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A Healthy Diet

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave the following advice to a student who had written to him about having hypothyroidism and a food addiction and needing to loss weight. “… If you want to benefit other sentient beings, to free them from ...

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The New Mandala Is Here!

The new, redesigned Mandala magazine is in the mail to supporters of the Friends of FPMT program and students who receive Mandala through FPMT centers and projects that offer it to supporters as a benefit. With our reimagining of Mandala ...

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The Good Life

By Ven. Chönyi Taylor With the launch of the new, redesigned Mandala today, we are happy to share the most recent Dharma Realities column by Ven. Chönyi Taylor, who has been contributing to Mandala‘s online edition since 2010. Positive psychology ...

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Problems Come from the Inside

On May 31, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared this from Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teachings at Buddha House in Adelaide, Australia, on his Twitter page: Lama Zopa: The main thing for resolving problems is to stop thinking they come from outside, they ...

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Osel Hita’s Pilgrimage to India and Nepal: “I Don’t Want to Create Followers, I Want to Create Leaders”

Osel Hita’s Pilgrimage to India and Nepal: “I Don’t Want to Create Followers, I Want to Create Leaders”

On April 12, 2015, Ösel Hita led a small group people on a once-in-a-lifetime “Universal Pilgrimage” to India and Nepal. While the itinerary called for visits to monasteries, holy places, and an exploration of Tibetan Buddhist culture and history, an ...

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Thank You for Becoming a Nun

Lama Zopa Rinpoche wrote this letter to a student who had just become a nun: My most dear, precious, kind, wish-fulfilling one, Thank you for your kind email, I am sorry for the long delay. You becoming a nun is ...

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LRZTP Graduate Berthe Jansen Earns Ph.D. from Leiden University, Netherlands

LRZTP Graduate Berthe Jansen Earns Ph.D. from Leiden University, Netherlands

Director of Maitreya Instituut Amsterdam Paula De Wys-Koolkin shared this achievement from past Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translator Programme (LRZTP) graduate Berthe Jansen: On February 24, 2015, Berthe Jansen was awarded her Ph.D. at Leiden University in a ceremony rich in ...

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Rinpoche Available Now

Rinpoche Available Now

Teachings from Australia 2015 Venue: various FPMT centers in Australia Date: May 26th to June 15th, 2015 Lama Zopa Rinpoche toured Australia in May and June 2015. Rinpoche started by visiting De-Tong-Ling on Kangaroo island, where he consecrated the stupa. ...

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Tibetan Translation: Comments from a Master, Geshe Thupten Jinpa

In 2011 FPMT Translation Services organized “Taking Up the Challenge of Translating Buddhism,” a translation and editorial conference that focused on discussing the future of translation within the FPMT. Since this conference, FPMT Translation Services has been working towards creating ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche to Attend Long Life Puja for His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala; Australia Tour Schedule Change

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has been invited to attend the long life puja (tenshuk) for His Holiness the Dalai Lama in honor of His Holiness’ 80th birthday in Dharamsala, India, on June 21. The long life ceremony has been organized by ...

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Watch Lama Zopa Rinpoche Teach Live at Vajrayana Institute in Sydney

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teachings at Vajrayana Institute in Sydney, Australia, June 13-15 will b e webcast LIVE on FPMT’s Livestream page: June 13: Teaching on “How to Apply Dharma in Daily Life,” Vajrayana Institute, scheduled 7 p.m. Australian Eastern Standard ...

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How to Think While Getting Chemo

A student wrote that she had cancer that was removed, but the surgeon said it had spread. The doctor advised getting chemotherapy. The student requested advice from Rinpoche on what she should do. My most dear, most precious, most kind, ...

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