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Vegetarianism: A Healthy Debate

Vegetarianism: A Healthy Debate

Two renowned teachers in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Ven. Sangye Khadro, author of the best-selling book How to Meditate, and Ven. Robina Courtin, founder of Liberation Prison Project and former editor of Mandala, offer their thoughts on vegetarianism within Buddhist ...

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World Animal Day

World Animal Day

FPMT Around the World October 4 is World Animal Day. Many FPMT students and centers are doing things to benefit animals. If you’d like to do something to help, Enlightenment for the Dear Animals shares the following ideas: Go to ...

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16 Actitudes at Centro Yamantaka in Colombia

16 Actitudes at Centro Yamantaka in Colombia

In the October-December 2012 issue’s online content, the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom (FDCW) is highlighting two FPMT centers that are finding innovative, contemporary and authentic ways to communicate the essence of the Dharma teachings to children and young ...

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Keeping Up with the Maitreya Heart Shrine Relic Tour

Keeping Up with the Maitreya Heart Shrine Relic Tour

FPMT News Around the World The Maitreya Heart Shrine Relic Tour has a new website, featuring quick links to the tour’s schedule and media coverage. The Heart Shrine Relic Tour displays dozens of relics from Buddhist masters, from Shakyamuni Buddha ...

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More Big Love

More Big Love

FPMT News Around the World The latest Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archives newsletter reports “editing work continues in earnest” on Lama Yeshe’s biography Big Love. For the past several years, Mandala has published excerpts of Big Love on our website. Now, ...

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Osel Hita Torres, ‘The Reluctant Lama’

Osel Hita Torres, ‘The Reluctant Lama’

FPMT News Around the World Osel Hita Torres – the person recognized as the reincarnation of FPMT founder Lama Yeshe and a current member of the FPMT board of directors – was featured in a recent BBC Radio 4 broadcast. ...

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Recent Disbursements

Recent Disbursements

Lama Zopa Rinpoche looks up at the prayer wheel at Root Institute. The Prayer Wheel Fund has offered US$17,500 to prayer wheels at Root Institute, India; Land of Medicine Buddha, USA; and at Mahamudra Center, New Zealand.

Long Life Puja Fund Videos

One of the most moving ceremonies in Tibetan Buddhism is the long life puja for a teacher, an elaborate display of devotion towards a spiritual guide comprising heartfelt prayers and praises, and a procession of symbolic offerings. We have collected ...

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FPMT Puja Fund Videos

Every year the FPMT Puja Fund sponsors an extensive range of practices and pujas in India, Nepal and around the world. Please enjoy this collection of videos depicting the range of activities occurring during a puja. Long Life Puja for ...

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Ling Rinpoche Visits and Other News from Choe Khor Sum Ling Study Group

Ling Rinpoche Visits and Other News from Choe Khor Sum Ling Study Group

FPMT News Around the World Choe Khor Sum Ling (CKSL), the FPMT study group in Bangalore, India, recently wrote Mandala about some of the highlights of their summer program. “We had a beautiful and especially blessed Saka Dawa,” CKSL writes. ...

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Nalanda Monastery Completes Pujas for Rinpoche’s Health

Nalanda Monastery Completes Pujas for Rinpoche’s Health

FPMT News Around the World The community at Nalanda Monastery in France recently completed 1,020 sessions of the 16 Arhat puja in order to benefit the health of Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The monastery reports that they began doing the pujas ...

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Talking Tibetan on Mandala Talk

Talking Tibetan on Mandala Talk

If listening to Mandala is more your speed, check out the latest installment of our podcast “Mandala Talk.” In this podcast: Have you ever thought about learning classical Tibetan? Are you curious about monastic textbooks? What do you think Buddhism ...

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