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Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Khadro-la Visit Western United States

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Khadro-la Visit Western United States

FPMT News Around the World FPMT spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche returned to Portland, Oregon, in the United States on June 21. Rinpoche traveled to Portland from California where he had spent the previous 12 days. Khadro-la arrived with Rinpoche ...

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Kopan Monks Help Street Kids

Kopan Monks Help Street Kids

Ven. Thubten Khunpel and several other monks from Kopan Monastery in Nepal are working to help the street kids of Kathmandu. Their organization Illuminating Darkness Nepal seeks to make the lives of street children more meaningful. More than an estimated ...

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Half the Woman: Losing Weight for Rinpoche

Half the Woman: Losing Weight for Rinpoche

Susan Drolkar lost 67 kilograms (147 pounds) using a sensible vegetarian diet and moderate exercise. She also found benefactors willing to sponsor her weight loss and raised enough money for approximately 13,500 meals for the monks supported by the Sera ...

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama visits the UK

His Holiness the Dalai Lama visits the UK

FPMT News Around the World His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama returned to England on Friday, June 15, arriving in Manchester where he gave a series of teachings and public talks. On June 17-18, His Holiness taught on Eight Verses ...

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Mandala Talk: Ven. Thubten Chodron on “Insight into Emptiness”

Ven. Thubten Chodron talks with Mandala editor Laura Miller in an audio interview about editing Wisdom Publications’ upcoming Insight into Emptiness by Khensur Jampa Tegchok Rinpoche. In their free-ranging conversation, Ven. Chodron also discusses her teacher Khensur Jampa Tegchok Rinpoche, ...

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Jade Buddha for Universal Peace Seen by Millions

Jade Buddha for Universal Peace Seen by Millions

FPMT News Around the World The Jade Buddha for Universal Peace continues its world tour in Thailand. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra officially opened the Thai showing of the Jade Buddha, which runs June 15 – July 7 at CentralWorld in ...

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The Seventeen Pandits of Nalanda Monastery

Maitripa College professor Jim Blumenthal writes the inaugural article for our new section Nalanda Masters, providing a brief introduction to the Seventeen Pandits of Nalanda Monastery. These pandits are “a grouping of seventeen of the most important and influential Mahayana ...

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Begin with Doubt by Thubten Yeshe (T.Y.)

Thubten Yeshe (T.Y.), FPMT registered teacher, provides suggestions for students without direct access to a teacher. She also takes a look at the role of doubt on a practitioner’s spiritual path: “Doubt is an essential aspect of our practice and ...

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108 Yaks: A Journey of Love and Freedom

108 Yaks: A Journey of Love and Freedom

In 2011, more than 108 yaks’ lives were saved in Nepal through the efforts of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Geshe Thubten Jinpa and with the support from FPMT’s Animal Liberation Fund and Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore. In order to ...

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The Simile of a Cloud from “Insight into Emptiness” by Khensur Jampa Tegchok Rinpoche

Khensur Jampa Tegchok Rinpoche describes the simile of a cloud, a famous simile about the nature of reality from the Vajra Cutter Sutra (a.k.a. Diamond Cutter Sutra) from his new Wisdom Publications’ book Insight into Emptiness. From Mandala July-September 2012. ...

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New stories on Mandala Magazine online!

New stories on Mandala Magazine online!

Over a dozen fresh online stories from the new issue of Mandala are waiting for you! Here are a few highlights: In our continuing “Road to Kopan” series, Ven. Karin Valham describes her first Kopan course in November 1974: “Rinpoche’s ...

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Bistro Blinds: Creating Protection for the Mind

Bistro Blinds: Creating Protection for the Mind

By Ven. Chönyi Taylor I live in an incredible beautiful part of Australia: down south, near Wilson’s Promontory. It is so beautiful, and also so windy that Shallow Inlet, curving around behind the town, is considered one of the best ...

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