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ABC Radio National Features Chenrezig Institute in Broadcast on the History of Buddhism in Australia

“An ABC National presenter visited us for the 40th anniversary of Chenrezig Institute [celebrated in September 2014] to include us in her show about the history of Buddhism in Australia. It has just been played [on Saturday, December 13] and will be replayed ... Read full article

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and the Kopan November Course

In late November 2014, Lama Zopa Rinpoche arrived at Kopan Monastery in Nepal and like most other years, he gave teachings to students attending the month-long lam-rim course, known as the November Course. [Kopan offers several different course and retreats for lay students ... Read full article

Lama Zopa Rinpoche on Karma

Lama Zopa Rinpoche made the point while teaching a the Kopan Monastery November course, “We can spend hours in meditation, but we don’t take care of karma! That is not correct meditation.” Rinpoche offered these observations on karma in 2000, which you can find on the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive: “In some ways, you can say even just looking at flowers ... Read full article

New Issue of Mandala Published!

The new issue of Mandala is on its way to mailboxes around the world! And we’ve also published several new exclusive stories online that you can read now, including: The “Monk with a Camera”: An Interview with Khen Rinpoche Nicholas Vreeland ... Read full article

Pujas Offered to Prevent the Spread of and Eliminate Ebola

Recently, Lama Zopa Rinpoche checked what pujas could be done to help control and prevent this serious outbreak of Ebola, and requested Kopan Monastery and Khachoe Ghakyil Nunnery to offer three recitations of the Prajñaparamita; three extensive Medicine Buddha pujas; ... Read full article

Technology and Mindfulness

By Ven. Chönyi Taylor There was a time when I nearly killed myself, but for the attentiveness of the driver of the car coming towards me. I was so absorbed in a problem I was trying to solve that I was ... Read full article

Rinpoche at Boudhanath, Part 2

“After 8 p.m., most people have finished circumambulating the stupa at Boudha,” Ven. Roger Kunsang shared. ”This is when Rinpoche often starts.”  After circumambulating the Boudha Stupa seven times earlier this week, Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered three Dharmachakras to the stupa in three different directions late at night, with many prayers to benefit sentient beings.  In 2013, Rinpoche wrote a letter to a student who had done 1,000 circumambulations of ... Read full article

Rinpoche at Boudhanath, Part 1

Lama Zopa Rinpoche regularly circumambulates Boudha Stupa while he is in residence at Kopan Monastery. Rinpoche arrived at Kopan in late November to participate in the annual November course. Ven. Roger Kunsang shared about this photo, “Rinpoche did seven korwa into the evening and then offered three Dharmachakras to the stupa in three different directions.” Ven. Sarah Thresher told a story in Mandala July-September 2009 about how Lama ... Read full article

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Birthday Celebrated

Lama Zopa Rinpoche had his first birthday celebration at 69 years old at Kopan Monastery in December. ”Kopan monks wanted to create merit  so they decided to celebrate Rinpoche’s birthday,” shared Ven. Roger Kunsang. ”[In the photo] here many of the older monks are with Rinpoche and also Kopan Abbot Geshe Chonyi. Rinpoche from his own side thought it was unnecessary to celebrate.” More information, photos and updates about FPMT spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche can be found on Rinpoche’s webpage. If ... Read full article

Wisdom from Osel

Occasionally Ösel shares his thoughts and experiences on his Facebook page. In this recent update, he reminds us that we are all connected and encourages us to go within to understand our own thoughts and intentions, rather than worrying about ... Read full article