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Book Review: ‘The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism’

The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism By Robert E. Buswell, Jr. and Donald S. Lopez, Jr.; Reviewed by Michael Ium As the academic field of Buddhist Studies becomes more divergent, the criticism has been made that the field has become overly ... Read full article

The Great Prayer Wheel at Land of Medicine Buddha

Please enjoy this short video of Land of Medicine Buddha’s Great Prayer Wheel being turned by many. This incredible prayer wheel contains over 170 billion mantras as well as many sets of texts.  

‘Dharma Protects You From Suffering’

FPMT Spiritual Director Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered a week of teachings at Choe Khor Sum Ling Study Group in Bangalore, India, in March 2014. Ven. Roger Kunsang, Rinpoche’s assistant and CEO of FPMT, Rinpoche shared that Rinpoche gave animated and dynamic teachings on emptiness that were “so clear on the subtle aspects.” Rinpoche also enthusiastically ... Read full article

When Loneliness Is Your Closest Friend

“On my last day of work in Australia, before flying to Nepal to become ordained, in accordance with hospital tradition I went to the local pub with my fellow doctors for a farewell drink,” remembered Thubten Gyatso in the March-May 2003 issue of Mandala. ”There I was, the prospective ... Read full article

Enjoy Live Streaming Video of the 2014 Light of the Path Retreat!

  Light of the Path Retreat 2014, which takes place Sunday 3pm, May 4 to Sunday Noon, May 18, 2014, at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC, is the third of a 5-year series of teaching retreats led by Lama Zopa ... Read full article

Learning Mantras to Benefit Others

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s devotion manifests in a natural curiosity to learn mantras in the original Sanskrit when possible and appropriate. Rinpoche later uses what he learns to bless people and animals that he comes across, such when once Rinpoche met a small ... Read full article

A Student Reflects on Ven. Robina Courtin’s Visit

During March 14-16, Maitripa College welcomed special guest teacher Ven. Robina Courtin. Over the weekend, Ven. Robina taught on karma and emptiness to a devoted and enthusiastic crowd. Student and lead volunteer Anita Bermont sent Mandala this reflection from the event: The ... Read full article

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Meeting the Children from Ngari Institute

In this touching video, Lama Zopa Rinpoche meets the children of the Ngari Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Ladakh, India. Rinpoche is listening to the children reciting many prayers that they have memorized. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, through the Lama Zopa Rinpoche ... Read full article

“This Person Who We Call ‘Enemy’ Is the Most Important Thing in Our Life”

“Great compassion is generated by depending on the kindness of this person who is suffering and deluded – this person who we call the enemy.  “… This person who we call “enemy” is the most important thing in our life and we ... Read full article

The Best Long Life Puja: Practice Dharma

  Remember the Guru’s Kindness By Lama Zopa Rinpoche The following advice was given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in response to requests by students to help them understand how best to prolong the life of the guru, and how to ... Read full article