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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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Recent Disbursements

The Stupa Fund supports the making of over 1,000 small Kadampa stupas each year. These stupas are made by resident Sangha at Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s home in California and are dedicated for students who have passed away. The fund has ...

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The Life of a Hidden Meditator: Choden Rinpoche

His Eminence Choden Rinpoche is a compelling figure in the world of Tibetan Buddhism, known for meditating secretly in his small, dark, empty room for 19 years in occupied Tibet. At the request of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Choden Rinpoche has ...

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Message from Osel Hita June 5, 2012

Message from Osel Hita June 5, 2012

Occasionally Osel Hita shares his thoughts and experiences on his Facebook page. In this update, he discusses the evolution of our specials and updates us on the condition of his mother, Maria. Hello, Everybody! Long time no talk! So here ...

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Saka Dawa Celebrated Around the World

Saka Dawa Celebrated Around the World

FPMT News Around the World FPMT centers, projects and services around the world celebrated Saka Dawa, the day commemorating Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana, yesterday. We rejoice in all of the events and activities that took place! Here are highlights ...

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Dharma in the Workplace

Is it possible to be a Buddhist and compete in your job? Or spread the Dharma in the workplace? Depending on your field, your motivation and your karma, it may not be easy. Or it may. From Mandala September-November 2002 ...

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Sera Je Food Fund Videos

June 2012: We are delighted to present you with new videos which help illustrate the many benefits of this project. “A Brief Introduction to the Sera Je Food Fund” is a short introduction and overview of the project. “The Making ...

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Sera Je Food Fund’s New Videos!

June 2012: We are delighted to present you with new videos which help illustrate the many benefits of this project. “A Brief Introduction to the Sera Je Food Fund” is a short introduction and overview of the project. “The Making ...

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Six Months of Food Offered

June 2012: FPMT was able to send US$115,000 to Sera Je Monastery. This contribution covers the next six months’ worth of meals for all 2,600 monks currently studying at Sera Je.           Thank you to all the kind benefactors who support ...

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Rejoice for the Wonderful Food Fund! A Devotional Tear Dropped in the Rice Bowl

By Geshe Thubten Jinpa  Received May 2012: The sun is at its brightest at 9 a.m., but a soft breeze blows making the morning chilly. Hundreds of monks in their maroon robes begin to flow in, clutching a square cushion ...

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