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The Benefits of Plastic Flowers

Amitabha Pure Land, Washington, USA — November 21, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: Over the past couple of years Rinpoche has been “planting” plastic flowers (many kindly offered by Ven.Pemba, Esther Ngai and Cham Tse Ling) in the garden of ...

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The Order of the Polar Star

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — October 20, 2010 From Ven. Roger: Several months earlier, Khatanbaatar Choidogsuren, the director of our center here in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on behalf of many of Rinpoche’s Mongolian students, requested the Mongolian Government to consider Rinpoche for this ...

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The Dash to Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — October 18, 2010 From Ven. Roger: How did we get here … well, it wasn’t easy. Initially, we came for an important conference in Mongolia, which meant Rinpoche left the retreat in North Carolina two days earlier ...

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Rugby, Mongolian style

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — October 12, 2010 From Ven. Roger: Yesterday we drove to Erden Zuu, an old 16th century monastery, located a day’s drive away from Ulaanbaatar. The great 5th Dalai Lama, Lobsang Gyatso (1617 – 1682), visited it in ...

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Nalanda Monastery Recites Golden Light Sutra 130 Times

From FPMT International Office e-News, October 2010: In order to repay the kindness of the IMI, and the sponsors of the IMI and Nalanda, the 27 Nalanda monks (and one of the nuns) recited the Golden Light Sutra for four ...

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Roadies and Whole Foods

Black Mountain, North Carolina, USA — September 14, 2010 From Ven. Roger: How long can you spend in Whole Foods (the health food/organic supermarket)? If you’re with Rinpoche it can be a long time. We are on the second day ...

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Merlin is a Horse

By Ven. Chönyi Taylor I have decided my dog is actually a horse. After all, he has four legs and runs along the beach and he likes eating carrots. Unfortunately, since I started feeding him hay, he has lost weight; ...

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The Future of FPMT: Thoughts from Young FPMT Notables

Mandala‘s recently released issue (October-December 2010) features six notable young people associated with FPMT, ranging from the ages of 6 to 25. The youngest of these, Tenzin Phuntsok Rinpoche (the recognized reincarnation of Geshe Lama Konchog) and Kundrol Rinpoche (recognized ...

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Gas Station Dreams

Troy, NY, USA — September 1, 2010 From Ven. Roger: There is a little town called Troy somewhere in upstate New York. We found it by accident as we were off the freeway getting gas. The guy running the gas ...

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Mash Potato Dessert!

Madison, WI, USA — August 30, 2010 From Ven. Roger: Rinpoche decided to accept to give an initiation to someone who requested it. The initiation was scheduled to happen Sunday. We were scheduled to leave Madison early Monday (from Deer ...

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Walking Amongst the Corn

Madison, WI, USA — August 23, 2010 From Ven. Roger: Geshe Sopa Rinpoche’s monastery, Deer Park, is located outside of Madison, Wisconsin in a rural area. While at Deer Park, Rinpoche has been exercising daily by walking in the early ...

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Rinpoche’s Heath

Portland, OR — August 14, 2010 From Ven. Roger; Recently, during retreat, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said to Rinpoche (on more than one occasion) to be very careful with his health. So of course, Rinpoche had no choice. Just ...

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