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Halloween Tsog Adventure

Moya Mendez tells of a spooky (and hilarious) Halloween Tsog adventure in Mexico. From Mandala January 2011.

A Day in the Life of an FPMT Lama: Geshe Gelek Chodak

A wonderful interview with Kadampa Center’s Geshe Gelek. From Mandala January-February 2000.

Death of a Son

An incredibly touching account of a Buddhist dad who lost his 14 year old son to a brain tumor. From Mandala, January-February 2000.

Discovering Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup’s Relics

On September 18, 2011, the cremation site for the recently passed Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup was dismantled and carefully examined for the presence of relics and indications of the location of Lama Lhundrup’s future reincarnation. From Mandala October-December 2011. The ...

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The Passing Scene: Raising Kids in the Dharma

From Mandala January-February 2000, this piece by Jon Landaw, from his The Passing Scene column, discusses raising children in the Dharma.

The Early Days

In October 1988, Harvey Horrocks gave Mandala a rare glimpse into the early days of the FPMT organization and Lama Yeshe’s incredible vision and kindness.

Young Buddhist Practitioners

In the July-August 1998 issue of Mandala, the cover story focused on young Buddhist practitioners. This interview with (then) 24 year old Christopher Kelley remains insightful and relevant 13 years later.

The Melodious Sound of Kalapinga: A Lamentation Requesting the Quick Arrival of the Incarnation of Khensur Geshe Lhundrub Rigsel

Lama Zopa Rinpoche wrote The Melodious Sound of Kalapinga: A Lamentation Requesting the Quick Arrival of the Incarnation of Khensur Geshe Lhundrub Rigsel as an auspicious action to create the causes and conditions necessary to quickly meet Khensur Rinpoche Lama ...

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Giving Negativity a Body Blow

After former Mandala editor Nancy Patton came across the practice of Vajrasattva in a very peculiar way, she decided to investigate what Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe said about purification and the benefits of beginning to tackle our own ...

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An Idea to begin to Repay the Kindness

Sometimes remembering our good motivation during a busy day can be difficult. We may start our day with a mind dedicated to the benefit of others, but by lunch times we’re anxious about work and deadlines. Pam Cayton shares a ...

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Flexible Retreats: How to Retreat from our own Delusions

A wonderful personal account from Lorne Ladner on the benefits of “flexible retreats” and how to incorporate this practice into a busy Western life. From Mandala, April-May, 2008.

Geshe Kelsang Wangdu

In 1996, Geshe Kelsang Wangdu told Mandala about his daily routine at Sera Je Monastery two decades earlier. Just by describing his time there, he transmits some important teachings about offering service, guru devotion, and why we shouldn’t criticize Western ...

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