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His Holiness the Dalai Lama Buses Around Taiwan

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Buses Around Taiwan

FPMT News Around the World The smiling face of His Holiness the Dalai Lama is traveling around Taiwan on the sides of 30 buses. Seeking to raise the profile of Tibetan Buddhism and His Holiness in Taiwan, advertisements have been ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Visits Tushita Meditation Centre

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Visits Tushita Meditation Centre

FPMT News Around the World Tushita Meditation Centre in Dharamsala has been abuzz with activity. FPMT’s spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s two-week visit earlier this month brought with it many blessing for Sangha and students. On May 15, he gathered ...

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Why Worry? by Lama Yeshe

Lama Yeshe’s talk in Berkeley, California, in the summer of 1983 was given at a time when the world was in a state of anxiety about the threat of nuclear war. From Mandala March-May 2002.

Training for Buddhahood

In Training for Buddhahood Ven. Tenzin Chonyi talks about the lam-rim, the genre of Tibetan Buddhist literature the serves as a step-by-step manual for spiritual and psychological development. “If you want to become an Olympic athlete,” Ven. Tenzin Chonyi points ...

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Traditional Herbal Remedies for Meditator’s Disease

Traditional Herbal Remedies for Meditator’s Disease

FPMT News Around the World Are you curious about Tibetan medicine and astrology? Men-Tsee-Kang, the Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute, was established in Tibet by the 13th Dalai Lama in 1916 and reestablished in 1961 by the 14th Dalai Lama ...

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Osel Hita Advises Harmony Starts with the Self – Listen Online!

Osel Hita Advises Harmony Starts with the Self – Listen Online!

FPMT News Around the World “The first step for harmonious communities is to be aware of your own actions and thoughts,” Osel Hita told a group of students in April 2012. A 50-minute recording of the talk is now available ...

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Choosing a Life Without Attachment, An Interview with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Dr. Renuka Singh interviews His Holiness the Dalai Lama for her book Women Reborn. In it, His Holiness discusses his greatest spiritual accomplishments and struggles, celibacy, and separating from his mother at a young age, among other topics. From Mandala ...

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Helping Others with a Good Motivation is Dharma Practice

As president of the Tibetan Women’s Association, Rinchen Khadro was the inspiration and energy behind many of the social welfare projects to help the Tibetan refugee community in India. American nun Ven. Thubten Chodron talked to Rinchen Khadro (in October ...

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Kadampa Center’s Stupa Takes Shape

Kadampa Center’s Stupa Takes Shape

FMPT News Around the World Kadampa Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, is making impressive strides with its project to build a new Kadampa stupa. The center reports, “For two months, we had been designing and building all the remaining concrete ...

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Home Truths: July-August 1998

Adèle Hulse remembers some of the experiences that her son T.Y. had early on as a young resident of a Dharma center, concluding that ultimately her wish is to let him “find his own way in Buddhism.” From Mandala July-August ...

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Interest in Meditation Continues to Spread

Interest in Meditation Continues to Spread

FPMT News Around the World It’s no surprise that meditation continues to draw the media’s attention. More and more, its positive effects on the mind and body are being documented by scientists and its techniques are being taught in clinical ...

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Altruism versus Co-dependency

How do we maintain a selfless attitude without falling into the co-dependent, helper/enabler syndrome – especially when complicated by low self-esteem issues? This is how Tubten Pende responded. From Mandala August-September 2006.