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June 3 2011

Dear Friends, Khadro la has been with us for the last 7 days and has been helping Rinpoche a lot with the right side that is partially paralyzed. Khadro la has been very helpful in explaining what is happening as ...

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Home Truths: September-October 1996

Adele Hulse writes wittily on our relationships with our vajra brothers and sisters. From Mandala September-October 1996.

Repaying the Kindness March 2011

Based in Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London, Repaying the Kindness is a respite project for carers in South East London (Lambeth and Southwark). Enjoy this short video introduction to their project! Perhaps you can start something like this in your ...

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The Lam-rim Monastery: A Vision for IMI and FPMT

Ven. Losang Monlam, former director of IMI, FPMT’s group of ordained monks and nuns, discusses Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s vision of a small monastic community focused on lam-rim. From Mandala January-March 2009.

David Zinn’s FPMT Photo Montage

This photo montage, created by David Zinn, features the FPMT mandala, images of Chenrezig, Lama Tsongkhapa, Buddha Maitreya, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche over a soundtrack of Lama Zopa Rinpoche chanting OM MANI PADME ...

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The Passing of the Holy Master Venerable Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen: Sadness, Joy, Inspiration and Blessings

On February 13, 2009, Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen stopped breathing and entered his clear light meditation. Gelong Gyaltan Yarphel writes, “Those of us who had the immeasurable good fortune to have been guided, cared for and protected by him have experienced ...

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The Practice of Motherhood

Charlotte Z. Rotterdam, mother of two, asks herself “whether there would any longer be space for spiritual practice, or whether the spacious silence of contemplation would be altogether drowned out by baby cries and too many loads of dirty laundry.” ...

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Compassionate Action for Dogs and Donkeys in Dharamsala

Read about the amazing work Arvind Sharma does in Dharamsala to support some of the thousands of homeless dogs found in the city, many of which are sick, critically injured or dying. From Mandala January-March 2010.

Relating to Your Path

Lama Yeshe gave this talk at the Chinese Buddhist Society, Sydney, Australia on April 24, 1975. From Mandala May-June 1997.

Meet Sera Je, the Dog!

Formerly “Sara,” Sera Je the dog was rescued from euthanasia and eventually given a special home with Ven. Losang Kalden, director of Manjushri Wisdom Center in Tuscon, Arizona, USA. From Mandala January-March 2011.

The Passing Scene: July-August 1996

Jon Landaw argues that finding the true villain – in the movies and in real life – may me more difficult than it first seems. From Mandala July-August 1996.

I Want to Fly

Eaglehawk, Australia — May 25, 2011 From Ven. Roger: Yesterday in the gym the physical therapist asked Rinpoche what he would like to achieve from these physiotherapy sessions over the next four weeks. Rinpoche said, “To fly!” The physical therapist ...

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