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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

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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Rinpoche Available Now

Rinpoche Available Now

Teachings from Light of the Path 2010 Venue: Hosted by Kadampa Center, North Carolina, United States Date: 13 – 25 September 2010 In September 2010 Lama Zopa Rinpoche continued to give teachings in the Blue Mountains in North Carolina hosted ...

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Merlin is a Horse

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

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!

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

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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Retreat Finished

Portland, OR — August 13, 2010 From Ven. Roger: Rinpoche has scheduled a 6 am departure from Tushita (Rinpoche’s retreat finished), then a departure to Delhi 13 hours by car, then a flight to LA via Hong Kong, and then ...

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Quiz Answers for July-September 2010 Print Issue Released

In the July-September 2010 print issue of Mandala we included an FPMT-registered teacher quiz. We’ve now posted the answers. How well did you do?