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Khenrinpoche Geshe Chonyi Enthroned at Kopan

On December 8, 2011 Khenrinpoche Geshe Chonyi was officially appointed abbot of Kopan Monastery and Kopan Nunnery by the private office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Please stay tuned for the next print issue of Mandala, April-June 2012, for ...

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New Mandala content is live!

We’re pleased to announce that the newest print magazine is in the mail. While you wait, please enjoy our newest online content featuring twenty topical new articles.

Gomo Tulku's New Video: Don't You Know

Gomo Tulku has released a new video “Don’t You Know” with Jidenna. Gomo says, “It is a tribute to everything going on in Tibet and a sobering reminder of how easy it is to get lost in our self-delusions.”

Mandala’s New Online Content is Published

Mandala’s January-March 2012 online content is now live. In addition to supplemental articles to this issue’s main stories: The Passing of Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup Rigsel and Preserving the Foundations: Merry Colony and FPMT Education, there are several topical articles, ...

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December 7 2011

Dear Friends, For Rinpoche’s health and long life, we have been advised it is very important for students to accumulate 88 recitations of the Golden Light Sutra. There is no deadline but it would be helpful and very good to ...

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Spider, Spider

Spider, Spider

By Ven. Chönyi Taylor Photo by Fir0002, flagstaffotos.com.au. GFDL 1. Spider, spider burning bright In the center of my sight, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?1 I was known in my family for my freak-outs with ...

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Altruism Versus Co-dependency

“Altruism is the attitude that regards the happiness and well-being of another as even more important than one’s own well-being. It’s an attitude of a very brave person, someone who is willing to give up their own happiness for the ...

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Not in This World

Not in This World

McLeod Ganj, India — December 1, 2011 From Ven. Roger: His Holiness the Dalai Lama walked through the door. Rinpoche went forward to greet him (not being able to prostrate) and they embraced (this was the first time Rinpoche had ...

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Geshe Potowa of the 21st Century: Following Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Each year, FPMT International Office hears from hundreds of people who have been touched by their interactions and involvement with Lama Zopa Rinpoche.This account of a day with Lama Zopa Rinpoche from Mandala July-September 2009, “Geshe Potowa of the 21st ...

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Flying: Yangsi Rinpoche’s latest post in Maitripa College’s Enlighten Me! blog

“So life is exactly like that. When things are turbulent and scary, and we find ourselves in unknown territory, out of our comfort zones, we should remain calm, and move forward with softness and gentleness. We should not cause interference ...

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The Role of Belief, Dedication and Rejoicing at the Final Stages of a Bodhisattva’s Path

From Mandala January-March 2009, “The Role of Belief, Dedication and Rejoicing at the Final Stages of a Bodhisattva’s Path,” by Gareth Sparham, attempts to answer the questions, “What, exactly, is a bodhisattva’s path and what is it that bodhisattvas do?”

Maitripa College’s Enlighten Me! Video 3: An Education at Maitripa

Maitripa College has released its third of five videos outlining the Maitripa experience through its Enlighten Me! project. This one entitled, “An Education at Maitripa,” details the education programs offered through the college.