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“You Can, You Must,” an interview with Thubten Gyatso

In “You Can, You Must,” Mandala editor Laura Miller interviews Thubten Gyatso (Adrian Feldmann), Australian senior student and author, ordained 35 years ago by Lama Yeshe. Gyatso discusses experiences from the beginning, middle and end of retreat, and provides some ...

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No tener reglas lo hace posible

No tener reglas lo hace posible

La vida en el camino con Rimpoche Traducido por Hilda Luisa Díaz-Perera Dharamsala, India — el 2 de abril, 2012 De Ven. Roger: Está muy oscuro. Hay una fuerte tormenta con ráfagas de viento y el camino es estrecho con ...

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To Wear Pain Like an Ornament

Elea Redel discusses in “To Wear Pain Like an Ornament” how she learned from Lama Zopa Rinpoche to bring chronic pain and illness on the path. “Lama Zopa once told me that I should make my sickness my ornament,” Elea ...

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Mongolian Translator Gunjiimaa Ganbat Passes

Mongolian Translator Gunjiimaa Ganbat Passes

FPMT News Around the World It is with sadness that we share the news of Gunjiimaa Ganbat passing away. After struggling with a very difficult to treat form of drug-resistant tuberculosis, Gunjiimaa died in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on April 1, 2012. ...

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Reflections on a Guru-Disciple Relationship

Roy Fraser reflects on his fifteen-year relationship with Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey (1921-1995). From Fraser’s first meeting with Gen Rinpoche to building the fully realized master’s cremation stupa, Fraser celebrates his connection and service to Gen Rinpoche. From Mandala January-February 1996.
Creating Kindness in the Classroom

Creating Kindness in the Classroom

FPMT News Around the World Loving Kindness Peaceful Youth (LKPY), an international project of FPMT, received some much deserved recognition in a thoughtful piece on school violence written by Russell Evans and published on Shambala Sun’s blog Sunspace. Evans, a ...

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Advice to Monks and Nuns at Kopan Monastery

Although directed at the nuns and monks of Kopan, Geshe Jampa Gyatso’s advice is pertinent to anyone, covers a broad range of topics and includes some interesting comparisons between how Westerners and Easterners approach the Dharma. From Mandala October 1987.

“The Twelve Links of Dependent Arising,” a play by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

“The Twelve Links of Dependent Arising,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s play about the evolution of samsara and the Buddhist approach to breaking free from it, can be performed by older children and adults. And for those who are stage shy, just ...

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No Rules Makes It All Possible

No Rules Makes It All Possible

Dharamsala, India — April 2, 2012 From Ven. Roger: It’s very dark. There is a strong storm with blasting winds and the road is narrow with room for only one vehicle at a time. The road is on the edge ...

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April 2 2012

Dear Friends, Rinpoche is doing well, progress is still slow but seems normal for this situation. The main thing is that there is still progress. Rinpoche is more independent, using the right hand more and the right leg is stronger we ...

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Remember the Guru’s Kindness

In Remember the Guru’s Kindness, Rinpoche talks about how to best prolong the life of the guru, and how to avoid obstacles that can cause him sickness and a shortened life. From Mandala April 1989.

Life on the Road with Lama Zopa Rinpoche

You can view the entire archive of Ven. Roger’s wonderful “Life on the Road with Lama Zopa Rinpoche” blog here.