healing Center in Daly City, California and FPMT center Tse Chen Ling in San Francisco, organized and hosted the second annual workshop with Menpa (Doctor) Yangdron Kalzang on Tibetan medicine for women. In celebration of International Women’s Day, Dr. Kalzang ... Read full article

Lunch Offered to Children of the Central School for Tibetans in Bylakuppe, South India

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, through the Lama Zopa Rinpoche Bodhichitta Fund, is sponsoring all the midday (lunch) meals for the children of  the Central School for Tibetans in Bylakuppe in South India. The cost for this is US$8,086.61 for the year. ... Read full article

Rinpoche with Sangha on Vulture’s Peak

During Monlam, Lama Zopa Rinpoche traveled from Bodhgaya to Rajgir and walked up to Vulture’s Peak. Rinpoche gave an oral transmission of the Vajra Cutter Sutra to Sangha and lay students who had traveled from Bodhgaya with Rinpoche. Lama Zopa Rinpoche is the ... Read full article

Pamtingpa Center Builds a High Desert Stupa

Su Ianniello, spiritual program coordinator at Pamtingpa Center, a small FPMT center in north central Washington in the United States, shares in the April-June 2014 issue of Mandala the story of how the students there came together to fulfill Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s advice to build a stupa. ... Read full article

Benefits of the Vajra Cutter Sutra

“The Vajra Cutter Sutra is unbelievable. It is one of the most profitable practices because the root of all sufferings, yours and others, is the ignorance holding ‘I’ as truly existent, even though it is empty of that; and the ignorance holding the ... Read full article

Rinpoche’s Rooftop Altar

By Ven. Sarah Thresher Lama Zopa Rinpoche has been staying at Root Institute in Bodhgaya, India, where he has been engaged in nonstop virtuous activities. Ven. Sarah Thresher was with Rinpoche in Bodhgaya and shares this report. Rinpoche designed and commissioned an ... Read full article