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David Zinn’s FPMT Photo Montage

This photo montage, created by David Zinn, features the FPMT mandala, images of Chenrezig, Lama Tsongkhapa, Buddha Maitreya, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche over a soundtrack of Lama Zopa Rinpoche chanting OM MANI PADME ...

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The Passing of the Holy Master Venerable Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen: Sadness, Joy, Inspiration and Blessings

On February 13, 2009, Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen stopped breathing and entered his clear light meditation. Gelong Gyaltan Yarphel writes, “Those of us who had the immeasurable good fortune to have been guided, cared for and protected by him have experienced ...

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The Practice of Motherhood

Charlotte Z. Rotterdam, mother of two, asks herself “whether there would any longer be space for spiritual practice, or whether the spacious silence of contemplation would be altogether drowned out by baby cries and too many loads of dirty laundry.” ...

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Compassionate Action for Dogs and Donkeys in Dharamsala

Read about the amazing work Arvind Sharma does in Dharamsala to support some of the thousands of homeless dogs found in the city, many of which are sick, critically injured or dying. From Mandala January-March 2010.

Relating to Your Path

Lama Yeshe gave this talk at the Chinese Buddhist Society, Sydney, Australia on April 24, 1975. From Mandala May-June 1997.

Meet Sera Je, the Dog!

Formerly “Sara,” Sera Je the dog was rescued from euthanasia and eventually given a special home with Ven. Losang Kalden, director of Manjushri Wisdom Center in Tuscon, Arizona, USA. From Mandala January-March 2011.

The Passing Scene: July-August 1996

Jon Landaw argues that finding the true villain – in the movies and in real life – may me more difficult than it first seems. From Mandala July-August 1996.

I Want to Fly

Eaglehawk, Australia — May 25, 2011 From Ven. Roger: Yesterday in the gym the physical therapist asked Rinpoche what he would like to achieve from these physiotherapy sessions over the next four weeks. Rinpoche said, “To fly!” The physical therapist ...

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May 25 2011

Dear Friends, Rinpoche circumambulates  3 times a day the relics for 30 mins. This requires no encouragement at all … it’s done with enthusiasm! Then needs to rest  … which is the same after each physio therapy session.  Now Rinpoche ...

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Attachment Hurts

Ven. Sangye Khadro answers a reader’s questions about lay students, monastic celibacy and attachment. From Mandala April-June 2009.

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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About Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche

A brief and early glimpse into the accomplishments of Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche from Mandala. From Mandala April 1992.