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Home Truths: March-April 1997

In the March-April 1997 “Home Truths,” Adele Hulse reflects on how doing retreat her own way was the best way. From Manadala March-April 1997.

Back Over the Mountains

This excerpt comes from Back Over the Mountains , a biography in progress by Jane Marshall about Ven. Kushok Lobsang Dhamchöe, spiritual director of Gaden Samten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre, Alberta, Canada. Kushok shared this story with Jane Marshall ...

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May 8 2011

Dear Friends, A few days back Rinpoche had what the doctors said appeared to be a continuation of the stroke … this sometimes happens with stroke patients … in fact for the 1 month after  having a stroke there is ...

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Geshe Tsulga

David Strom describes a day in the life of Geshe Tsulga, a beloved geshe who taught in the United States from 1992 until his death in 2011. From Mandala May-June 1997. Geshe Tsulga’s obituary and the stories from the end ...

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The Flight of a Young Lama

Merry Colony retells some of the early history of the young Cherok Lama, “the boy whose affection and laughter make even the sternest of hearts to open and wonder just who is inside the four-year-old body.” From Manadala March-April 1997.

Thanksgiving Report from Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche reports on what he and the Sangha from Kachoe Dechen Ling did to benefit the millions of turkeys that are killed each year in the United States for Thanksgiving. From Mandala February-March 2008.

Advice from the Virtuous Friend, His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The students and staff of the FPMT Master’s Program received advice from His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Centro Ewam, Florence, Italy, May 16, 1999. This advice describes some of the ways to study the great traditional texts of Tibetan ...

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Buddhism in the Family: Dealing with the “Terrible Twos”

Lily Rose is a most unique Australian toddler, not just because her grandmother is a Tibetan Buddhist nun, but because her mother, Ven. Thubten Yeshe, is too! In “Buddhism in the Family: Dealing with the ‘Terrible Twos‘,” Ven. Thubten Yeshe ...

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Loving Kindness Photo Contest: First Winner

Mandala briefly featured a photo contest that received some pretty amazing entries. This is the first winner from the Loving Kindness Photo Contest. From Mandala February-March 2007.

May 5 2011

Dear Friends, The night of the 3rd wasn’t an easy one for Rinpoche so in the morning in consultation with the doctor we cancelled the physio therapy sessions for the pool in the morning and the session with the physio ...

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The Benefits of Being Monks and Nuns

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches on why it is necessary to live the ordained life in the modern world in “The Benefits of Being Monks and Nuns.” From Mandala September-October 1996.

Reversing the Energy of Addiction

In “Reversing the Energy of Addiction,” Jindati Doelter writes about the life of Ngawang Chotok, one of Lama Yeshe’s earliest students. Chotok’s own addictions and recoveries have informed his meditations and practice profoundly. From Mandala January-February 1996.