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Helping Others with a Good Motivation is Dharma Practice

As president of the Tibetan Women’s Association, Rinchen Khadro was the inspiration and energy behind many of the social welfare projects to help the Tibetan refugee community in India. American nun Ven. Thubten Chodron talked to Rinchen Khadro (in October ...

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Kadampa Center’s Stupa Takes Shape

Kadampa Center’s Stupa Takes Shape

FMPT News Around the World Kadampa Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, is making impressive strides with its project to build a new Kadampa stupa. The center reports, “For two months, we had been designing and building all the remaining concrete ...

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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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Interest in Meditation Continues to Spread

Interest in Meditation Continues to Spread

FPMT News Around the World It’s no surprise that meditation continues to draw the media’s attention. More and more, its positive effects on the mind and body are being documented by scientists and its techniques are being taught in clinical ...

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Altruism versus Co-dependency

How do we maintain a selfless attitude without falling into the co-dependent, helper/enabler syndrome – especially when complicated by low self-esteem issues? This is how Tubten Pende responded. From Mandala August-September 2006.

Countering Violence in Colombia

Read interviews with two amazing Colombian youths that are a part of Children’s Movement for Peace, nominated in both 1998 and 1999 for a Nobel Peace Prize. Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Ven. Roger Kunsang met the five teenagers chosen to ...

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Rediscovered: Early Footage of FPMT in Mongolia

FPMT News Around the World Ganden Do Ngag Shedrup Ling Director Massimo Corona reports the recent uncovering of a VHS tape from a decade ago, featuring the former CEO of FPMT Mongolia Ueli Minder and Thubten Gyatso (Dr. Adrian Feldmann). ...

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120 Yaks Saved in Nepal!

120 Yaks Saved in Nepal!

Animal Liberation Fund helped saved the lives of 120 yaks that were going to be killed in Nepal in 2011. December 2011: Geshe Jinpa from Kopan Monastery arranged for 120 yaks that were going to be killed to be purchased ...

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Thanksgiving Turkeys Liberated!

November 2011: During Thanksgiving 25 turkeys were bought and liberated at Buddha Amitabha Pureland in Washington State.

10,000 Sangha Members Pray for Sacrifed Animals

October 2011: When Rinpoche heard how hundreds of thousands of animals in Nepal would be sacrificed during Dashain (a yearly, 15-day Hindu religious festival), Rinpoche immediately started to check what prayers and pujas should be done to help all the ...

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Two Million Lives Liberated

June 2011: The Animal Liberation Fund donated US$25,000 to liberate two million lives, dedicated especially for the health and long life of Lama Zopa Rinpoche. This animal liberation was organized by Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore.

MAITRI Charitable Trust

August 2010: A US$5,000 donation was given to the MAITRI Charitable Trust in India for their amazing ongoing work to save animals from harm.