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Leaves in the Wind: People Who Wish for Death

Leaves in the Wind: People Who Wish for Death

By Ven. Chönyi Taylor … I’d been craving on and off, since I was fifteen, for Death to come and take me the way the wind does a dry leaf out on its limb.1 Suicide is a great tragedy and ...

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Stephen Batchelor Looking at Buddhist Monasticism in the West

Stephen Batchelor Looking at Buddhist Monasticism in the West

“As long as there are people who wish to devote themselves to that path, the monastic vehicle will serve,” writes Stephen Batchelor. Former editor Nancy Patton gets Batchelor’s views on the development and place of monasticism in the West. From ...

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Ribur Rinpoche on Monasticism in the West

Ribur Rinpoche on Monasticism in the West

Former FPMT executive director Massimo Corona talks to Ribur Rinpoche about monasticism in the West and how to maintain Buddhist monastic vows for the long-term. From Mandala September-November 2001.
European Centers Look Forward to Khadro-la’s 2013 Visit

European Centers Look Forward to Khadro-la’s 2013 Visit

FPMT News Around the World Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drönme, who is more commonly known as Khadro-la, recently offered teachings at Nalanda Monastery in France as part of a retreat on “Guru Yoga of Chenrezig, Developing a Compassionate Heart.” The ...

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“Walk a Mile in My Shoes,” Joe Schoolcraft’s Way to Skill and Empathy

“Walk a Mile in My Shoes,” Joe Schoolcraft’s Way to Skill and Empathy

Joe Schoolcraft’s skill and empathy came the hard way: drugs, alcohol, a gun to his own head in despair. Read how Joe’s own history with addiction inform his practice as a therapist. From Mandala December 2001 – February 2002.
Lama Yeshe Teaches on ‘Karma, Reality and Belief’

Lama Yeshe Teaches on ‘Karma, Reality and Belief’

FPMT founder Lama Yeshe gets to the heart of karma and the ways in which we act based on “hallucinated fantasy.” “We often talk about how we waste our lives following the eight worldly dharmas – attachment to temporal happiness, ...

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama on ‘Relegating War to the Dustbins of History’

His Holiness the Dalai Lama on ‘Relegating War to the Dustbins of History’

His Holiness the Dalai Lama shares his reasons for why war should be relegated to “the dustbins of history.” From Mandala June-August 2003.
Experiencing Inner Peace and Happiness at De-Tong Ling

Experiencing Inner Peace and Happiness at De-Tong Ling

FPMT News Around the World De-Tong Ling Retreat Centre on Kangaroo Island off the South Australian coast offers serious Dharma students an ideal space for retreat. Thubten Gyatso, a long-time student of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, talked about his three years ...

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Stephen Batchelor Talks about ‘The Twins: Faith and Doubt’

Stephen Batchelor Talks about ‘The Twins: Faith and Doubt’

Stephen Batchelor shares his views with Nancy Patton, a former Mandala editor, on agnosticism, and whether one can have both faith and doubt about the Buddhist path. From Mandala September-November 2002

Puja Fund list of Activities

Please rejoice in the pujas and practices sponsored by the Puja Fund. You can also remember to rejoice and dedicate on the actual day that the pujas are happening.  As Lama Zopa Rinpoche says: “This is the best business, the ...

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2011 Highlights

2011 Highlights

US$17,427 was offered for the monthly stipends of the current abbots, past abbots and main teachers of the Lama Tsongkhapa tradition, including the Ganden Tripa., US$8,036 was offered for the annual Gelug examination that was attended by over 602 of ...

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Commemorating Lama Lhundrup

Commemorating Lama Lhundrup

FPMT News Around the World On September 7, 2011, the beloved abbot of Kopan Monastery Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup Rigsel showed the aspect of passing away. On Sunday, August 26, in accordance with the Tibetan calendar, Kopan Monastery is commemorating ...

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